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Location: Portola Hills, CA 92679
Phone: 714-403-7176
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spacer Career Category: Medical Device Labeling, Prepress, Web & Print Production, Web Development, CAD, 3D Modeling
Industry: Medical Device, CAD, Printing, Prepress, MarCom, Manufacturing Technologies,
Level: Senior, 20 years+
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Offering seasoned background in creating both print and online graphic design solutions for diverse industries; sharp ability to define and understand specific client needs and requirements. Exemplary blend of planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Adept at creating high-impact and visually-appealing designs which strengthen corporate identity and online presence. Team-driven, thrive on challenges, and perform effectively under pressure. Excel in navigating creative projects from start to finish, and ensure designs contain precise brand and message consistency. Adaptable with strong multi-tasking abilities; gracefully balance competing priorities.

Achievements:

  • Managed all medical device labeling activities globally.
  • Team lead in the software conversion of medical device labels from Labelview to Codesoft at 2 companies.
  • Completed all medical device label barcodes to be UDI compliant with FDA mandated guidelines to pass with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Completed CAPA and QAR's related to labeling.
  • Contributed a major role in the implementation of revising and updating ocular medical product packaging, medical instruction documentation for use in the global medical optics field.
  • Played a major role in preparing ads for publication in magazines such as Mini Truckin', Off Road, Hot Bike, Super Chevy, Surfing, Home Theater, Hot Rod, European Car, Sports Compact Car, Import Tuner, and many others.
  • Contributed to Source Interlink Media, prepress department by creating web sites to enhance and streamline workflow for company wide SIM employees and clients.
  • Developed documentation and workflows to enhance productivity and reduce costs company wide working collaboratively with manager and team.
  • Assisted in training in the implementation of publication digital asset management system.
  • Managed and executed creation of UPCs for all magazines titles company wide.
  • Leveraged a team-driven work ethic to seamlessly collaborate with multiple art directors, advertising operations, marketing managers, copywriters, traffic personnel, and production managers.
  • Strategically anticipate, plan, and respond accordingly and professionally to constantly changing business priorities.
  • Expertly converted freehand sketches and revisions into ink mylar drawings for engineering firms.


Sample URLs:

  rapidtech.org www.rapidtech.org
  ads.sourceinterlinkmedia.com ads.sourceinterlinkmedia.com
  digitalphoto.sourceinterlinkmedia.com digitalphoto.sourceinterlinkmedia.com
  procedures.sourceinterlinkmedia.com procedures.sourceinterlinkmedia.com
  ads.simautomotive.com ads.simautomotive.com
  sourceinterlinkmedia.com www.sourceinterlinkmedia.com
 
  Technical / Software Skills:
 

Macintosh and PC platforms, Solidworks, AutoCAD, GD&T, Codesoft, TKCentral, QuarkXPress, InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, XHTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Joomla, Microsoft Office, FrameMaker, Flightcheck, Enfocus Pitstop Pro, Barcode Pro, Agile PLM, Matrix PLM, TeleScope DAM, Dalim Twist, UNIX/Linux, PHP MySQL

  Professional Experience:
 


Microvention, Aliso Viejo, CA, 2014 to Present
Global Labeling Engineer

  • Responsible for managing labeling systems in Aliso Viejo, China, and Costa Rica for products shipped to countries globally.
  • Responsible for upgrading and implementing labeling system software from Labelview to Codesoft.
  • Manage and implement all UDI barcode compliance according to FDA guidelines for all product labels.
  • Develop and test label design and templates using Codesoft and SQL databases.
  • Assist with label updates, production and troubleshooting.
  • Edit CAD Solidworks files per redlines.
  • Assist Quality Systems in the development of documentation systems.
  • Design and develop all IFU (Instructions For Use) documentation, including coordinating Multi-language translations with outside vendors.


Covidien, Irvine, CA, 2012 to 2014
CAD Label Designer

  • Develop label design and templates using Codesoft and SQL databases.
  • Assist with label updates, production and troubleshooting.
  • Print all medical device labeling using Zebra Xi4 printers.
  • Assist engineers with the documentation of products, production line, tooling, and fixtures.
  • Edit CAD Solidworks and AutoCad files with focus on labels to ECO approved drawing changes and assures electronic and hard copy files are current.
  • Assist Quality Systems in the design and development of documentation systems using Matrix One PLM.
  • Design and develop all IFU (Instructions For Use) documentation and ensure all electronic and hard copy files are current and archived, including coordinating Multi-language translations.


RapidTech, Irvine, CA, 2012
Project Media Specialist

  • Contributed a major role in the resdesign of the website www.rapidtech.org using Joomla.


Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
, Santa Ana, CA, 2010 to 2011
Graphic Production Artist

  • Contributed a major role in the Document Control department of relabeling 5000 existing and new medical optic products.
  • Conceptualized new packaging designs.
  • Updated and revised phacoemulsification system owner manuals.
  • Implemented detailed changes according to regulatory and legal standards on medical implant devices and documentation for global use in the medical optics field.
  • Implemented Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to process, download, track and upload jobs from creation to completion.


Source Interlink Media
, Placentia, CA, 2002 to 2008
Prepress Technician / Web Site Developer

  • Applied keen organizational strengths toward preflighting, troubleshooting, retouching, and submitting vendor ads to a Dalim Twist PDF/X-1a workflow for client advertisements published in leading magazines.
  • Created and implemented detailed web pages to inform and instruct 70 magazines in properly downloading and using resources to produce files for ad submission.
  • Relied upon to manage, troubleshoot and maintain TeleScope, vital to effectively storing and archiving all magazine and press files.
  • Proficiently managed development of UPCs for all magazines company-wide.


Ingram Micro Incorporated
, Santa Ana, CA, 1997 to 2001
Senior Digital Artist

  • Planned, designed, and developed print media encompassing advertisements, direct mailers, brochures, catalogs, and in-house literature.
  • Spearheaded web design efforts by creating web pages with animation and hyperlinks, as well as Flash animated web banner ads for company’s Internet and Intranet sites.
  • Developed well-organized layouts via Quark and Dreamweaver, and diligently retouched, enhanced, modified, and optimized images using Photoshop and Fireworks.
  • Exercised strong multi-tasking abilities to modify or recreate logos, prepare files for prepress, oversee data backups, and maintain backup software and storage devices and disks.


Pacific Color
, Irvine, CA, 1996 to 1997
Macintosh Operator

  • Adhered to strict quality parameters in preparing clients’ files using Macintosh software applications for one of three workflows.
  • Prepared and sent files for film output or through IRIS inkjet for digital proofing.
  • Prepared and trapped client files for submission to Scitex workstations for color correction, high power retouching, and/or page assembly.
  • Navigated workflow involving prepping, stripping, and postscripting files for RGI department (Raster Graphics Imaging).
  • Archived data to Mac exabyte tapes for future corrections or additions and/or download to customers.

 

Prior Background:

Graphic Illustrator, Industrial Compliance Environmental Engineering, Sacramento, CA

Technical Illustrator, Mclaren-Hart Environmental Engineering, Rancho Cordova, CA

Mechanical Drafter, Cal Gas Company, Sacramento, CA

  Education
 

CSWA (Certified Solidworks Associate) 2012

Certificate in Web Design, Saddleback College 2011, Mission Viejo

Graphic Art Design, California State University, Sacramento

Associate of Science Degree, Engineering Technician, Pierce College, Los Angeles

Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting, Pierce College, Los Angeles