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