May 1987 – June 1999
Part-time Freelance Graphic Artist

June 1999 – Present
Full-time Freelance Graphic Artist
Contract-based work.  Work includes logo design, advertisements, identity packages, brochures, annual reports, web site design.  Clients include:

                      Value City Department Stores              Colony Square Mall
                      Bloomer Candy                                   American Legion
                      Echoing Hills Village                             American Legion Auxiliary
                      Dutro Mobile Homes                            PRG Promotions
                      Resource Systems                               Camco Financial

August 1999 – Present
East Muskingum Local Sch ools
John Glenn High School Boys Varsity Soccer Coach

September 1997 – June 1999
Mid-East Ohio Vocational School District

Commercial Arts Teacher
Taught basic drawing skills such as perspective, abstract and still-life, along with graphic design and desk top publishing (including electronic pre-press layout) using standard software such as Quark, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop (using both Macintosh and PC formats).

June 1997 – August 1997
Genesis Healthcare Systems – Corporate Communications
Graphic Design Team
Worked on various projects from logo design to newspaper advertisements to corporate brochures to newsletters.

July 1996 – March 1997
Marketing Services by Vectra, Inc.
Project Coordinator / Customer Service Representative
Worked one-on-one with sales representatives and production in setting up production schedules, scheduling press checks with clients, and ensuring the timely delivery of projects.  Clients included:

                     The Longaberger Company                      The State Printing Agency
                            Offinger Management                                  Alpin Hill Museum
                            Warther Carvings                                       Grange Insurance
                            Crabtree & Strueson Design                       American Legion

July 1989 – June 1996
Old Trail Printing Co.
Pre-press / Customer Service
In 1989 I started in the pre-press department where I gained important knowledge of layout and design and cost effectiveness in running projects.  In 1994 I was promoted into the customer service department because of my knowledge of the pre-press process, production and the overall printing industry.  Clients included:

                    Huntington National Bank (fulfillment)                    Echoing Hills Village
                           Wendy’s International (fulfillment)                          Univenture, Inc.
                           The Longaberger Company                                 Warther Carvings
                           Carter Lumber                                                      Offinger Management
                           Genesis Healthcare Systems

September 1987 – July 1989
Boehm Stamp & Printing
Camera Technician / Pre-press
Duties included camera technician, plate making, stripping and maintenance of all equipment in the pre-press department.

I work well within the framework of a team and thrive in environments where we have projects that call for problem-solving, teamwork, details and deadlines.

Web Design

·                      Skilled in web site development and online graphic design and file optimization using:  Adobe Photoshop, Illistrator, Front Page, Dream Weaver, and Flash

·                      Experienced in palette / image optimization, browser issues and web graphics preparation


Print Design

·                      Expert at using today’s essential print design software including:  Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator 8.0 and Adobe Acrobat.  I also have worked with Adobe Pagemaker, Freehand and Corel Draw.

·                      Extensive design experience using high-end graphics software on both Macintosh and PC Formats

·                      Expert in color correction, file preparation and preflight file setup

·                      Well-versed in traditional sketching, storyboarding, paste-up, comping and preparing presentation boards



1983 - 1987
Zanesville Christian High School

1997 – 1998
Ohio State University 
Professional Studies in Vocational Education for Class Management and Communication

1998 – 1999
Muskingum Tech
Professional Studies in Multimedia Production

Community Involvement

Past Member of Riverside Outdoor Soccer Association Board
Coach / Trainer for many different recreational and travel soccer teams in the area.


Copyright © 2001 Robert Gibson
Last modified: March 09, 2001