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Graphic Designer / Manager

Woodstock, IL, 60098
February 17, 2015

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Mark J. Dice

**** ********* ****, *********, ** *0098

815-***-**** (


Functional summary

Graphic designer and manager with 20+ years in newspaper

advertising field, proficient in building and enhancing client

relationships, successful in deadline-driven environment.


September 2010 to Present Freelance for

Woodstock Area Clients

Graphic Designer

Designing signage, self mailers logos, business

cards, newspaper advertising campaigns and caricatures for

churches, small businesses and theater groups

July 2013 to February 2014 Contracted to Fresenius Kabi

Lake Zurich, Illinois


Reviewing manuals for Medical Devices for typographical

errors and mistakes in grammar, format issues and spelling.

Proofreading technical manuals in English and in multiple


1990 to 2010 Daily Herald/Paddock Publication,

Arlington Heights, Illinois

Assistant Art Director and Senior Graphic Designer

Have designed signage for trade shows, county fair billboards

and sales meetings for both in house and outside clients.

Designed award winning ads and special sections (including

covers and page layouts)

Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

(Mac and PC platforms). Used Photoshop to color

correct digital images, prepare them for printing

also make brand new images painting or drawing them with

drawing tools in the palette menu.

Used Illustrator to alter vector based art, and

to alter type by turning it into an outline, pasting in

patterns, drop shadows and other special effects.

InDesign was used primarily for bringing in

raster art or vector art that was changed in Photoshop or

Illustrator to be used in order to finish the project.

Working knowledge of Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Flash,

Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS

Have managed team of 3-4 people; strong team-building and

conflict resolution skills

Part of team responsible for evaluating and implementing money-

saving ideas for business

Established relationships with a variety of outside vendors

In order to work with pricing and materials within the

guidelines of the client's budget requirements and turnaround


Monitored progress of large scale projects and reported back

to supervisor on the progress of the assignment

Successfully balanced multiple projects and meets deadlines

with little or no supervision

Mulitiple design roles

Graphic Artist and Technical Illustrator

Chicago Tribune Company; Chicago, Illinois; 1985-1990

Graphic and Editorial Artist

Shaw Free Press Media, Inc.; Crystal Lake, Illinois; 1982-1985


Degree in Commercial Art with a Minor in Journalism;

Northern Illinois University

AA degree in Graphic Arts; Elgin Community College; Elgin, IL

Certificate in Desktop Publishing; William Rainey Harper


Palatine, IL

REFERENCES Available upon request

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