Objective: Seeking opportunities in gainful employment that use and challenge my skills and abilities. I prefer full time, local. Travel is okay with the right job.
NC State Employees Credit Union - Print & Distribution Tech - Raleigh, NC - 2021 - Present
Full Time. Set up and operate machines to print, cut, fold, and insert documents for large scale mailing.
National Property Solutions Group Global (NPSG) - Kennesaw, GA - 2019-2021
Full Time, remote locations. Assemble and/or install many of the structural features within new Amazon fulfillment centers. Team Leader. More recently, Non-Inventory Manager. Began as a “Temp” through People Ready Staffing.
Sungraffix - Web Developer, Graphic Artist, Desktop Publisher - Raleigh, NC - 1996 - Present
Freelance Graphic Design, Desktop Publishing, & Website Design services. (Spare Time) Website
Superior Manufacturing - 2011-2013 - Winston Salem, NC
Set up and operate various sized CNC press brakes in a machine shop.
Cox Target Media, Inc. (Valpak) - Elm City, NC - Prepress Specialist - 2006 - 2008
Full Time. RIP stations for direct-to-plate system, and large color proofs. Serviced four web presses. 12 hour rotation shifts. I innovated the work-flow process. The plant closed.
Corporate Press - Raleigh, NC - Artist, Prepress Specialist, Prepress Manager - 2000 - 2005
Full Time. Mac and Windows creative, communicated with clients and personnel. Worked as production and management in the prepress department of this medium sized printing company. Other printers would send customers with problem file formats to me.
Previously - Prepress Specialist, Graphic Designer, Desktop Publisher - 1994 - 2005
I worked for these companies on a freelance, part-time, temporary, or full-time basis:
Long Printing - Raleigh, NC | Hill Printing - Raleigh, NC | BtB Marketing Communications - Raleigh, NC. | Barrett’s Printing House - Wilson, NC | Creative Graphics - Wilson, NC | Sir Speedy Printing - Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC | Textile Marketing Services - Greenville, SC | Fullwood Marketing Communications Company - Raleigh, NC
Miscellaneous Temporary Positions - 1995 - Present
I have worked for companies like People Ready, Labor Finders, and Lyneer Staffing in the Raleigh, NC area to supplement my income. Construction and demolition labor, forklift operator, assembly and installation, machine operator, and manufacturing production labor are some of the positions.
Forsyth Technical Community College – Associate, Web Technologies 2014-2018
Focus on designing, building and maintaining websites. Design, HTML, PHP, and CSS coding, database, and IT related. I also took extra classes in psychology, ethics, human services, and business administration related.
Greenville Technical College - Greenville, SC - Student - Associate, Graphic Arts - 1993 - 1995
Graphic design, photography, typography, computer graphics for print media, desktop publishing, commercial art, and marketing as a minor.
Creativity: This is something that can be applied in all things. Problems are challenges that may need creative solutions. Open-mindedness and willingness to change, evolve, and improve are invaluable. Whether I think of it or discover it, a new way can be the best way.
Communication: Through experience I have learned to articulate the relative aspects of the work I am discussing. Using sophisticated terminology impresses no one if they cannot understand it. I have successfully dealt with all sorts of customers. I have worked with other professionals in various types of business relationships and as part of a team.
Organization and Time Management: I can successfully manage multiple jobs with changing priorities and deadlines. I like to keep things organized and work efficiently.