Michael Kendrick - Englewood, New Jersey

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Michael Kendrick is currently living in Englewood, New Jersey, working as a Graphic Artist and is interested in Software & Services.
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Graphic Artist


Englewood, New Jersey

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Software & Services

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Bowling, Billiards, Sports in general, Music and Hi-Tech gadgets

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Michael Kendrick has joined on Aug 10, 2010

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Michael W. Kendrick
100 Lafayette Place ▪ Englewood, NJ 07631 ▪ C: 201-926-0782 ▪ H: 201-569-8170

Printing Project Manager & Prepress Troubleshooter leveraging comprehensive expertise in applications, best practices, processes, and equipment utilized in print layout and design to ensure optimal production quality and resolution. Excels in client relations, partnering with customers to transform ideas into diverse visual material.

Generated  $30K+ monthly revenue by completing two to three weekly projects as account manager and liaison to a key client; coordinated assignments from initial concept to final approval.

Designed  material for table top presentations from power point slides and consolidated multipage reports into one- or two-sided pamphlets.

Produced  50+ orders per week, meeting static and adjustable deadlines with up to 70% of work needing two-hour turnaround time for client preview and next day print delivery.

Processed  20+ weekly assignments ranging in size and complexity, including one-page handbills, magazine and newspaper ads, mailers, and billboards; adjusted artwork and resolution according to need.

Education & Proficiencies

Certifications: Crosfield 6250 Scanner ▪ Celsis software

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite ▪ QuarkXPress ▪ Apogee X Rip ▪ Scitex Rip ▪ Rampage ▪ Nexus

Platforms: Macintosh OSX ▪ UNIX ▪ PC (Windows / Windows XP)

Output Devices: Agfa & Carnfeldt Imagesetters ▪ Kodak Approval/HP/Epsons Large Format Laser Printers

University of Florida: Pre-Med Program

Professional Overview

Desktop Specialist / File Troubleshooter Schering-Plough: 2009
Removed impediments to optimal print quality by examining client submissions and making needed adjustments, releasing corrected files to the printer for production; utilized Adobe Creative Suite applications and QuarkXPress.
Ensured client artwork was suitable for high resolution printing, resolving problems with supplied material such as converting one-color submissions into four-color final products.

Desktop Specialist, Direct-to-Plate Imager NEI Worldwide Graphics: 2008
Provided detailed preflight of client files to determine workability and printability, eliminating flaws for quality assurance.
Developed artwork, digital files, and direct-to-plate images for work spanning one-page fliers to 50-page books.
Reduced costs by managing resources and designing prep layouts for the most economic print process, including Agfa Galileo direct-to-plate output imager.
Maintained plate processors and other prepress equipment through monthly review and upkeep.

Mac Operator Applied Graphics Technologies: 1999-2000 & 2003-2007
Employed in CA and rejoined company after a relocation to NJ; functioned as client liaison to key account, Merrill Corp.
Served as principle contact, communicating with client from project conception through final endorsement.
Handled cost estimates and invoicing for assignments ranging between $1K and $10K.
Utilized Mac-based programs such as PS Illustrator and QuarkXPress to troubleshot customer files for optimal print quality; proofed multiple output devices from large format lasers to digital matchprints.

Mac Operator Pixxon Imaging Studios: 2000-20002
Reviewed submissions and prepared electronic files after identifying images in need of retouching and color corrections.
Delivered premium print quality by utilizing Scitex Presstouch to trap and adjust files, particularly Scitex Brisque with Scitex workflow for Mac workstations.

Mac Operator Pictorial Offset Corp.: 1995-1999
Examined client files, made necessary corrections, retouched, and set all trappings to ensure highest quality print runs.
Adjusted files and plate layouts utilizing Scitex Remake and Workflow, a direct-to-plate image setter.
Minimized losses when problems were found with items on the press, creating new negatives on the spot.

Joined Wheal Grace Corporation as a Mac Operator, performing troubleshooting, retouching, and trapping to optimize print quality. Worked with The Bergen Record in Hackensack, NJ a 170,000 circulation daily as a Four Color Stripper, manually creating and contacting four-color firm for the off-set print process.

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Michael Kendrick
Name: Michael Kendrick
Location: Englewood,New Jersey,United States
Job Title: Graphic Artist

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