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Alexander Florez

99 Gallivan Lane Uncasville, CT 06382 860.333.7170

Qualifications Profile

Versatile, innovative, and resourceful Graphic Designer and Fine Artist with experience in teaching and creating both fine art and print design. Excellent communication skills with clients, students, vendors, and supervisors, forming a productive, creative, and uplifting atmosphere. Experience in the following: Business Cards & Posters & Fliers Bleed Correction Logos & Business Graphics Duplex Registration Forms & Legal Documents Offset Plate Preparation Trifold Brochures Wide Format Poster & Engineering Newsletters & Booklets Multi-Part Carbonless Forms Image Enhancement & Recovery Multiple-Up Imposition Print Production Coil, Comb, and Glue Binding Wide Format Mounting Machine Stapling Bulk Cutting Machine Folding Wide Format Laminating Print Finishing

Professional Experience

OLive A Little - Bozrah, CT, March 2014 - Present

Marketing and Image Designer: Advertising, Branding, Webmaster, and Social Media Guru In-house graphic designer creating print materials, updating the website, and assisting social media management while maintaining brand image. Editing of existing website elements built with ColdFusion on an FTP server, and updating pages through a content managed system.

Minuteman Press - Norwich, CT, March 2012 - July 2012, October 2013 - Present

Graphic Designer: Typesetting, Layout, Image Editing, Proofing, and Printing Responsible for typesetting new digital files from existing scanned documents and building new documents based on clients designs; creating and editing graphics and providing PDF proofs for client approval; creating business cards, brochures, fliers, advertisements, memo pads, legal forms, envelopes, tickets, programs, and postcards; preparing files for digital and offset printing; and running and maintaining professional Konica Minolta, Xerox, and Canon laser printers.

Staples Inc. - Old Saybrook, CT, August 2013 - Present

Certified Print Pro: Customer Service, Print Production, and Finishing Carefully catering to customers through every step of production: consulting customer in person, by phone, or through email to asses their needs; checking their digital files or hard copy originals for issues; printing a wide variety of jobs from postcards to blueprints; running finishing equipment to complete jobs; and quality checking with customer. Also assisting customers who are using the self-serve copiers, fax machine, and workstation.

Freelance - 2006-Present

Photographer, Graphic Designer, Fine Artist Versatile work in both traditional and digital mediums. Successfully completed contracts for local small businesses and clients around the country, including catalogue layout, product photography, logo design, and posters. Successfully created a trifold brochure with advertisements for nearly two dozen local New London County businesses to promote the Field of Greens Farmers Market wine tasting event, and have maintained long term business relationship with returning clients.

Three Rivers Community College - Norwich, CT, July 2009 - December 2011

Fine Arts & Graphic Design Tutor - Graphic Design Teachers Aid Worked with Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, and Graphic Design classes. Assisted teachers during classes and tutored students. Inspired creativity and trained students in a variety of software. Provided technical support for software and hardware issues, and trained students in camera usage.

Educational Background

Associates Degree in Visual Fine Arts - 2011

Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT - Magna Cum Laude

Certificate in Graphic and Communication Arts - 2011

Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT - Magna Cum Laude

Key Achievements: Received Student Leader recognition from TRCC for efforts in student newspaper. Received Fine Art Achievement award scholarship in 2009 and 2012. Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society for a GPA over 3.5. Guest lecturer for Publication Design (Desktop Publishing) at TRCC in Spring 2014 semester.

Technical Proficiency
Platforms Software
Mac OS X (10.4 - 10.9) Windows XP - Windows 7 Fiery Command Workstation 5 PosterJet 8 Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 - Adobe Acrobat XI Adobe CS4 Photoshop Extended - Adobe CS5/CS6 Photoshop Adobe CS4/CS5/CS6 InDesign Adobe CS4/CS5/CS6 Illustrator Adobe CS4/CS5/CS6 Bridge Adobe CS4 Dreamweaver Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 6 Microsoft Office Suite 2007 - 2010 QuarkXPress 7 RTI Harlequin RIP-Kit


Xerox 4595, DocuColor 252, Color 550, Color 560, & 6204 Wide Format Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000 & C8000 Various Canon inkjet and laser copiers/printers HP Designjet 2100 Wacom tablet input Canon 50D (other camera experience)