Mike Jackson
Art Direction, Norfolk Virginia United States
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Brief Summary
I am a savvy freelance graphic designer/production artist with extensive print production and multimedia experience in desktop publishing with both MacOS and Windows. My diverse responsibilities and skills include digital video editing, music production, digital assets management, technical support, software training, project management, along with direct mail and social media marketing.
Direct Mail (DM), Mechanical Layout (ML), Package Design (PD) and Web

• Heineken USA - Print/ML/PD
• Chase - DM
• Ferrari - ML/Print
• Adobe - DM/Web
• Aetna & AARP - DM/Web
• BMW Financial Srvcs. - DM/Web
• BP - DM
• Bristol Myers Squibb - DM/Web
• Cheap Tickets - DM/Web
• Crown Royal - DM/Web
• Flomax - DM/Web
• GlaxoSmithKline - DM/Web
• Liberty Mutual - DM/Web
• Nestle - DM/Web
• Pfizer - DM/Web
• ProcterGamble - DM/Web
• SunChemical - DM
• TimeWarner - DM
• MTV2 - Events/ ML/Print
• TOV ProLighting - ML/Print/Web
• Bellsouth to AT&T transition - DM/Web
• Reggae Riddums Int. Arts Festival - ML/Events
• Search Online Hip Hop.com - Web
Professional Experience
Michael A. Jackson
2413 Hemlock Street. Norfolk, VA. 23513
Mobile: 757. 652. 7344   Email: [email protected]

Secure a position as a Production Artist, Graphic Designer or Multimedia Specialist where I can contribute my excellent creative desktop publishing skill set.

Professional Summary
• Creative digital production artist with strong experience in multimedia, print and web
• Demonstrated expertise in areas of creative design and workflow
• A conscientious team player comfortable with managing projects from concept to completion
• Ability to interact with clients, peers and all levels of management to achieve project goals while
   meeting budgets and deadlines
• Advanced software experience in Adobe CS3-5, Quark Xpress 5-7, MS Office, Peak 6, Roxio Toast 
   along with various graphic design and multimedia applications

Deliver Studio Manager    G2 USA.  New York, N.Y ‘09-‘11.
• Managed multiple projects with art directors, account executives, project managers,
   production coordinators and vendors
• Created, coordinated and printed monthly agency newsletter
• Appointed Administrator for the set up and implementation of the Xinet Digtal Assets
   Management system
• Performed daily QuarkXpress, Adobe Indesign mechanical file adjustments and modifications,
   Photoshop retouching, interactive PDF form composition and editing
• Provided OCR text extraction, multimedia file conversions, DVD/CD disc authoring
   and video editing for other agency departments

Resolution Digital Studio Operator    GREY Direct.  New York, N.Y ‘00-‘09.
• Worked as a freelance desktop publishing operator who routinely performed
   print and web based edits to advertising market media files
• Designated BellSouth Embedded Operator worked closely with the BellSouth
   account and creative teams pre and post ATT/Bellsouth transition ('04-'07)
• Provided a streamline workflow for the creation and editing of various types of
   business creative documents, both print and web based.
• Performed daily QuarkXpress, Adobe Indesign mechanical file adjustments and modifications
• Assisted in the implementation of new branding across various digital media

Art Director    Upstairs Records Inc.  Brooklyn, N.Y ‘98-‘00.
• Responsible for the design of monthly advertisements for various urban magazines
• Designed quarterly catalogs for CD’s, LP’s, Cassettes and DJ/ Studio equipment
   for national distribution
• Updated the company brand and applied it to all promotional items
• Arranged and optimized equipment product shots used in advertisements,
   catalogs and Web site
• Created web animations for highlighted monthly new products

Other Relevant Experience
Desktop Publishing & Design Consultant    Kinko’s, Computer Services Dept., New York, N.Y. ‘00-‘09.
Process Cameraman    NIC-MAR Printing Company, New York, N.Y. ‘93-‘96.
T-Shirt Designer/Public Relations Assistant    Kultjah T-Shirt Company, Norwalk, CT. ‘91-‘96.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Graphic Design – Multimedia       May 2014
Tidewater Community College

Advanced knowledge and daily use of: Apple Mac OS: System 7 thru OSX 10.7, WindowsOS XP/7, Adobe Creative Suite 3-5 (comfortable with XML tagging in Indesign CS3-4), QuarkXPress 4-7. Experienced in analog A/V setup, ProTools 7-8LE, Reason 3-4, Digital Project Studio production. Familiar with cross-browser and cross-platform protocols. Proven overall troubleshooting skills.


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