437 E Palm Ave #304
Phone   818•848•7412
Burbank, CA 91501–2083
Fax      801•761•1515

Kenneth Roy Abrams


Pursuing a career in graphic design/desktop publishing, preferably providing in–house services


Oct 2000–Present  CCT Learning Solutions  Glendale, CA
    §     Instruction for MS Office, Illustrator, Photoshop,

    §     Corporate, Government and Private classes (1-12

May 2000–July 2000  PromoLand, Inc Glendale, CA
Graphic Design
    §     Design & pre–press for business cards, stationary,
       product labels, brochures, promotional products, etc.

Jul 1993–Present  The Art Desk  Burbank, CA
Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design
    §     Packaging design for software boxes & CD’s.
    §     Design camera ready brochures, flyers, newsletters,
       letterheads, business cards, etc.

Dec 1997–Mar 1999  LanguageForce Inc.  Orange, CA
Technical Support Help Desk
    §     Provide customer support for technical
       questions/problems regarding installation and/or use of
       LanguageForce computer software products— Universal
       Translator, Deluxe Universal Translator, Asian
    §     Record & track ‘bug’ problems of company products.
    §     Create Customer Action Requests for missing and/or
       defective company products.

Aug 1995–2003  Compulink/WYSIWYG Corp  Los Angeles, CA
Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design
    §    Design & pre–press for software packaging graphics
       including CD labels, front & back jewel–case inserts &
       outer packaging/boxes.
    §   Create software user manuals for 2 new software
    §    Software testing during software development.

Jul 1994–Oct 1997  World Language Resources West LA, CA
Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design/Software Sales
    §     Design & pre–press for 60–page foreign language
       software catalogs (3 volumes).

    §     Design & pre–press for magazine advertising.
    §     Design software packaging graphics including disk/CD
       labels, front & back jewel–case inserts & outer
    §   Software sales & new product evaluation.
    §    Customer product technical support.
    §    Supervising 2–3 office employees.

Apr 1993–Sept 1994  VCJCC  Sherman Oaks, CA
Desktop Publishing/Graphic Design
    §    Design, layout & typography for 1993 40th Anniversary Ad
       Book, 100 pages.
    §    Design, layout & typography of monthly newsletters.
    §    Design brochures, flyers, invitations, programs, etc. for
       Center events.

Jan 1989–Aug 1992  Robert L. Earl & Assoc  Los Angeles, CA
Project Manager/Designer

Jun 1987–Present  kra DESIGNS  Burbank, CA
Designer/Project Manager
    §    Residence of Mr Laurence Abrams, Los Angeles, CA
         New kitchen & general renovation of 1920 ­Spanish
    §    Residence of Mr & Mrs Schoenfeld, Los Angeles, CA
         Enlarge & renovate existing second floor master
    §    Residence of Mr & Mrs R Hall, La Crescenta, CA
2–story, 1,300 sf addition to existing residence.
    §    Residence of Mr & Mrs M Duffield, La Crescenta, CA
700 sf addition to existing 1–story residence.
    §    Residence of Mr & Mrs M Fisher, Brentwood, CA
General renovation to 1950’s 1–story residence.

Jul 1987–Apr 1988  Choate Associates West LA, CA
Project Manager

Jul 1986–Jun 1987  Gabbay Architects, Inc.  Beverly Hills, CA
Project Manager

Sept 1981–Jan 1983  The Hillier Group Princeton, NJ
Sr. Designer/Draftsman

Apr 1978–Jun 1980  Harrison Fraker, Architects  Princeton, NJ
Sr. Designer/Project Manager

Jan 1973–Dec 1973  William H. Short, Architect  Princeton, NJ
Jan 1974–Nov 1977  Short and Ford, Architects  Princeton, NJ
Draftsman/Designer/Project Manager
    §    Townhouse for KRA, Mill Hill Historic District,
       Trenton, NJ
         Restoration of facade of 1885 brick town-
         house. Complete new interiors. New two-level
         wood deck & landscaping.

Apr 1971–Aug 1972  Krantzen-Goold Studios  NY, NY
Asst. Photographer/Asst. Studio Manager


Contracted Computer Training  Glendale, CA
   Graphic Design

         Completed 3–month course to upgrade skills in
      Illustrator, PhotoShop and QuarkXPress.

Pratt Institute  Brooklyn, NY
Architecture  4 years
Humanities  1 year

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  Troy, NY
Architecture  1 year

Interests and Activities

Photography, skiing, bicycling, tennis, scuba diving, white water rafting, computers.

Software Compatibility

Windows 95/98/XP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, PhotoShop, WinFax, Quicken, FileMaker Pro, Internet Explorer, Outlook, Netscape.

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