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Timothy Fink   Graphic Design Professional

My Work History

Click on each logo below to read a description and view samples of my work for that respective employer.

Hennepin Technical College work historybrand synchrony samplesInfinity Direct samplesGopher Sport samplesMomentum Minneapolis samplesCampbell Mithun samplesFreelance and Miscellaneous samples

Hennepin Technical College

Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor (1995-Present)  Since Spring of 1995, equipped with a part-time teaching license with the State of Minnesota, I have developed curriculum and taught classes for the Graphic Design department. Instructing classes at HTC has always been a great way to keep up on the latest versions of graphics software, and it also allows me to give back to the industry, as well as my alma mater.

Classes I have had the privilege of teaching include:
• Intermediate Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe Acrobat
• QuarkXPress
• Introduction to the Macintosh,
• Digital Design Essentials
• Adobe Acrobat

brand synchrony dot com Cool U Cafe dot com RealTime Solutions dot com brand synchrony / Realtime-Solutions /
Cool School Cafe / Cool U Cafe

Graphic Artist and Production Specialist (2008-2009)  I designed and produced the day-to-day graphic materials needed for the internal and client needs of these companies and their programs.

Work included catalogs, collateral, presentation and web graphics, web site updates and rework, email communications (email blasts), as well as some animation/video work for trade shows. There were many photos of premium items and products that had to be retouched and optimized for use in all work.

Cool School Cafe Catalog
Production Art with some Design
Cool School Cafe Catalog Cover
Cool School Cafe pages
Cool School Cafe Catalog pages

Maverick BRC
Design and Production ArtMaverick BRC front

Cool U Cafe Web Site - Redesign
Design and Production Art

Maverick BRC front

Blue Bunny RecipEase Card
Design and Production Art
Blue Bunny RecipEase card

ANC 2009 Email Blast
Design and Production Art
ANC 2009

 

MARS Generation MAX Email Blast
Design and Production Art
MARS Gen MAX email blast

 

Sterling Sliver Brand Tool Kit
Production Art with some DesignSterling Silver Brand Tool Kit

Infinity Direct

Graphic Artist and Production Specialist (2005-2008)  Primary responsibilities in Production Art of client work in Direct Marketing materials, ranging from small mailing inserts to mail campaign work complete with outer and inner envelopes, mail brochures, business reply cards and sales collateral, much of it set up with variable data capabilities.

On some days, I was given the opportunity to do some design, samples of some you will see below.

One recurring project I took command of was the creation and revision of financial card carriers for one client. Soon I had the process of exporting final formats of the layouts to the client’s proprietary system down to a clear set of procedures, aided with AppleScripts that automated many steps.

Some clients serviced by my work at Infinity Direct included: US Bank, Wells Fargo, Target Corp., Warner Tool Company, CAT, and Ecolab.

 

University of Minnesota Foundation Postcard
Design and Production Art
University of Minnesota Foundation postcard

Belt Buckle Packaging
Design and Production Art
Belt Buckle package designs

Wallet Packaging
Wallet Package design

 

US Bank-Gymboree Bingo Card
Design and Production Art
US Bank-Gymboree Bingo Card

 

Bandana Packaging
Design and Production Art
Bandana Package design

 

Warner Tool Package
Design, Production Art and Illustration
Warner Tool Package

ShopNBC Gem Day Insert
Design and Production Art
University of Minnesota Foundation postcard

 

Wells Fargo Life Insurance Kiosk Ad
Design and Production Art

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Gopher Sport

Graphic Artist (2004-2005)   Design and production of catalog pages and collateral, web site content production, press checks, hardware, software and workflow troubleshooting and solutions.

Every day I had dozens of images to fix, retouch, color correct, and outline. The catalog production process was smartly tied in with the product source database, each element (such as headline, prod. desc.) was then tagged with style sheets in the catalog layout.

I developed AppleScript automation that expedited the export of proofs and press-ready PDF files. I also helped to develop a more robust method for the comment and markup of catalog page PDFs during editing sessions prior to new edition production, utillizing custom stamps.

 

Madigan Flyer
Design and Production Art
Madigan Flyer

 

Gopher Sport Catalog (pages)
Production and some Design
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Gopher Sport catalog pageGopher Sport catalog page
 

Momentum (Minneapolis office)

Graphic Production and Prepress Artist (2002-2004)  Executed art production of approved layouts to full-resolution prepress-ready and web-ready internet files. Executed job requirements and problem-solving of issues discussed with Account Executives, Production Managers, Creative Directors, Clients and Vendors.

