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Personal Thoughts — Working at the Speed of Modern Business Today’s business world is a seriously competitive place. At the bottom of the heap are those who failed to plan or failed to follow a plan through …right alongside those who didn’t or couldn’t react, change, adapt or compensate effectively to suddenly changing conditions or circumstances.   It’s been my experience that having a skill set spanning multiple disciplines provides a distinct competitive advantage because decisions, and the implementation of those decisions, are always close at hand …not out-sourced and therefore out-of- reach when needed most. Experience is a catalyst between those skills and the confident, effective decisions and solutions required when push has come to shove at hour eleven …when outcomes become critical and stakes are often highest. It’s the difference between a ‘decisive act’ backed with logical reason, and an ‘emotional reaction’ to circumstances unexpectedly in flux. In the final analysis, centralized planning and implementation delivers a clear and obvious continuity in the visual, textual and presented material placed before an audience of one or an audience of many …audiences who are more skeptical and discerning nowadays than ever before. I’m of the opinion that ‘good work’ is something one does each day as a matter of course …one’s ‘best work’, however, is that which we do when the pressure is on, the chips are down and the buck needs a place to stop. Industry Standard Definitions Graphic Design Specialist Uses computer graphic systems to produce graphic sketches, designs, and copy layouts. May require an associate degree or its equivalent and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A great deal of creativity and latitude is expected. Technical & Creative Writer III Writes a variety of technical articles, reports, brochures, and/or manuals for documentation for a wide range of uses. May be responsible for coordinating the display of graphics and the production of the document. May require a bachelor's degree in a related area and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Sr. Desktop Publishing Operator Completes assignments involving word processing, including page layouts, charts and computer graphics utilizing desktop publishing equipment and integrated software packages. May require an associate degree in a related area and at least 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May direct and lead the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected • Graphic Design Specialist • Technical & Creative Writer III • Sr. Desktop •Publishing Operator • Presenter & Trainer • Publicist & Public Speaker • • Web Designer / SEO • Highlights on the Fly Length of Experience: 20+ Years Geographic Experience: Canada, United States, Asia, Europe, South America Corporate Experience:       Self-Employment / Freelance       Entrepreneur / Employer       Operations I/T Manager       Public Company – Director of Communications Project Experience:       Documentation & Ballots  – 1993 Presidential Election, Venezuela                                                – 1994 Gubernatorial Elections, Venezuela       Technical Writer - Investor & End User – Automated Voting Systems       Research & Compliance Documentation – Automated Voting Systems       Annual Reports & Corporate Communications – Public Company       Publicity & Public Information Packages - Public Company       Publicist & Public Speaker – Drug & Alcohol Recovery Program       Graphic Design & Layout – National Magazines and Trade Shows       Graphic Design, Conceptual – Government and Private Sector       Technical Illustration – Industrial & Manufacturing Companies       Web Site Design & SEO – Canadian and US Clients       Musical CD Cover Design - Private Label Production       Police Crest Design & Badge Redesign - Canada and USA       Charity Event Promotional Materials - Fund Raising Organization       Corporate ID and Standardization - Public and Private Companies         Product Packaging Designs – Manufacturing and Importation       Special       Author – The Guidebook for Successful Relationships       RCMP – Commissioner's Commendation - Details Unavailable Software Experience: Corel Draw, Xara, Photoshop, PageMaker, MS Word, MS Front Page, Expression Web
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