01 PROFESSIONAL

MY SKILL LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

95%

95%

PAGE PLUS

PHOTOPAINT

GIMP

ILLUSTRATOR

PHOTOSHOP

WEBPLUS

100%

100%

100%

100%

IN DESIGN

100%

Computers (IBM compatable (PC) and Mac) / Expert. Some coding (software) and building (hardware) and extensive software use.

PageMaker, 3ds Max, Photopaint, Gimp, Paint.net, Adobe CS, Page Plus, Web Plus, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Corel Paintshop, Photopaint, InDesign and many others. (I quickly learn new software and find new methods to make working with it more productive.)

Skills

Typesetting, Pagination, Graphics and Logo Design, Customer Service, Web Site design, Advertising Design and Layout, Problem Solving, Working in a Team Environment or as a Solo Self-supervised Employee, Managing Others, Time Management, Working under tight deadlines and within strict tolerances, Attention to Detail, Proofreading, Color Separation, Color correction for print, Graphic Arts Camera Operation, Digital Photography, Video production, 3D Modeling/Animation, Computer Art, Film Photography- Developing and Printing, Logo design, Corporate Identity Package Design and Production, Interpersonal Communication, Telephone Communication, PC and Mac use, Package Design, Organizational Skills,and Hand Setting Lead Type (In case it ever comes up).

Offset and Digital Press operation. Currently used / Expert

Presses I have experience running: Xerox iGen4 Digital Presses, HP Indigo digital press, Ryobi, Hamada, Diddee, Hamilton, Solna, Heidelberg, AB Dick, Chief, Itek, Komori, Stevens, Muller Martini and other offset presses. I have run both wet and dry offset presses,Flexo presses, Digital presses and DI's including Xerox iGen, HP Indigo sheet fed and web - small and large format.

Bindery Equipment:

Cutters, Folders, Stitchers, Collators, Boring machines, Corner rounders, Wire-o, Sidewinder, Scorers, Re-winders, Book binders, Shrink Wrappers, Laminators, UV Coaters, and other bindery equipment.

I'M

GT 'Todd'

vonFumetti.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
&
PRINT SPECIALIST

I AM A GRAPHIC ARTIST, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER

AND PRINT MEDIA DESIGNER WITH EXPERIENCE IN LOGO DESIGN

ADVERTISING LAYOUT, WEB DESIGN, AND PHOTO EDITING.

GT

     I am a Graphic Artist/ Designer /Journeyman Press Operator with more than 25 years of experience in the Graphic Reproduction Industry in both Graphic Design and machine maintenance, repair and operation.

     I began my printing career in my first year of High School where I learned the printing process from the ground up with the use of hand set lead type being run on a platen press, which is how I printed my first business cards. From that point I have followed through the evolution of the printing process with the implementation of wax-backed paste-ups to computer generated data sent directly to the digital press, and have always been able to quickly and easily adapt to new technologies. I have experience running many different offset presses as well as DI presses and others with extensive training in the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of Xerox iGen and HP Indigo (sheet fed and web) digital presses and the software that enables them.  

     I have an artists eye for detail and design and a pressman's working knowledge of the presses and systems used in modern print shops to produce printed media. I have experience with HTML5 and am comfortable working with designs for either digital, print or both.

 

02 PORTFOLIO

MY LATEST WORK. CLICK AN IMAGE TO SEE MORE>

Graphic Design

3D Modelling

Digital Art

Print Layout

Digital Photography

Web Design

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03 Experience

* 2012-2014

The Print Oracle

Lead Designer

Advertising Layout and Design, Creative Consultant, Web Site Designer and Administrator

2011-2015 *

Shutterfly

* 2012-2014

The Print Oracle

Lead Designer

Advertising Layout and Design, Creative Consultant, Web Site Designer and Administrator

Digital Press Technician (w/ some design work)

Worked on both HP Indigo Digital Offset Presses and most recently on Xerox iGen 4 Digital VDP Presses performing maintenance tasks and repairs to keep the presses online and operating properly. Performed color profiling to assure perfect color reproduction.

Designed and created in-shop signage and training materials.

2011-2014

Metro Michaels Store

2001-2012

GSA Cactus Pine Council

Form Design/ Advertising design

I worked for the Girl Scouts of America as a Print Shop Manager, press operator and graphic designer of forms for member admissions, permission slips for trips and many other documents.

Certified Framing Specialist/Jewelry design Instructor

Provided customer service, took new framing orders, designed framing solutions for all types of artwork, assembly of framing orders, joining of frames in store, framing customers artworks.

