An nice combination of creative and business acumen:
As an managing graphic designer, I have an extensive background in all the facets of graphic design — from brochure, corporate communications, illustration, logo/branding, newsletter, photo retouching, photo manipulation, poster, pre-press, print purchasing, print production, presentation, signage, trade show art to website design.
As the former owner of a successful full service design firm located in the finical district of San Francisco for many years, I also possess a fully rounded background in business management — from budget/staff management, client relations, compliance, estimating, project coordination to purchasing. Having specialized in servicing a corporate client base, this experience has also provided for exposure to a wide of range of business sectors — from banking, entertainment, education, finance, food, health care, non-profits, public utilities to pharmaceuticals.
I work mainly in the MAC platform, but am also quite comfortable working in the Windows platform. I am fully versed in Adobe Creative Suites (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop), Quark, and MS Office (Word, Power Point and Excel).