Who am I?

I am an integrated visual design and production manager with extensive knowledge of print process, production, and execution. I am also branching into web design and digital video production.


The Efficacy Institute

Production Design Manager - 08.2012 - Present
  • Maintain and update corporate site, explore and execute options for integrating audio, video and social media
  • Design, production, and delivery of instructional and support materials for client site training
  • Plan and market annual events for administrative and student audiences of up to 750 attendees
  • Quote, review, and make final contracting decisions for print and video contractors related to product marketing
  • Source audio/visual tech needs for mentoring camps hosted nationally

Holy Carp Design

Principal & Graphic Designer - 05.2004 - Present
  • Freelance design service focusing on logo development, branding, and marketing on a variety of mediums
  • Print brokering for clients seeking direct mail pieces and tradeshow graphics
  • On-site work including product design and production of final print files

InScribe, Inc

Graphic Designer & Marketing Associate - 10.05 - 08.12
In-house designer for invitation and stationery company, offering complete design solutions in print, web and large format applications
  • Logo and brand development for invitation and gift products
  • Layout and design of quarterly newsletter and all printed marketing materials
  • Develop and implement email marketing campaign for monthly product promotions
  • Fulfill graphic requests for clients localized marketing campaigns
  • Request quotes, prepare files for print and press check final output for marketing campaigns
  • Large format design and production using Roland Versacamm SVP-300 Print/Cut System

AGI Training

Graphic Software Instructor
  • Instruct students in basic level classes for Adobe Software
  • Teach based on curriculum provided and real world experience

Vistaprint Inc.

Print Production Artist and Designer - 07.04 - 10.05
Work with Design Sales and Service department to develop custom branding and direct mail pieces for small business clients around the country
  • Take orders over the phone and build custom solutions using Adobe CS1
  • Work with account reps to develop questions to make detailed creative brief
  • Design job aids to assist off-shore labor in creative process

Foodmaster Supermarkets

Customer Service Manager - 09.97-04.05
Maintain high level of service for customers and employees
  • Manage team of 5-8 employees as person responsible for quality service
  • Keep inventory and order supplies as needed
  • Enter payroll data and daily sales figures into spreadsheet


University of Massachusetts Lowell Online

Certificate in Web Design - 09.10 - 05.12
18 credit program for web design with focus on new media
• Classes include Flash, Dreamweaver and web design techniques

New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design - 09.99 - 05.04
Studio intensive program with focus on art history,
design technique and theory
  • Focus in Corporate Branding, Illustration and Print Design
  • Dean’s list
  • Cumulative GPA 3.45


  • Adobe Creative Suite 1-5
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • Roland VersaWorks
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Mac OS

Hobbies & Interests

  • Animation
  • Board Gaming
  • Miniature War Games
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels

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All work Copyright 2012 by Carl Grivakis