Paul Trivilino

Graphic Desiger

Omaha, NE, USA
Senior graphic designer able to create digital, print and Web design solutions that achieve client objectives. Organized self-starter able to work as part of a team, or as an independent designer. Able to manage several projects at a time in a fast-paced environment. Experience developing and managing corporate branding standards. Excellent interpersonal and customer relation skills. Known for sharing software knowledge and ability to resolving software and hardware issues.

Work Experience

Paul Trivilino Design

Principal and Graphic Designer

• Managed the day-to-day operation of a graphic design studio while providing clients with print and Web design solutions that advanced their brands while supporting their marketing and communications efforts.
• Consulted with clients to determine their needs and to ensure completed projects achieved client goals.
• Developed branding and corporate identity projects that established client positions in the market place.
• Directed, recorded and produced video productions that brought attention to client services.
• Created and managed publication projects including books, catalogs, manuals and newsletters.
• Developed and maintained websites for clients by using Web design applications, hand coding HTML and Cascading Style Sheet files, and modifying Java Script files.
• Cultivated positive client relations by developing accurate project proposals, updating clients on project progress and resolving customer relation issues to client’s satisfaction.
• Coordinated project production with outside vendors by submitting project specifications and timelines for bids, selecting qualified vendors, submitting project files for production, reviewing proofs and samples, conducting press checks, and approving invoices up to $10,000.
July 2012 - Present Nebraska, United States

HDR, Inc.

Graphic Designer (Temporary)

• Used creative and innovative critical thinking skills to create multimedia, print and Web design projects that achieved marketing goals.
• Developed proposal and presentation templates for marketing staff that used style sheets and color pallets that complied with company branding policies thereby ensuring consistent branding across multiple presentation media.
• Created informational graphics and illustrations that clarified information and brought visual interest to project proposals and PowerPoint presentations.
• Worked closely with vendors to ensure the quality of completed projects met or exceeded client expectations.
October 2012 - December 2012 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Creighton University

Interim Manager

• Provided creative direction to a multimedia services department that supported Creighton University and Creighton University Medical Center’s marketing and communications goals.
• Consulted with clients to create digital, print and Web projects for university departments that achieved the university’s marketing and communications goals.
• Lead creative brainstorming sessions to discover the best design strategy to achieve client goals.
• Improved the department’s image by leading and inspiring the creative staff to develop projects that supported and advanced the branding, mission and values of the university and hospital.
• Coordinated the development of projects by assigning work to creative staff based on their creative strengths and abilities, monitoring project progress and adjusting workflow to ensure projects were completed on time and on budget.
• Ensured compliance with university branding standards by reviewing material created by university departments.
• Ensured print material met university quality standards while serving as co-chair of Creighton University’s Design and Print Services Committee.
• Demonstrated software features to coworkers and clients that improved their skill level and productivity.
• Supported clients as they navigated through the Creighton Print Center’s online printing service.
• Enhanced department services by recruiting university design student interns and freelance talent possessing specialized skills.
July 2011 - July 2012 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Creighton University

Senior Graphic Designer

• Developed multimedia, print and Web design projects that reinforced the university’s brand and supported its mission.
• Collaborated with Creighton University’s marketing department to develop branding guidelines, with supporting graphics standards manual and website, which established a corporate brand for the university and hospital.
• Redesigned the Undergraduate Admission website which contributed to a 10% increased in undergraduate enrollment applications over the previous year.
• Provided creative direction to Creighton’s Web Development Committee, and assisted in establishing the university’s Web design and accessibility standards, while serving as a committee member.
• Created and produced a variety of printed and digital publication projects including books, magazines, newsletters and reports that supported the university’s mission.
• Developed and maintained industry-compliant and accessible websites by implementing Web design applications, a content management system, manipulating JavaScript, and hand coding HTML and Cascading Style Sheet files.
• Converted HTML files for use in a content management system thereby improving website management.
• Identified and recommended design solutions that saved clients up to 25% in printing costs.
• Worked closely with clients while developing persuasive graphic design and Web development solutions that achieved client goals.
• Improved the quality of client presentation posters by providing clients with design and technical advice.
• Monitored printing costs by submitting detailed project specifications for accurate bids, selecting qualified vendors, previewing project files, and approving printing invoices up to $5,000.
• Ensured quality reproduction of print projects by reviewing files before sending to printer, approving printer’s proofs, and conducting press checks.
• Shared design and software knowledge with coworkers and clients that improved their skills and productivity.
July 2001 - July 2011 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Trivilno Design, Inc.

President and Creative Director

• Operated a graphic design studio while providing clients with results-oriented print and Web design solutions that met their marketing and communications needs.
• Increased company exposure by developing and implementing a marketing plan to promote company services.
• Managed finances by tracking project time and billing clients accordingly, managing payroll and paying expenses.
• Cultivated positive client relations by developing accurate project proposals, updating clients on project progress and resolving customer relation issues to client’s satisfaction.
• Successfully created and managed publication projects such as books, catalogs, manuals and newsletters.
• Controlled printing costs by submitting detailed project specifications for accurate bids, selecting vendors who best fit project needs and approving printing invoices up to $10,000.
• Certified the quality of printed projects by preflighting files before sending to printer, approving printer’s proofs, conducting press checks, and reviewing completed projects.
• Developed and maintained websites for clients by using Web design applications, hand coding HTML and Cascading Style Sheet files, and modifying Java Script.
• Provided clients with software instruction thereby improving their skills and services.
May 1998 - July 2001 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

OmahaPrint

Electronic Prepress Specialist

• Preflight customer files to identify potential printing problems.
• Consulted with customers to recommended design and production changes that resulted in reduced production time and printing costs.
• Prepared customer files for printing to film and direct-to-plate imagesetting equipment by utilizing stand-alone pagination software and a QuarkXPress pagination Xtension.
• Scanned photos and artwork for use in customer jobs.
• Color corrected, edited and manipulated image files thereby improving image quality.
• Designed and typeset electronic files according to customers’ specifications.
• Reviewed film and proofs for accuracy, inspected press sheets during press runs.
March 1994 - April 1998 Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Education

Youngstown State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

September 1982 - June 1986 Youngstown, Ohio, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Creighton University Medical Center

Target 100

2007

Society For Marketing Professional Services

3rd place in the 2000 National Marketing Communications Awards for the HDR Engineering, Inc. Career Recruitment Package. 500 entries were submitted for this competition.

2000

Heartland Print Gallery

Gold Medal for two- and three-color book design.

2000

Skills

Acrobat Professional, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Client Relations, Color Correction, CSS, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Mac OS X, Magazine Design, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, MIcrosoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photo Editing, Print Design, Print Production, QuarkXpress, Web Design, Windows OS, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Flash, Image Editing, Typo3, Video Production, Videography,

Technical Experience

• Designing and managing high-folio publications.
• Knowledge of prepress procedures and the four-color printing process.
• Digital photography and image editing including color correction, image manipulation and image retouching.
• Videography including using video recording equipment and post-processing software.
• Working knowledge of website accessibility requirements as found in Section 508 of the Americans with Disability Act and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Guidelines.
• Familiar with website Search Engine Optimization techniques.