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Last updated 
May 14, 2003

Realm Fantastica

Name: J.D. Gross


To explore bold new opportunities as an artist.


Chaffey College
A.S. in Computer Graphics, Spring 1998
Classes: Art, Computer Information Systems, Music, Writing

Chino High School
Graduated in 1994
Classes: Art, Computers, Drama, Typing

Work Experience

The Los Angeles Times 
Ad Builder, February 2003-present
Duties include (but not limited to!): Becoming a key player within the team environment * Creating beautiful, accurate advertisements quickly * Making clients happy * Spreading my wealth of knowledge

Vertis, Inc./AdOut
Graphic Production Artist, February 1999-February 2003
Duties included (but were not limited to): Becoming Senior Certified in all departments * Placing in the Top 3 of production competitions for 3 years in a row * Maintaining a high level of accuracy and productivity in newspaper advertising * Becoming more knowledgeable * Coming up with new ideas 

BE, Inc.
Capture Editor, December 1998-December 2000
Duty: Assisted in converting magazines to Acrobat PDF format.

Computer Skills

Graphics applications: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress,
                                      Macromedia Director
, Newtek LightWave, Multi-Ad Creator
Business applications: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel
Internet: HTML
Platforms: Mac/OS; PC/Windows

General Skills

Team player. Deadline oriented. Learn quickly. Creative. Reliable. Adaptable.


Available upon request.