Special skills included Photoshop retouching and compositing, and color correction. Ability to make a proper dieline for any conceivable job. Quick designing of small elements within a larger project. Able to quickly turn around any layout file to flawless production art.

Freschetta Red Rocks Bus Wrap
Production Art and some DesignFreschetta Red Rocks Bus Side Wrap

Freschetta Red Rocks Bus Rear WrapFreschetta Red Rocks Bus photo
 

8th Continent Event Handout
Production Art
Eighth Continent Event Handout

 

Pagoda Take-Out Package Mockup
Production Art
Pagoda Take-Out Package

 

Act II March Madness Sell Sheet Flat
Production Art
Act Two Sell Sheet

 

Red Baron Truck Side Wrap
Production Art
Red Baron Truck Side Wrap

 

Jack Link Pump Topper
Production Art
Jack Link Pump Topper

 

Schwan’s Foodservice Spy Kids 3-D School Promo Micro Site
Production Art
Micro Site Animated Splash Page

 

Act II Hulk Promo Package Art
Production Art
Act Two Hulk Promo package

 

Schwan’s Food Service Ads
Production Art
Schwans Food Service AdSchwans Coyote Grill Ad

 

Suzuki Promotional Poster
Production Art
Suzuki Promo poster

 

Act II Video Cash FSI
Production Art
Act Two Video Cash FSI

 

Schwan’s - SpyKids3D Lunch Program Brochure
Production Art
Eighth Continent Event Handout

 

Campbell Mithun

Production Specialist (1996-2001)  Aided Art Directors in design of layouts and visuals; evaluated and executed production files from Comp Studio to vendor-ready prepress files; developed in-house color calibration of printers, monitors and scanners; b/w press-ready scanning; AppleScript automation workflow.

Kmart Pharmacy Brochure
Production Art
Kmart Pharmacy Brochure outer panels

 
Kmart Pharmacy brochure inside panels
 

Laurus Dog Newspaper Ad
Production Art
University of Minnesota Foundation postcard

 

Nature Valley Magazine Ad
Production Art
Nature Valley Magazine Ad

 

Outdoor Boards
Production Art
University of Minnesota Foundation postcard Lloyd's BBQ Outdoor Board

 

Andersen Windows Ads and Brochure
Production Art
Andersen Window ad

Andersen Window adAndersen Window Ad
 

The St. Paul Companies Magazine Ads
Production Art
University of Minnesota Foundation postcardUniversity of Minnesota Foundation postcard

 

Freelance and Miscellaneous Work

(1991-Present)  Actually, my work with freelance Graphic Design started out while I was still in my Electronic Publishing program at Hennepin Technical College. I cut my teeth creating a brochure and published ad for my brother-in-law’s handmade furniture business, learning the first version of Adobe Photoshop—before ever taking that class—in the process.

Since that time, I have always been open to taking on a project freelance when the opportunity arises. Some I have gotten paid for; others I did just for the experience.

Further Experience:

Management Graphics, Inc. (1994 - 1995)  Technical Support Specialist responsible for customer benchmarks, graphics trouble shooting, research and color calibration. Photographic digital imaging to film recorders, large format plotters and four-color copiers, via proprietary and 3rd party RIP systems and software.

Atlas Loose Leaf (1993 - 1994) Prepress Department Manager/Designer Designed and prepared screen printing positives, typeset index tabs and output to Onyx plates. Managed files, archives, templates and fonts. Camera work on Agfa RPS 2024 Superautomatic. Maintained film and Onyx plate processors, supply inventories for department.

Typehouse-Duragraph (1993) Prepress Technician Computer Prepress operations, preflight, production art, photo retouching; film and IRIS proof output.

Graphics Unlimited (1993) Production Art Internship on a Macintosh network for a temporary project. Use of proprietary database software and QuarkXPress.

Logo Design
Design and Production Art
Logo design

 

T-Shirt Design
Design and Production Art
Youth T-Shirt

 

E-Switch Catalog Cover and Brochure
Design and Production Art
E-Switch Catalog cover

 

Church Member Directory Cover
Design and Production Art
Church Directory cover