Andrew Wilcox

Somerville, MA   |   andrew[at]aw-graphics[dot]com

skills

  • Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign and Photoshop



  • Specialties: Expert using Mac/PC, Coda, Hand-Coding xHTML + CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Fireworks, Acrobat Pro, MS Office and LiquidPlanner.
  • Working Knowledge of JavaScript, jQuery, Drupal, WordPress, ResourceSpace, ActionScript 3, FusionPro, LiveCycle, PHP and MySQL.

experience

Ambit Creative Group  |  Cambridge, MA

Design and Technical Services Manager [Jul. 11 - Current]
  1. Create print and web-based marketing collateral for local, national and international clients in retail, education, technology, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.
  2. Maintain brand standards, creative thinking, fresh ideas and innovative solutions, while meeting client objectives and expectations, at an agency pace.
  3. Inspire creative team members, drawing together with one goal to produce the best work for the client.
  4. Lead concept and discovery meetings with clients, presenting our agency creative process as the Lead Designer and Technical resource.
  5. Craft project estimates, action plans and scopes of work, distributing tasks to the best resources and progress tracking of milestones and deliverables.
  6. Involved in the research, testing and implementing new technology and equipment to support business growth.
  7. An active member in the Design & Development community, attending local meet-ups, networking events, following and sharing on trends, to stay current on skills, knowledge and emerging technology.
  8. First and second level tech support on Windows/Mac workstations and servers.

PrintCentre, Inc.  |  Needham, MA

Graphic Designer & Prepress Manager [Nov. 06 - Jul. 11]
Graphic Designer [Nov. 05 - Nov. 06]
  1. Conduct client consultations to interpret and establish their design needs.
  2. Conceptualize and design effective print materials, such as brochures, annual reports, book layouts and newsletters for a diverse set of clients.
  3. Use production software, such as InDesign, Quark, Acrobat and PitStop Pro, to trouble-shoot and correct files prior to client approval.
  4. Prepare files for final execution for various output methods such as 1 to 6 color separations, embossing, foiling, spot varnishing and die-cutting.

J.W. Photo Labs, Inc.  |  Raleigh, NC

Print Production / Digital Imaging Specialist [Jan. 04 - Jun. 05]
Imaging Technician [Jan. 03 - Jan. 04]
  1. Drum-scanned, retouched, and manipulated images for commercial, wedding, tradeshow, fine art, and editorial clients.
  2. Optimized color management workflow, by profiling input and output devices and all graphics workstations.
  3. Provided PC and Mac tech support, including file server, network maintenance and asset management.

portfolio


education

Boston University  |  Waltham, MA
  1. Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Web Design Certificate [2011]

Rochester Institute of Technology  |  Rochester, NY
  1. BFA with Honors, Professional Photographic Illustration [2002]