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JUSTIN DODD ⎪ RÉSUMÉ

 

 

DESIGN MANAGER ⎪ PRINT DESIGNER

Dedicated design professional with thirteen years experience managing and designing for a variety of companies including publishing houses, non-profit organizations, and corporate entities. Expertise in desktop publishing including: book covers, book interiors, corporate reports, one page sell sheets, and event materials: invitations, programs, and signage. MFA and BA in fine arts. Additional areas of expertise include:

Photography and retouching ⎪ Well organized ⎪ Print production ⎪ Time management ⎪ Excellent eye for layout, and typography ⎪ Archiving digital files ⎪ Image research ⎪ Client interaction ⎪ Expert written and oral skills ⎪ Meet tight deadlines ⎪ Direct designers, illustrators, and photographers ⎪ Attention to detail ⎪ Excellent problem solving and multi-tasking skills

Computer Skills: Extensive experience with the Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator ⎪ Proficient in Flash, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, and Quark Xpress ⎪ Familiar with HTML, CSS, MS Word, Filemaker Pro, and eBooks

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

JUSTIN DODD DESIGNS, NEW YORK, NY, 07/2011–PRESENT
A Freelance entity that services arts organizations such as Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company, Mischief + Mayhem Publishing, and the band Screen Vinyl Image. Services provided include concept design and implementation over a variety of deliverable materials from book design to video editing.

Owner/Head Designer
• Envisioned the look and feel for all deliverables for each client
• Implemented design concept for all deliverable materials, event materials, Web graphics, Web videos, etc.

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK, NY, 06/2005–07/2011
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. Headquartered in New York. HarperCollins was founded in New York City in 1817 as J. and J. Harper, later Harper & Brothers, by James and John Harper. Today, HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books.

Assistant Design Manager
• Defined the brand for the Harper Perennial imprint
• Designed interiors for original trade paperbacks for the Harper Perennial and Harper paperbacks imprints
• Managed junior designers and freelance designers working on original titles
• Routed samples of design and ensured their approval
• Delivered print-ready files to printer, following the highest press standards

THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS, NEW YORK, NY, 06/2002–06/2005
The Academy is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Poets.org is one of several programs presented by the Academy of American Poets.

In-house Graphic Designer, Print
• Brought the layout and production of the Academy’s journal American Poet in house
• Designed annual National Poetry Month advertisement
• Designed all other Academy materials as needed, including advertisements, postcards, posters, and installations for events

FRANDATA CORPORATION, WASHINGTON, DC, 06/2000–03/2001
For more than twenty years, FRANData has been studying and reporting on franchising activity in every industry about every company in the United States.

Web/Print Designer
• Created a brand standard for all subsidiaries of FRANData Corporation
• Designed sales collateral materials, both print and Internet advertisements, and several Web sites
• Created logos for the various subsidiaries of FRANData

 

EDUCATION

Columbia University—New York, NY
Masters of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Degree Awarded 2003

University of Virginia—Charlottesville, VA
Bachelors of Arts, Photography and English
Degree Awarded 2000

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE

Baruch College —New York, NY
Digital Design Certificate: Web Design
Currently Enrolled

 

 

 

 

Justin Dodd’s Resume, Microsoft Word download

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