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OBJECTIVE

Consult in corporate imaging and international marketing. Would be interested in speaking with a company with an international focus on international services or sales
Business and art professional with broad knowledge and expertise in traditional art and printing production. Innovative conceptual, design and communication skills with ability to project and elicit interest. In-depth knowledge of  design, imaging and production software: Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator. Strong experience in web site design, software maintenance, hardware configuration and LAN management.

Currently expanding abilities in image production and programming for applicable to multimedia, Internet and CD-ROM development.

Excellent
in personnel management, development of art resources, cost estimating, and production scheduling.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ART DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHER
FREELANCE  1991-PRESENT
Create concepts, execute photography, design and prepare computer files or camera-ready mechanicals for printers or separators. Specialize in advertising, packaging and  printing for the music industry. Research most current software and hardware capabilities to obtain high quality and economical printing. Clients include PolyGram, MCA, Warner Bros., Island Records (since 1978); also PR firms and corporations including Island Trading Company, Thirteen/WNET, Playboy Enterprises and Chemical Bank.

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR/PHOTOGRAPHER
ISLAND RECORDS, N.Y.C.  1988-1991

Initiated and organized start-up of the in-house art department for Island Records in NYC. Assembled and managed a staff of art directors and designers, selected equipment for production of all artwork in-house. Supervised all artwork production and photo-graphed many artists for covers and advertising. Introduced computer graphics to company, facilitating extraordinary savings in typesetting initially, extending to reduction in all production costs.

PHOTO EDITOR
IMAGE BANK  1987-1988
Created outlines, selected images and designed coffee table books using Image Bank photographers exclusively. Titles included China, Alaska, Hawaii, Endangered Species, The Rockies, and The Greatest Golf Courses in North America.

PHOTO EDITOR
SPIN MAGAZINE  1984-1987
Was on the original staff of SPIN magazine. Executed cover photo sessions. Compiled an international network of photographers specializing in music photography; maintained files of submitted photographs.

PHOTOGRAPHER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
1978-1984
Freelance photography and graphic design for magazines, record companies, fashion catalogs and clothing manufacturers. Also did custom color and B&W film processing, specializing in archival printing for exhibition and reproduction.

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER
WESTSHORE PUBLISHING CO.  1975-1978
Trained in all departments of large publishing company. Gained extensive experience in offset camera and stripping, paste-up and printing departments. Obtained a complete overview of 4/c printing and production.

Portfolio and professional references available upon request.
D.O.B.-13.8.1951    Rabat, Morocco    German-Irish    US Citizen