Lera Parrott

lera.parrott@gmail.com

Graphic Designer/Print Production Associate; my experience includes over fifteen years of printing and graphics. I am proficient in a multi-platform environment, and all major graphics and design programs. I enjoy trouble shooting and the challenge of learning.

Technical Experience:

Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud
Quark Express
Printshop Mail
Adobe Acrobat
Mac/PC Literate
Wordpress
Google Suite
Microsoft Office
Digital/SLR Photography

Skills:

  • Comfortable working with customers and customer built files.
  • Experience with both four-color offset and digital printing processes.
  • Creation of print ready files from customer provided files.
  • Familiar with production scheduling, organizing and process.
  • Creation of print and marketing materials for client use.
  • Emailed, printed, and organized print materials for client review.
  • Collaborate with advertising representatives, as well as art and creative directors in the creation of marketing materials.
  • Experience with variable data information technology and printing.

Experience:

2007-Current Mt. Shasta Area Newspapers Mt. Shasta, CA
Graphic Designer, Production Associate, Customer Service Associate
I create ads for four-to-five newspapers, their special sections and the local phonebook, often working with Sales Representatives and customers via email and the phone while maintaining a quick turnaround and adhering to deadlines. I updated the image of the newspapers and ads. I coordinate with third party vendors and printers.

2005-2007 Affordable Image Phoenix, AZ
Graphic Designer, Production Associate, Electronic Pre-Press and Output Specialist
I specialized in large production jobs that required quick turnaround and an eye for detail. I was the after hours on-call production associate available for press checks and troubleshooting. I worked with a Xerox iGen3, a Xerox Creo 6060 and Xerox Fiery 2045 digital presses. I often helped in the Bindery department with cutting, scoring, folding and gluing. I also worked with big clients such as the American Cancer Society.

2004-2006 The National Horseman Scottsdale, AZ
Graphic Designer, Production Associate
I became the top on call Graphic Designer due to my reliability, flexibility and my ability to learn quickly. I often scanned photographs, re-touched and then incorporated the photo into an ad layout per the customer’s specifications. I also did magazine layouts for copy and ads. I uploaded completed PDF files to the press and assisted in the checking of proofs from the printer for upcoming publications. I adhered to quick turnarounds and deadlines.

Education:

2004-2005 High Tech Institute Phoenix, AZ
Associate of Science: Digital Design and Animation
I was awarded the “Best All-Around Student” for my consistent insistence for excellence.

June 2004 College of the Siskiyous Weed, CA
Associate of Arts: Digital Imaging and Photography
I did Work-Study in the Theatre department where I helped build props, scenery, and design and construct costumes for upcoming productions. I also learned lighting management and furthered my skills in photography and darkroom techniques.