As the In-Store Jewelry Design Instructor I taught the proper methods of modern jewelry design and creation.

1996-2001

Sea Graphics

1989-Present

GT Graphics Technologies

Product Design

I created the graphic design and layouts for direct mail coupon service packets and also ran the presses that printed them and cut, collated and prepared the mailings. 

Lead Designer/

Web Designer/ Owner

I perform both freelance contract work and also have a client list that I work with in an ongoing business relationship creating Logos, Graphic Materials and Web Sites. I do this work at night, on weekends and in my spare time.

* Letters of Recommendation are available from my supervisors of these positions upon request.

 

04 Education

1974-1979

West Phoenix High School

Graphic Communications/Printing

I was able to talk the instructor and the Principal of the school into allowing me to take Graphics and Printing class my freshman year, even though it was a class for Juniors and Seniors only. I took the class for all four years of HS and progressed much further than students normally were allowed to in the regular 2 year course.

1982-1984

Clark Community College

Graphic Communications

I was in the Associates in Arts and Sciences Program in Graphic Communications.

Education Summary

     When I began High School, there was a day of Student Orientation where the new Students were taken to all of the classes that the school offered and met the Instructors and saw the classrooms.

I saw the woodshop and liked it and thought it would be a fun class to take, the same with the Auto Shop. Then I was shown the Printing classroom and saw the presses including a platten press, a couple offset presses (one Chief and one ABDick) and I saw a poster on the wall, above the paper cutter, of Benjamin Franklin who was a printer in his day and one of his quotes and thought I'd really like to be a printer for a living, but the class was for Juniors and Seniors only, so I had to talk my way in, which I did and went on to take 4 years of printing in High School.

I started with hand set lead type from the California Job Case, justifying each line in a stick and locking it all into a frame and then printing my business cards by hand, one at a time.

     As I continued my education, I saw the use of the Linotype, then saw the coming and going of wax coating strips of type and cutting and pasting it in place, and then photographing it with a Graphic Arts Camera, developing the negatives and stripping it to a sheet of goldenrod paper with ruby-lith tape to create a plate on a NuArc Plateburner.

It was all made obsolete by the advent of CTP typesetting and later by Digital presses capable of variable data printing.

Along the way, I learned to hand cut and also make photosilk silkscreen prints, I have run most bindary equipment, presses, and all of the other equipment one might find in a printing shop.

I later went on to learn more about creating graphic design and layout with the most modern equipment and software packages. To quote an old song, "What a long strange trip it's been" and I have truly loved every minute of it.

 

03 Experience

2019-Present

Xerox Print Services
St. Joseph's Hospital

Lead Designer / Large Format / Large Volume Color Operator

Layout and Design, Creative Consultant, iGen Operator, Large Format / Poster Production

2011-2015 *

Shutterfly

* 2012-2014

The Print Oracle

Lead Designer

Advertising Layout and Design, Creative Consultant, Web Site Designer and Administrator

Digital Press Technician (w/ some design work)

Worked on both HP Indigo Digital Offset Presses and most recently on Xerox iGen 4 Digital VDP Presses performing maintenance tasks and repairs to keep the presses online and operating properly. Performed color profiling to assure perfect color reproduction.

Designed and created in-shop signage and training materials.

2011-2014

Metro Michaels Store

2001-2012

GSA Cactus Pine Council

Form Design/ Advertising design

I worked for the Girl Scouts of America as a Print Shop Manager, press operator and graphic designer of forms for member admissions, permission slips for trips and many other documents.

Certified Framing Specialist/Jewelry design Instructor

Provided customer service, took new framing orders, designed framing solutions for all types of artwork, assembly of framing orders, joining of frames in store, framing customers artworks.

As the In-Store Jewelry Design Instructor I taught the proper methods of modern jewelry design and creation.

1996-2001

Sea Graphics

1989-Present

GT Graphics Technologies

Product Design

I created the graphic design and layouts for direct mail coupon service packets and also ran the presses that printed them and cut, collated and prepared the mailings. 

Lead Designer/

Web Designer/ Owner

I perform both freelance contract work and also have a client list that I work with in an ongoing business relationship creating Logos, Graphic Materials and Web Sites. I do this work at night, on weekends and in my spare time.

* Letters of Recommendation are available from my supervisors of these positions upon request.

05 contact

CONTACT

I've spent my entire career in the graphic communications and printing industry and have enjoyed mastering each new technology as it has developed.

gtvon@cox.net

Tel: 623 251.1388

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