Matthew Paczas




          Accomplished graphic designer with more than 10 years of experience in large format printing and design. With extensive knowledge of programs including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, InDesign, Dreamweaver), Corel Suite, Quark Xpress, among others. Proficient in all areas relating to graphic design ranging from idea inception to desktop publishing to printing. Also an experienced PC Technician with knowledge in PC Help Desk, hardware and software support and troubleshooting, PC hardware engineer, Windows troubleshooting and programming.



Art Institute of Michigan, Novi, MI

February 2012 – September 2013


Web Design and Interactive Media

*Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society


Bradford College, Pittsburgh, PA

August 1999 – December 2000

Associate of Science Degree

Graphic Design and Management


Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

August 1997 – February 1999

Associate of Science Program

Computer Animation



Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Dreamweaver Web/HTML

Quark Xpress

Corel Graphics Suite

Microsoft Office Suite

Mimaki solvent printers

Onyx, Flexi and Fiery RIPs

HP aqueous printers

HP latex printers

Canon / Xerox Digital Copiers

Mounting / Lamination (Seal & GBC)




Production Management

Print Production

Desktop Publishing

Conceptual Design

Interactive Design

Web Design / Programming

Graphic Design

Information Technology



Owner / Operator

Copilot Printing, Berkley, MI

February 2007 – July 2011

     As owner of the company, my main duties included everything production from printing, design, mounting and laminating, inventory, machine maintenance and IT, among many other responsibilities. Due to current economic situations and personal reasons, I have left this company in good standing to my business partner.


Graphic Technician

Dunn Blue Reprographics, Clawson, MI

May 2001 – January 2007

     Managed the printing of client’s display posters and flyers. Responsibilities included speaking to clients, set up, fix, and design graphic files, manage inventory and technology upkeep of PCs, servers, and large and small format printers. Designed and managed upkeep of site information and graphics.