Qualifications

  • Proficient in Mac and Windows platforms
  • Expert in Adobe InDesign CC
  • Proficient in Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator CC
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Proficient in Quarkxpress
  • Versatile in digital and manual illustration
  • Superior work ethic, independent, dependable and collaborative team player
  • Able to work under tight time constraints while maintaining a professional attitude and sense of humor
  • Project-based production artist with years of experience working within creative departments and on freelance projects


Education
California College of the Arts

  • BFA in Graphic Design


City College of San Francisco

  • Associates Degree in Humanities


Experience

Contract Print Production Artist
Havas Worldwide International Advertising Agency

November 2016

  • Production of large-scale print advertisements for an international client
  • Adobe Creative Suite, on a Mac platform


Contract Print Production Artist
Dome Construction Leading S.F. Bay Area Construction Company  

September 2016 – November 2016

  • Creation and production of Job proposals and various print projects
  • Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office in a Windows platform

Studio Coordinator
Gensler Leading worldwide architecture and design firm  

July 2015 - July 2016

  • Administrative support and projects for 35+ Architects
  • Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office in a Windows platform


Contract Digital Production Artist

Gensler Leading worldwide architecture and design firm  

September 2013 - February 2015

  • Formatted 10,000 + assets for the new website: www.gensler.com
  • Researched and curated images of projects and principals from forty-six offices from around the globe
  • Fixed image flaws, cropped, color corrected and prepared images for the website
  • Designed organizational method to accommodate new demands (naming conventions)
  • Uploaded formatted images to the website creating heroes where required
  • Basic html for feature stories and news items
  • Troubleshooting after website launch in June 2014
  • Researched and collected images for on-going new item features
  • Collected and curated images for high-level meetings
  • Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac platform


Contract Digital Production Artist

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Retailer of gourmet cookware, home furnishings and agrarian supplies

April 2013 -  July 2013

  • Digital asset formatting and correction for www.williams-sonoma.com
  • Updating images to reflect featured and sale items
  • Basic html and copy-editing
  • Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office in a Windows platform


Contract Print Production Artist

Chapman, Cubine, Adams + Hussey Direct Mail for leading non-profits

January 2013 - March 2013

  • Created and edited direct mail for numerous non-profit organizations
  • Quarkxpress and Adobe Photoshop on Mac platform



Contract Print Production Artist

Restoration Hardware Retailer of designer lighting and home furnishings

June 2012 - September 2012

  • Extensive PhotoShop corrections of raw footage
  • Object manipulation to illustrate symmetry for store displays
  • Created lay-out maps for multiple store locations (in-house)
  • Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac platform


Contract Print Production Artist

New Bay Media Publisher of Guitar Player, Bass Player and KeyboardMagazines

March 2011 - August 2011

  • Built lay-outs for Guitar Player, Bass Player and Keyboard Magazines
  • Built lay-outs for their Bi-Annual Gear Round-up 
  • Adobe Creative Suite on Mac platform


Seasonal Contract Print Production Artist

Pottery Barn Teen and Kids Retailer of specialty home furnishings

March 2007 - March 2011

  • Extensive lay-out work utilizing the company templates and preferences
  • Manipulation of text and images following direction of the lead designers
  • Collaboration with copy editors, designers and buyers
  • Created seasonal catalogs and inventory books
  • Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac platform



Contract Print Production Artist

MPR & Associates Publisher of annual "Condition of Education" book for the US Government

January 2007– March 2007 

  • Compilation and lay-out of data for the Condition of Education publication
  • MS Word, Excel and Quarkxpress in a Windows operating system


Contract Print Production Artist

Wells Fargo PCS 
February 2006 – September 2006

  • Working with WF templates and preferences
  • Manipulation of text and images following direction of the lead designers 
  • Collaboration with copy editors and lead designers
  • Creating promotional material and on-line forms
  • Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac platform


​Print Production Intern
Primo Angeli, Inc.

February 2001 – September 2001

  • Create comps
  • Researched and created mood boards
  • Edited photos
  • Provided support for the design team
  • Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac platform


Graphic Design

Becker Design, San Francisco, CA 2002 - 2006

Ptolemaic Terrascope Magazine British Alternative Music publication, relocated
to the US

  • Art Director Designer and Production Artist
  • Designed and produced the first US edition of acclaimed British alternative music magazine


125 Records American independent pop music label

  • Contract Designer
  • Created advertisement in Amplifier Magazine
  • Type treatment for CD cover for Loud Family, Attractive Nuisance


Valley Record Distributors US largest “One-Stop” music and video distributor

  • Graphic Designer and Advertising Coordinator
  • Produced weekly newsletter
  • Created posters, flyers, and collateral items
  • Booked advertising in periodicals and radio


MediMedia

  • Print lay-out and production for a newly patented cancer drug


​Children’s Day School Private preschool through middle school

  • Committee Chair, Graphic Designer and Production Artist
  • Designed all promotional items: invitations, mailers, auction catalog cover, advertising, signage
  • Created collateral items for fund-raising auctions


Wide Hive Records Independent Jazz and Hip-Hop label

  • Contract Designer
  • Designed music catalogs for inclusion with CD packaging


Additional Experience

Primary caregiver for two children 2002 - 2006 


Professional Drummer/Percussionist


Drummer/percussionist with rock bands on independent record labels throughout
​the 80s and 00s 
Recorded sixteen + albums and toured and recorded in Europe and the United States extensively

  • Thin White Rope
  • True West
  • Game Theory
  • The Loud Family
  • The Graves Brothers Deluxe
  • The Sippy Cups (Family Music Act)
  • Danny Pearson Band
  • The Jean Genies (Bowie Tribute Act)
  • Country Joe McDonald Band


Drummer/percussionist and graphic artist with The Sippy Cups, 2005 - 2010, www.thesippycups.com

  • Performing throughout the US major venues and festivals
  • Recorded three full-length LPs and two singles
  • Arranging transportation for 7+ members, gear and props
  • Creation of promotional pieces: postcards, posters and props


Photographic Model
Modeled for Charles Schwab, Hewlett Packard (national ads, in Newsweek, Forbes, Time, US News) Adobe, US Postal Service, Cisco Systems, Willmington Trust and others

About Me:     I am a graphic designer, production artist and a working musician.  

Since graduating in 2002 with a BFA in Graphic Design from the California College
of the Arts (CCA), I have gained experience working in advertising (package design), commercial retail (print production) and design (digital production). 

I started playing the drums as a kid, joined my first band in junior high school and haven’t stopped. I have performed, recorded and toured in multiple independent rock bands, a family musical act and tribute bands.

Résumé

Joseph (Jozef) Becker

Graphic Designer

Production Artist

Professional Musician