I have honed a number of skills to perfection during my long career in commercial printing and publishing: design, prepress production, editing and copywriting. A highly-disciplined self-starter, I am known for a positive, supportive attitude and my ability to cooperate with clients in many fields and colleagues of all skill levels.
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It can be a challenge to find a graphic arts professional who can get your project into print without time- and money-wasting communication problems and issues arising from a lack of understanding of offset printing requirements. Many young designers have focused on website design at the expense of print, to the detriment of the client as well as to their own careers.
A long career in commercial printing and publishing has enabled me to perfect a wide variety of skills. Not only am I an accomplished layout artist and typesetter, I am a skilled writer and editor.
I can take scattered ideas and error-riddled copy, organize them and meld them into an appealing, eye-catching brochure or promotional piece. I can advise you on the best formats for art and photographs you wish in include in your work and arrange them for maximum impact. I can create eye-catching layouts from scratch, guaranteed to go from my desk to press or onto a website without a hitch. I am also happy to work with furnished content and images, hewing to a strict layout and specifications. In other words: if you know exactly what you want, I can produce that.
I will quote you a price for producing your piece before I begin work: no unpleasant surprises as far as cost. I will keep you updated with daily emails and preliminary proofs on long-term projects. I believe in addressing problems and obstacles early in the production process, to save you time and money.
I have specialized in long-document...
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Action Printing of Norman
Prepress production technician
1985 - 2012
I specialized in long-document projects, mostly catalogs, for which I was the person primarily responsible. I trained numerous co-workers to assist on these and other projects, and fostered clear...
Derby Magazine / Appaloosa Racing Record
1983 - 1985
Sole typesetter for two monthly magazines, as well as frequent horse auction catalogs. I assisted in layout and pasteup, and and pointed out potential editorial problems.