Resume

Seán P. Coleman
Germantown, MD 20874

Career Objectives:

I am seeking to work for an organization that will value and benefit from my wide range of experience in design and publishing.

Skills:

Software:

I am proficient using a variety of graphics and publishing applications on both Macintosh  and Windows including:

Current Employment and Projects:

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI)

Graphic Designer - Responsibilities include designing a wide range of collateral and web graphics as well as product packaging and branding for those products. Items include brochures, postcards, newsletters. CD/DVD covers, book covers, binders and logos for a variety of informational and educational curricula. (May 2013 - present).

Potomac Bonsai Association

Editor and Publisher - Responsibilities include design, copy editing, production and publishing of PBA's quarterly newsletter, Clippings. Under my direction the publication has been redesigned for digital consumption as an interactive pdf. (January 2013 - present).

Graphics, Web Design and Social Media - Responsible for managing the web presence of the Potomac Bonsai Association. Duties include creation and maintenance of the PBA website. Administrator of social media and marketing tools including Facebook, MailChimp and Eventbrite. (August 2012 - present).

Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-being (MCPAW)

Graphics and Web Design - Responsibilities include creating and editing a wide range of materials as needed. Items have included web content using Wordpress CMS, promotional flyers for print and web, Advertisements for local publications, and the donor/sponsor display wall for the Montgomery County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. (March 2013 - present).

Previous Employment:

Sugarloaf Mountain Works, Inc.

Graphic Designer - Responsibilities include designing a wide range of promotional materials for print and web. Printed materials include newspaper/magazine advertisements, brochures, postcards and other items. Additional responsibilities include regular updates to the website including exhibitor listings and schedules for shows, as well as other content including creation of graphic images and banners. Other web related items include editing the weekly emailed newsletter using Constant Contact. (October 2013 - August 2013).

National Fatherhood Initiative.

20410 Observation Drive, Suite 107, Germantown, MD 20876
Manager: Melissa Steward.

Graphic Designer - Responsibilities include designing a wide range of collateral and web graphics as well as product packaging and branding for those products. Items include brochures, postcards, newsletters. CD/DVD covers, book covers, binders and logos for a variety of informational and educational curricula.

I.T. Coordinator - tier one IT support for NFI staff. Responsibilities include trouble shooting operating system and software issues on both Windows based PCs and Macintosh computer systems, resolving printer and network issues, and administrative support with various systems. (December 2012 - April 2013)

American Marketing Services, Inc.

Germantown, MD 20874
Manager: Cynthia and Matthew Griswold.

Assistant Production Manager/Graphic Artist - Responsible for layout and design of content published in The Merchandiser Magazine. Responsible for pagination, and preflight/prepress and meeting press deadlines. Liaison between management, graphic artists and web developer for web projects. Supervision, training and general support for graphic artists and traffic personnel.

I.T. Coordinator - technical support with Macintosh computers, including equipment inventory, maintenance and administration of company Mac OS X file servers and FileMaker database servers. (March 2004 - December 2012)

Weirton Studio/Newbrough Photo

Weirton, WV 26062
Manager: Bryan Hess

Digital Imaging Specialist - Performed digital photo enhancement, color correction and photo restoration services. Also participated in special promotional design projects, large format printing and photo finishing. (October, 2001 - October, 2003)

Sign*A*Rama USA

Washington, D.C.
Manager: Greg Utterback

Production Manager/Designer: Responsible for all aspects of production, meeting client deadlines and quality assurance. Responsible for inventory of raw materials. Actively participated in design and fabrication of products. (March, 2000-September, 2001)

Education:

Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (1987-1992)

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Advertising Art/Design - No degree or certificate sought. Maintained a 4.0 average from 1998 - 2000.

Activities/Affiliations:

Potomac Bonsai Association - I am an active member of the Brookside Bonsai Society, a PBA club. I also serve on the PBA board of directors as their Web Designer and Editor of their quarterly publication, Clippings.

OPR Volunteer since December, 2011- Operation Photo Rescue is a non-profit organization that offers free photo restoration services to victims of natural disasters.

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) - member since 2004

Continuing Education - I actively seek out current information in print and on the web to keep myself up to date with changes and advancements in design and the creative industries including printed and interactive publishing and web design.