prepress production manager resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Multi-talented print production manager knowledgeable about equipment operation, quality standards and safety hazards. Steps easily into any production, prepress or graphic design position and works hands-on with team members to ensure quality and efficiency are achieved.

  • Production Oversight
  • Product Standards Establishment
  • New Product Development
  • Resource Management
  • Optimizing Production Output
  • Quality Assurance Controls
  • Dedication to Product Quality
  • Corporate Branding
  • Production Standards
  • Digital Graphics
  • Microsoft Office Expertise
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
  • Design Mockups
  • Layout Design
  • Originality and Creativity
  • Creative Thinking
Prepress/Production Manager, 07/2019 - Current
Malt-O-Meal Saint Louis, MO,
  • Created SOPs and documented system, planning criteria and procedures.
  • Managed materials to meet production goals and specific customer demands.
  • Scheduled staff work assignments, rotations and overtime.
  • Planned production operations while establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing processes.
  • Coordinated workflow and scheduling of printing projects.
  • Assessed digital customer files against supplied hard copy to identify and resolve discrepancies.
  • Handled troubleshooting tasks regarding all prepress equipment to resolve issues quickly and avoid downtime.
  • Reviewed customer files and checked for missing graphics, fonts and other details.
  • Verified proper saving of all artwork within designated file structure on company servers.
  • Generated digital image files for use in digital and traditional printing.
  • Worked with customers to present mockups and collect information for adjustments.
  • Prepared branding packages for point of sale displays, promotional materials and product packaging.
  • Used Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign to create images and layouts.
Prepress Operator, 07/2013 - 07/2019
White Graphics Printing Services City, STATE,
  • Prepared artwork for digital printing using various technologies, including Adobe Creative Suite, Printfactory, Onyx Production house, and Rasterlinks
  • Identified methods to improve processes and addressed ideas and implementation plans with Plant Manager.
  • Reviewed customer files and checked for missing graphics, fonts and other details.
  • Verified proper saving of all artwork within designated file structure on company servers.
  • Collaborated with vendors on projects fully or partially contracted out and verified deliverables met or exceeded internal standards.
  • Communicated printing project requirements verbally and in writing with clients and staff members to verify clarity and full customer satisfaction with results.
  • Designed and artistically configured prepress projects using layout programs.
  • Coordinated workflow and scheduling of printing projects.
  • Analyzed and solved digital file issues and software and hardware challenges associated with prepress and printing.
  • Inspected, maintained and repaired printing cameras and presses to avoid equipment malfunction.
Graphic Design/Digital Print Operator, 05/2010 - 07/2013
Rocket Imaging Inc. City, STATE,
  • Removed printed products from printing machines manually or via hand trucks or power lifts and transitioned material to drying and finishing or storage areas.
  • Maintained machines in good working order by cleaning, lubricating and adjusting.
  • Examined and produced specific job orders.
  • Met production schedules and throughput yield targets.
  • Kept records of materials used and time needed for projects.
  • Assisted clients in customizing design and layout of business and personal documents.
  • Created and formatted newsletters, promotional documents and other projects based on design ideas or rough samples proposed by clients.
  • Selected printing format and layout, prepared text and images for final print run and set up presses.
  • Coordinated workflow and scheduling of printing projects.
  • Examined printed copy for correct ink density, position on paper and registration.
Graphic Design/Digital Print Specialist, 07/2003 - 05/2010
RPR Graphics City, STATE,
  • Maintained adequate productivity by setting and enforcing deadlines.
  • Used hand tools to make small repairs and regularly clean printing presses.
  • Inspected random paper samples during print runs to confirm accurate ink and paper type.
  • Assessed inventory and ordered new ink, paper and other materials to keep supplies stocked.
  • Set up and used paper-cutting, laminating machines to hasten workplace operations.
  • Properly handled hazardous waste materials to uphold safety regulations.
  • Enforced color accuracy by creating ICC profiles for different substrates.
  • Preflighted artwork in Adobe Creative Suite to manage colors, fonts and link accuracy.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2003
Plainfield Central High School - Plainfield, IL,
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School Attended

  • Plainfield Central High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Prepress/Production Manager
  • Prepress Operator
  • Graphic Design/Digital Print Operator
  • Graphic Design/Digital Print Specialist


  • High School Diploma

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