Hi my name is Dottie Lesus I am a creative individual that has a passion for the graphic arts industry. I work above and beyond expectations and work hard to please my clients. I have experience working in all the Adobe Creative Suite programs. I have over 15 years experience in the graphic arts industry and look forward to working on this site. This is my first visit to this site so I am anxious to get busy working. Please help me get started!
I started my career in the prepress printing industry. I was the lead project manager for many high profile clients like Montgomery Wards, Butler Tooth Brushes, Rheem Ruud, The Bradford Group, Spiegel, Weber Grill, and Cadillac. This experience has given me an excellent foundation for graphic design! As a freelance graphic artist I offer my clients a complete understanding of the process from design to print. I offer my clients 110%! and an enjoyable working experience. I will make the process an enjoyable one.
Columbia College Chicago
B.A. Graphic Design
Cairo Design Group
Freelance Graphic Artist
2005 - Present
I help out at CDG with catalogs, retouching and drawing logos in illustrator. I have worked on many miscellaneous projects over the years for Jim the owner at CDG.
Big Joe Graphics
2000 - 2012
Big Joe graphics is the freelance graphics company I work for. I am a designer that designs just about anything! In the past I have designed flyers, sell sheets, invitations, signs, catalogs, logos, letterheads, direct mail, business cards, websites, posters... I am passionate about design and can't think of anything else I would rather do.
2010 - 2010
This was a temp position. I was responsible for assembling many pages on a 4500 page catalog.
Electronic Prepress Services
1989 - 1999
I wore many hats as a project manager. I was responsible for meeting with clients, recording all of the instructions for the project, quoting project, tracking project to make sure all the elements were there, checking all their computer files to make sure supplied files were the correct resolution, pushing each element through our shop to ensure they were done properly and on time. Finally it was my responsibility to check all projects when finished to make sure there were no mistakes. I would then either have a client pick their project up or I would sometimes deliver it to them. Often I would have to Federal Express the projects out then compile the billing.
Number of Employees
Please pay within 30 days of completion of project
Kimmies Biscottis, Owner of Kimmies Bake shop
I have designed and created four different labels for her baking business. I prepared all labels to die provided and then provided for her printer. I developed several designs then gave her a choice to see which she preferred. Thank goodness she liked the same one I did!
PTP One Click, President
I created several marketing peices for Paul Pavlou. I was responsible for everything from design, creation, and getting files ready for the printer. Many projects required Illustrator and Photoshop work. I also have several copy writers that I work with on a constant basis. I still do work today with Paul.
Northfield Industries, VP of sales
I have designed a few projects for Northfield Industries over the last 20 years. I designed a 20 page catalog that they are still using today. I took many of their products and created technical drawings using Adobe Illustrator. I also did some retouching to many images that were used in the catalog. I created several sell sheets for them and another small catalog. They still call me on occasion to make changes to their marketing pieces.