Derek Pozzessere

329 Blake St. Apt. #54
305.720.6277
derek@dpozz.com
www.dpozz.com

PROFILE

    A versatile Graphic Designer capable of filling many shoes. Excellent knowledge of pre press and post production techniques, with strong layout and typographic skills. A strong interest in advertising and editorial work in bothprint and web formats. Able to multi task in a fast paced environment. An excellent team player with good communication skills that also has the ability to head projects and work independently.

SPECIAL SKILLS / ABILITIES

  • Proficient in both Mac and PC platforms in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Quark Xpress, Extensis Suitcase, Onyx Poster shop,as well as basic HTML and CSS
  • Some Experience with Adobe Flash and Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, Rampage, Javascript, Wordpress, Joomla,.
  • Experience with ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment.
  • Able to interact directly and communicate effectively with clients and produce results.

WORK HISTORY

    CopyRight Graphics • 6370 Manor Lane, South Miami, FL • 01/07 - 11/08

      Graphic Designer / Production Manager
      • Worked with clients on custom designs. Improved and/or reconstructed client files.
      • Managed Workflow from pre flight to final production and suggested improvements.
      • Researched and communicated with out side vendors to complete outsourced projects
      • Consulted with clients suggesting best suited materials and process.
      • Introduced, set up, and sustained archive system.

    NYPrintNY • 250 Hudson St. 2nd Fl, New York, NY • 04/04 - 11/05

      Graphic Designer / Mac Operator / Pre Press Technician
      • Photographic retouching, editing, and color correction for modeling agencies.
      • Designed custom comp card layouts for agencies and walk-in clients
      • Created custom promotional materials for clients and company personnel
      • Worked with art directors and company owners designing promotional and sales catalogues
      • Performed Pre-press preparation of client files for press Ripped and printed plates for press
      • Created client proofs and match prints.

    Pratt Institute • 200 Willoughby Ave. Brooklyn, NY • 09/02 - 08/03

      Computer Lab Monitor
      • Assisted and tutored students with Macintosh workstations and Software
      • Performed machine maintenance and minor repair
      • Managed and logged video equipment rentals

EDUCATION

    Pratt Institute

      Communication Design / Graphic Design BFA received Fall 2003
      Minor in Art History

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