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  Tara Long
Professional/Personal Overview
I specialize in publication design, layout and packaging, logo/corporate identity materials and photography art direction and editing, catering to clients ranging from individuals, to design studios, to publishing houses. Successfully managing and coordinating projects from concept to printing and completion is my specialty. My goal is simple: to my knowledge and creativity to assist clients, making their jobs easier and their projects beautiful and successful.
Work Info
Editor (photo, picture) 5 Years
Graphic Designer 13 Years
Art Director 13 Years
Food 13 Years
Health 13 Years
Lifestyle 13 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
13 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Eat This, Not That!, Rodale Inc (11+), Organic Gardening Magazine (11+), Reader's Digest (11+), Men's Health Books, Rodale Inc (6-10), Potter Craft, Random House (1-2)
Other Work History
Senior Book Designer, Rodale Inc 1999-2007
Computer Skills
•Expert knowledge of Mac Platform OSX, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator
and InDesign CS5 and Quark 7.0.
•Complete understanding of 4 color prepress and printing technology
•Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash CS6, HTML5, CSS, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Technical Skills
Book Packaging, Cover Design, Book Interior Design, Book Layout, Magazine Design and Layout, Photography Management, Direction, Styling and Editing, Branding, Web Design
Powerbook Laptop, iPad, Nikon D7000
Available upon request
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.