8438 Newcombe Street â€¢ Arvada
Aug 08 to Present: VDP Programmer/Web Solutions; Spectrographics; Denver, CO — Responsible for developing and maintaining all variable data projects, including several large scale web to print sites using the Printable system. Executed several multichannel direct marketing campaigns for Spectro including email, Personalized URL, website and print components. Works with sales team to develop "digital" strategy/pricing proposal for individual customer need.
Feb 08 to Present: Consulting and contracting
ThinkBig Solutions workflow improvement Feb 08 â€“ Jun 08
LiquidMedia, LLC marketing consultant, brand development, web development and analytics. Jun 07 — Present
May 05 to Feb 08: Director, Digital and Imaging; Annex Print and Mail Solutions; Denver, CO â€“ Responsible for managing seven to eight person staff including: data processing, prepress, litho and digital printing. Responsible for creating and maintaining shop wide Quality Management System. Responsible for researching, planning and implementing new software and hardware technology. Works with clients in technical and pre-sales activities.
Managed digital printing volume growth rate of more than 100% in a two year period, total sales volume over $2.5 million/year.
Oversaw the installation, staffing, maintenance and workflow of four HP Indigo digital presses and two off line RIPs.
Created a Quality Control System from the ground up, resulting in reducing waste by more than 50%.
Integrated automated web to print systems, including Printable and MindFire, to generate new and profitable income streams.
Oversaw conversion project: 2 million sheets of low margin small press work to digital, which included a succesful beta test of the HP Indigo 5500.
Oct 03 to May 05: Prepress Lead; VDP Program Manager; Rastar; Salt Lake City, UT — As VDP developer, I was responsible for developing and maintaining variable data printing programs using a variety of software applications including YTD (HP), Meadows Publishing â€œDesignMergeâ€, TechnoDesign â€œPersonalizer-Xâ€. Responsible for workflow improvement and documentation. Works as a liaison and collaborates with clients, creative, sales/customer service, applications/DB and Indigo teams to accomplish project goals. In my prior role as Prepress lead, I was responsible for timely and accurate output to proof and plate using industry standard software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Quark, Suitcase, FlightCheck, Preps, BrisqueImpose); creating and maintaining standards for quality in prepress; workflow improvement; color correction, 4/6/8 color separation, trapping, and imposition across a wide variety of print materials including packaging.
Helped develop data-driven marketing programs for several Rastar clients; including Lexus, Coors, and O. C. Tanner.
Integrated ImpoStrip server to fulfill automated POD system for Beringer Wines.
After Precision Litho was acquired by Rastar, I trained new Prepress Manager in two weeks to help facilitate merger.
Continued client prepress education initiative.
Promoted to VDP department at Rastar in May 2004.
June 01 to Oct 03: Assistant Digital Imaging Manager; Paragon Press; Salt Lake City, Utah — Responsible for output to proof, film or plate; and maintaining color calibration across a variety of devices. Responsible for some design work. Helped the company make the transition from film based workflow to Computer-to-Plate (CtP) by educating and training staff.
Created imagesetter maintenance and file archiving schedules.
Collaborated with peers across departments to develop methods for color management across the proofing and CtP workflow.
Oct 97 to June 01: Lead Prepress Specialist; Prepress Manager; Precision Litho; Salt Lake City, Utah — Reporting directly to the Production VP, manages six to ten prepress professionals in a high-end sheetfed printing environment. Responsible for hiring, training, and professional development of the prepress staff; resource scheduling, quality control, internal and external technical support and education. Software and hardware integrations (Quark, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Preps, BrisqueImpose, Kodak XP4, Epson 7000 w/ORIS RIP, Iris43Wide, 2 Lotems, Dolev 800). Responsible for timely and accurate output to film, proofers and plate using industry standard software multiple color separation, trapping, and impositions for sheetfed and half web presses.
Instituted formal quality management, which reduced waste in prepress; and decreased rework in the pressroom and bindery.
Moved 90% of jobs to CtP, three months ahead of our goal in September 99.
Created and presented a series of in house educational seminars for customers on Electronic Prepress.
Designed electronic prepress areas for new building in Spring 99.
Trained new operators in file prep, trapping, imposition, imagesetter operation and maintenance.
Promoted to department manager in July 1999.
April 92 to October 97: Operator, Electronic Prepress; Rastar Color; Salt Lake City, Utah — Responsible for file prep (Quark, Photoshop, etc.), film output, imagesetter maintenance, long document imposition, image retouching. Desktop publishing, production art, Macintosh System operation/troubleshooting, proofing systems operation/maintenance (analog and digital), first line supervision, training.
AAS, Graphic Design, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah. Graduated September 1991.