Matthew Paczas

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PROFILE

Accomplished graphic designer with more than 15 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.

 

EXPERIENCE

Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer

The Perna Team @ Keller Williams Realty, Novi, MI

April 2014 – August 2015

Lead a team of photographers and designers to carry out concepts and visions as set forth by employer.  Served as art director in training photographers in shooting homes, inside and out, as well as videography for client testimonials.  Created informational books to assist Realtors in helping land a client or sale.  Created and organized monthly/daily mailings from direct mail pieces, to postcards, and beyond.

 

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 dunnblue.com and managed upkeep of site information and graphics.

 

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

  • 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)

COMPETENCIES

  • Management

  • Production Management

  • Print Production

  • Desktop Publishing

  • Conceptual Design

  • Interactive Design

  • Web Design / Programming

  • Graphic Design

  • Information Technology

 

 

EDUCATION

Art Institute of Michigan, Novi, MI

February 2012 – September 2013

Diploma

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