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Manager Marketing

Aliso Viejo, California, 92656, United States
May 24, 2010

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MICHAEL A. FIRMAN Laguna Hills, CA 92656



Graphic Designer with a proven success in meeting aggressive deadlines for

print and web projects. Skilled at artwork creation/manipulation, logo

development, asset management, accounts/product management and development,

and pre-press. Extensive experience with a variety of software applications

and hardware operations. Advance training in Adobe CS4 apps including

Flash/ XHTML.


Platforms: Macintosh, Windows

Software: Apple OS X 10+, Adobe: Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress,

Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, PHP, CSS, MySQL, Bridge, iPhoto,

iWeb, iMovie, Acrobat, MS Word, Firefox, Safari, Internet

Explorer, Chrome, Outlook, Entourage, iChat and Fetch

Hardware: Wacom tablet, scanners, color print management, calibrating

equipment, uploading files.


FIRMM DESIGN, Laguna Hills, CA 2009 - present

Designing various graphic & production projects for print and web media.

. Freelance and independent work such as: DVD/CD art, website art,

packaging, direct-mail,

20-page product brochure, sales collateral, business cards, t-shirt

art, ticket media, and catalogs.

. Clients include: Hampton Products, Inc., Saddleback Church, 24/7,

Specialized Marketing Services (SMS), Devicepharm, Inc., Erupt

Clothing, and H20 Media, Inc.

DISNEY PARKS & RESORTS, Anaheim, CA 1996 - 2009

Theme park, entertainment and resort division, Disney's Destination


Senior Production Artist (2006 - 2009)

Production Artist (1996 - 2006)

Produced art for billboards / OOH, transit buses, bus shelters, airport

walls, banners, guide maps, direct-mail, menus, flyers, brochures, ribbons,

pins, T-Shirts, press-kits, packaging/die-cut lines, ticket media, photo

shoots, copywriting, proofreading/editing, art for various Disney websites

and provided creative input for each team.

. Collaborated closely with art directors to take projects from comp to

print-ready mechanical stage.

. Created digital master logo sheets, which allowed design team to

access a standard template and reduced risk of errors.

. Expanded knowledge by managing various non-domestic projects including

Hispanic, Canadian and Japanese projects, and worked with editor on

international projects.

. Managed color printers / servers (including color calibration,

troubleshooting / problem solving, and managing inventory) and

minimized interruptions while maximizing productivity.

MAILER'S SOFTWARE, San Clemente, CA 1995 - 1996

Developer of USPS certified mailing software, manufacturing and


Catalog Production Assistant, Marketing Department

Created product catalog, direct mail pieces, ad slicks, coupons, business

reply cards, card decks, corporate identity, logos, update letters,

newsletters and press-releases.

. Produced company product catalog (twice a year) from concept to design

to the printed piece and provided standardized template.

. Developed concepts and ideas, wrote ad copy, edited, created art and

graphics, scanned, manipulated photos and assisted Marketing Manager

with creative input.


B.A., Communications - California State University, Fullerton, CA

Studied all aspects of advertising, graphic design and marketing

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