Starting in 1995, I began working in the printing industry. I learning every facet of the trade by working at a prepress service bureau, a commercial printer, and several advertising agencies.
I've spent the last 12 years working at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, where I have been trusted with creating complex program books for conferences with over 10,000 attendees.
In 2014 I graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor's Degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration and a 3.5 GPA. I earned a 4.0 GPA in my concentration, and I also took courses in Technical Writing.
Incidentally, I'm also a successful part-time musician.
Graphic and Technical Skills
- Fluent in both Mac and PC environments.
- Experience in back-end server environments, doing server administration through GUI interfaces.
- I learn new software, workflows and protocols thoroughly! I am extremely detail-oriented (which was true even before that became a buzz-word).
I'm currently working at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as a Production and Design Specialist, where I've been since January, 2002. My main project there is to create program books for large scale conferences. These books are complex. Samples can be found on the Print page.
Before that, I worked as a Design Studio Manager for FDI Communications at 60 State Street in Boston, where I oversaw the work produced in the graphic design department for technical consistency, and managed freelance workers. (The company no longer exists.)
I worked for nearly 2 years at Lehman Millet, a high-intensity, award-winning ad agency in Boston specializing in the medical industry, as a production artist. This was fast-paced, deadline-driven work.
I spent another 2 years at Image Resolutions, a well respected prepress bureau. This too was fast-paced and deadline-driven. We didn't go home at night until we had resolved every technical issue that we faced. One night we were there until 4:00 a.m., but we finished the job.
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