Richard L. Thompson

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Versatile, hard-working, and organized Map Designer and Illustrator offering‚ 12 years professional print and web design experience.




Map Designer and Illustrator Freelance and agency contracts, since 1995

Selected clients :

Graphic Designer Freelance, 10/98 to 12/04

Design and layout of drug formulary books for Community Health Plan of Washington (2001—2006 editions) and Regence BlueShield (1999—2003 editions), including charts, tables, and indexing. Introduced both clients to PDF workflow for streamlined editing.

Production Artist Sound Publishing, Bainbridge Island WA, 3/00 to 9/04

Designed and created black and white and four-color print ads for local newspapers, including the South Whidbey Record, Bainbridge Review, and various special publications; color-separated, quality-checked,
and uploaded color separated page files to press within tight press deadlines; formatted print
text and images for web publication and uploaded stories and photos to Web site.

Photo Editor Wine Spectator magazine, New York, NY, 1/94 to 6/95

Designed and created an archival library system for the Wine Spectator library of 40,000 photos; arranged photo shoots, including acquiring and returning product and props; researched and purchased photography; negotiated re-usage rights for stock.


San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA, 9/84 to 12/88

Independent study in Great Britain, France, Italy, and The Netherlands.
School of Visual Concepts Seattle, WA, 5/14
User Experience, Level 1