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Steven J. Hanson

13602 Scottie Drive         Kearney, MO 64060    (816) 591-6502



                        My goal is to use my previous computer knowledge and years of experiece along with my business degree to help streamline prepress operations.



  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): 2.0 .NET Framework Web Applications.
  • 24 years in the fast-paced printing field.
  • Proficient with applications used throughout the printing industry such as: Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator.
  • Summa Cum Laude graduate from UMKC with a Bachelors degree in business. Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society member.
  • Proficient in designing and developing web applications using .NET framework.


Technical Skills:                

  • Visual Studio 2005 & 2008, C#.NET 2.0, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, SQL Server, XHTML, CSS, MS Windows Vista, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark.


Technical Training:

Technical Experience, 4 month internship with Take Care of My Website (TCOM). Handled HTML and CSS updates for customers. Worked two months on a Windows application using C#.


Centriq Training, Leawood, KS 66206 - Application Developer in C#.NET Program

·       Technical Competencies:

-   C# Fundamentals, Developing .NET Web Applications, Transact SQL, ADO.NET, Building Websites
with HTML & CSS, ASP.NET, Advanced C#.NET.

·      Professional IT Project Experience:

-      Created a multi-tier classroom project that included requirement gathering, data tier design, programmatic data access layer incorporated with data access objects, and presentation in a rich web-based front end.  Available for review live at the following URL:

·       Soft Skills Training:

-      Customer Care & Effective Communication.

·       Certifications:

-      Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS):  2.0 .NET Framework Web Applications.


Employment History:         


Universal Manufacturing, Kansas City, MO - Electronic Pre-press Operator
June 2010 - Present

  • Prepare customer files for print output
  • I have been trained on Fuji's XMF workflow and use it on a daily basis.
  • Received a basic understanding of the Dalim application.
  • Became proficient with Impostrip to create layouts for all sheetfed presses.
  • Occasionally work with customers to ensure their satisfaction and answer any questions concerning their files., Kearney, MO - Website Management
February 2010 – Present

  • Website updates using HTML and CSS>
  • Worked with customers on Website design
  • Minor SQL Server changes
  • Develop content and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for clients.


Greystone Graphics, Kansas City, KS - Electronic Pre-press Operator
August 1994 - January 2009

  • One of three persons hired to set up the electronic pre-press department at Constable-Hodgins Printing Company.
  • My position as network administrator included archiving files and networking of the pre-press system.
  • Became efficient with the Kodak Brisque workflow after the creation of Greystone Graphics, (a merger of Constable-Hodgins and Vile-Goller Fine Arts).
  • Within the Brisque framework, my duties included: working with Preps Imposition Software, using various high-resolution printers, image-setters and direct to plate systems.
  • Worked directly with customers to ensure their satisfaction and answer any questions concerning their files.
  • Greystone Graphics has sheet-fed and web presses.


The Lowell Press, Kansas City, MO - 2nd Shift Supervisor                                                   
March 1989 – July 1994

  • Hired on as a journeyman stripper, advanced to 2 weeks.
  • Moved into the technical side of pre-press with the joining of electronic pre-press and manual stripping departments.
  • Became one of only two people trained on a Kodak Prophecy System (OPI system) in July 1992.
  • Worked with electronic photo color correcting, file management, drum scanning and image-setter calibrations.
  • The Lowell Press was a sheet-fed printing plant.

Gunthrop-Warren, Chicago, IL - 4-color Stripper
 October 1988 – January 1989

  • Hired to supervise the 3rd Shift.
  • Financial troubles that I was not aware of forced bankruptcy after only 3 months.


American Signature Graphics, Dallas, TX - 4-color Stripper
 March 1985 – October 1988

  • Made plates and proofs from flatted film. Quality was a must. Learned and excelled as a four-color stripper. Duties included flat stripping, checking in furnished flats, combine stripping, film contacting.
  • Misomex step and repeat operator. Responsible for the covers of over 20 monthly publications.
  • Created film and plates for sheet-fed and web presses.


Universal Signs, Richardson, TX - Art Department Supervisor
March 1983 - March 1985

  • Duties included: sign designs, drafting, silk screening processes, ordering materials, and quality control.



  • UMKC Bloch School of Business, Kansas City, MO   Bachelors Degree/Business  2008
  • Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City, MO   Associate Degree/Business 
  • 2000-2003
  • Richland College, Richardson, TX   Basic drafting   1984
  • Washington State University, Pulllman, WA   General Studies  1981-1982