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Graphic design and production

Concord, California, United States
April 30, 2019

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Jeff Slattery

c 925-***-****

Professional Summary

I am a Graphic Arts professional with expertise in design, art mechanical production, color and prepress. Develop and maintain customer facing brands’ retail graphics, consumer packaging, collateral and images for various companies around the San Francisco Bay Area. I have been successful within a range of projects and environments, working with creative directors, account management, sales and production teams. I deliver on-time and ensure the technical quality, continuity and accuracy of each project.


• Execute design from concept to final production

• Preparing mechanical art for printing and on-line

• Perform quality control and press check

• Adobe Photoshop image retouching

• Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, PowerPoint

• Business software: Microsoft Word and Excel

Graphic Arts Design & Production

Sun Chemical, Concord, CA - Ink manufacturer & flexo plates − 6/2017 to 12/2018

• Customer service and project management for prepress department and flexo press plate production.

• Used ZOHO Workflow system, a web based client server program, linking work flow between two plants.

• Distilled supplied information to create and send quotes to clients.

• Reviewed details, art content, press requirements, changes, and after delivery, released to billing.

Skona Advertising, San Francisco, CA - Advertising agency − on-site projects dating from 8/2014 to 5/2017

• Designed and prepared mechanical art for printed and online assets, web banners and Infographics.

• Designed on-brand visual elements to effectively convey concepts and messaging.

• Maintained consistent use of graphic imagery in materials and other marketing outreach.

• Formatted graphics signage and booths for business seminars.

Amy’s Kitchen, Petaluma, CA - Organic foods − 9/2016 to 3/2017

• Prepared mechanical art for printing of product packaging, labels, stickers, sell sheets and coupons. Menu signage and posters for restaurant.

• Developed deliverables that elevated, differentiated, and functioned, on-brand and on-strategy.

• Maintained consistent use of graphic imagery in marketing and packaging products.

• Packaged files and sent to various outside vendors

Simpson Strong-Tie, Pleasanton, CA - Construction products manufacturer − 10/2014 to 10/2015

• Prepared mechanical art for packaging, labels, sales brochures, and technical data sheets.

• Product image re-touching, paths and shadow creation using Adobe Photoshop.

• Created instructional drawings in Adobe illustrator for the correct usage of various construction products.

• Maintained consistent use of graphic imagery in materials and other marketing outreach.

• Designed advertisements, tradeshow banners, direct mail and signage from concept through completion

Hydrofarm Inc, Petaluma, CA - Indoor gardening manufacturer & distributor − on-site projects from 7/2013 to 5/2017

• Designed and prepared mechanical art for product packages, catalog pages, information sheetand in-store signage.

• All packages were multi-lingual; sent copy to language translators, ordered product shoots from on-site photographer, built die-lines and checked with printers for approval, worked with product engineer on specifications and instructions, routed internal proofs.

• Worked with internal clients to determine strategy and design for annual marketing campaigns.

• Presented projects to internal clients.

• Packaged files and sent to vendors in America and China.

Additional Contract Work / Design and Production

Rodan & Fields, San Francisco, CA 2016

Kendo Brands, San Francisco, CA 2015

Jelly Belly, Fairfield, CA, 2014

Terris, Barnes & Walters, San Francisco, CA 2014

JStokes, Walnut Creek, CA 2013 & 2014

Zola, San Francisco, CA 2013 & 2014

Pottery Barn, San Francisco, CA 2013

Boxworks, Los Altos, CA 2012

Bio-Rad, Hercules, CA 2012

Del Monte, San Francisco, CA 2012

Restoration Hardware, Corte Madera, CA 2011 & 12

West Elm, San Francisco, CA 2011

Golden Gate Transit, San Rafael, CA 2011

Rapid Displays, Union City, CA 2011

Full time Employment / Design, Production and Pre-Press

Jocoto Advertising, Oakland, CA / Advertising agency specializing in the health care market 2006 to 2008

Thompson Design Group, San Francisco, CA / Graphic design studio 2006

Matthews Packaging and Graphics, Alameda, CA / Packaging prepress 2005 to 2006

Schawk / Seven Worldwide San Francisco, CA / Brand imaging studio 2003 to 2005

ONE Color Communication, Oakland, CA / Printing service bureau 1997 to 2003

American Litho, Hayward, CA / Commercial web and sheet feed printer / 1992 to 1997


San Francisco State, San Francisco, CA / BA

Emphasis: Fine art painting, drawing, and printing; art history and music

Diablo Valley College, Pleasent Hill, CA

Continued education in areas of interest; ceramics, web design and construction.

Jeff Slattery

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