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Graphic Designer, production, prepress, creative suite, print

Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
January 09, 2018

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Marjorie A. Brandner

*** ** *** ***, ******* Beach 33435



To continue my extensive career in the advertising communications industry. Doing so will utilize decades of my professional work experience with multiple design and production applications. EXPERIENCE:

• Tropic Design Inc. (West Palm Beach, FL) 2010-2017 - Working for my personal Corporation, Tropic Design Inc., I was employed full time as a Graphic Designer/production, prepress for the Coupon Saver Magazine chain. This was for a Group of fifteen 4/c gloss, sheet-fed, letter-size monthly magazines. These magazines are all of an upper class type “coupon or discount style”. Offering the customer, exposure and consumer, discounts from multiple services, products, entertainment, dining and much more. The publica- tions are focused on the major coastal cities in Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Volusia counties. The products are direct mailed strategically to upper income zip codes The publications range 24-64 pages/mo. each and print runs vary on each from 60-110k. My contribution to the finished product{s} offered here has been crucial and highly profitable to the corporation for almost the last 7 years assuming the role as Assistant Production Manager in aiding with the duties this management position entails.

We also do brochures, catalogs, magazine layout, post cards, posters, programs etc. and participate in all trade-shows (Home, Coastal and Boat) on the southeast coast. Our monthly magazines incorporate a web presence for the consumer in addition to an online consumer friendly App, offering the user, discount on the go without hardcopy. Professional Reference Kerrie Russell, former owner and Publisher, 561-***-****.

• Daily Inter Lake (Kalispell, MT) 1994-2011 - Graphic Designer, Production Artist, Pagination at daily newspaper. I fulfilled a lengthy standing crucial position in the generation of this daily newsprint product. Being highly dependable, capable, punctual and creative made me a longterm asset/investment to the corporation. Position included almost two decades of a variety of experience including but not limited to:

• Advertising Design • Layout • Pagination • Dummying • Classifieds • Sales/Customer/Editorial Communication • Production flow utilizing BaseView applications to produce daily ROP broadsheet volumes in addition to tabs, magazines etc. • Design, production, pre-repress for DTI (Digital Technology International - Direct to Plate) system to use in conjunction with Creative Suite products. HARDWARE/SOFTWARE:

Primarily Macintosh platform. Laser printers, scanners, servers, networks etc. Adobe Creative Suite including • InDesign

• Photoshop • Illustrator • Acrobat • Multi-Ad Creator • Pagemaker • Quark XPress • Office, amongst many other trade related applications. Additional assets would include Email • Internet skills • Word processing • Type 60-65 wpm. EDUCATION:

• Seattle Institute of Art (Seattle, Washington) 1989-1991 - AAS - Advertising & Graphic Design

• Missoula Montana Vocational Technical Center (1988-1989) - Certificate - Ward Secretary Program Graduate

• Kinman Business University, Spokane, Washington (1986-1987) - Certificate - Clerk Typist

• Whitefish High School, Whitefish, Montana (1983-1986) - Diploma I have been working professionally in the advertising/ print industries for the last 20+ years. Beginning in the era of stat cameras to the present of direct to plate. This industry experience consists of 4/c gloss to daily newsprint products and a multitude of one off products such as brochures, bus. cards etc.. I multi-task very well, work well in a team or independently and have developed a very fast work pace over the years.

Website/management skills consist of web ads, site updates and creating and posting copies of our monthly mags in a flippable page by page format. Of course I have all general internet skills, email, browsing, searching, downloading, uploading etc. I also plan on continuing to evolve with the industry as needed, always eager to keep current with technology. I have an excellent work attendance record and have worked under stringent print deadlines for decades. Please see an online presence of the products I am currently creating daily now here in West Palm Beach at:

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