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Resume For Former Small Business Owner (Desktop Publishing)

Rajan Sharma
956/6, Gandhi Nagar,
Delhi – 110011
(+91-11) 456 789

OBJECTIVE
A challenging position in the field of sales and electronic publishing.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
More than fifteen years of Art Director/Buyer and graphics/design production experience in the publishing field; extensive knowledge of type and mechanical preparation, budgeting and scheduling.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and managerial skills: adept at coordinating and motivating creative artists to peak efficiency.

Aware of cost management and quality control importance on all levels.

Self-motivated; able to set effective priorities and meet impossible deadlines.

Productive in fast-paced, high-pressure atmosphere.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1978-1994 NO CONTEST GRAPHICS, Nashville, TN

Owner/President, Art Director/Buyer

Coordinate operations. 12-member production staff, freelance desktop publishers and illustrators. Maintain overview of works-in-progress to produce at optimum efficiency. Provide/advice to personnel in designing materials to appropriately meet client needs; conceptualize product: delegate staff to make decisions. Commission freelance agents by utilizing nationwide illustrator four-color manuscripts using watercolor illustrations, photography, or graphics. Act as liaison between executive personnel and staff. Budget each project; motivate artistic staff and typesetters to meet projected deadlines and remain within cost-efficient parameters. Projects include: greeting cards, care package kits, magazine fragrance inserts, cereal boxes, toy packages, coloring books (cover and contents), holographic bumper stickers, and retail store signs and logos.

1976-1978 NEW JERSEY LITHOGRAPH, Newark, NJ
Head of Typesetting & Design Department
Supervised staff in design and execution of print materials for commercial printer.

EDUCATION
CENTENARY COLLEGE, Hackettstown. NJ
A.S. in Technical Illustration. 1977

ART INSTITUTE OF NEWARK, Newark. NJ
Certified in Graphic Design, 1975






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