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Location:
Spicewood, Texas, 78669, United States
Posted:
May 31, 2010

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Spicewood, Texas

(512) ***-****

PRODUCTION MANAGER/PRINT BUYER/PROJECT MANAGER

Seasoned professional with cross-functional expertise in printing, graphic

design, project management, account management and advertising. More that

10 years experience in the Printing/Publishing/Advertising arena preparing

and producing all forms of print and online materials, including ads,

POP, collateral, catalogs,banners, specialty items and direct mail for such

nationally prominent clients as Dell, SBC Wireless, Kohler and Dial (to

name a few). Proven ability to schedule, track, estimate and produce

projects on time and within budget.

Consistent record of forging and maintaining strong business relationships

with clients and vendors across the country. Excel at working on multiple

projects simultaneously and becoming a team member as well as a leader.

Computer literate in both Mac and Windows platforms. Program proficiency

includes: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and others.

Education:

Sam Houston State University

BFA - specialty in Advertising/Graphic Design

Experience:

Dell

Round Rock, TX

Production Manager/Team Lead

2006-2008

. Produced multiple versions of consumer catalog each month as well

as other marcom projects as assigned

. Worked as in-house liaison between product mangers and agency to

insure content integrity

. Managed projects from design to completion, including running

meetings, routing files, consolidating edits, garnering approvals,

communicating edits to agency and insuring they are completed

. Managed multiple purchase orders for print materials totaling over

10MM/quarter

. Worked to revamp process to increase productivity and

accountability which resulted in updated employee manual/job

description

. Approved final proofs, color images and attended press checks to

insure product quality

Haggin Marketing

Mill Valley, CA

Production Manager

2004-2006

. Worked as an on-site liaison for Dell's catalog agency

. Produced multiple versions of consumer catalog each month as well

as other marcom projects as assigned

. Managed projects from design to completion, including running

meetings, routing files, consolidating edits, garnering approvals,

communicating edits to agency and insuring they are completed

. Acted in conjunction with product managers and legal team to insure

literature content was correct

. Established strong relationships w/in Dell and with other vendors

to ease production flow

. Managed photoshoots, both in studio and on location

. Approved final proofs, color images and attended press checks to

insure product quality

Thomas Reprographics

San Antonio, TX

Production Manager

2003-2004

. Managed six full-time employees on two shifts

. Developed and implemented new scheduling, tracking and quality

assurance procedures

. Scheduled and directed weekly production meetings with staff and

managment

. Supervised printing on one Oce web press, two Heidelberg 9110s, one

Docutech and a wide variety of bindery equipment

. Maintained workflow to insure jobs were completed on time

. Responsible for maintaining inventory, including PO's

Texas Lottery Commission

Austin, TX

Advertising/Graphics Coordinator

2002-2003

. Coordinated work of two in-house graphic designers as well as

serving as liaison with the Lottery's advertising agencies

. Developed and implemented new routing, approval and tracking

procedures

. Maintained billing spreadsheets for contract vendors to verify

billing and submit for payment

. Managed vendor relationships

. Supervised bid process for bringing new print vendor on board to

handle overflow projects

. Responsible for writing, editing, proofing, routing, scheduling and

producing two monthly newsletters produced by in-house graphics

department

. Supervised fulfillment of all projects produced both in-house and

through agencies to coordinate shipments statewide

GSD&M

Austin, TX

Sr. Print Manager

1998-2001

. Managed eight accounts and provided back-up for others in the

department as needed

. Produced the largest body of work within the agency for three years

in a row

. Managed and proudced the largest nationwide outdoor campaign in

agency history

. Established and maintained tracking guidelines for projects from

conception to completion

. Worked in conjunction with account managers recommending procedures

and materials to ensure the highest quality outcome of the job for

the client

. Served on committee to research workflow and develop pdf proofing

systems for both agency and client use

. Responsible for purchasing print, media and prepress services from

a variety of vendors

. Supervised bidding of projects, preparing estimates and completing

projects within budget

. Experience with: ads, web, brochures, POP, collateral, direct mail,

specialty items, books, publications, transit, outdoor

Hispanic Publishing

Austin, TX

Production Manager

1998

. Coordinated editorial, art and production departments to ensure

deadlines and production schedules were met

. Worked with various advertising agencies regarding ad specs and

deadlines

. Responsible for sending complete and print-ready files to printer

. Color checks, layout maps, press checks

. Managed vendor relationships

. Performed copywriting, editing and page layout as needed

The Whitley Company/Wallace Imaging

Austin, TX

Traffic Manager/Account Manager/CSR

1996-1997

. Managed workflow including: scheduling, job tickets and estimating

. Acting Account Manger for house accounts

. Lead CSR in department of four

. Confirmed files were print ready upon receipt and performed client

follow-up if needed

. Produced weekly status reports for all accounts

. Conducted press checks with clients or for clients as needed

Capital Spectrum

Austin, TX

Lead Operator - Electronic Publishing

1994-1996

. Ensure files are print ready

. Output film or load to disk for printing

. Archive management

. Art and image manipulation

Balloon Crazy/Gifted Expressions

Owner/Operator

1991-1994

McCreary, Veselka Bragg & Allen

Communications Director

1998-1991

Savage Design Group

Production Assistant

1988

Mindspan, Inc.

Communications Specialist

1987-1988

Waller Creek Plaza Hotel

Front Desk

1987-1988

References and samples of work available upon request.



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