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Joel S. Newcomer / graphic designer

c O n Ta c T

230 Roper Mountain Rd Ext, Apt 838-H, Greenville, SC 29615 mobile 864.918.0912 e-mail portfolio | blog

OBJ e c T i V e

To obtain a challenging position in the graphic design field in which I can use my experience and skill-set to be an asset to a com- pany. Am seeking an innovative team that embraces change and encourages open communication.

pre V i O U s WO r K

Senior Graphic Designer, Community Journals LLC May 2005-Present Design ads for the web, magazines and newspaper; layout of the real estate section of the paper. Accomplishments: Continued to develop my creative marketing and graphic communication skills. Took initiative to automate repetitive processing of layout, data and images by using the advanced features of Adobe and Microsoft software. These processes saved the company many hours of in-house and contract work.

Graphic Designer, Homes & Land Affiliates, LLC January 2004-2005 Worked with one other designer to produce 3 monthly Homes & Land realty magazines and 1 quarterly Rental Guide magazine; some website maintenance Accomplishments: Gained design experience with extremely tight deadlines; developed organizational and pro-active skills.

Electronic Pre-press, Martin Printing Company May 2003-January 2004 Design for a variety of clients; pre-flight of high-volume, complex jobs received from advertising agencies such as Erwin-Penland and from colleges such as Clemson, Furman, Davidson and UNCC. Accomplishments: Gained technical troubleshooting skills in large-scale printing environment.

Electronic Print Specialist, Alpha graphics

May 2002-May 2003

Design for a variety of clients; pre-flight and plate-making for a two-color press; managed 4 high-speed color and B/W laser print- ers; customer service. Accomplishments: Gained complete print production experience, from taking an order to delivering it.

Graphic Designer, Advertising & Design, BJU Press Designed a variety of publications, from child’s books to catalogs, for 2-color and 4+color presses. Accomplishments: Gained valuable design experience in a deadline environment.

May 2001-May 2002

Lab monitor, Computer Science and Library Labs, BJU September 1998-May 2001 Answered programming and business questions; handled any technical problems. Accomplishments: Gained IT interpersonal trouble-shooting and light tutoring skills.

s T U dies

B.S. in Publishing, May 2001 Minor: English Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina

capa B i L i T ies

• Advanced knowledge of the social web, web apps and technological trends.

• Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 3 and web resources for creativity and increased productivity, knowledge of Micro- soft Office, and ability to adapt quickly to new software.

• Advanced OS X knowledge and troubleshooting skills.

• Advanced technical knowledge of press-related issues, PDF workflow, color management, spot colors, Pantone colors, overprint and knockout issues, saving for web, etc.

aWards & a c T i V i T ies

• A number of awards from the South Carolina Press Association including 1st place in Real Estate Ad Design.

• Twittering @joelnewcomer and maintaining my blog at

• Social Media Club Greenville (

• Clients’ quotes: “I SIMPLY LOVE IT !!!!!!!! That is exactly what I wanted :-=)” - Kerstin Joslin-Venus, REALTOR; “Looks very good. ”

I like the colors—soothing & natural. I think it gets the message across

the best ad y’all have done for us. It looks awesome. Fantastic job!” - Edward Johnson, Old Colony

- Charles Covert, Upstate Wellness; “That might be