Chadd K
Designer #52339
Joined 10/7/2020
4 Star Rating
440 Projects
A communications and graphic arts professional, Chadd excells in producing quality results through digital print and prepress production environments.

His broad professional experience and a rich education base allows movement between leadership, support, and production roles. With expert level knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, an excellent command of production workflows, Chadd is experienced with a wide variety of creative and production software. He is proficient in a wide variety of RIP systems and direct print software, small and large format digital presses, color management for digital press, and their maintenance. His knowledge in creating print and marketing solutions apply to large and small format color design for a wide variety of output that include:
• Large format print for advertising
• Retail/POP display
• Business presentation
• Variable data printing
• Fine art reproduction
• Brochure and business card
• Exterior signage display.
• Preflight and prepress

Chadd is a veteran in writing for mass communication, editing and proofreading copy, and journalistic short style reporting. He has a thorough understanding and execution of:
• Professional standards systems
• Brand development and guidelines
• Corporate communication standards
• SEO guidelines and implementation
• Promotional material
• Education and Training materials

This diverse collection of communication experience allows Chadd to understand client needs, drive efficient problem solving, and deliver quality solutions. He has used this experience and skills to produce:
• Cinematic and commercial storyboards,
• Sequential art, character drawing, and portraits.
• Corporate education materials
• Corporate photography sessions
• Corporate video promotions
• Conceptualizing, organizing and directing company-wide recognition ceremonies.

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Office
Illustration: Digital
Graphic Designer
Entertainment
Music
Illustrator
Photographer

Specialties

• Adobe Creative Suite
o Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro
• Microsoft Office Suite
o Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote
• SEO Content Writing/Editing
• Corporate Content Editing/Proofreading
• Research and Reporting
o Thesis writing, Short Form Journalistic Reporting, MLA, APA, and Chicago Style Citation
• Financial language interpretation for common language use
• ONYX Thrive RIP Software
• Wasatch RIP Software
• Production House RIP Software
• Mimaki Rasterlink RIP Software
• Prepare It! Client-Server Print-to-Cut Software
• Mimaki FineCUT Pro
• Zund Cut Center
• Fusion Pro
• Fiery Command Workstation
• Salesforce
• TA2000/SmartDesk/AWD
TRAC Desktop
• iShipdocs
• Filemaker Pro
• Dropbox (for Business & Consumer)
• Small format digital press
o Specifically the Xerox C, X and D families of digital press
• Zund Optical Cutter
o L2550 & L3000
• HP Large Format Latex Printers (roll to roll)
• Canon Fine Art iPF Large Format Aqueous Printers
• OCE Arizona Large Format UV Flatbed Printers
• Fujifilm Acuity Large Format UV Flatbed Printers
• Mimaki JFX Series Large Format UV Flatbed Printer

Interests

Chadd's broad professional experience and rich education base allows movement between leadership, support, and production roles.

He is looking to enrich his portfolio with new, dynamic designs that take advantage of real world photography, solid typography that creates a clear message, and campaigns that provide a clear marketing direction.

Chadd wants to make a bigger imprint with his design skills by working with as many multi-media projects as possible, with a special interest in movie-making and television work.

That last point is something that Chadd is especially interested in. Crafting stories through commercial art is something that allows a company to send out a compelling brand message, showing purpose and being for a product and service.

Office

100 Projects Completed

Chadd has a wide range of experience in creating small format templates and print solutions for large and small businesses.

Working with business owners and office managers on interior decor, he has created large format advertising and marketing images, digitally printed lobby displays, and conventional signage for office use.

Entertainment

20 Projects Completed

Working with local and national entertainers and their parent companies, Chadd has created print solutions for marketing and promotional items.

Music

20 Projects Completed

Collaborating with music artists, Chadd created several image specific covers for songs released on streaming platforms, formatting the covers to spec as needed for each service.

Illustration: Digital

100 Projects Completed

He excels in producing quality results through digital print and prepress production environments, with either Mac or PC, proficient with a wide variety of creative and production software. Chadd's experience gives him expert level knowledge with the Adobe Creative Suite, and an excellent grasp of production workflows.

Chadd is proficient with a wide variety of RIP systems and software, small and large format digital presses, and their maintenance. His knowledge in creating print and marketing solutions apply to large and small format color design for a wide variety of physical and digital output.

Understanding the specific requirements of a project means that Chadd is able to use his creative skills in the digital environment to make ready pieces that will work with specific perimeters, be it print production, mobile screen presentation, or web-ready graphics.

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