Burdick - Graphic Designer - Bridgeport, CT, USA

Kim Burdick

Bridgeport, CT, USA

Services

Graphic Designer

Work History

Designer/Production and Layout Artist

RZM Publishing

January 2010 - February 2013

Job Responsibilities:
• Design and Layout Book interiors • Work on two-color, black and white, and 4-color books, as assigned. • Ensure that interior design conforms to production/manufacturing standards and specifications • Collaborate with publisher, author, and editors to adhere to the vision of the book • Convert and/or modify images and make highlight and shadow adjustments in Photoshop • Flight check and prepare final pages (PDF) for printer • Support project management workflow. Books published: 2011 "Blood, Steel, and Myth, " and 2013 "Kampfraum Arnheim."

Layout Artist/Designer/Prepress Coordinator

The Globe Pequot Press

August 2006 - August 2009

Job Responsibilities:
• Design and Layout Book interiors • Layout 60+ page proofs per year for two-color, black and white, and 4-color books, as assigned. Ensure that interior design conforms to production/manufacturing standards and specifications
• Collaborate with editors and cover designers to adhere to the vision of the book • Convert and/or modify images and make highlight and shadow adjustments in Photoshop • Revise all passes between editorial and production to produce final page proofs • Flightcheck and prepare final pages for printer • Write instructions and purchase orders for freelance • Submit costs • Evaluate disks of books and artwork received from outside resources for content (create contact sheets) and quality (resolution) •Support Production manager overseeing workflow.

Manager, Graphic Designer, Sales

Success Printing and Mailing Inc

Job Responsibilities:
• Responsibilities include Management, Graphic design, Prepress, Sales, and Customer Service for Alpine Xpress, a retail print shop and a division of Success Printing and Mailing Inc.

Principal

Red Design

Job Responsibilities:
• Work consisted of business development, executive sales, art direction, graphic design,
print production, and digital photography.

Published Art Director of TINGIS Magazine, A Moroccan-American Magazine of Ideas and Culture.
TINGIS is a quarterly magazine.

Studio Manager, Graphic Designer, Production Artist

BrandDirect Marketing Co. Inc

Job Responsibilities:
• Graphic Design and Print Production work on all company projects.
• Flight Checked and collected for output all finalized project files.
• Managed and resolved daily production issues with images, job files, designs, production instructions,
special requests, Printers and Clients.
• Managed and directed freelance Graphic Artists.
• Managed studio inventory requirements for software and equipment.
• Organized and built studio archives, to efficiency, for all images and job files.
• Promotion Projects included: Catalogs, Brochures, Newsletters, Direct Mailers, Business Reply Cards,
Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Cards, Logos, FSI (Coupons), Sweepstakes, Rebate offers.
Company Clients included: Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, Best Friends Pet Club, Better Living from Reader's Digest, Disney, CBS SportsLine Direct, Field & Stream Club, Home Lifestyles,
InfoProtect, Sesame Workshop Kids Club, IBM, Outdoor Explorer Club, Simplicity Sewing & Crafts
Club and Trailside.

Graphic Designer, Production Artist

Peter Gray Staffing LLC

Job Responsibilities:
• Graphic Design and Print Production for projects such as Books, Magazines, Covers, Catalogs,
Package Design, Advertisements, Brochures, Flyers, Business Reply Cards, Direct Mailers, Letterheads,
Business Cards, Logos, Sales Letters, etc.
Client List:
BrandDirect Marketing Inc., Shelton, CT; Arch Chemicals, Inc, Norwalk, CT; Alcone Marketing Co., Darien, CT;
Bic Inc., Milford, CT; Conair & CuisineArt, Greenwich, CT; Barry Blau and Partners Inc., Wilton, CT;
Hyperion Solutions Inc., Stamford, CT; Omega Inc., Stamford, CT; Disney Inc., Bethel, CT;
Thomson Learning, Stamford, CT; The MDI Group, Inc., Pleasantville, NY; BCB Group, Inc., Meriden, CT.;
GW Hoffman Inc., Darien, CT.

Prepress Production Artist, Graphic Designer

Express Communications Inc

Job Responsibilities:
• Managed incoming jobs, modified designs, produced heavy production requests, created
Match prints, Iris Prints and developed film.

Independent Contractor

Photography Assistant
Job Responsibilities:
• Packed up and broke down all equipment and supplies for each job.
• Set up shoot (Cameras, lighting, electrical requirements, film requirements).
• Designed layout or perspective of Photography
Client List:
Brad Stanton, Joseph Kugielsky, Harrison Judd, Garry Burdick, Bill Seitz, and Ed Freeman.

Printer/Dark Room Specialist

Connecticut Photographics Inc

Job Responsibilities:
• Produced custom black and white prints for professional clients.
• Managed the darkroom schedule, organization and supplies.
• Managed workflow regarding type of job, size of negative and print, style of print, and paper type.

Qualifications & Certifications

Fine Arts

Hunter College of the City University of New York

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