About

I grew up in Newcastle, Australia pursuing a career in graphic prepress, lasting 20 years that ranged from the 'old film planning days' through to digital layout. I have recently transitioned into web development and programming while starting to pursue an interest in art and 3D animation.

Details

Craig Hofman

mindgonemad@gmail.com
Newcastle, Australia

Skills
Technology

Objective-C, HTML, CSS, SASS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, ASP.NET, MacIntosh, Ubuntu, GIT, etc.

Experience

Systems Administrator / Web Developer / iOS Developer

Aquanaut | Beresfield
October 2013 – Present
I am responsible for all in-house technology management and liaising with IT companies when required. Updating and transferring content to new CMS based company websites and development of standalone websites using Wordpress. Design, development and implementaion of an iOS application for product displays in diving stores. Assisting staff with use and troubleshooting of Micronet (warehouse management and invoicing database). Use of ODBC to access and manipulate Micronet data.

Prepress Manager

WHO Printing | Mayfield West
November 2010 – August 2013
Tasked with managing and assisting staff in the prepress, digital and art departments. I was responsible for ensuring staff were able to meet assigned deadlines (including assisting with prepress and digital work), measuring & assessing of press sheets to comply with ISO colour certification, and assisting with all IT requests by either completing them internally or organising through our contracted IT company.

General Manager | Prepress Manager

Greg Tapp Printing | Mayfield
October 2005 – November 2010
Assisting the Director in the general running of the business. Handling of all production aspects of the company. Employer member of the OHS committee and the revision and implementing OHS procedures within the company.
Tasks included: Pre-flighting of files, digital imposing of files, imaging of files to plate (CTP) and digital proof. Imagesetter calibration and providing technical support to staff in the electronic output department. Trouble shooting problems with hardware and electronic files. Maintenance and back-up of all computer equipment.

Prepress Operator | Apprentice Prepress Operator

Reprographics | Hamilton / Lisarow
March 1994 – October 2005
Tasks included: Imagesetter calibration and providing technical support and training to staff in the electronic output department. Trouble shooting of hardware and electronic file issues. Maintenance and back-up of all computer equipment. Bench planning, chemical proofing, pre-flighting of supplied files, imaging of imposed files to film and digital proof and plate-making.

Education

Diploma, Website Development [10335]

Northern Sydney Institute, Hornsby College (TAFE), NSW
Completion: November 2014

Certificate IV, Web Based Technologies (Design and Development) [10315]

Hunter TAFE, Cessnock Campus (TAFE), NSW
Completion: June 2014

Certificate III, Information Technology [3601]

Hunter Institute of Technology (TAFE), Newcastle, NSW
Completion: November 2000

Certificate, Graphic Pre-Press [5397]

Sydney Institute of Technology (TAFE), Ultimo, NSW
Completion: November 1997

Associate Diploma, Mechanical Engineering

Hunter Institute of Technology (TAFE), Newcastle, NSW
Completion: November 1993

Higher School Certificate

St. Phillips Christian College, Waratah, NSW
Completion: 1991