Alan Stokes

In summary:
Consulting in the graphics and design. Experienced in working with Indigo and Minolta Bizhub digital presses. Work in MAC or PC environments. Experienced in pre-press and Adobe products plus Open Office, Inkscape, GIMP and Dreamweaver.

Portfolio: is this web site.

Work History

The Creative Group-a division of Robert Half, August 2014-Present. Nashville, Tennessee.
Duties: Consulting on best practices to create and execute prototype samples for sales calls. Samples have look and feel of production line pulled samples. Latest consultation was with C.R. Gibson a CSS Industries company.

TFS Graphics, November 2000-August 2014. Nashville, Tennessee.
Duties: Pressman/technician, Konica Minolta Bizhub C6501 and C6500 and Indigo digital presses, Oversaw Lamination/Large Format department. I managed design, construction and setup of custom displays/banners and the specialized shipping containers for all fragile or large scale work. Bindery/Shipping/Delivery areas.

Freelance Connection July 2000-April 2014. Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
Duties: Owner/Operator of a graphics design firm, started part time in 1980 licensed in 2000. The firm designed and built, graphics of all types, 3D props for scenario gaming.

Other Companies and basic duties:

NEC Nashville Tennessee
Duties: Billing Department, accruals.

McOuiddy Printing/Digital Spectrum Nashville Tennessee
Duties: Imaging Manager, Pressman for Indigo.

Service Merchandise Brentwood, Tennessee
Duties: Production Artist.

Crown Label Inc. LaVergne, Tennessee
Duties: Pre-press Technician. Graphic Designer.

Pro-Lith Service Nashville, Tennessee
Duties: Pre-press Technician. Graphic Designer. Customer Service help desk.

Stroud Graphics, Inc. Nashville, Tennessee
Duties: Graphic Designer, Senior Camera, Pre-press Technician, Customer Service computer support.

Baird Ward Printing Inc. Nashville, Tennessee
Duties: Pressroom Jogger, Layout/Paste Up Composition Technician, Pre-press Technician, a Blueline/Dylux Technician, a Plate Maker, Contact Technician, 1/C & 4/C Stripper. Camera Technician in Halftone, 4 and 6 Color and Vertical camera, Scanner operator, Graphic Designer, Maintenance manager for hardware, software, in the pre-press area. Inventory control for the DTP, Scanner and Camera Departments.

Special note of past employers :

Carter's Art Shop Kingsport, Tennessee
Carter's Art Shop was a sign shop serving the Tri-Cities area in east Tennessee. Was owned by Mr. Venoy "Boob" Carter. That gentleman taught me a lot in the short time I knew him. I considered him a mentor and friend. He passed in 1996. Duties: Started and served as the shop apprentice. All shop duties were covered, from making sign patterns, hand cut stencils, screen printing processes, darkroom development of negatives and screen print film to sign design. From the ground up, design, installation, maintenance to customer service and pricing.

Certifications/Continuing Education/Professional Development
Certified DS608 Scanner Operator
Certified Halftone Screening Technician
Certified 4/c Stripping Technician
Certified Contact Technician
Certified Contact Proofing
Certified Black and White Stripping Technician
Certified Apple Programmer
Architectural Engineering, Nashville Technical Institute, Nashville, TN
Scitex Operation, Stroud Graphics Inc., Scitex America, Chicago, ILL
DS608 Scanner Operations School, Stroud Graphics Inc., Dinippon Screen America, Chicago, ILL
Apple Macintosh Seminar, Baird Ward Printing Company Inc., Linotronics/Hell. Nashville, TN
Linotronics Workshop, Baird Ward Printing Company Inc., Linotronics/Hell, Nashville, TN
Photography Courses, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN
Accounting Course, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN
Black/White Halftone Imaging Course, Baird Ward Printing Company Inc., Kodak School, Rochester, NY
Stripping/Film Contacting Course, Baird Ward Printing Company Inc., Kodak School, Rochester, NY
Computer Programming, Apple Baird Ward Printing Company Inc., Apple Computers, Nashville, TN
Graphic Design/Marketing Course, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN

References Upon Request.