Ryan Mueller  /  Denver, Colorado

Associate of Arts degree – Printing and Publishing
Western Wisconsin Technical College, La Crosse, Wisconsin. 2001

Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, California: 2008 – present
San Francisco City College, San Francisco, California: Fall 2013 – present

Software Knowledge Includes: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.
Dabbles in HTML, AfterEffects, Premiere and WordPress.

Print Shop Manager
ABC Imaging, Denver, Colorado
August 2014 – Present

Production Manager
Pacific Digital Image, San Francisco, California
July 2010 – June 2014
• Work with account managers to find solutions within projects, collect all necessary data and get an overall view of what needs to happen to complete the job.
• Manage the workflow of jobs that come through and delegate the job to the appropriate artist.
• Answer all technical questions that teammates have regarding projects.
• Create daily job status reports for the other managers.
• Overlook and help improve the Quality Control department and policies.
• Work with retouching manager to make sure client expectations are met.

Production Artist
Pacific Digital Image, San Francisco, California
August 2007 – July 2010
• Operated a postscript driven workflow (Kodak Prinergy).
• Ditigally assembled and composed ads for publications.
• Delivered ads/artwork via web portals and FTP clients.
• Created notifications and download links for digital deliveries.
• Created vector art for CG team as needed.
• Retouched images when necessary.
• Operated large-format printers (HP 6100, HP 4000, Epson 9880, Fuji FinalPrint).

Prepress Manager
Diamond Press & Printing, San Jose, California
February 2007 – August 2007
• Preflighted, imposed and assembled files for the specifications required.
• Created page layout/imposition and worked with variable data programs on projects such as books, brochures and catalogs.
• Worked with the General Manager scheduling jobs for press.
• Imaged plates on a CTP system, maintained plate processor and changed chemicals on a regular basis.
• Led a weekly training class on how to use InDesign & Illustrator.
• Calibrated large format printers for press accurate proofs.
• Trained graphic designers for prepress positions.

Prepress Technician/Production Artist:
Santa Cruz Printery, Santa Cruz, California
October 2005 – February 2007

Seaway Printing Company, Green Bay, Wisconsin
March 2004 – May 2005

Inland Printing Company, La Crosse, Wisconsin
April 2000 – November 2003