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Patti Worden, Communications Professional

Profile Summary:

Graphic Design & Project Management supporting a wide variety of promotional and fund-raising materials for print and web. Emphasis on direct mail and email marketing. Proven success and reputation for excellence, providing support to both staff and clients. 

Key Skills:

  • Design and preparation of digital files for high-value, complex printing and finishing
  • Creative solutions for print, web and email marketing
  • Focus on client deadlines and budgets to meet expectations using experience and resourcefulness
  • In-depth knowledge of design and editing software and project management methods
  • Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable people skills
  • Color management from screen to press

Experience:

Production Manager   2015 to 2017, Affinity Connection, State College, PA

Applied the latest technologies to keep client communications products on track and integrated with an ever-expanding portfolio of media applications. Provided graphic design input and interface with clients and print vendors to ensure smooth project management. Left position to focus on self-employment.

Outcomes:

  • Expanded use of Workamajig software by all staff for 400+ live projects on average enabling real-time job tracking
  • Expanded vendor pool
  • Designed presentations for grants
  • Evaluated production then pushed for change to close mentoring, schedule adherence from veteran staff

Prepress Manager   1999 to 2015, Advanced Color Graphics, State College, PA

Managed department responsible for a broad range of design and prepress services from brochures to magazines for high-end commercial printing. Developed and executed direct mail, e-mail marketing, web and social media. Hired, trained

and managed prepress department staff.

Outcomes:

  • Successfully transitioned existing prepress staff to produce agency-level work
  • Implemented color management across departments
  • Managed addition of digital variable data and mailing; software, hardware, and workflow methods
  • Created promotions including social media to grow client base and print production
  • Managed production of several critical projects including four Sappi Printer-of-the-Year award winners
  • Created various in-house online databases enabling real-time job tracking and retrieval of job information

Prepress Manager   1994 to 1999, Reed Hann Litho, Williamsport, PA

Successfully started and managed a very productive, in-demand prepress department transitioning from analog to digital processes. Hired and trained staff for three shifts.

Corporate & Agency Graphic Designer  Laurel Health Systems, Michael Orr + Associates, Van Veen Press

Software:  Adobe Creative Suite | OnOne | WorkamajigProject Management | FujiFilm XMF | Quark | MS Office | XMPie | WordPress | CSS | X-Rite | BCC Mailing | WebEx | Constant Contact | MailChimp | Constant Contact

Hardware: Mac & PC desktops & servers | Xerox Color Production Press | Wide Format Printers | Drum & Flatbed Scanners  | Sony Alpha Series Camera Equipment 

 

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