Experience

Art & Print Dept. Supervision

Created and kept work schedules, priorities, milestones and deadlines; plus artroom and print department personnel supervision. Color calibrated monitors, printers; upgraded software, firmware, maintained workstations and peripherals. Built extensive knowledge of digital, offset, and screen printing processes in the imprinted products industry.

Textile Design

Completed artwork and illustration for pigment, and digital printed textiles. Executed pattern layout and repeats for production. Color matched and coordinated fabrics; maintained print proof standards and pattern and pitch archives. Oversaw proof prints, production transfer, and manufacture of printed fabrics. Supervised table strike-offs, customer and production approvals.

Design & Illustration

Artwork, design, layout and prepress duties for trading cards, POP displays, customer comps, heat transfer decals, color stories, spec sheets, catalogs, event posters, programs, flyers, show cards, trade show display banners, packaging, and product decoration. Technical separations for screen printed sportswear.

Testimonials

I can honestly say Rodrigo Mesa is a great person to work with; he is dependable, reliable, hard-working and very knowledgeable in the graphic design field.  He has extensive knowledge about silkscreening, and we were lucky to have him share that knowledge with us to help expand our processes from creating film to printing.  Thanks Rod, for being a true friend and mentor.

Jose Moreno

Graphic Designer, Aldila Golf

Rod went to work and very quickly sent me a few rough drafts. My jaw hit the floor. They were amazing, and a hundred times better than I could have ever imagined. Rod took my sliver of an idea and fleshed it out into a complete design package. My CD “Two Pines” has an amazing look and feel because of Rod’s artistry.

Peter Bolland

Humanities Department Chair, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Southwestern College

I highly recommend Rod Mesa. I’ve known and worked with Rod for many years and he has never let me down. He is very creative and will give 100% to meet a deadline. Rod has a wide range of talents that would help anyone meet their goals.

James H. Esker

Creative DIrector, 3DFX Print Technologies

I had the pleasure to work directly with Rod. He helped completely revamp the entire Victory Archery product line in less than three months. Due to his creativity we were able to launch an entire new marketing program that resulted in a 3.7 million dollar increase in revenue to the company.

Stephen Greenwood

General Manager, Victory Archery
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What I am good at

I work in Adobe Creative Cloud, mostly in Illustrator and Photoshop, with some InDesign, AfterEffects, and Premier. I am accomplished in AVA CAD CAM, which is a software package for textile pattern layout, design and illustration, which I used as an artist in the hospitality industry. I use OfficeMac, along with the Apple productivity apps. I also have experience in Corel and Quark, and am comfortable with both Mac OS and Windows environments.
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