Wister Wong

Education:
Bachelor of Science, 1999
Graphic Design in Multimedia
Woodbury University, Burbank, California

Specialized Software:
Adobe Creative Design Suite (Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
Apple Quicktime, Apple iLife Suite, Apple Mac OS X, Apple iOS,
CGS Color Tuner Color Management for G7 standards, CGS Certified Proofing system, Creo Preps Imposition, Creo RIP / EFI Fiery RIP for Xerox Digital Press, EskoArtwork ArtPro, EskoArtwork Nexus RIP, Neo PDF Editor, Enfocus Pitstop, Odystar PDF Automation RIP, Extensis Suitcase, HTML Authoring, Kodak Prinergy Rip & InSite Online Proofing System, Microsoft Windows / Office, QuarkXpress, VMware Virtual Machine.

Specialized Hardware:
Mac & PC machines, able to troubleshoot & fix computer problems, setup servers (Mac or PC) & workgroup networking, Epson Large Format Printers, Screen CTP machine, Xerox Digital Presses, X-Rite i1 Spectrophotometer.

Languages:
Written & spoken fluently in English, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)

Experience:

  • 13+ years working experiences in Internet, graphic design, packaging fields and commercial printing with 7 years of supervisory experience in the US
  • Work with international retailers/clients including Sam's Club, Dick's Sporting Goods, Walmart, Sally Beauty, Leslie's Pool, Albertsons, Smart & Final, Dollar General within an ad agency
  • Work with nationwide print vendor for their print spec. and color management including RR Donnelley, Quebecor/Quad, Vertis/Quad, etc.
  • Ghent PDF Workgroup guest member in 2009 to standardize printing spec. with Adobe

 

3/2012-Present
Marketing Manager,
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades., Richardson, Texas (Non-Profit Organization)

  • Drive marketing initiatives such as program launches and campaigns
  • Engage and develop strong relationships with churches and supporters
  • Design and oversee marketing programs (offline and online)


7/2007-3/2010
Prepress Manager,
Ivie & Associates, Inc., Flower Mound, Texas (Ad Agency)

  • Managing 10+ people within the prepress department with different shifts
  • Manage financial aspects of department including estimating, budgeting and billing
  • Manage projects for the prepress department with high volume jobs including direct mail, signage, catalog, brochure, circular, billboard, variable database, image retouching, clipping images, digital asset management, packaging, POS…etc.
  • Ensure up-to-date color management workflow and G7 profiles, setup remote proofing and online proofing for the clients
  • Establish prepress automation PDF workflows using EskoArtwork Systems and Kodak Systems to improve speed and accuracy
  • Help to troubleshooting different vendors’ RIP problems for customers
  • Collaborate with the clients to help them troubleshoot their printing or color problems
  • Collaborate with Creative/Art Directors/Photographer to ensure quality output
  • Conduct interviews in the recruiting process and makes hiring recommendations
  • Conduct periodic reviews of digital files to insure quality. Will compare all revision of file and the final file to the printed piece
  • Manage the schedule with the coordinator and make adjustment if needed
  • Ensure production artists and prepress operators use correct/latest procedures and practices
  • Constantly coaching and motivating team members
  • Provide education and training for prepress operators/production artists on the various new software applications available to them 
  • Supervise team members in Shanghai, China for their print file quality and color management


2/2004-6/2007
Senior Prepress Specialist,
K1 Packaging Group, City of Industry, California (Flexo & Litho Packaging Factory)

  • Overlook and advise the design process for the client’s request
  • Supervise the printing spec. and workflow for the department as well as the client
  • Setup and training for EskoArtwork Nexus systems
  • Setup CGS Oris Color Tuner for digital color proof matching
  • Setup Kodak InSite online Proofing system and educate/support CSR as well as customers to use it
  • Coordinate with CAD Engineer for the design and mockup
  • Quality Management and ISO 9001 implementation for the prepress department
  • Develop new technologies to improve the printing quality for the packaging
  • Represent the department to attend printing technologies seminars
  • Giving training courses regularly to prepress and CSR department
  • Color and process control for the digital proof and printing plate


1/2002-11/2003
Graphic Designer,
Neopets.com, Glendale, California (Online Games Site – a Viacom Company)

  • Package designs for products like Plush/Candy POP and PVC figure toy
  • Signage designs for toys
  • Neopets’ merchandises design and Mock up creation
  • HTML email designs and PDF documents creation
  • Responsible for production, in-house approval process and press approval
  • Company branding and Style guide creation for different licensees
  • Digital Photography for all kinds of Neopets’ Merchandises
  • Manage the different projects with Neopets’ Licensee and prepare artworks
  • Forecast and manage the production time
  • Work with Artists/Illustrators to ensure the design concepts can be delivered
  • Create Japanese and Chinese versions of Neopets.com including flash


11/1999-11/2001
Graphic Designer,
Online Labs, Inc., Los Angeles, California (Web Development Firm)

  • Design website layouts and templates for the clients
  • Design and produce HTML emails for the direct email marketing purpose


7/1997-10/1999
Graphic Designer,
DNA Total Marketing, Inc., El Monte, California (Magazine Publisher)

  • Redesign the branding for a Chinese computer magazine