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					Jason McGuire           •     5019 Garvin Avenue                  •      Richmond, CA 94805                 •     415.806.8723
jason.mcguire@gmail.com

Qualifications

            Direct mail print including working with the USPS and specific project mail plans.
            4-color process work including web and sheet-fed printing, direct mail production including data groups and letter
             shops, approving color separations and attending press checks.
            Excellent people, negotiation and vendor management skills and strong organizational and planning skills with the
             ability to work under tight deadlines and to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
            Solution oriented, provide options and creatively approaching issues and meeting client schedules.
            Great attention to detail with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience

  Oracle Corporation  http://www.oracle.com/  Redwood Shores, CA
  Contract Senior Production Artist  May 2009 – June 2009
  Executing production of mechanical files for Oracle OpenWorld and various tradeshows.
            Photo retouching for multiple hero shots.
            Working closely with internal Art Directors and Graphic Designers to accurately build out mechanicals for
             tradeshow booths, signage and direct mail.


  Nimblefish Technologies  http://www.nimblefish.com/  San Francisco, CA
  Production Technologist  May 2008 – January 2009
  Executed on the production of all mechanicals and oversaw the production team for AT&T U-verse, Nike and Marriott.
            Coordinated closely with Creative, Account Management and internal Technical Departments for all jobs.
            Advised clients on any issues that related to creative and the USPS requirements.
            Built and tested variable print templates and executed prepress tasks on PPML files.
            Scheduled and managed press checks and coordinated multiple printers for multi-million piece runs.
            Validated new print partners for use with our systems.
            Developed processes for ordering and tracking color proofs and sample requests.
            Managed mailings and tracked mail drops on a daily basis.


  Cahan & Associates  http://www.cahanassociates.com/  San Francisco, CA
  Production Manager  January 2008 – April 2008
  Executed on the production of all mechanicals and oversaw the production team for the ALDO Shoes campaign.
            Developed production schedule for all mechanicals related to ALDO Shoes.
            Developed asset tracking system and mechanical templates for all assets for the media buys.
            Oversaw color fidelity and quality assurance on printer proofs and press checks across all media to ensure
             brand colors and hallmarks remain consistent.
            Worked with Art Director to develop ―hero‖ shots and color-correct and match all other photography
             images on those shots.
salesforce.com  http://www.salesforce.com/  San Francisco, CA
Production Director  2005 - 2007
Highly well organized demonstrating the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously. Efficiently execute high-quality
artwork with tremendous attention to detail in a highly time sensitive environment.
          Managed financial aspects of each project—created and maintained estimates, purchase orders, and developed
           RFQs, this increased salesforce.com’s print buying power, enabling high quality, accurate, quick turn work and
           reducing print costs by 20%.
          Oversaw color fidelity and quality assurance on printer proofs and press checks across all media to ensure brand
           colors and hallmarks remain consistent; Sr. Production Artist on all projects.
          Worked with 4/c, 6/c, litho, large format printing. Managed color and brand across all media.
          Developed a DAM for the Marketing Department that kept all records for asset usage, rights and expiration dates.
          Managed external freelance production artist and junior graphic designers.
          Reviewed artwork, retouching, ink drawdowns, paper samples, loose and stripped color proofs.
          Collaborated with creative from concept through execution—provide accurate specs to the studio, ensuring that
           files are built correctly to match estimate specs, to achieve expected result and stay on budget.
          Managed development of many dimensional projects including large and small die-cut displays and direct
           marketing pieces from design concept through completion, assuring structural, functional and design integrity.


Design One  http://www.designone.com/  San Francisco, CA
Production Director  2004 - 2005
Managed production department and the IT department. Installed all new Macintosh systems for designers and production
artists, along with removing the outdated file server and installing a Macintosh OS X 10.3 server.
          Worked with clients ranging from Visa to Dolby on event tradeshows.
          Managed financial aspects of each project—created and maintained estimates, purchase orders, and developed
           RFQs to obtain competitive bids from vendors, review bids, negotiate pricing and write formal estimates for client.
          Managed external freelance production artist and junior graphic designers, approvals of copy, color correction,
           retouching, proofs (many types), prototypes, mockups, die lines, ink draw-downs and press checks.
          Oversaw color fidelity and quality assurance on printer proofs and press checks across all media to ensure brand
           colors and hallmarks remain consistent; Sr. Production Artist on all projects.
          Creatively solved many production challenges.


Oracle Corporation  http://www.oracle.com/  Redwood Shores, CA
Contract Webmaster/Senior Production Artist  2002 - 2004
I was responsible for many different duties and have created multiple process documents documenting every step of my job.
These include web development, print production and QA processes.
          Redesigned intranet site for Direct Marketing; creating a stronger user interface and better site management.
           Posting files externally using Oracle CMS, html email creation and QA for most html email clients.
          Worked closely with internal studio and external agency ensuring that files are built correctly to match estimate
           specs, and to achieve expected result.
          Supervised junior level production artists.
          Managed color and brand consistency across multiple substrates, sizes and print processes.
  Clars Auction Gallery  http://www.clars.com/  Oakland, CA
  IT Manager/Webmaster/Graphic Designer  2001 - 2002
  At Clars I wore multiple hats including, photographer, catalog artist, and network administrator.
            Web site overhaul and redesign; Print brochure overhaul and redesign; Digital photography for print brochure,
             website, and information requests; HTML email marketing campaign designs; Advertising and marketing design
             for print and newspaper magazines.
            Windows 2000 Server setup and upkeep; Establish backup procedures using Veritas Backup Exec; Troubleshoot
             and software support for customized auction software; Desktop support for Windows 2000.



Education and Software Skills

  University: University of Houston, Houston, Texas – 1988-1992
  High School: Angleton High School, Angleton, Texas – 1983-1987
  Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Image Ready, InDesign, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver
  Variable Data: FusionPro
  Apple: iPhoto, Filemaker Pro, Keynote, OSX
  Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access

				
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