DEBORAH A. GIORDANO
Lowell, Massachusetts 01854
Highly motivated, dedicated, ambitious, and adaptable creative graphic design specialist with over twenty-five years of reliable experience in design and development for a broad-range of clients from large and small organizations.
Areas of Expertise
Quark Express Adobe In-Design
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Acrobat Endicia Dazzle
Microsoft Office Fetch
November 2007 – January 2012
Winbrook, Billerica, MA
Prep all files for digital submission to publishers, for film imaging or for digital printing.
Make any corrections or alterations to files to insure that they will reproduce correctly.
Organize and back-up files to server.
September 2005 – October 2007
Lexington Graphics, Lexington, MA
Doing everything from four-color brochures to business card and stationary packages, small books and 60" x posters.
Providing the customer with PDF's or laser proofs.
Most of the work is produced from Mac or PC to a Linotronic direct to plate or Xerox 5000 color printer or the HP 5500 large format poster maker.
March 2002 – October 2003
Victory Productions, Worchester, MA
Worked as a page layout specialist.
Working directly with in house editors, proofers, and fact specialists.
On various text books, pouring pages, makings edits, placing graphics, making charts, from masters while using style sheets.
August 2002 – January 2001
Publicom Incorporated, Cambridge, MA
Worked as a page layout specialist on contract on Mac. Working directly with in house editors, proofers, and fact specialists. On school division text books pouring pages, makings edits, placing graphics, making charts, from masters while using style sheets.
April 2000 –November 2000
Flagship Press Incorporated, North Andover, MA
My responsibilities included taking files from the network and making customer edits, checking fonts, links and or support files (eps, tiffs, jpegs) and check folds, pages sizes, and die cuts, varnishes, color separations and making a postscript to go to trapping and imposition.
Sent small files out to film or to the HP LaserJet for color proof.
Also responsible for checking film and supplying laser proofs
January 1989-May 2002
Willand Printing, Waltham, MA
Electronic Prepress Supervisor. I attend daily production meetings and report to the General Manager on all issues to include, production, and equipment status and personnel issues. I am responsible for quality control of my department. My department consists of Macintosh and PC base computers. I manage the latest software to include presswise anTrapwise. My responsibilities include receiving customer files from various media, preflighting and preparing them. They are sent through a network to various workstations. From a Mac Rip Station I can produce film or mylar plates. Then files are imaged at either the Panther 34P or the Hewlett Packard 750C Designjet or sent to the Docuctech 135 for proofing.
April 1996-January 1989
Waters Lithograph, Wilmington, MA
My responsibilities included receiving customer files from various media and preparing and outputting them. This preparation included checking all files for correct support files' tiff, eps, and photo shop. Also checking fonts, page size, folds and die cuts then to prepare for trapwise or imposition or to trap manually if possible. Sometimes output went to laser or Fujifirst proof or to film (ECRM or DS system) depending on size of final piece. I was also involved with file maintenance and job back up to Dat tape.
February 1995-March 1996
Graphic Color Corporation, Lawrence, MA
Complete Pre Press Environment. I worked three twelve-hour days Monday-Wednesday. My responsibilities included preparing and outputting customer files for stripping, from disk, modem, Bernoulli, Syquest or optical to film through Scitex Dolev 800 with full auto frames. Also sent files through NetCopy to Barco for output on a Megasetter or Gigasetter (47"x 63") or (63" x 96".) Also output one and two color books through Preps 2.0 or Imposition in thirty-two pages spreads. Did file management, backing up of company files to optical. Involved with troubleshooting in the department among systems Mac Quadra 950's, 9500, 81 00, Power PCs. Majority of the work was four color or more, produced in programs such as Quark Express 3.3 PageMaker 5.0, Freehand 5.0 or Illustrator 5.5 or 6.0, Diskdoubler, Stuffit and Photoshop 3.0.4.
New England School of Art and Design. Boston, MA
Completed the Freshman foundation course studying art and photography.
Northeast Regional Vocational Technical High School. Wakefield, MA
Diploma in commercial and technical art.
Also night courses in typesetting and calligraphy.