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REBECCA SHERMAN

QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

• More than nine years of experience as a Production Manager
• Strong design, illustration and photo retouching skills
• Creative, determined and detail oriented
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and work well under high pressure
• Ability to work within a team environment
• Advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite
and Microsoft Office Suite
• Extensive knowledge of art and design concepts
and techniques

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

New York University (NY), Graphic and Production Designer (Freelance): 1/14-present

  • Conceptualize and design print collateral, logos, catalog spreads and event graphics for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

OUCH MAGAZINE PUBLISHING (NY), Contributing Graphic Designer: 1/14-2/14

  • Create design theme, logo and graphics for the February 2014 print and online issues
  • Design layout and typography on covers and features
  • Retouch photos for covers and fashion editorials

AIGA (NY), Production Manager: 5/13-11/13

  • Managed relationships with printers, sponsors and external design teams
  • Oversaw the production of event collateral materials from pre- proposal stage through completion
  • Edited, Coded and uploaded all editorial content and images to AIGA’s website and design conference website
  • Ensured that the website's content, usability and appearance were optimal

ARTnews Magazine (NY), Production Manager: 9/04-5/13

  • Trafficked all print and online adverts including positioning, color, and size requests to determine the overall layout for each issue
  • Worked closely with individual clients and graphic designers to meet the magazine’s technical specifications
  • Designed print and online ads, matched artwork and achieved client approval
  • Prepared for pre-press by converting all adverts to Artnews settings (using Quark Express and Adobe)
  • Proofed blue lines for each issue before the magazine goes to press
  • Oversaw the production for the digital editions on Zinio, the Barnes and Noble Nook and the Apple store
  • Managed, Coded and uploaded all online editorial and advertising content for the ARTnews website and ARTnewsletter
  • Coordinated the hiring and supervising of all Artnews Production interns

BHEKI (NY), Creative Director, Designer: 8/09-9/09

  • Create original accessories or design garments that follow well established fashion trends
  • Design, write and print business cards, promotional stickers, postcards and media kits
  • Set prices for styles, developing a group of products and marketing them through retail venues
  • Utilize social media resources Facebook, Twitter and Blogger
  • Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age and gender
  • Pitch editorial features to publications and websites
  • Style, photograph, edit and retouch a fashion and product campaign portfolio

Monkey Clan (NY), Project Manager 8/03-8/04

  • Prepared website evaluations for client proposals
  • Determined production schedules

Artist’s Space (NY), Artist’s File Assistant: 1/03-5/03

  • Guided art professionals in discovering the work of emerging artists via Online Registry

aRUDE Magazine (NY), Publisher/ Editorial Assistant: 4/01-12/01

  • Maintained Office Space
  • Street Style and Product Photographer

303 Gallery (NY), Intern: 5/00-4/01

  • Assisted the staff with general and administrative tasks
  • Aided development and process on commercial photo shoots (Vibe, New York Times Magazine, Index) as well as conceptually based shoots

Photographer Lyle Ashton Harris (NY), Assistant: 10/99-9/00

  • Aided development and process on commercial photo shoots (Vibe, New York Times Magazine, Index) as well as conceptually based shoots

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2012- Con Artist Collective, Member

2011-NYU Studio Art Alumni Critique Group, Organizer

2009- Studio Fuse, an alliance of visual arts professionals to create and foster open dialogue concerning contemporary visual  art in the form of group studio critiques, organized group projects, and an art blog.

2009-2010 Greenpoint Open Studios, a collaborative effort between artists, organizations, businesses and volunteers to build a creative platform.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Experienced with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Adobe Acrobat, Excel, File Maker Pro, Fetch, HTML and Researching (use of internet and library databases)