Resume

James DempseyThanks for taking the time to visit my site. Below is a brief summary of my qualifications. For more detailed information, you can request my resume and client list in PDF format using the contact form on this site.

I’m a quick conceptual thinker, and even faster at design and production. I’m organized, self-motivated and quite comfortable multi-tasking under tight deadlines. I’m also the guy you want on the team when you have issues with your computers… yeah, I’m a Mac software geek.

Professional Experience

While I’ve been freelancing since 1989, I’ve also managed to work full-time for some really great companies, including ad agencies, PR firms, print shops, a casino, and a large landscape management company. The following are the most recent.

  • Riester – Phoenix | Design and production
  • DLC Resources – Phoenix | Design, production, marketing, and client relations
  • R&R Partners – Phoenix | Design, production, supervision of production studio
  • R&R Partners – Las Vegas | Production and design
  • Newlon Communications – Las Vegas | Art direction, design and client relations
  • Lodge Graphics – Las Vegas | Pre-press production and design
  • Riverside Resort & Casino – Laughlin | Design, production and general marketing

Accolades:

I’m not too big on tooting my own horn, but it’s nice to be recognized.

  • Several Addy Awards, including Best of Show, 2006
  • Multiple Employee of the Year award winner
  • Recognized in Layers Magazine (Trade Pub)
  • Recognized on PhotoshopTV.com

Extras:

Sometimes people want to know a bit more, so here you go.

  • Owner/author of The Graphic Mac
  • Articles published in Popular Science Magazine, PC World and Macworld Magazine
  • Husband, father, dog lover
  • Obsessed with all those cooking shows
  • Active on social media, including: Twitter, Facebook, G+, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, Blogs, etc.

Toolbox:

For those with a little geek in them, here’s the software I use on a regular basis. All versions are the latest.

  • Mac OS X and Windows
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (and older Creative Suite): InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Apple Keynote and Pages
  • Extensis Suitcase Fusion
  • WordPress