Frank C. Irby            eml: fourpaws3@yahoo.com


MAC/PC TECHNICAL EXPERT / CIRCUIT DESIGN / PREPRESS SPECIALIST / LOGO & WEB DESIGN
CUSTOM WIRING / SYSTEM & NETWORK RECOVERY / DATABASE GUI / DATA VISUALIZATION


Profile:  Apple Developer since 1982. Circuit designer since 1990 with advanced training in component failure.

Hardware/Software maintenance and disaster recovery.    Power supply diagnostics & micro component replacement.

Prepress & print production expert,   Graphic design specialist & visual consultant for print, web & film industries.

Nature photographer, digital artist, vector animator, CAD, programer. Currently learning: PHP, Python, Javascript.

 

Artistic-Photographic Portfolio               http://mandelscape.deviantart.com

       Illustrator/Photoshop work, ad-signage creation, logo design. fractal art, macro photography,

data visualization, Blender physics, 3D animation, CAD/CAE, flythroughs, molecular modeling.

       6/16- Invited to join VIDA, a community of artists designing high fashion apparel.
http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/frank-irby

 

DreamScape Digital Studios                   http://dreamscape.myartsonline.com

       Website design, logo design, network design, database design, data visualization.

       Movie special effects, ads -promos for film & film production, film crew documentary,

product ads & information, ad flyers, news & mag ads, web pages.

Work Experience

Printing Skills: 

       Newspaper web, offset press, blueprint, flexographic, die-Stamp and direct mail.

       Image & strip film, strip 4C proofs, burn plates, die-sub and quick copy.

       Electrostatic large format printing, mounting and laminating for prototypes, exhibits and trade shows.

Production Skills: 

       Full production printing in the offset, large format, direct mail and quick copy fields.

       Drum scanning, logo editing, file conversion, color matching gradients, spot/CMYK,

       Graphic/logo design from concept to finished product, static or animated for any output, print, web, video,

       Design and production of product catalogs, brochures, banners, corporate reports, direct mail ads.

       Develop and maintain relational database with job tracking and cost management.

Technical Skills: 

       Custom designed computers for extreme usage: render farm, web server, gaming, scientific visualization.

       Workflow analysis and optimization for cross-platform networks, custom Mac lab development.

       Mac/PC  troubleshooting, system diagnostics, disaster recovery, software integration/optimization.

Tear-down/rebuild, component diagnostics, custom cables, hybred interfaces.

       Install and maintain large file servers for offset film production, network relational databases.

       Dedicated production Scitex / Contex as well as stand alone RIPs.

       Operation and maintenance of the Xerox 8954 large format color plotter, and the Xikon DCP-1.

Work History

Southern Directory Publishing
      Gainesville, GA / July 2015 - Mar 2017

Georgia Mountain Press
      Cornelia, GA / June 2006 - Dec 2006

Regency Thermographics
      Baldwin, GA / June 2004 - Oct 2004

DreamScape Digital Studios
      Lawrenceville, GA / since June 2001

Contract Experience since Jan 1999

Retail Marketing Group Inc,
      Alpharetta, GA / March 1996 - September 1998

Mac Temps Inc,
      Atlanta, GA / November 1994 - September 1995

Contract Graphic Design,
      Atlanta, Ga / September 1995 - March 1996

Digicolor Express (a division of National Color Graphics)
      Atlanta, GA / August 1993 - July 1994

Education

Art Institute of Atlanta,   Fall Quarter 1995 - Spring Quarter 1996
Emphasis:  Computer Animation and Vector Modeling

Data-Tech Institute      Advanced Troubleshooting for the Macintosh      Atlanta, GA / November 18-19 1994
Specialized training focusing on hardware component failure, data recovery, hard drive
      diagnostics, system optimization, cross-platform network configuration, and software debugging.

Southern College of Technology     Marietta, GA / September 1991 - June 1992
Emphasis:  Computer Science and Computer-Aided Design.

Other Interests:     Musician -Piano,   Ancient scriptures -Sanskrit,   Robotics.