Sonja M. Torres
Training & Education:
9/2008-12/2008: Valley Sign, Orting, WA
8/2003-9/2008: Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Tacoma, WA
4/2002-5/2003: Kinko's, Tacoma, WA
Duties: Layout and prepare artwork and scale drawings for sign and banner making using Gerber Omega, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Pagemaker 6.5 and Acrobat; design and produce cut vinyl signs and banners as well as various large printed products; help customers use computers and copy machines, assist with bindery, laminating and mounting processes.
8/2000-8/2001: Travel Chair Company, Gig Harbor, WA
Duties: Layout and prepare artwork and scale drawings for silk-screening using CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator; create and maintain www.travelchair.com website according to company design using FrontPage and Photoshop; design product labels and advertising materials for magazines and mailings; prepare and reclaim screens, set up silk-screens for various print jobs and mix inks to Pantone Matching System.
9/1991-9/2000: Zumar Industries, Inc., Tacoma, WA
Duties: Layout and prepare artwork and scale drawings for silkscreen processing using amberlith film. Layout is done to state or customer specifications and performed primarily with a Gerber Graphix Advantage Composer computer program and Embosstrak friction-feed plotter. Other methods include using the Gerber Graphix 4B Sign cutting machine, hand cutting amber and hand-applying vinyl and reflective materials directly to sign surfaces. Supervisory duties include training and helping the screen processor, keeping track of orders due and monitoring work hours and breaks. Job also includes communicating with customers about job/computer requirements, layout possibilities, and answering their questions. Other graphic programs used regularly are Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.
9/1987-9/1991: Western Metal Arts, Tacoma and Kent, WA
Duties: Prepare film negatives and positives for silkscreen and acid etching processes using horizontal-rail and vertical cameras, step-and-repeat machine and typesetting machine.
References and portfolio available upon request. Download .pdf version of resume.