Thomas is available for freelance and employment
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, DreamWeaver Microsoft: Word, Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint Others: Quark XPress, Freehand, HTML, Direct Mail
• A highly capable professional with extensive experience in all aspects of print production. Detail-oriented, with strong analytical and organizational skills, as well as an impeccable work ethic; recognized with multiple promotions and awards. Proven abilities in consultative sales, project management, copyright protocols, administrative functions, staff development and customer service.
• A resourceful leader capable of quickly identifying any areas of improvement and developing innovative strategies to maximize productivity. Manage all projects from conception through completion; consistently deliver timely results without sacrificing quality.
• A diplomatic, articulate communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills; able to persuasively convey benefits of digital printing technology products and services to both existing and prospective customers. Effectively interface with a diverse population of individuals at all levels. Demonstrated success training, motivating and supervising efficient teams.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
FEDEX OFFICE 2004 to 2009 Seattle, Washington Lead Project Coordinator, Overnight Production (2008 to 2009) Managed all aspects of overnight operations within high-volume production center. Ensured projects were completed in an accurate and timely manner; addressed and resolved any discrepancies or errors. Set up for next business day. • Promoted multiple times based on recognized abilities and outstanding performance. Lead Project Coordinator (2006 to 2008) Supervisory training position; reported directly to Assistant Manager. Oversaw projects and conducted quality assurance checks. Provided training and assistance to staff as needed; ensured accuracy of all finished products within established deadlines. Shipping Specialist (2004 to 2006) Supervisory training position within retail department. Provided comprehensive training to staff of up to 15 in operations (including proper utilization of copiers, cutters and POS terminal for Lead Project Coordinator, as well as money reconciliation for Managers) and shipping/receiving. Assisted in all other departments as needed. Associate (2004 to 2004) Successfully completed intensive three-moth training program to become Shipping Specialist. Received working knowledge of all aspects of instant printing and production.
SPHERION2001 to 2001 Seattle, Washington Lead Copy Operator Completed temporary assignment managing copy center; utilized Oce 2600, Oce 3165, Xerox 5090, Ricoh 550, Canon CLC 700S and Canon CLC 1120. Generated tabs, page inserts and copies (single-sided to double-sided) utilizing various weights of paper (including NCR). Performed a range of duties such as paper drilling, comb binding, padding and cutting. Output files to fiery ColorPass.
LAKE TAHOE PRINTING 2000 to 2001 Kings Beach, California Production Graphic Designer Prepared layout of customer files, adhering to specifications; ensured files were print ready. Output files to Dolev and Agfa image setters. Designed forms, posters, brochures and business cards.
CITY OF RENO DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES 1998 to 2000 Reno, Nevada Graphic Designer Functioned as Management Intern to Marketing department. Designed a wide variety of municipal publications to promote community programs (e.g., athletic, fitness, dance classes and childcare), as well as flyers and general service brochures. Managed all facets of print production; maintained vendor relationships, ensured optimal quality(including blue line/color key proofing and press checks) and scheduled deliveries. • Served on City Logo Committee. Functioned as Lead Advisor on new municipal logo; oversaw approved copyrights, trademarks and licensing. • Functioned as point of contact and maintenance for City Website Committee.
MG PRODUCTS INC.1990 to 1992 Chula Vista, California Graphic Designer / Illustrator Designed original corporate logos for both parent and subsidiary companies; created original product illustrations for customer print advertisements. Developed material for corporate collateral (including catalog, labels, forms and price lists). Managed all production operations of in-house Graphics department. Conducted research, provided informed recommendations regarding hardware/software and assisted with purchases; oversaw installations. Coordinated scheduling of paste-up projects, typesetting and layout. • Successfully initiated bar code system procedures.
AWARDS • COMMENDATIONS
NEVADA ARTISTS ASSOCIATION • Received First Place/Blue Ribbon in the Graphics Category at "Arts On The March" Spring Show. 1998 - "A New Outlook" (Color Pencil)
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Logo Design. 1988
PLATT COLLEGE San Diego, California • Received Diplomas in Graphic Design and Computer Graphics 1990 - GPA: 3.8/4.0
COLUMBIA COLLEGE Chicago, Illinios • BFA Candidate, Illustration - GPA: 3.8/4.0