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Bruce Philpott
Sebastopol, California

Career Goal:

I'm currently happily retired. Thank you.

February 1995 to to June 2021

Graphic Designer and Photographer
brucephilpott.com (Freelance work)

Designed and produced print, web and video projects for individuals and businesses using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Audition and After Effects.

Created product photography, executive portraiture, lifestyle imagery, food photography other types of commercial images, putting each company's products, services and people in the best possible light.

March 2004
to June 2010

Graphic Designer and Photographer
The Terlato Wine Group

Rutherford Hill Winery, Chimney Rock Winery, Alderbrook Winery, Sanford Winery

Created a broad spectrum of print and web media supporting direct wine sales and Terlato wine clubs using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver.

Produced eye-catching, quality digital photographs of products, people and places for advertising and publicity. These photographs formed an image bank which will continue to enhance the company’s image for years.

In general: Efficiently and artistically combined my original photographs and art with text to achieve attractive print and web “collages” which sold the company’s products while continuing to reduce costs.

July 1996 to
March 2004

Graphic Designer
CB Tool Group - Santa Rosa Tool, Santa Rosa, California

Designed, created and maintained the company's website. Designed and produced point of purchase displays, fliers, business forms, signage, and a full-line product catalog for a chain of four retail stores using Dreamweaver, Flash, ImageReady, HTML, QuarkXPress, PageMaker, Photoshop and Illustrator.

September 1990 to February 1995

Journeyman Printer
The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California
(a New York Times Company)

Produced quality color ads in high production for a daily newspaper using MultiAd Creator in a Macintosh environment. Responsible for production of special sections and the bimonthly HomeFinder Magazine.

March 1973 to February 1990

Journeyman Printer / Assistant Foreman
Petaluma Argus-Courier, Petaluma, California

Produced quality color ads in high production for a (then) daily newspaper on a Compugraphic AdVantage. Wrote software for reporters' laptop computers.

May 1970 to February 1973

Production Manager
The Terra Linda News and The San Rafael Pointer
San Rafael, California

Managed production of both news and advertising for two weekly newspapers using Compugraphic equipment. Designed business forms, created logos.

June 1977 to October 1990

Photography Teacher
Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Novato and Napa Recreation Departments

Taught Creative 35mm Photography enabling over a thousand adults to achieve the photographs they'd always wanted.


Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology - Sonoma State University, 1977
West Coast School of Professional Photography
- Professional Photographers of California, Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara California
Certification in Photoshop and InDesign - Santa Rosa Junior College
Advanced Photography, Photoshop and InDesign Seminars
- National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Continuing computer graphics classes
- Santa Rosa Junior College

Awards and

2005 Adobe Graphics Achievement Award
(one of the first people ever to receive this award) -
            Santa Rosa Junior College Computer Sciences Department
Certificate - Certification Training in Adobe InDesign - 2004
Certificate - Certification Training in Adobe Photoshop - 2000

Award of Merit -
Professional Photographers of America - 1984
Award of Merit - Professional Photographers of America - 1983
Award of Merit - Professional Photographers of America - 1982

Helping Other
Graphic Designers and

Lecturer/Presenter: Giving instructional multi-media presentations to organizations such as the North Bay Adobe Users Group, City College of San Francisco and the Sacramento Adobe Users Group on various aspects of photography and Photoshop
Moderator: One of ten forum moderators world-wide on an international digital photography forum/community, www.photozo.com
Writer: Author of over a dozen short tutorials, articles and product reviews for digital photographers and users of Adobe Photoshop

Volunteer Work:

The Family Connection: As part of a three-person team, helped homeless families to obtain housing and realize their goals of independence.
The Sierra Club: Produced their monthly tabloid, The Redwood Needles, for one year.
Sonoma County Literacy League: Taught English as a Second Language (ESL).

Here's a shorter, printable, PDF version of this résumé.