Kauth - Graphic Designer (Print) - Boise, ID, USA

Mark Kauth

Boise, ID, USA

Summary

A detail-oriented creative professional with over 20 years of experience in the graphic design field.
Mark has worked in a commercial printing environment, advertising agency environment, newspaper environment and design agency environment.
His work background includes creating print graphic design, logo/wordmark design, eblast marketing emails, static web banners, troubleshooting files and applications, finalizing art for print production and collecting/sending files to outside venders. He has also press checked print projects.
Software skills include:
• Adobe InDesign CS6 • Adobe Acrobat
• Adobe Photoshop CS6 • Adobe Dreamweaver
• Adobe Illustrator CS6 • Microsoft Word
• Quark XPress • TextMate text editor
Specialties: Print design, final production, logo design, web banner design, eblast marketing emails
Currently studying: HTML5, CSS3

Services

Graphic Designer (Print)

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Graphic Designer

AQUENT STUDIOS | BOISE, IDAHO

From February 2013

• Currently working part-time
• Producing technical documents & manuals for HP, data sheets for Citrix and Albertsons Employee Benefits Program (promotional items for announcement and continued online document support)
• Recently studied & worked in HTML and CSS
• Worked directly in HTML to modify/update email blasts for Citrix
• Recently studied & worked in HTML and CSS

Owner/Graphic Designer

K GRAPHIC DESIGN | BOISE, IDAHO

From November 2008

• Free-lance graphic designer
• Specializing in logo design, print ads, direct mail, signage and web ad design

Marketing Graphic Artist

THE IDAHO STATESMAN | BOISE, IDAHO

September 1999 - October 2008

• Designed promotional ads & online banner ads for Circulation, News, Advertising, Online and Community Sponsorships
• Designed newspaper rack cards, point-of-purchase cards, promotional items (pins, caps), t-shirts, table-tent cards and certificates
• Sent files to film and direct-to-plate
• Troubleshooted and processed files from outside sources

Digital Production Artist

PUBLICIS-USA | BOISE, IDAHO

April 1996 - August 1999

• Worked closely with art directors and print production managers in producing electronic and mechanical art work for printed materials
• Created comprehensive layouts for client presentations
• Produced high-end Photoshop work for comps and final artwork
• Reviewed/troubleshooted files before sending to venders
• Prepared electronic files for on-line services and overseas clients
• Served as backup to department supervisor

Manager, Electronic Pre-Press Dept.

RHINOGRAPHICS | BOISE, IDAHO

November 1992 - April 1996

• Responsible for entry of all jobs into department
• Layout/design/scanning/film output
• All four-color work
• Computer consultation of jobs
• Coordination with outside venders
• Care and maintenance of film processor
• Operation of Mac and PC local area network
• Typesetter/Mac Operator from November 1992 – July 1993

Owner/Graphic Designer

K GRAPHIC DESIGN

December 1990 - November 1992

• Free-lance graphic designer & desktop publisher
• Clients included Golbon – Division of Oppenheimer Companies, Idaho Executive Suite – Desktop Shop, Maple Grove Family Health Care.

Graphic Designer

VISUAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC. | SEATTLE, WA

July 1989 - July 1990

• Design & Illustration
• Production art work
• Proofing art
• Job tracking
• Operation of photostat camera
• Operation of UVA and Quartz vacuum frames to make contact prints

Projects

Portfolio

A few of my past projects.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing

Pacific Lutheran University

St. Ignatius College Preparatory

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