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Project Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA
February 18, 2015

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Hofer **** Grand View Blvd., #**,

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Graphic Designer

Cell: 310-***-****









Created collages in the

For the past 24 years, I have been the main designer and layout artist of

collections of / commissioned by:

the, designing and building advertisements, laying out

• Jimmy Kimmel • Shag (artist)

news pages, designing covers for monthly supplements, enhancing

• Allied World Assurance Corp.

photographs for print quality, and designing ad placement on pages • Lazy Dog Cafe restaurant chain

(“dummying”). In addition, I have initiated several practices to minimize • Baby Blues BBQ

error and maximize efficiency, and frequently assist the news department • Duccio Donati

by fact- checking, correcting grammar/proofreading, and headline- and (Exec. VP, Comcast International Media)

caption-writing. My photography skills have also been put to use for a

fashion shoot, business event coverage and supplement cover designs.


Able to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and respond to

urgent requests in a positive manner

Able to organize projects and project files intuitively, giving someone

unfamiliar the ability to understand the project structure

Fast, intuitive learner

Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress.

Strong knowledge of Adobe InDesign.

Team player with a positive attitude, strong verbal and written

communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills

Able to communicate professionally during stressful situations,

resolving problems effectively and positively

Prefers to think “outside the box”





Performed and/or Recorded with:


Skills Leaving Trains (4 albums)

To Damascus (album, national tour)

Kill City (10” single)

Tim Russ (actor - Star Trek: Voyager)

Adobe Photoshop • Photo enhancement, currently using

Skooshny (3 CDs)

(20 Years) manipulation, ink

Terraplanes (currently recording)

density adjustment

Trotsky Icepick (currently recording)

Quark Xpress • Creation of ads, currently using Sean O’Brien (3 CDs/currently recording)

(20 Years) newspaper pages,

books, promotional SEASONAL

materials Create handmade Christmas ornaments

Adobe InDesign • Same as for Quark currently using


(3 Years)

Photographer & Designer:

Adobe Dreamweaver • Design, maintenance April 2012

Gallery Girls 2013 calendar

(10 Years) of my own website


• Initiated discussion and interest leading to online version of the

(Palisadian-Post’s) Shopper.

• Implemented practice resulting in reducing omission or incorrect

placement of newspaper advertisements

• Implemented practice of backing up original “dummy” sheets,

minimizing error and speeding up layout time.

• Initiated creation of digital versions of Palisadian-Post advertisements

• Created style sheets and templates for newspaper pages, insuring

consistency and reducing page-building time



February 2013 to September 2013

Pacific Palisades, CA

August 1989 to January 2013

August 2000 to present

Los Angeles, CA

2006 to present

Los Angeles, CA

Design & Layout for CDs or LPs by the Gears, DIs, Don Bonebrake

[X], Elliott Caine, David Winogrond, Davie Allan & the Arrows

June 1984 to July 1989

Los Angeles, CA


UCLA (1993) • Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Arts English

Santa Monica College (1984) • Santa Monica, CA

Associate in Arts Foreign Language


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