Having started my graphic design career
at computer magazine publisher, Ziff-Davis,
in New York City, I worked on staff for eight years, then transistioned to freelancing for them for three more.
Starting in the editorial department, moving into classified advertising, then finally working my way to the Corporate Creative Services Department, it is there that I learned how to design and produce material for multiple divisions with limited time, budgets, or resources.
I supported the NYC headquarters, as well as the Boston, San Francisco, and London offices, working on multiple projects and time zones under the guidance of the Creative Director. I learned how to interface with internal clients, source bids from vendors, work with mailing houses, attend press checks, and I actually had to say, "Stop the press!" once. : )