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Full name

Max Burgess

Title

Graphic Designer / Production Artist

Location

Saint Louis, MO

Blurb

I’m an energetic, hands-on, goal-oriented individual. I believe my experience and skills will make me a great contribution to your team

Experience

Jr. Graphic Designer / Production Artist

Zoey’s Attic

Saint Louis, MO · Aug 2015 – Present

• Responsible for the design and production of apparel, promotional items, and other personalized gifts.
• Experience with DTG printers, die-cut plotters, commercial
embroidery machines, sublimation printing, and FTP systems.
• Primarily regulate their retail location in Webster Groves, MO. My duties include, but not limited to: product development, accepting orders which encompasses everything from customer inquiries to finished product, and limited managing of a small team.
• Attention to detail and adapting to customer needs are crucial to my success as a Graphic Designer at Zoey’s Attic.

Printing Specialist

OfficeMax

Ballwin, MO · Jan 2012 – May 2014

• Full time: shifts spent individually maintaining the print center.
• Digital and offset printing experience.
• Pre-press, production, post-production, and quality assurance.
• Creating total solutions for small businesses and individuals while designing for their image and marketing needs.
• Multi-tasking and staying organized in a fast-paced environment.

Freelance Compositor

Graphic World Inc.

Saint Louis, MO · Jan 2011 – Sept 2014

• Worked exclusively with compositors on textbooks ranging in topics.
• Prepared files and provided edits to files before they were finalized.
• Helped speed up the workflow allowing the books to be published in a timely fashion.
• Knowledge of FTP systems.

Freelance Comic Colorist

Colortek Inc.

Saint Louis, MO · Oct 2010 – Sept 2011

• Colorized digital renderings of old comic stories using Photoshop.
• Projects were fast-paced and required quick turnaround.
• Great attention to detail.
• Knowledge of FTP systems.

Environmental Graphics Intern

Ronan Sign Company

Saint Peters, MO · Oct 2009 – April 2010

• Assisted their in-house graphic designer part-time while earning my degree.
• Responsible for creating the image of their subsidiary company “We Fix Signs LLC”.
• Small team atmosphere.
• Mostly pre-press tasks that involved creating graphics for flyers, billboards, vehicle wraps, window vinyls, and for the web.

Education

B.F.A Studio Art with emphasis in Graphic Design

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, MO · 2006 – 2010

Awards
2005 Eagle Scout Award , Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout Project resides at the World Bird Sanctuary – Valley Park, MO
2008 Lindy’s Award , Lindenwood University
Best Animated Graphics – Full Program
2017 BB National Champion – Gold Medal , USAV
Volleyball National Champion – Team “Dimes”
Specialties

Graphic Design, Production, Pre-press, IT field

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Wilcom Embroidery Studio, Microsoft Office Suite, Mac and Windwos OS, Customer Service, Adaptable, Attention to detail, Problem solving & critical thinking, Leadership

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