Work Experience


PAUL CORPUS


Freelance Sr. Production Artist  |  Graphic Designer  |  Photo Editor  |  Prepress


Over 20 years of print designer, production, prepress and as graphic designer coordinator experience. Excellent Adobe Creative Suite experience, layout and prepress skills, very good understanding of printing processes (from 1C to CMYK). Experienced working in Mac or Windows platform, worked in agency, newspaper (editorial and production), charity and print settings. Key strengths include proactive work ethic, concern for deadlines and attention to detail and great team player.


WORK EXPERIENCE


Prepress, Classifieds & Pagination – Metro News/Toronto Star
Metro News Canada, Toronto, June 2015 – October 2017

  • Responsibilities included day-to-day work in the Prepress and Production department of the Toronto Star, layout of Classifieds and Vitals (obituaries) in PPI, releasing of live and preprint pages, New York Times broadsheet and book review tabloid and special executions that includes Gatefolds and Mass Impact pages.
  • Released daily ad stacks, released pages in Newsgate Citrix.
  • Checked Job Assist at Transcontinental for last check of page typesets.
  • Checked and upload materials to printers as requested by staff.
  • Resolved ad material problems on daily basis, and with these resolution deadlines were always met.
  • Implemented missing ad material list or heads-up, early submission, follow-up of ad materials that resulted in early prepped and releasing of pages. This resulted in being adopted by the whole team and reduced bottlenecks experienced during the first half of the day.

Photo Editor – Nights
Metro News Canada, Toronto, November 2012 – May 2015

  • Responsible for the daily photo editing of Metro News Canada requirements for all markets.
  • Involved in daily meetings with managing and feature editors, recommended feature and front cover photos.
  • Liaised with Toronto Star for photo permissions.
  • Worked on working immediately required photo fix and edits thereby reduced wait times and follow-ups by the editors.

Freelance Graphic Designer/Sr. Production Artist
Toronto, July 2010 – November 2012

  • Worked with creative temp agencies and personal clients on various short and long term assignments. Responsible for print projects and collaterials (designed, updated, revised, prepped files for print and archived all files, requested quotes, offsite and onsite press approvals), web content updates (which includes digital file formats for various needs, html code changes).
  • Attended brief meetings, brand and staff updates.
  • Key Clients – Metro News, Pure Health Bar, By Design Graphics, Calexis, Creative Path, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Successes included shorter wait times and turnarounds for projects, client and staff requests. 
  • Successes included shorter wait times and fast turnarounds for projects, client and staff requests.

National Design Coordinator
JDRF (On Contract), Toronto, March 2008 – July 2010

  • Worked with national and regional chapters.
  • Responsible for print projects and collaterals (designed, updated, revised, prepped files for print and archiving all files, requested quotes, offsite and onsite press approvals).
  • Updated web content (which includes digital file formats for various needs, html code edits).
  • Attended brief meetings, brand & staff updates.
  • Successes included shorter wait times and turnarounds for projects, client and staff requests.

Freelance Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Toronto, August 2006 – March 2008

  • Worked with creative temp agencies and personal clients on various short and long term assignments.
  • Responsible for print projects and collaterials (designed, updated, revised, prepped files for print and archived all files, requested quotes, offsite and onsite press approvals).
  • Updated web content (which includes digital file formats for various needs, html code changes).
  • Attended brief meetings, brand and staff updates.
  • Key Clients – Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), Foresters, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Carnyx Communications (Loblaws), Endeavour Marketing, Quadrant Marketing, Sabre Marketing, Arthur Press, Costantino Studio (Lindt Chocolates), Armstrong Partnership, FirstForms, Multiple Packaging, Cynar Beverages, Xclusivleyu Wedding & Event Planner. 
  • Successes included shorter wait times and fast turnarounds for projects, client and staff requests.

Art Director
Calexis Advertising & Marketing Counsel, Toronto, October 2000 – August 2006

  • Art direction, design and print production work. Worked on various print project and collaterals (includes various print requirements for clients, instore/retail point of sale collaterals).
  • Updated and/or revised existing materials, archive and or uploaded files to servers, onsite and offsite press approvals.
  • Operated Ricoh printer for short run output required by clients.
  • Key Clients – Subway Restaurants Canada, Robin Hood, Chubb Insurance, Golden Mile Chevrolet, Bob Bannerman Chrysler, Scarborough Lexus Toyota, Windowcraft. 
  • Successes included shorter wait times and fast turnarounds for projects, client and staff requests.

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY


Adobe Creative Suite 5.5/6/CC (Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign, Bridge, Acrobat), Quark, Fetch, Mac or Windows Platform, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & Powerpoint), Mura CMS.


EDUCATION


  • Diploma in Network Engineering
    Canadian College for Higher Studies – 2012
  • Certified Print Production Professional (CPPP)
    Institute of Communication Agencies, Toronto – 2008
  • Associate in Fine Arts, Major in Painting
    Philippine Womens College, Philippines – 1986

Portfolio with resume in pdf (6 mb).
Resume in pdf (1 mb).

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