work experience

Design Strategist

I produce effective communication design using a full range of print media: brochures, mailers, pamphlets, advertisements, magazines, books, etc; as well as managing clients’ web presences. As a design strategist, my work has been praised for its effectiveness and cost-consciousness. I currently am lucky enough to have my “ideal gig” producing the PCTA’s 32-page, full-color glossy membership magazine, The PCT Communicator.

 

Sr. Production Artist
Team Leader
Senior Trainer

Feb. 99 - Feb. 01

Vertis PreMedia Newspaper Services - Van Nuys, CA

I produced advertisements for The Los Angeles Times and The Daily News according to client specification and with great attention to accuracy and detail. As Team Leader I supervised the activities of the Retail Dept’s. Production Artists and the nightly workflow to ensure the consistent quality and quantity of ads produced. As Senior Trainer I was responsible for the introductory and on-going training of Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Level Production Artists and coordinated the activities of the Department Trainers and Intern recruitment.

Production Manager - Designer

PK/PF Advertising, NoHo, CA

I was responsible for the production of flawless print-ready materials for a wide variety of advertising needs: magazine ads, brochures, pamphlets, mailers, letterhead/stationery, and various other advertising and promotional materials.

Graphic Artist - Desktop Publishing
Ventura, CA

I produced a training manual for the Ventura County Fire Department using page layout (Ventura Publisher) and drawing (PC Paintbrush Plus) softwares as well as my original illustrations. Extensive file management and style consistency.

Paste-up/Production Artist
Schenectady, NY

I was responsible for production (typesetting, speccing, layout, paste-up) of high-quality camera-ready artwork for a wide variety of local and state-wide businesses’ needs: brochures, newsletters, magazines, advertisements, menus, business cards, stationery, etc.

education

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

Baccalaureate Degree – Fine and Applied Arts Major

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York

Associate of Fine Arts Degree

Platt College
Los Angeles, California

Computer Graphic Design Diploma

My name is Daniel Carmin and I’d like to introduce you to Rtwerk. Rtwerk provides creative services in graphic design – both print and web – and photography to clients of all shapes and sizes. Currently our talented and responsive team includes me, on-site photographer Dean Young (Photos by DAY) and east coast photography by renowned photographer, Bruce Byers.

My resume is provided on this page and I encourage you to peruse it for more information about my professional background, experience, and education. And, of course, I hope that you will visit my portfolio to see samples of my varied work. For additional samples, references, or detailed information about my ability to handle your specific design needs, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I’ve been an artist since I was in elementary school and received “classical training” as a designer and production artist in the 1970s. Later, I returned to school to polish my computer skills and gain new skills in new technology – skills that have allowed me to continue to produce the art I love in an ever wider variety of mediums.

Immediately after my graduation from Platt College in 1999, I took a position creating advertisements for the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Over the next year I consistently rose within the organization’s structure but departed in 2000 to broaden my experience by working for a full-service advertising agency.

Today I continue to ply my skills and creativity on a freelance basis. My clients include the national non-profit Pacific Crest Trail Association. As part of my work for the Pacific Crest Trail Association, I produce a full-color, 32-page, glossy magazine (titled the PCT Communicator) six times per year. The magazine is sent to the Association’s more than 5,000 members (along with hundreds of other constituents) and is considered among the Association’s most popular member benefits. Please visit my portfolio to see examples of the Communicator’s cover and inside pages.

While I continue to enjoy working with good old-fashioned paper, I’ve also taught myself Web site design and production and am continually expanding my Web-based skills in order to offer my clients the full-range of design strategies for their businesses.

internships

  • JDV Typesetting, Reseda, CA    Dec. 98 – Feb. 99
  • Brooklyn Museum, Prints and Drawings Department, Brooklyn, NY     Jan. 76
  • The New York State Museum, Albany, NY     Sept. 76 – Dec. 76

awards

  • National Honor Society (High School)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
  • Alpha Mu Gamma Foreign Lang. Honor Soc.
  • Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour
  • Excellence in Graphic Design Award
  • Adobe Creative Now 2014 World Tour
  • WebMatros Headway Hero
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