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Graphic Designer Management

Sewaren, New Jersey, 07077, United States
January 24, 2018

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Renee Kohut

** **** ****** ****** • Sewaren, NJ 07077 • 732-***-**** • E-mail: OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position in the graphic arts field that utilizes my vast experience and proficiency with design and desktop publishing programs PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY

December 2006 – October 2017

Dow Jones Company • The Wall Street Journal • Princeton, NJ Pagination Coordinator II Responsible for daily production of multi-format newsletters, working closely with editorial team. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of content flow to several websites and select customer feeds.

• Layout, production and distribution of multi-format newsletters (pdf, HTML, print and xml feeds). Multitasking and time management were very important due to the nature of the real-time news.

• Daily processing and uploading of editorial and data sources into content management system for daily website support.

• Complete end-to-end production of conference materials including brochures, workbooks, signage, handouts, surveys and other supporting materials.

• Assisted in the layout and production of monthly print magazine and other specialized reports - maintaining styles, guidelines and processes unique to each publication.

• Assisted in the conversion of “old-media” formats to “new-media” format for presentation on web platforms and mobile devices using established processes and tools within WSJ network.

• Review and confirm structure of standardized files such as HTML and XML; some HTML editing required.

• Assisted in advertising tracking, pre-flight, and placement as assigned.

• Followed and maintained an established set of styles and guidelines for each publication. Quickly learn and identify Dow Jones/WSJ editorial style violations.

• Daily use of software including Edios Méthode (content management), Strongview (email distribution), InDesign/Incopy (print layout production), Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word, Google Documents. Also extensive use of other internal tools used in the production and maintenance of WSJ Pro websites and newsletters.

June 1982 – June 2006

Healthways Communications, Inc. • Secaucus, New Jersey Senior Art Director/ Provided creative and desktop publishing services to project teams and Desktop Publishing account executives. Designed client logos and create product branding Specialist concepts for pharmaceuticals and biotechnology devices.

• Developed slide kits, design invitations, signage, masthead, program books, and other print materials for meetings, produce monographs, newsletters, and brochures, create and revise scientific slides.

• Facilitate fax broadcasts and fax blasts for audience generation, keep abreast of postal regulations regarding mail pieces, liaise with project managers, clients, printers, sign house, and imaging centers, mentor junior artists, assist Creative Director with delegating tasks for smooth work flow, troubleshoot software glitches, research and implement upgrades for publishing programs. Senior Art Director/Desktop Publishing Specialist – July 2000 to 2006 Art Director May 1990 to July 2000 • Graphic Designer – September 1984 to May 1990 Typesetter/Pasteup Artist – June 1982 to September 1984 EDUCATION: Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, New Jersey Business major

CERTIFICATION: ProTrain, Oakhurst, New Jersey, Print Certification COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, InDesign CS6, Quark Xpress, 4, 6.5, Adobe Acrobat on Windows and Mac platform, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Edios Méthode, Flash seminar, Microsoft applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Samples furnished on request

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