In the beginning, there was a large-format printer, a laminator and no one to run them.

A coworker and I were hired simultaneously, and we spent the next 10+ years leveraging our design backgrounds and general whip-smarts to realize the original vision for it as a full-fledged production resource.

We produced graphics for stadium-filling business meetings, towering trade show exhibits, multi-million dollar mobile tours and the World’s Largest Cereal Box.

Beyond the everyday print production workload, prepress responsibilities included: 

  • Preparing disordered design work for print
  • Anticipating issues and implementing solutions
  • Developing strategies in the absence of technical specifics

In addition to assuring consistent quality in print output, I frequently offered cost-effective alternatives and innovative production techniques to enhance final output.


  • Personally responsible for printing over $2 million in large-format graphics
  • Helping to grow a brand new department to almost $1 million in annual revenue at its peak