Fastidious and friendly graphic artist Stacy S. has over 18 years in the trenches handling every conceivable line item for digital/print design and production. From RGB to CMYK conversion, and dot gain to ink limits, to rasterizing and layouts, solves design problems so messages are seen, read, and remembered. Work includes projects for 12 industries (non?profit, B2B & B2C). Helps peak usability with graphics that create an easy, stimulating read. Hybrid knowledge (design/production) saves ... [more]
I am a Graphic and Web Designer with over 18 years in the design industry and have worked on numerous print and electronic projects as an entrepreneur, on-site employee, freelancer, and independent contractor for small to large business, including the Entertainment industry. In addition to my design experience, I have also taught students as a Web Design Instructor at Daymar College and privately with one-on-one lessons. Many of the design courses I have taught include: Software Applications: Adobe Creative Suite CS5: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & 11 Internet Languages: CSS3, HTML5
I have over 12 years of experience as a print design designer using both QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign that has allowed me to work for such companies as NBC/Universal, UCLA and Natrol. My experience with InDesign not only covers print design, but pre-press production. Basically I am hired to build the mechanical files for any print design project and prepare them for the printer.
I originally started in the design industry as a desktop publisher using Adobe Pagemaker, Illustrator and Photoshop to create client proposals for two Top 25 radio stations in the Cincinnati market without any previous experience in the field. Since my entry into the field over 15 years ago, I have made the transition into a self-employed freelancer that does every from Graphic Design to Print Production to Illustration to Website Design and Development. I specialize in pre-press production where I build the mechanical files that are needed for the printer, which is typically not what a Graphic Designer does.
I have been using Dreamweaver for over 13 years in my web design career to create and build websites for clients. I also teach the Web Design 1 course (Dreamweaver) at Daymar College in Bellevue, Kentucky.
Once you go Mac...you never go back. I love my Mac and currently own two towers (G4 & G5) along with the MacBook Pro with Retina screen. I am very familiar with how this operating system has changed over the years and what the Mac computers are capable of producing.