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Manufacturing Engineer Engineering

Menifee, California, United States
May 30, 2017

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Alex Watson

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Sun City, CA **586

Tel. 951-***-****


Alex will provide innovation and creative problem-solving to any working environment, combining the talents of a traditional artist and a background in engineering with knowledge of today’s most sophisticated web and graphic design, printing, publishing and multimedia software and hardware. Strong manufacturing background. SOFTWARE & SYSTEMS

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, HTML, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, MS Office, VisualMill, AutoCad. Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows, SGI


WATSON GUITARS, MENIFEE, CA ( Owner/Luthier 3/06 to date

Manufacture high-end guitars and bass guitars for world-wide customer base. SOUTHWEST SIGN MAINTENANCE, MURRIETA, CA 6/13 to date Graphic Designer/Production

Creating illustrations for customer and city planners, and final vector art for production of illuminated signage from small business to freeway monuments. Machine tool programming. Vinyl printing. Also involved in manufacture and installation of sign products. PACIFIC LIFE INSURANCE Co., NEWPORT BEACH, CA

Web Production Analyst/Developer/Artist 10/00 to 3/06 Part of a team which maintains multiple intranet and extranet and public web sites for the company. Use html, Javascript and asp to maintain and update time-sensitive web content. Design, layout and graphic content as required. SOUTH ORANGE SERVICES. LAGUNA HILLS, CA.

Graphic Artist / Web Designer 5/99 to 10/00

Freelance artist and conceptual designer providing corporate identity, web site development, multimedia presentations, illustrations, photo-editing, P.O.P. and trade-show displays, catalogs and product packaging to various clients.


Artist/Designer - Consumer Products 11/97 to 5/99

Principal liaison with DreamWorks Animation for product packaging, publishing and advertising. Produced Digital Style Guides and associated graphics, packaging and in-store displays for toy products. Created layouts for various books based on company’s movies. Maintained Image Archives. Heavy Photoshop, Quark and Illustrator use. DIGITAL PRESSWORKS, GLENDALE CA

Manager of Creative Publishing 1/97 to 11/97

In charge of Creative Design and color printing processes in a reprographics and printing environment. Designed and developed concepts for advertising and signage. Editing, typesetting, graphic and layout design, engineering and architectural drawings. Maintenance of color printing equipment and trouble-shooting printer and postscript problems. MACTEMPS, LOS ANGELES

Production Artist 1/96 - 1/97

Temporary production artist in leading advertising and marketing companies. Created corporate presentations, layout mechanicals, advertising media, catalogs, image editing and proof reading of publications. PUTNAM PRECISION PRODUCTS, BREWSTER, NY


Manufacturing Engineer 1/82 - 2/95

Worked as a manufacturing engineer for over 12 years in charge of the production of hydraulic components for Disney Imagineering, surgical devices for the medical industry and assemblies for JPL and commercial and military aircraft. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

O.N.C. Engineering Degree & Engineering Industry Training Board Certificate - Inverness Technical College, Inverness, Scotland, 1976-1979. Total Quality Management & Statistical Process Control - Vickers/Sterer Engineering, 1993. Multiple business courses through Pacific Life


Good working knowledge of Spanish and French languages. Established a business building high-end musical instruments and providing custom cabinetry. Traditional Artist (oil pastel and line art).

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