Steve Pardue

Graphic Design – Desktop Publishing – WordPress – SEO

Resume

Objective To maintain a position which will enable me to advance my knowledge and creative abilities through design and illustration – and stay current with the most recent technology in the graphics field.
Abilities
  • Experienced in Quark, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop – Creative Suite 5. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and some use of Flash.
  • Proficient in web design and development using WordPress and other scripts. Experience using hosting accounts and Cpanel. Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver and using html and CSS.
  • Working knowledge of the four color process, CMYK output and using preflight programs and preparing files for printing as PDF document(s). Press checks and blueline proofing experience.
  • Excellent communication and time management skills. Great organizational skills. Ability to perform job responsibilities in a timely manner with minimal supervision. Flexibility in performing task outside of basic responsibilities.
Education Art Institute of Pittsburgh – January 2009 to April 2012
Studying graphic design online – took design courses that included a lot of Illustrator and Photoshop use.
TCU Schieffer School of Journalism – May 2008
Community Journalism Shortcourse “New Media for the News Media”
Pro Mac Program at Art Institute of Houston – April 1992
HCC & Art Institute of Houston – August 1990 to March 1992
Studying computer graphics – took courses in Illustrator, Photoshop, Freehand, Quark and PageMaker.
Art Institute of Houston – January 1986 to December 1987
Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Visual Communications
Employment Mad Clik, Inc. – January 2009 to May 2013
6302 Broadway, Suite 240 – Pearland, Texas — (281) 997-9778
Computer Graphics – Typesetting/Layout, Ad Design/Web Design
Layout and design 5 full color glossy phone books for 5 different cities, using InDesign and Photoshop. Create and maintain several websites.
A one person production department – responsible for all graphic and marketing materials.

Jewish Herald-Voice – November 2003 to December 2008
3403 Audley Street – Houston, Texas — (713) 630-0391
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Produce weekly newspaper on the computer using QuarkXPress, Photoshop and Illustrator. scan and manipulate photos using PhotoShop, ad design, special publication design, all aspects of newspaper and magazine production. Illustrate Articles. I was responsible for switching the production department from Quark to InDesign and Creative Suite 2 through CS4 durring my employment. I was Creative Director for several yearly supplemental magazines for JH-V and responsible for all aspects of design and layout developing ads, layout and design articles, general layout of magazine. Pre-flight and create PDF files for the printer, press checks and proof bluelines. I also built and maintained the company website.

GLYP, Inc. – September 2000 to June 2003
4200 Montrose Blvd., Suite 480 – Houston, Texas — (713) 942-0084
Returned to GLYP to continue the same responsibilities as below.

Texas Weekly Times Newspaper Co. – February 2000 to August 2000
811 Westheimer, suite 111 – Houston, Texas — (713) 527-9111
Computer Graphics – Graphic Design/Layout/Web Design
Returned to Texas Weekly Times to develope a web site and the same responsibilities as below.

GLYP, Inc. – November 1997 to February 2000
4200 Montrose Blvd., Suite 480 – Houston, Texas — (713) 942-0084
Computer Graphics – Typesetting/Layout, Ad Design/Web Design
Layout and design 13 separate Yellow Page books for 13 cities, Create and maintain Web Site.

Kinko’s Copy Center – June 1996 to October 1997
2200 S.W. Freeway at Greenbriar – Houston, Texas — (713) 520-9753
Computer Graphics – Typesetter
Typesetting everything from manuals, brochures, and business cards to resumes. Photo scans, photo manipulation, logo designs, letterheads, package design, full service output and printing. Help self service computer customers with printing, formatting and setup in different software programs.

Texas Weekly Times Newspaper Co. – September 1989 to June 1996
811 Westheimer, suite 111 – Houston, Texas — (713) 527-9111
Graphic Design/Layout
Produce weekly magazine on the computer using QuarkXPress, Photoshop and Illustrator. Developing ads, layout and design articles, and general layout of magazine.