Resume

ADAM HANSEN

adam (at) ahgrafx.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/adammhansen

Summary of Qualifications:

  • 7 years experience as a freelance Graphic Designer: www.AddictedToPixels.com.
  • 2 years experience in digital prepress graphics/design working as a Production Graphic Artist for Rainier Industries.
  • 10+ years using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • 5 years experience working as a Senior Imaging Specialist at the Corbis Corporation.
  • 5 years experience working with vinyl signage, design, cutting and installation.
  • Proven ability to provide superior work results under tight time constraints as an individual, as well as being a cohesive element in team efforts.
  • Implementing procedures for ISO 9001 certification.
  • Founder and organizer of Illustrators of Seattle group.

Skills:
Photoshop CC 2014, Illustrator CC 2014, Bridge CC 2014, InDesign CS6, Acrobat, Linocolor, Sketchup, 3d Studio Max 2.5, Bonzai3d / FormZ, Microsoft Office, Basic HTML, Dreamweaver MX, WordPress, Microsoft and Salesforce CRM, Flexi-Sign 8, Signblazer, PC and Macintosh platforms, monitor color calibration software, FTP programs, Heidelberg drum and flatbed scanners.

Experience:

Junior Graphic Designer and 3D modeler
American Image Displays Redmond, WA February 2014–December 2014

  • Graphic design, layout, typesetting, retouching, sourcing and color correcting photos.
  • Reviewing customer-supplied art and assessing its usability, creating a digital proof and sending to vendors or printing in-house.
  • Maintenance and operation of two large format Mutoh roll-to-roll printers.
  • Create 3d renderings of trade show exhibits to assist sales team in final sale.
  • Recreating client artwork to print at higher resolutions.
  • Minor updates to American Image Displays wordpress website.

Production Graphic Designer
Rainier Industries Tukwila, WA March 2012–January 2014

  • Reviewing customer-supplied art and assessing its usability, creating a digital proof and sending to vendors or printing in-house.
  • Recreating client art/logos in illustrator to assure quality when scaled to required size for reproduction.
  • Retouching, advanced color correction and matching of artwork for a wide array of substrates.
  • As digital pre-press technician I would prepare artwork for large format printing on Tents, Banners, Awnings, Flags, Plaques, Framed Art, Reclaimed Wood, Steel, Wallcoverings, Dye Sub Fabric and Exhibits.
  • Art directing multiple  job tickets simultaneously with high attention to detail through multiple internal departments.
  • Coordinating product creation to product install and the order of materials needed for job production.
  • Working with high profile clients such as REI, Eddie Bauer, Obrien Watersports, Pioneer Square, Lockeed Martin, Seattle Seahawks, Stanford University, Amazon, Nordstroms, Toyota, Nike, Columbia, and Starbucks.

Freelance Designer
www.AddictedToPixels.com Seattle, WA June 2004–March 2012

  • Vinyl signage, design, creation and installation.
  • Designing logos, flyers, business cards, brochures, t-shirts and screen printing.
  • Website creation and updating, wordpress.
  • Digital photo retouching and scanning.
  • Magazine layout and design.
  • High-End printing consultation.
  • Discussing with the client there design needs, and through this interaction, I translated the client’s ideas into a visual product.

 

Graphic Designer/Vinyl Installer
IKON Graphics & Signs Auburn, WA November 2011–March 2012

  • Side job doing part-time vinyl sign design, creation and installation for a company owned by my brother.

 

Graphic Designer

CopyRight! Gig Harbor, WA May 2005–October 2005

  • Design from the stage of thumbnail to final output.
  • Photo retouching using Photoshop.
  • Branding, business card design, letterhead, signs, posters, brochures.
  • Hole punch, laminator, bindery finishing and shrink wrapping.
  • Production Manager and QA of everything printing related that left the shop.

 

Image Specialist
RGB Labs / Gallery Media Player Networks (startup) Seattle, WA June 2004–November 2004

  • Color Correcting images for purchase.
  • Researching, ordering, and digitally retouching images I found from licensed private collections and photographers used in the proprietary application that displayed hi-res photos somewhat like a slideshow.
  • Photo retouching using Photoshop.

 

Senior Image Technician
Corbis Corporation Seattle, WA May 1999–April 2004

  • Promoted from Archive Production to Senior Image Technician after 6 months of employment.
  • Digitally restoring images and of special rare collections such as Bill Gates’ Otto Bettman collection.
  • Routine calibration and color management of monitors.
  • Provided phone support for imaging issues to the end user.
  • Worked under tight deadlines.
  • Passed the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test.
  • Trained new employees on the digital color correcting and restoration process using Photoshop.

 

Education:
Art Institute of Seattle Seattle, WA

  • Associate of Applied  Art in 3D Modeling and Animation

Tulsa Technology Center Tulsa, OK

  • Advertising Design Certificate with 3.5gpa, 2 year course while attending high school
  • Perfect attendance award