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digital artistry - creative design - marketing - prepress - print
Experience. It's that simple. Knowing how to and when not to. Seeing what's right and what's best for the customer. A love of the creative process as well as a deep desire to produce the best. That's Le Sheppard, an Artist with a Pen, a Brush and a Mouse.
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Who is Le Sheppard ... Digital Artist with 25 years experience in every level of the print, publishing, and the creative industry (from management to speed print to prepress to design). Detail oriented with client relations experience, computer skills and creative insight. Demonstrated success in productivity improvement, client service, sales and meeting deadlines. An artist with enthusiasm for client satisfaction and corporate success. 
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What have I done in this career ...
In my design career I have worked in every level of the design, digital artistry and production industry design everything and anything from newsletter, brochures, ads, direct mailers, etc. - to prepress retouching PhotoShop work - to high end prepress press prep - to managing art departments and designing production networks and processes - working in small shops to high end New York houses from Philly to New York - working with clients such as Lord & Taylor,
Johnson & Johnson, TYCO Toys, Mars / M&M, GAF, Shady Brook Foods, Merck, Sunshine Foods, and SO much more. I've designed web sites for many many companies and individuals from politician to companies. Plus I taught digital design at Berkeley Corporation and on site for many small to medium size companies. Quite the career taking to all levels of the publishing, digital artistry and creative industry.
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Passion ... Simply put - creation. My passion is to create. A company, a design, a concept, a song, or a process that flows. My work, my best work has always been when I am allowed and able to create. From my days as an art student to my songwriter years into my digital artistry - my simple passion was to create. I still find myself searching for new ways to create.
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Skills ...
Art ... A "creative eye" in the work environment developed through 25 years of dealing with the public, music and art clients. Art background in pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and oils.
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Digital ... Digital Artistry. Hands-on experience with Macintosh and PC computers using the following applications: QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, FreeHand, PageMaker, Systems, Scanning, FileMaker, and Microsoft Word.
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Client Service ... Sales, promotion, office management, marketing, expenditures and customer liaison services.
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History ...
Education ...
Desktop Publishing - 1989  Berkeley Corporation, Bala Cynwyd PA
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Management and Sales - 1989-90  The Advancement Group's
"Personal & Professional Goal Setting" and AAI’s "Professional Selling Skills"
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Fine Arts - 1981-83  Montgomery County Community
College (drawing) and Plymouth-Whitemarsh Evening classes (painting, drawing)
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Work History ...
TSGSPORTS - 6.03 to present
Custom Sports Products and Design
Newtown, PA, Owner / Digital Artistry
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Soccer Ball Manufacture - 10.99 - 5.03
Creative Services Manager
Web, design, production, management - 60K
Langhorne PA
...The creative link in the entire process / Managing and producing ball designs
...Webmaster - design, maintain the web site, the web infrastructure
...Managing and producing all marketing materials / Managing sales support
...Managing and producing advertising materials / Running operations and production
...Ordering and proofing working with domestic and overseas suppliers
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Allegra Print and Imaging - 99
Creative Services/Prepress Manager - 55K
Langhorne PA
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DiMark / Harte Hanks - 97 thru 99
Langhorne PA, Digital Prepress Artist - freelance digital artist
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Neibauer Press - 97
Creative Services/Prepress Manager, Warminster PA  215.322.6200
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ECI - 97
Digital Prepress Artist, Edgewater NJ  201.941.6906
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Eagle Affiliates, Inc. - 96
Creative Services Manager, Harrison NJ  201.482.1222
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Freelanced at
CyberShop (web art) Montclair NJ
Miles Associates (multimedia art) Montclair NJ
The Cherokee Group (design) East Brunswick NJ
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Geraghty & Roman, Inc. - 95
Systems / Production Manager, East Brunswick NJ, Clients: Sunshine, Tyco, APlus.
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theSHEPPARDgroup - 90 thru 95 (Self-employed - see below)
System Consultant, Instruction & Design, Spring House PA
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Berkeley Corporation - 89 thru 90
Instructor - instructed software including QXP, PM, Illustrator, FHD, Systems. Supervised computer labs and scheduled classes. Hardware / software maintenance, network management and troubleshooting. Design work. — Bala Cynwyd PA
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MUSIC - 74 thru 90 - Le Records & Le Sheppard Publishing
(BMI Publishing) Songwriter, performer, producer - Writing, producing, packaging and selling original music. http://www.lesheppard.com
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theSHEPPARDgroup ...
(90-95) For several years I worked as a consultant/designer for small businesses and international firms, while managing a network of specialists interlinked only by the need of the client. Together, each of us was able to offer more to our individual clients with the help of those on the network, theSHEPPARDgroup. From concept to creation to product — Nothing but the best.
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theSHEPPARDgroup clients
Thomas J Paul Produced work for Nabisco, M&M/Mars, Johnson & Johnson, 
Arm & Hammer & Rocco/Shady Brook Products. 
Plus, Systems Consultant.
Curt Crane Productions Photo manipulation for TV commercial spot.
VT Graphics Digital artwork for corrugated printing plates.
Plus, taught design staff ILL, QXP and PHS. Also consulted Systems.
Serody/Crane Associates Taught staff Ill, QXP & PHS. Plus, Systems Consultant.
Merck & Co Produced a prototype cataloging system for logos and artwork and 
produced hi-end digital illustrations.
Alli Design / Susan Beard Design Promotional design work. Plus, Systems Consultant.
PCI Group Slide production
CompUSA Taught QXP on the Mac/PC
Apollo Design Taught QXP on the PC
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Other clients in Production and Design
Cavanaugh Communications
Letven Diccicco & Battista
Roska Direct Marketing
Kaufman Advertising
CEL0057 / FrightX
Fencor Graphics
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References ...
More references provided upon request
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Yale Rieck - Harmony Web, Inc.
yar@harmony-web.com - www.harmony-web.com
Office 847.853.9974 - Cell 847.209.6631
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Mike Fryer - Soccer America
Business Development Associate, 510/559-2219 phone - 510/528-5177 fax
mfryer@socceramerica.com
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Sarah Thomas - Hempfield Soccer Club
Tournament Director, 717/397-5248 phone - 717/397-0662 fax
HSClubST@aol.com
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Priscilla Applegate
Creative Director, Applegate Advertising Design
215.638.4591
Email at your@TSGSPORTS.com or call 215.860.6208  -  457 Durham Road  Newtown  PA 18940


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