James Paladino

High-level Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer and Production Manager with 25+ years experience for regional, national and community publications. November 2017 – January 2018 Seasonal Fulfillment Associate Amazon Sort Center PIT5 • Sort, Scan and Palletize incoming packages for distribution. January 2014 – July 2017 Creative Director IN Community Magazines • Software Experience: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel • Responsible for overseeing all creative aspects of 39 quarterly community magazines per year in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas • Proof and edit all proofs from design staff • Responsible for the creative design of advertising features for all magazines • Responsible for layout and design of all sales collateral • Responsible for layout and design of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia media guides • Responsible for all cover designs • Oversee all ad design July 2013 – January 2014 Graphic Designer/Bindery Warehouse Manager ICM Printing (Division of IN Community Magazines) • Software Experience: QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel • Responsible for the design of seven quarterly magazines: o Layout and design of editorial material o Advertisement design o Brochure design for outside clients o Responsible for all print quotes and overseeing printing of outside client jobs o Oversee daily operations of warehouse, including warehouse employees o Helped run and operate Muller Saddle Stitcher and other machinery o Responsible for inventory of paper stock for printing November 2001 – July 2013 Art Director and Production Director for the following: • Play and Stay in PA (NPO)o Responsible for the complete creative design and layout of The Official Pennsylvania Golf Package Planner, a statewide golf magazine • Golfer’s Lifestyle Magazine o Oversaw layout and design of digest-sized golf magazine o Coordinated all copy and ad design from advertisers and golf courses o Design of all editorial content o Logo design o Point of purchase display design o Responsible for preparation of files for press output and distribution of magazine • Designing Home Lifestyles Magazine o Oversaw all creative for start-up magazine o Created initial mailing and distribution lists o Oversaw/designed all editorial and advertising material for quarterly publication o Coordinated photo shoots o Photo retouch and color correction o Direct client contact • Black Bear Fundraising o Layout and design of numerous fundraising products, creation of templates for fundraising products, sales brochures and package design o Worked with fundraising representatives from more than 10 states on fundraising cards and sales brochures o Created new fundraising card templates, which have been implemented by fundraising representatives from 10+ states • Black Bear Publishing o Office Manager o Building Manager o Payroll Manager o Responsible for employee health insurance, vacation schedule, and personnel issues January 1997 – October 2001 Graphic Designer/Consultant Condello Design, Pittsburgh, PA • Software Experience: QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word • Extensive experience in: o Catalog design o Newsletter design o Annual Report design o Data Sheet design o Brochure design o Direct Mail and Package design o Logo design • Experience in technical drawings, graphs, and logo design using Adobe Illustrator • Typesetting, headline type design, proof-reading and copy corrections • Preparation of files for pre-press and film output • Attended numerous press checks • Experience in coordinating photo shoots and dealing directly with photographers • Direct client contact August 1991 – December 1996 Owner/Operator Fox’s Pizza Den, Sewickley, PA, and Coraopolis, PA • Owned and operated a franchised pizza and hoagie shop • Supervised and scheduled 12+ full-time and part-time employees • Responsible for all inventory and ordering of products pertaining to the business • Managed all aspects of the business, including accounting • Maintained highly organized records system • Responsible for creating all advertisements and promotions for the business from concept to distribution, including the creation and writing of a television commercial • Handled problems on a day-to-day basis, including business operations, employee issues, customer concerns, equipment and scheduling January 1981 – August 1991 Advertising Staff Artist & Production Coordinator for The Pittsburgh Press Sunday Magazine Pittsburgh Press Company, Pittsburgh, PA • Developed advertising for the Sunday Magazine and perfected the training for this procedure • Maintained highly organized system of current and accurate files and materials pertinent to advertising distribution deadlines • Responsible for ad layout and design, along with special promotions, for major accounts from concept development to camera-ready art • Responsible for the design and layout of the Travel Section, including preparation of all travel brochures for pre-press • Directed photo shoots for advertising projects; worked with photographers and models • Experience in trouble-shooting issues between advertising and editorial departments, handling advertiser concerns and production problems • Oversaw all editorial and advertising material to our out-of-state printing facility, including mailing • Performed these duties in addition to my staff artist position, which included ad design EDUCATION Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Associate Degree in Visual Communications Third highest portfolio score in class of 120 Five times on Dean’s List with 3.7 – 4.0 GPA

Skills

  • Excel. Illustrator. Indesign. Photoshop. Powerpoint. Quarkxpress. Word
  • Art Director
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