Richard Wezensky

present experience
Associate Creative Director and Graphic Designer: Launch Agency
Carrollton, Texas :: March 2003 – present
Launch Agency specializes in brand launching and relaunching traditional business. We specialize in Brand Positioning & Strategic Insights, Traditional Advertising, Digital Advertising, Social Media Advertising & Promotions, Web & Mobile Development, Packaging, Content Marketing.

Art/Creative Direction
– new business growth, brand strategy and development
– idea conception, collaboration, execution and presentation
– graphic design and visual support
– provide direction to interns, production artists and freelancers

– Design and plan the look and functionality of web sites and other digital
assets based on current industry trends
– Provide basic site architecture and limited HTML coding
– Administered social networking and content management projects

Mechanical Production
– set up and manage the process of mechanical production
– prepare final high-resolution art
– analyze files to recognize potential efficiencies and problems in final production

Hardware/Software Maintenance
– set up and maintain all production systems, networking and software
– provide data management, with archiving and information backup

current clients: Park Place Dealerships, Baylor Scott & White Health, Ascension Coffee, The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, HeadSpace and The Rise School.

client experience: Sam’s Club, Promised Land Dairy, Borden Dairy, smart USA, Children’s Health, Interstate Batteries, Just Energy, Jan Richey Realtors, Fogo De Chao, Pizza Inn, Great American Cookies, Dave and Buster’s, BSB Insurance, eatZi’s Market and Bakery, Which Wich, Frito Lays, NYLO Hotels, Total Shooting Sports, Rent-A-Center, Seventeen Salon, iMuffs, The Star Telegram, AT&T Broadband, The Dallas Cowboys, The Dallas Zoo, GroceryWorks.com, Billingsley Company, Tribune Media Services, Data Return, Blockbuster Online, Western Rim ViewPoint Bank and River Belle.

work experience
Art Director and Graphic Designer: Temerlin McClain
Irving, Texas :: October 1999 – March 2003
– new business growth, brand strategy and development
– idea conception, collaboration, execution and presentation
– graphic design and visual support
– provide direction to interns, production artists and freelancers

Prepress Division Manager: Diamond Graphics Printing
Dallas, Texas :: August 1997 – October 1999
– managed all prepress departments, ranging from scanning, retouching and digital imaging to stripping, proofing and plating.
– actively engaged in problem-solving, job-scheduling, training, inventory and spoilage control, equipment maintenance and any other production issues.
– played a key role in the production team, where we converted client-provided digital files into fully imposed and trapped press signatures for six-color, forty-inch, offset presses.
– utilized my knowledge of prepress and digital publishing more directly with the print industry, while developing a new level of experience in print production.

Digital Prepress Specialist/Graphic Designer: Imagelynx Digital Imaging
Vancouver, British Columbia :: September 1996 – August 1997
– prepared and maintained electronic data for film and digital press output, while solving problems in an unpredictable production environment.
– worked directly with clients, providing design and creative support for all of their prepress needs.

Digital Prepress Manager: Kingcraft Color Graphics
Dallas, Texas :: March 1993 – September 1996
– provided organization and technical support within a fast-paced, deadline-driven prepress environment.
– maintained productivity and efficiency of all digital projects.
– performed detailed file preparation, high-quality photo manipulation and complete page production.

Freelance Mac Specialist and Graphic Designer
Austin & Dallas, Texas :: August 1991 – November 1993
– contracted jobs with various service bureaus and ad agencies in dallas and austin.
– provided macintosh support, design and production of mostly local campaigns.

– creative direction
– art direction
– graphic design
– illustration
– digital image editing
– digital media design

– mechanical paste-up/comps
– prepress & print production
– basic html
– WordPress and other online content management

Proficient Software Skills
– Adobe InDesign
– Adobe Photoshop
– Adobe Illustrator

Software Skills
– Adobe Dreamweaver
– Adobe Flash
– Adobe GoLive
– Adobe Muse
– Apple Keynote

BFA, Studio Art, The University of Texas, Austin

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