Some of the following
print samples represent projects I have done from concept through
to final print.
Star Newspaper (GTA Today)
- Production Lead:
Hired as Production
Lead in May 2000. Responsible for quality control of all finished pages
with advertising and editorial combined, for the GTA Today
free newspaper owned by Torstar Corp. Duties included monitoring 5 separate
computers each evening both PC and Macintosh, correcting any production
problems in the process.
Today utilized the QPS systems for linking editorial
content and advertising space. I separated each page into DCS (4-colour)
format, after proofing each page on our colour printers, then transmitted
to film RIPs in the Vaughan printing plant.
Other duties included colour correction of editorial photos and helping
build ads for the production team, when required.
on images to enlarge.
American Journal of Ophthalmology,
Chicago, U.S.A. [Head Office]
produced the Journal for Corporate Communications Interactive,
from Toronto, utilizing QuarkXPress, Illustrator and Photoshop, mostly.
We ran a parallel production of the traditional publication.
The Chicago office wanted to start producing all issues from
I received photos, illustrations and graphs to insert along
with relevant authors articles. We proved to AJO
that electronic production was more efficient than their present
method of production for the monthly magazine. Created Excel
sheets for workflow.
was an ad for a trade magazine for the construction industry
Working with Cameron Douglas and Associates
I created all elements in QuarkXPress and Photoshop.
page catalogue, 6 colour offset, for Graphic Techniques Ltd.
Revised all English text to French, using
only "plain" fonts and removing
all faux fonts.
columns, with very small type, utilizing QuarkXPress 5 and
6 on Macintosh OS X platform.
I worked with the client to a very tight deadline, and we successfully
finished before it came due.
is an annual report for the year of 1996.
Shown are just the front cover and one inside spread. We did
four colour plus 2 Pantone colours on glossy stock,
Each financial statement page has a 5% background
screen of one Pantone colour.
All images where enhanced, refined, drop shadows and
in Photoshop, by myself.
Click on images to enlarge.
is another annual report for the year of 1996.
Gaining a new client for myself and Cameron Douglas, this client
opted for the economical route. This was a three colour job
with four colour process on the cover (inside, front and back)
only. It turned into a fine looking annual report. Kingsway
returned to us the following year.
Director and purchasing agent for Dick & Labrie.
This was a one-man operation.
I hired type houses, film producers, photographers, model agencies
and print shops for all my projects. I took every job from my colour
renderings through each step, and sometimes even to delivery at the
was a major client and I produced many small ad campaigns with traditional
materials before the Personal Computer had been brought into
the advertising market.
by a client to produce a quick ad for a car show in 1989. A
quick marker rendering was the most effective media for his
Today, my Mac and/or my Windows
computer is more efficient and accurate for fast, creative work.
The above printed samples
are just some of the pre-press work I have done over the past 15 years.
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