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@ykoons
Flag of United States Mechanicsburg, United States
Member since May, 2013
3 Recommendations

ykoons 

I am a seasoned graphic/web designer with over 20 years of experience in design and print. I design anything and everything! Please send me an email with questions or comments.
$50 USD/hr
6 Reviews
4.6
  • 100%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • N/ARepeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of InezV Design an advertisement for in a magazine $55.00 USD

    “Very professional designer. Communication was excellent and always with a fast response. Made changes to the design immediately and with good results. Outstanding experience.”

    InezV Flag of Belgium 1 year ago.
    • Advertisement Design
  • image of jenaudette Muir Boosters $32.00 USD

    “Exceeded time frame and expectations. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!”

    jenaudette Flag of United States 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Flyer Design
    • Hire me
  • image of Elkhunter1 Design Realtor Marketing Postcards $290.00 USD

    “Wonderful Designs! Would hire again.”

    Elkhunter1 Flag of United States 1 year ago.
    • Flyer Design
    • Graphic Design
  • image of canadianguy Promotional postcard $88.00 USD

    “Yvonne was great, will rehire :) 10/10”

    canadianguy Flag of Canada 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Flyer Design
  • image of caravancompany Convert Boring Word Doc Product Instruction Manual into Professional Looking Booklet Suitable for Printing $83.00 AUD

    “An excellent experience with a highly skilled and professional graphic designer. The communication was pleasant and productive and the result was exactly what I had in mind. I would not hesitate to rehire and I happily recommend to others.”

    caravancompany Flag of Australia 1 year ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Banner Design
    • Illustrator
    • Format & Layout
    • Photoshop Design
  • image of matejv Annual report / DTP, design execution in Indesign $198.09 USD

    “Yvonne was great! Patient, professional, responsive and fast. Communication was perfect. I hope I'll have another chance to work with her!”

    matejv Flag of Austria 2 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Adobe InDesign

Experience

Senior Graphic Designer/Sales Associates

Feb 2008

Meet with clients to discuss project goals. Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operate both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platform if necessary. I daily use the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Preps, Publisher,

Senior Graphic Designer

May 2007 - Feb 2008 (9 months)

Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operated both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platformed if necessary. I daily used the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Publisher, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.. I used the work-flow

Graphic Designer / Prepress Technician

Mar 2007 - May 2007 (2 months)

Met with clients to discuss project goals. Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operated both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platformed if necessary. I daily used the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Publisher, Word

Senior Graphic Designer / Prepress Supervisor

Aug 2001 - Nov 2005 (4 years)

Met with clients to discuss project goals. Responsible for all graphic design -- manipulation and selection of images and placement of text -- providing the client with at least three designs to chose from, all of these designs having been created with the target audience and the client's goals being kept in mind. I operated both Mac and PC platforms and cross-platformed if necessary. I daily used the following software: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Quark Xpress, Publisher, Wor

Layout Artist

Mar 1998 - Aug 1998 (5 months)

Responsible for the layout of individual pages of the daily newspaper using paper and wax past-up method. Worked in a fast-paced environment with a lot of pressure to meet deadlines. Responsible for past-up of classified section which meant being at work very early sunday morning in order to meet deadline. Also worked on front page past-up which is the ultimate in deadline pressure as the front page was usually a work in progress and changed several times during the course or the day.

Prepress Jorneyman

Jul 1992 - Aug 1999 (7 years)

Responsible for all duties associated with the prepress department: Stripping (image assembly - film arranged in signatures on mylar flats); Contacting and duplicating; Electronic Prepress (file prep and film output - used QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, TrapWise, Color Central and RamPage work-flow system); outputting film using the Imagesetter. Also responsible for all platemaking duties, Misomex machine (programming and set-up) and flat-frame plating.

Certifications

null (2009)

USPS

Attended the USPS Mail Piece Design Seminar.

Certificate of Completion (1992)

Lebanon County Career

Graphic Arts Certificate of Completion

Publications

Weddings Year Round Magazine

Full design and layout of magazine from supplied WORD documents and images. Image re-touch. 64 pages, Full Color, Full Bleed. This magazine has a tight deadline, I design it in one weekend, with changes following the next two days.

SPLASH! Magazine

Full color, full bleed magazine...designed from supplied WORD document and images. Image re-touch.

Exams

  • US English Level 1
    98%
  • Photoshop CS5 1
    75%
  • Numeracy 1
    92%
  • UK English 1
    75%

My Top Skills

  • Graphic Design 5
  • Flyer Design 3
  • Banner Design 1
  • Illustrator 1
  • Adobe InDesign 1
  • Format & Layout 1
  • Photoshop Design 1
  • Advertisement Design 1
  • Website Design 0
  • Photography 0
  • Logo Design 0
  • Photoshop 0
  • Typography 0
  • Arts & Crafts 0
  • Print 0
  • Stationery Design 0
  • Photo Editing 0
  • Concept Design 0
  • Corporate Identity 0
  • Covers & Packaging 0
  • Templates 0
  • Business Cards 0
  • Brochure Design 0
  • T-Shirts 0
  • Icon Design 0
  • Poster Design 0
  • Sticker Design 0
  • Invitation Design 0
  • Visual Arts 0
  • Post-Production 0
  • Pre-production 0
  • Landing Pages 0

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