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Seminole, Florida, United States
July 30, 2019

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Michael Fredette

A.S., Professional Photography


***** ******* ***, #**** ********, FL 33772 Expert level knowledge in digital photography, Capture One, Adobe Photoshop, color correction and reproduction. Extremely proficient in all Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Lightroom, Acrobat, PitStop, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, and Digital Asset Management. Work Experience:

3/18 - 8/18: Modern Print and Mail Solutions, Clearwater, FL Prepress Digital Artist - Temporary position designing graphic artwork and preflighting customer files for printing using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Pitstop, Microsoft apps and Fusion Pro. Set up files for imposition using Kodak Preps software. Ensured quality control. 11/00 - 3/17: Publix Super Markets, Inc., Printing Services Dept., Lakeland, FL Corporate Professional Photographer / Digital Prepress Specialist - Provided pre-press image scanning; color correct, edit photos & catalog images into digital asset management system for use in Marketing, Advertising and Creative; Prepared, designed and preflighted Adobe InDesign files for projects to output to print, web and social media; quality check all color proofs and upload files via FTP to printer. Operated prepress equipment such as wide format printers, imagesetters, platemakers, laser printers. Promoted to in-house corporate professional photographer. Normal photo assignments included: Photographing retail products for weekly ads under tight deadlines; custom studio photo shoots with art directors, producers, graphic designers, models and food stylists; photographing retail, support, distribution and industrial operations; on location associate and store manager portraits; executive corporate portraits for internal and external use; photographing on location special events, such as conferences, award banquets, store openings and charity events for print, web and social media; Uploaded digital photos to servers. Worked on several top level projects including:

• Publix weekly ad: Photography, color correction & retouching of product images for print and web.

• Publix Direct: South Florida studio photography of retail products for pilot home delivery program.

• On-Line Product catalog: Senior photographer worked with creative team of art director & food stylist; Color correction/retouching product images for website. Trained photographers and retouchers, open/close studio.

• Online Easy Ordering Cake and Cookie Cake Configurator: Provided photography and photo retouching for all digital versions of configurator images and details in a variety of colors to IT and Bakery teams to create custom cakes online. Project dramatically increased Bakery sales by over $1 million for 1200 stores.

3/00 - 11/00: Creative Color, Tampa, Florida

Photo Lab Technician - Printed color enlargements for commercial photo lab. 5/94 - 2/00: Roberts Printing, Clearwater, Florida Prepress Specialist - Scanned, color corrected/retouched images in Adobe Photoshop, checked color proofs. Output separation film for printing plates from imagesetter. Ensured quality control. Education:

5/18 - 5/19: St. Petersburg College, Allstate Center, St. Petersburg, Florida Certificate in Crime Scene Technology

7/86 - 7/89: Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, Florida Associate in Science, Professional Photography

8/83 - 5/86: St. Petersburg Vocational - Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida Diploma in Commercial Photography

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