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Scott Demarest

Graphic Artist / Design
last updated on 10/13/09

Resume Details



About Me

My name is Scott Demarest.

I am interested in a position as your Coordinator, Creative Operations. I have been in the graphic arts business since the early eighties. As my career has evolved, I have always been on the cutting edge of the digital imaging revolution. My history in digital print goes back to before the graphic arts knew what digital was. Most recently, I was the manager of digital prepress including CTP at a full service graphics printing, die cutting and bindery company. I am now available immediately for this position. If needed, I can bring my own Mac system or use existing systems for this job. I am, and have always been, a hands on manager. I have always maintained my skills on the Mac, tackling the daily work and more difficult projects myself. I have an excellent eye for color and flair for design and retouching. I have a working knowledge of the Adobe CS4 Design Collection, QuarkXpress and pdf workflows. I use these programs daily on the Mac OSX platform, but can easily jump over to PC as well. I have been involved with projects from their original conception, all the way do to the classic “stop the press” the client has one last correction. I have extensive experience with both sheet fed and web offset printing. I have worked on projects as simple as business cards and black and white flyers all the way up to artwork for high-end magazines and outdoor billboards. I have experience in creating pocket folders including packaging and die cutting. I am verse in both four color and Pantone color printing as well as digital file transfer, ripping, trapping, imposition, digital imaging and proofing systems. I am currently experienced in Esko-Artworks/Nexus graphic workflows. I have also worked with many other graphic systems software and hardware. I can easily adapt to just about any system. Over the years, I have been responsible for the research, purchase and training of personnel in the use of various hardware and software programs. I am knowledgeable of most printing requirements, variables and limitations.

I have daily contact with sales and production teams. I interact with clients, creative and art directors on a regular basis. I have experience with scheduling, priorities and short deadlines. Print and graphics are in my blood. My late father was Donald Demarest, Sr VP and Manager of Print Production at Young & Rubicam advertising agency in NY from the sixties until his retirement in the nineties. Additionally, my brother works for a variable data printing company in the Midwest. My portfolio is in your mailbox or any magazine. On any given day you’ll likely find a sample of a project I was involved with.

I am looking to continue my extensive graphics career. You will see below in my employment history, I have almost thirty years of continuous experience in this field. I also feel that at just forty-five years old I am only getting started. The changes I have seen in graphics have been exciting and I welcome the changes still to come in the future.

It would be my privilege to be considered this position and I am confident I can adapt quickly to any job. Please feel free to contact me at any time. I would greatly appreciate an interview to give my detailed work experience, discuss salary and to understand more about this potential opportunity.

Scott Demarest
50 Tilden Lane
Greenlawn, NY 11740
home: 631-754-7517
cell: 631-514-1701

Employment History / Credits

Scott Demarest

Graphic Employment History:

New Horizon Graphic.- Manager of Digital Prepress
Scope of work: High-End Commercial Printing and Bindery

US Web Inc.-Manager of Digital Prepress
Scope of work: Direct Response Printing and Mailing

Cedar Graphics-Technical Director/Graphic Systems Operator
Scope of work: High-End Commercial Printing

Applied Graphics Technologies-Technical Coordinator/Lead Systems Operator/Color Retoucher
Scope of work: Commercial Printing, Publication Prepress, Advertising Agency Services

Quality House of Graphics-Scitex and Quantel Paintbox Systems Manager/Operator/Color Retoucher
Scope of work: Hi-End Color Retouching and Graphic Preparation for Ad Agencies

Potomac Graphics-Scitex Systems Operator
Scope of work: Hi-End Color Retouching and Graphic Preparation for Ad Agencies

Quality Photoengraving-Color Photographer/Customer Service
Scope of work: Graphic Preparation for Ad Agencies

Additionally, I have attended numerous graphic arts seminars, conferences and expos in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Colorado Springs and Düsseldorf Germany.

Personal info and interests:

I have recently completed my eight-year term as the Chief of The Greenlawn Volunteer Fire Department and I continue to be a New York State certified Emergency Medical Technician.
I own and enjoy classic automobile restoration and I am currently in the process of the renovation and remodeling of my home which I designed and am general contracting myself.

Thank you for your consideration,

Scott Demarest
50 Tilden Lane
Greenlawn, NY 11740

Will work in

New York

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop
In Design

Languages (General)