“I have been working with IKO Ink for over seven years and continue to be nothing less than impressed. You get the same level of professionalism and quality of work that the big agencies offer – at a fraction of the price. I would highly recommend IKO Ink.”

Heidi Bleau
Senior Marketing Programs Manager
RSA, The Security Division of EMC

 

10 1/2 Chester Street  ::  Nashua, NH 03064  ::  603.883.3842  ::   sandy@ssilva.com


Education

Rivier College, Nashua, NH BS, Communication Design

Present Employment

IKO Ink, Ltd., Nashua, NH 1993-present
Principal/Art Director
Responsible for the conception, design and production of materials
for print, display, publications and the web. Projects include collateral,
catalogs, magazines, books (interior and exterior), identity systems,
and web design for a variety of clients, industries and project scopes.
Knowledgeable in color proofing and performing press checks. Duties
also include estimating, scheduling, and outsourcing assignments,
as well as attending and presenting at client meetings.

Previous Employment

Brookstone, Peterborough, NH 1986-1989
Associate Art Director, Retail Catalog
Artistic support person for the retail catalog art director. Brainstormed
and comped concepts for presentation. Designed special promotion and
seasonal support materials. Supervised in-house photo sessions and
assisted on location shoots. Styled products and located props. Composed
mechanicals and assisted with print proof approvals and press checks.

Hamor Photography, Merrimack, NH 1989-1990
Graphic Designer
Creation and production of digital graphics for print and display. Assisted
with photo styling and propping.

Brightwork Advertising, Nashua, NH 1990-1992
Senior Graphic Designer
Lead designer in an agency environment where I was responsible for the
creation and production of computer-generated graphics for a variety of
clients and projects.Attended client meetings and as well as participated in
brainstorming sessions. Comped concepts and presented to clients. Duties
also included procuring estimates, pre-press, press checks and customer service.

Monadnock Living, Francestown, NH, 2011-2014
Art Director
• Work closely with the publisher and creative director to oversee
the conception, design, and production of Monadnock Living, a bi-annual
publication focused on arts and culture in the Monadnock region. 
• Maintain styles/visual integrity of the magazine while designing
engaging, diverse layouts.
• Retouch photgraphy and acquire visual resources.
• Coordinate advertising production.
• Manage pre and post production.

Software (Mac)

Adobe CS Suite, Adobe Acrobat, QuarkXpress, Acrobat
Microsoft Office Suite, Powerpoint

 

References

Available upon request.