Greentree Printing & Signs, Inc.
February 2007 – Present
Responsible for design and layout of fliers, brochures, posters, books, billboards, identity packages and eCommerce files. Daily responsibility includes organizing all of the jobs by their priority including rush jobs that are placed at the front of the line and are completed as quickly and accurately as possible. Repeat jobs get sent to a platemaker for printing while maintaining perfect separations. Starting a job gets thought out for which press, production schedule, client needs, and artistic aesthetics.Many of these files are prepared for process, digital, or wide-format printing. Other forms of file preparation include die-cuts, vinyl lettering, converting to vector, and image adjusting for digital and 4 color presses. The eCommerce website gets updated with any new designs, design-online products or other info. All files get proof read, along with sending a physical or electronic proof to clients. Even with using the latest software in the printing industry, troubleshooting is required in order to fix computer or production problems. Direct communication with order entry is a must in order to make sure all needs of the client are thoroughly thought out and the best solution is achieved. Proper electronic file organization is also a necessity in order to maintain a smooth workflow and to keep errors at a minimum.
January 2009 – Present
Created in 2009 by Kyle McMullen, MeatIsNotASideDish.com (MINASD) uses the WordPress platform to display recipes and articles in an easy to read blog style. Each recipe can be updated by using WordPress’s user-friendly Content Management System. Most of the MINASD photos, articles, and recipes are original recipes by Kyle and are featured on websites such as foodgawker.com, TasteSpotting.com, RecipeNewz.com, “8 Unexpected Ways to Cook Quinoa” – TheFrisky.com, HealthyAperture.com, TastyKitchen.com, Foodwhirl.com, DessertStalking.com, SeriousEats.com, and many more.
January 2000 – Present
Freelance art includes corporate identity branding, product photography, WordPress consulting, ebook publishing, and preparing files for print and web. Clients and published projects include Central Blood Bank, Eagle Branch, Nutrex Nutrition, Juli Kell’s Dance Center, Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio, Becker Electric, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association, Tioga Transportation Society, Pierce Noa +Partners, Kustom Kartoons, Rue21, Krank’d Energy Drink, Peace Admist War (book cover design, published 2006), The Bobcat (map illustrations, published 2005), Ambridge Centennial (photography, published 2005), 10 Favorite Gluten Free Recipes (ebook development, cover design, photography, published 2014) and Collectible: A Gathering of the Exceptional and Captivating (ebook development, cover/chapter design, published 2014).
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Applied Media Arts, December 1999
Concentration: Graphic Design
Minor: Art History
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
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Concept Carz, LLC
January 2000 – June 2009
Photography coverage of auto shows, racing events, and museum collections for the website ConceptCarz.com. Other projects also include graphic designs, content moderation, data entry, and freelance writing.
Liberty Pittsburgh Systems, Inc.
March 2004 – February 2007
Creative responsibilities included setting forms and tags for large corporations and small businesses. Designing full-page ads for direct mail promotions. Product photography for multiple full color catalogs. Also responsible for preparing and sending files for negative and direct to plate output for 15 on-site presses. Training of new employees and staff supervision. Proofreading, form layout advising, and a member of the Safety Board.
Just Be Natural
Senior Graphic Artist
January 2000 – March 2004
Designed four and two color catalogs, labels, billboards, mailers, and updated the company’s website. Designed successful promotional displays and multiple product and packaging identities. Product and model photography for major advertising campaigns. Supervised, managed, and trained a team of Graphic Artists.
Indesign CC | Photoshop CC | Illustrator CC | QuarkXpress | Acrobat Pro & PitStop | Dreamweaver | WordPress | Fiery Command WorkStation | RasterLink Pro | DynaStrip | PrintersRIP | Bizhub | PrintScience | Word | HTML | CSS | PHP
Printed Mock-ups | Wide-format Vinyl Printer | Vinyl Plotter | Vinyl Application | Rolls-Roller | Various Binding Machines | Digital and 35mm SLR Photography