Professional Summary

I am a results-driven hardworker and team player committed to task excellence. My
strengths are focused on the pre-press area of the print production process, with
technical experience in essential software applications and workflow methods.
Experienced in marketing, I am also focused on functions and creative ideas that serve
business development to foster innovation and growth.
Available beginning July 2008.

Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Print Media
  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Media, Expected May 2008
  • GPA: 3.91/4.00, PRO GPA: 4.00/4.00

Computer Skills
Operating Systems
  • Proficient in Macintosh & Windows

Software
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat,
    Adobe Distiller, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft
    PowerPoint

Related Experience
InfoTrends - Weymouth, MA                         (October 2007 - Present)
Research Consultant
  • Update company’s Web-to-Print Compendium
  • Research and describe available product solutions and vendors
  • Develop and populate comparability matrix

RIT Employment - Rochester, NY                (November 2004 - Present)
Premedia Lab and Digital Publishing Center Student Manager
  • Assist students & faculty with software and hardware questions.
  • Troubleshoot various problems on digital output devices and other equipment.
  • Manage, train, and delegate tasks to thirty student lab assistants.

Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. - Cohoes, NY    (June 2007 - August 2007)
Business Development Intern
  • Participated in traveling product promotional tour and compile formal report
    regarding success
  • Populated compatibility database between product offerings and digital presses
    and copiers
  • Conducted competitive product analysis based on price and product attributes

McCarty Printing - Erie, PA                          (June 2005 - August 2005)
Workflow Intern
  • Assisted pre-press specialists with daily workload
  • Introduction to imposition, plate making, proofing, and business functions
  • Performed file testing, pre-flighting, and troubleshooting duties

Other Experience
Gertrude A. Barber Institute - Erie, PA        (June 2005 - August 2005)
Management Information Systems (MIS) Assistant
  • Performed software upgrades and computer hardware maintenance

Clubs & Activities
  • President, Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) student chapter
  • Member, School of Print Media Student Advisory Board
  • Co-captain, RIT Men’s Varsity Tennis

*References Available Upon Request*

Resumé
Joseph S. Schember.
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