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Humboldt County based creative Kevin Bell

CONTACT

If you would like to learn a bit more about Kevin or have a business opportunity you would like to discuss please contact kevinbell@me.com.

I started my professional design career in 2002 after graduating Humboldt State University. Since then, I have proven to myself and to others that I am a bright and proficient creative designer and intellectual. My experience encompasses a variety of areas within the field of graphic arts including photography, illustration, art direction, editorial design, web development, brand management, marketing and strategic planning. I have had hands on experience with a broad range of production techniques including offset printing, open web printing, wide format inkjet printing and screen printing.

ORGANIZATIONS I HAVE COLLABORATED WITH

EMPLOYMENT

WESTERN WEB

July 2009 – Present
Commercial newspaper and publication printer committed to quality, customer service and competitive pricing. 

Customer Service Representative
July 2009 – present
Obtain, analyze and verify the accuracy of over 3000 orders per year in a timely manner. Initiate and implement corrective action as needed in order to ensure that superb quality and a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained. Co-ordinate the handling of difficult and/or unusual situations ensuring customer satisfaction.

Designer
July 2009 – present
Translate subject matter into concrete design for clients magazines, newsletters, promotional material and sales collateral. Create marketing and sales presentations, policy manuals, educational materials and company web site.

Digital Prepress Technician
July 2009 – present
Successfully perform prepress functions including preflighting of incoming jobs, adjusting and manipulating files as needed. Determine page layout accounting for folds, trims, bleeds. Create and maintain a template system and install proofing devices to decrease press waste. Perform plate imaging via CTP system. Train employees as necessary.

Production Coordinator
January 2014 – August 2015
An interim position responsible for scheduling accurate and timely execution of production for all accounts. Increase company profits and reduce employee confusion by creating and managing digital calendars for press, bindery, mailing, trucking and office departments.

THE EUREKA REPORTER

February 2004 – November 2008 
The daily award-winning 25,000 circulation newspaper produced innovative content and design of interest to/for the local community. 

Design Director
November 2004 – November 2008 
Responsible for setting overall design direction for newspaper and its associated publications including both editorial and advertising departments. Created and managed editorial, business and advertising templates, department work flows and newspaper website. Supervised daily and nightly production focusing on quality and deadlines. Directly managed seven employees and department expenses with an operating budget of $236,000. Ordered and maintained IT equipment and software for entire business.

Designer
February 2004 – November 2004 
Designed high-impact editorial pages, graphics and advertisements for weekly newspaper. Created highly persuasive sales and marketing presentations.

J. Bradley Design

January 2002 – December 2003 
A printing business specializing in decals, trade show displays, banners and signs. 

Production Manager, Designer 
Responsible for all aspects of running a small graphic design and digital printing business. Managed resources and employees, project scheduling, graphic design, printing and business development.

CONTACT

If you would like to learn a bit more about Kevin or have a business opportunity you would like to discuss please contact kevinbell@me.com.

AWARDS

INDIVIDUAL

• First Place Page Layout and Design, 2008 CNPA Better Newspapers Competition
• First Place Graphic Display of Classifeds, 2008 AFCP Competition
• First Place Promotion/Separate Section, 2008 AFCP Competition
• First Place Promotion/Own Publication, 2008 AFCP Competition
• First Place Cover Design, 2007 AFCP Competition
• First Place Graphic Display of Classifeds, 2007 AFCP Competition
• First Place Promotion/Own Publication, 2007 AFCP Competition
• Second Place Cover Design, 2007 AFCP Competition
• First Place Page Layout and Design, 2006 CNPA Better Newspapers Competition
• Second Place Front Page, 2006 CNPA Better Newspapers Competition
• Second Place Illustration or Info Graphic, 2005 CNPA Better Newspapers Competition
• Overall Newspaper Redesign, 2005 SND Best of Newspaper Design International Competition
• Section Redesign, 2005 SND Best of Newspaper Design International Competition
• Features Page Designer Portfolio, 2005 SND Best of Newspaper Design International Competition

CONTACT

If you would like to learn a bit more about Kevin or have a business opportunity you would like to discuss please contact kevinbell@me.com.

GROUP

• First Place, Direct Mail, 2012 WOA Annual Print Awards
• First Place, Retail advertising insert produced by coldset printing, 2012 WOA Annual Print Awards
• First Place, Non-daily newspaper complete edition printed on newsprint, 2011 WOA Annual Print Awards
• Silver, Direct Mail, 2011 VMA Showcase of Print/Design Excellence
• Silver, Marketing, 2011 NALC Impression Awards
• Silver, Magazine complete edition, 2011 VMA Showcase of Print/Design Excellence
• Third Place, Non-daily newspaper compete edition printed on newsprint, 2012 WOA Annual Print Awards
• Third Place, Retail advertising insert produced by coldset printing, 2011 WOA Annual Print Awards
• Third Place, Special edition commemorative or self-promotion by coldset printing, 2011 WOA Annual Print Awards
• Certicate of Merit, Print/Graphic Arts Self-Promotion, 2011 PIOA Premier Print Awards
• Gold, Advertising Insert, 2010 VMA Showcase of Print/Design Excellence
• Silver, Non-daily newspaper complete edition, 2010 VMA Showcase of Print/Design Excellence
• Silver, Non-daily Newspaper complete edition, 2010 VMA Showcase of Print/Design Excellence
• Bronze, Special edition printed on bookstock, 2010 VMA Showcase of Print/Design Excellence
• First Place, Special edition commemorative or self-promotion by coldset printing, 2009 WOA Annual Print Awards
• First Place, Non-daily newspaper complete edition printed on newsprint, 2009 WOA Annual Print Awards
• First Place Special Issue, 2008 CNPA Better Newspapers Competition
• First Place Public Service, 2008 CNPA Better Newspapers Competition
• Best of Show, 2008 AFCP Competition
• Outstanding Publication, 2008 AFCP Competition
• First Place Classifed Sales Promotion, 2008 AFCP Competition
• First Place Sales Promotion, 2008 AFCP Competition
• First Place Grocery Ad, 2008 AFCP Competition