Graphic Designer / Production Artist
Minuteman Press / Greentree Printing & Signs, Inc. | Pittsburgh, PA | February 2007 – Present
Designs and lays out creative materials such as flyers, brochures, posters, books, billboards, and identity packages while utilizing masterful skills in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe CC software. Simultaneously facilitates multiple projects through design, production, review, and final product completion. Manages ongoing relationships for local and national private, nonprofit, and corporate partners. Expertly manages time to ensure billable hours are aligned with the client’s budget. Maintains and suggests improvements to e-commerce, marketing, site traffic, and analytics for the company’s website.
Graphic Designer / Owner
Moderntype LLC | Pittsburgh, PA / Remote | September 2016 – Present
Conceptualized and launched a multi-platform, e-commerce business focused on printable business forms, signs, and planners. Determines and tracks all advertising and business-related expenses. Consistently evolves and refines SEO strategies to maximize product exposure. Works with all clients remotely to create custom forms and design pieces and sends final files through mobile and stationary devices.
Freelance | Pittsburgh, PA | January 2000 – Present
Works directly with private clients on corporate identity branding, product photography, WordPress consulting, e-book publishing, and file preparation for web and print. Clients and published projects include Central Blood Bank, Eagle Branch, Nutrex Nutrition, Juli Kell’s Dance Center, Dance Fusion Performing Arts Studio, Becker Electric, Pennsylvania College Personnel Association, Tioga Transportation Society, Pierce Noa +Partners, Kustom Kartoons, Rue21, Krank’d Energy Drink, Peace Amidst War (book cover design, published 2006), The Bobcat (map illustrations, published 2005), Ambridge Centennial (photography, published 2005), 10 Favorite Gluten-Free Recipes (ebook development, cover design, photography, published 2014) and Collectible: A Gathering of the Exceptional and Captivating (ebook development, cover/chapter design, published 2014).
Typesetter / Production Artist
Liberty Pittsburgh Systems, Inc. | Pittsburgh, PA | March 2004 – February 2007
Creative responsibilities included the setting of multi-part forms for businesses of varying sizes. Prepared and approved files for negative creation and direct-to-plate output for 15 on-site presses. Trained new employees and supervised a staff of four typesetters.
Senior Graphic Designer
Just Be Natural (JBN) | Allentown, PA | January 2000 – March 2004
In-house designer overseeing the production of four-color and two-color catalogs, product packaging and labels, billboards, mailers, and company web presence. Designed public and showroom promotional displays and complex die-cut pieces. Created packaging identities for new products. Supervised, trained, and managed a team of 2-3 professional designers.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Webmaster / Owner
MeatIsNotASideDish.com | Pittsburgh, PA | January 2009 – Present
Created in 2009 by Kyle McMullen, MeatIsNotASideDish.com (MINASD) uses the WordPress platform to display recipes and articles in an easy to read blog style. Each recipe can be updated by using WordPress’s user-friendly Content Management System. Most of the MINASD photos, articles, and recipes are original recipes by Kyle and are featured on websites such as foodgawker.com, TasteSpotting.com, RecipeNewz.com, “8 Unexpected Ways to Cook Quinoa” – TheFrisky.com, HealthyAperture.com, TastyKitchen.com, Foodwhirl.com, DessertStalking.com, SeriousEats.com, and many more.
Concept Carz, LLC | Pittsburgh, PA | January 2000 – June 2009
Photography coverage of auto shows, racing events, and museum collections for the website ConceptCarz.com. Other projects also include graphic designs, content moderation, data entry, and freelance writing.
Zoom | Chrome Remote Desktop | QuarkXpress | Data Merge | Microsoft Office | Shopify | WordPress | Google Adwords | Google Webmaster Tools | Website Analytics | Dreamweaver | CSS | HTML | RasterLink Pro | Fiery Command WorkStation | DynaStrip | PrintScience (Web to Print)
Vinyl Application | Wide-format Vinyl Printer | Vinyl Plotter | Rolls-Roller | Various Binding Machines | Digital Photography