Matthew A. Creason
29 West I St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
Graphic Arts Management
Graphic and Web Design • Team Leadership • Conceptual Design
Graphics Management • Workflow Prioritization • Project Management
Highly motivated graphics professional capable of managing the graphics process from concept to finished product with the ability to develop visually appealing content intended to grab attention and convey a direct message. Accustomed to performing under pressure to meet deadlines in a goal-oriented environment.
August 2011 to Present
Graphic Designer/Prepress Technician - Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Work as a Graphic Designer at Messiah College Press. Duties include designing brochures, logos, flyers, posters, HTML email blasts, pamphlets, booklets and postcards to support Messiah's branding and initiatives.
January 2011 to Present
Freelance Graphic Designer/Owner - MAC Design, Carlisle, PA
Work as a Freelance Graphic Designer with exceptional services in Print, Web and Graphic Design. Products include business cards, letterhead, brochures, flyers,
postcards, posters, T-shirts, CD covers, web design and much more.
January 2008 to July 2011
Graphics Department Supervisor - Laser Imaging Systems, Inc., York, PA
Was responsible for all aspects of department production, job prioritization and graphics workflow. Products designed include variable and static postcards, sports tickets, flyers, logos, posters and business cards. Responsible for overall management of online print store and oversight of an HP Indigo 5500 Digital Press.
February 2006 to December 2007
Graphic Designer - Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA, Camp Hill, PA
Experience included designing brochures, postcards, flyers, posters, PowerPoint
presentations and newspaper ads. Also designed HTML email blasts using High Impact eMail.
May 2004 to February 2006
Graphic Designer - Graphics Universal, Greencastle, PA
Foundational graphics experience included development of annual reports, brochures, newspaper ads, baseball programs, newsletters, drawing illustrations and website design. Developed company website and managed overall direction from concept phase to final web integration. Further developed knowledge of commercial printing business and studied printing process technique from conception to final production.
January to March 2003
Graphics Intern - Keenan-Nagle Advertising, Allentown, PA
Arranged advertising layouts and brochures using photographic editing and production methods.
Used Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
March 2002 until March 2003
Conservation Technician - B.R. Howard and Associates, Carlisle, PA
Hands-on artistic restoration of 19th century wagons and horse drawn carriages in ghost town of Bodie, California. Also worked on the conservation of various Major League Baseball Hall of Fame memorabilia.
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. (2003)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design with a concentration in Advertising.
• Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign and Quark Xpress on MAC or PC
• Experienced with Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, Publisher, Microsoft Word, XMPie, High Impact eMail, Flash and Design Merge.