Pre-Press Graphics Manager
Color Control Inc., (Now a division of Schawk), Redmond, WA ▪ 1989 – 1996
Involved in the conversion from conventional film stripping to
Performed Mac and PC operation, as well as computer maintenance.
Worked with catalogs such as Neiman Marcus, Victoria’s Secret,
William Sonoma, The Bombay Co., and others.
Trained to operate within a developing digital environment.
Owner / Operator
Owner / Operator
Norseman Digital Publishing; Portland, OR ▪ 1996 – 1998
Entrepreneurial professional with experience in graphic design, marketing,
and support of business development objectives. I produced catalogs for
plant Nurseries in and around Portland, OR.
Responsible for sales, design, photography coordination, color and production.
Successful enough to warrant the Portland (Oregon) Business Journal’s interest
in the “Business Savvy” section of the Journal, February 13, 1998.
A leader in the “Color Imaging” Team ▪ Meier & Frank (A division of
The May Corp); Portland, OR ▪ 1998 – 2002
Helped to build and manage the in-house “Color Imaging” department
from inception to a fully functional digital pre-press department.
Coordination with design, layout and photography.
Performed out of state "press checks."
Learned retail catalog management skills as necessitated by
quality control and remote team networking.
Performed as a liaison between large businesses and printers.
Built up my own client foundation by direct personal representation
and through the use of on-line prospect databases.
Troubleshot the projects I represented to help pre-flight
through to the final printed product.
Allied Printing Services, Inc.; Manchester, CT December 2004 – February 2009.
This position ended, due to a workforce reduction.
Supervised an average of 15 to 20 employees in the graphics department,
preparing customer files for print and/or digital upload to client’s ftp sites.
ISO trained for a competitive edge within an international market; referencing
the highest standards of customer satisfaction.
Experienced in working on multiple projects under tight deadlines.
Successfully directed a wide range of projects spanning up through
high-end retail publications, packaging, and annual reports. Worked with Mac
and PC platforms using industry standard software for high-end
color correction and page assembly.
Recently: Production Specialist at Voya Financial®, Windsor, CT.
Also, continuing education; media graphics and Web technologies
in addition with my background in the printed graphics industry.
Samples of my Web skills can be found starting with www.johneric.org
That site and its corollary links utilize Flash, CSS, Java Script,
Query, a PHP mail application, and samples of my own artwork.