Resume

Work Experience

INNERWORKINGS, MAR 2018 - PRESENT
Rainier Beer, Olympia Beer, Old Milwaukee and Colt45 Production Manager.

SUR LA TABLE: RETAIL PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER, SEPT 2016 - MAR 2018
Manages all print production for Sur la Table’s retail environment in-store, as well as marketing initiatives (including: newsprint, event and collateral). Works with vendors to obtain competitive quotes, prepare production estimates and issue purchase orders. Coordinates creative team and vendor schedules to hit target due dates. Creates clear print specifications and sign kit distribution lists. Collaborates with the creative, merchant and account teams, managing projects to facilitate efficient project workflow.

LEO BURNETT GROUP, ARC WORLDWIDE: PRODUCER, FEB 2015 - SEPT 2016
Responsible for managing retail merchandising for Proctor & Gamble. Produces integrated shopper marketing campaigns. Manages production schedules, print specifications and vendor relationships. Collaborates with the creative and account teams to obtain competitive quotes and direct all facets art buying, including photo shoots, stock photography, retouching and illustration. Checked invoices and settled billing discrepancies with vendors. 

GRISKO, LLC: PRODUCTION MANAGER, FEB 2012 -  NOV 2014
Directed the production of all integrated marketing communications for cross-functional projects. As the first production manager on staff, implemented agency-wide workflow standardization across all disciplines. Proactively met with clients to review paper and color options during the creative development stages. Obtained competitive quotes based on account and creative briefs for printed materials, as well as premiums, stock photos and music. Served as the last checkpoint on all projects both print and digital. Generated and managed production schedules with vendors. Routed proofs through account and creative teams and attended press checks for high-profile projects. Checked invoices and settled billing discrepancies with vendors. QA tested emails, videos and banner ads prior to launch. 

MAGNANI CONTINUUM MARKETING: PRODUCTION MANAGER, SEPT 2010 - FEB 2012 
Oversaw print and digital production for multichannel campaigns. Preflighted and QCed files prior to printing. Worked with vendors to obtain competitive quotes, prepared production estimates and issued purchase orders. Ensured projects were delivered on budget and on time. QA tested and deployed banner ad campaigns and high-volume email campaigns (1,000+ recipients). Maintained all agency archives of digital files and production samples. Kept record of stock photography repositories and overall rights management for creative.

BEAM GLOBAL SPIRITS & WINE: DIGITAL ASSET MANAGER, APR 2009 - SEPT 2010
Digital Asset Manager: Managed distribution and collection of all Jim Beam product portfolio globally. Coordinated with internal marketing department and external ad agencies to maintain graphic production and brand standards. Assisted in management of prepress vendor, Schawk.

XYZ GRAPHICS: PROJECT MANAGER & MAC ARTIST, JULY 2007 - JAN 2009
Worked with multiple national brands to keyline, preflight and produce press proofs for major publications: Sports Illustrated, CondeNaste, National Geographic, People and more. Managed and sustained press equipment and client color profiles.

LEO BURNETT, USA: INTERN, JUNE - AUG 2006

GANNETT’s PACIFIC DAILY NEWS: INTERN, JUNE - AUG 2005

 

Client Experience

TRAVEL/TOURISM: Marriott International, The Field Museum, Shoreline Sightseeing
NON-PROFIT: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, CURE Epilepsy, Gift of Hope, Misericordia
B2B: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Siemens Technology, CNA Insurance
CONSUMER: Jim Beam Brands, Sony, DirecTV, Pioneer, P&G, Panda Express, VISA, Gatorade, ComEd
TRANSPORTATION/AUTOMOTIVE: The CTA, Pace Bus, Ventra, Toyota, Lexus, Saturn, BMW

 

Education

Bachelor of Science: Graphic Communication, Cal Poly, SLO