Résumé

Richard Wezensky

present experience
Associate Creative Director and Graphic Designer: Launch Agency
Carrollton, Texas :: March 2003 – present
Once a subsidiary entity within Temerlin McClain, 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
– schedule workload and allocate job duties to associates
– provide direction to interns, production artists and freelancers

Digital
– design/re-design the graphical look of web sites, based on current industry trends
– provide basic site architecture and html coding
– produced successful digital campaigns
– administered social networking and content management

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, Promised Land Dairies, Rise School, BSB Insurance and HeadSpace.

client experience: Fogo de Chao, Pizza Inn, Great American Cookies, Dave and Buster’s, eatZi’s Market and Bakery, Which Wich, NYLO Hotels, 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, River Belle Casinos, smart USA, Sam’s Club, Rent-A-Center, 360West and Western Rim.

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
– schedule workload and allocate job duties to associates
– 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.

Talents
– creative direction
– art direction
– graphic design
– illustration
– digital image editing
– web concept and design

Skills
– 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

Education
BFA, Studio Art, The University of Texas, Austin

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