ROBERT A. JONES
XXXXXX Bridgeville, PA 15017
(XXX) XXX-XXXX • XXXX@XXXX.XXX
Adobe Creative Cloud Microsoft Office 365 Business Development Graphic Design
Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Typography Adobe Illustrator Wide Format Printing
Client Liaison Resource Management Photography Color Management
Highly proficient in print production, graphic design and finishing for museum & corporate projects, such as, collateral materials, bound books, event signage, posters, and trade show exhibits.
Refined ability to meld digital and hand-crafted methods that yield unique presentation techniques.
Excellent communication skills that have established client loyalty and retention.
Coordinate with vendors, staff and clients for production of projects on time and within budget.
Expertise with Macintosh and PC hardware & software, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat. Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Apple Final Cut Pro.
Acute graphic design skills, art direction, print production, digital asset management, color management, photography, digital video production, typography, document scanning and archiving.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA November 2016 to Present
Print Shop Manager
Established a wide format printing and finishing department to produce graphic exhibit displays and signage for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Carnegie Science Center and the Andy Warhol Museum.
Coordinate with the department heads, creative teams, marketing department and special events organizers to develop innovative displays that engage, inform, educate and entertain our audience.
Built a successful and growing graphic and sign production service providing printing, finishing and installation of wall murals, floor graphics and cut vinyl lettering on walls, floors and windows.
Developed fine art prints and note cards for sale in museum stores, books & manuals, as well as, creating prototypes for new products.
Presented at the International Council of Museums, ICOM-NATHIST 2019 annual conference in Kyoto, Japan, representing the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The topic: “Getting From Here to There and Back Again”. The successful use of graphic signage and visual displays that ideally engage, communicate, educate, and inform the museum guest in a diverse, cross-cultural environment.
Elson Sudia Corporation/Printers USA
McMurray, PA October 2015 to March 2016
Senior Graphic Designer/Print Specialist
Developed products and promotional items to meet client design specifications and requirements that generated overwhelming positive audience response.
Processed client files in pre-press to assure successful results from digital, offset and large format printing processes gaining continued consumer satisfaction.
Combining client’s existing brand guidelines with new ideas to establish multiple design options offering the best solution for the customers specific needs.
Managed photo art direction to coordinate and ensure effective and efficient photo production.
Novitex Enterprise Solutions (formerly Pitney Bowes Management Services)
Pittsburgh, PA March 2012 to October 2015
Service Delivery Manager II
Promoted from Site Supervisor to Regional Manager after one year with the Novitex.
Coordinated production of state and federal government proposals with zero tolerance for errors that resulted in dozens of multi-million-dollar contracts awarded to the client.
Managed a team of 24 employees at 12 printing sites throughout the greater Pittsburgh area that generated 1.3 million dollars of annual revenue for Novitex Enterprise Solutions.
Performed regular cost analysis of on-site equipment that resulted in a 20% savings on digital printers for a total of $10,500 annually.
Evaluated and oversaw the equipment purchasing and maintenance contracts for digital printers and binding equipment to ensure that department capabilities met the standards of production.
Tracked inventory and maintain efficient levels of supplies, avoiding any shortfall or overstock that allowed for an uninterrupted workflow that met client needs upon demand.
Pittsburgh, PA March 1997 to March 2012
Digital Imaging Manager
Developed innovative new exhibit displays for the Andy Warhol Museum that have been used for the past ten years and continue to be produced today.
Refined comprehension of psychological and emotional effects of color usage in design for maximum influence on a viewer’s response.
Managed pre-press/printing workflow for graphic displays and exhibits and collateral print materials.
Created product prototypes for client presentations that resulted in additional repeat business with a financial gain for our customer.
Administered pre-flight/pre-press color management of ongoing consistency of proofs and printing for clients, assuring repeated consistency of brand colors and corporate identity.
Digitally scanned client original artwork and documents for print production and created searchable databases for archiving purposes.
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design