Art and Prepress

Ashley Donahue
Ashley Donahue

Ashley Donahue

Graphic Designer/Prepress

 

Ashley is a former student of Sinclair Community College, who graduated in 2015 with an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Communications. It was through these courses and overall experience that she was able to identify her passion for design—though art has been a huge part of her life since early childhood. Ashley absolutely loves being a problem solver, and helping others through her work.

 

When Ashley is not busy designing on the computer, she enjoys illustrating and drawing in one of her many sketchbooks. Fantasy novels, movies, and nature often serve as inspiration for her work. Additionally, Ashley enjoys hiking and taking long walks with her dog, Mia.

 

  • I have always had trouble putting down a good book once I start reading it. Even if it's a few hundred pages, I find it hard to stop until I'm finished!
  • I enjoy making and constructing costumes, some of which I have worn to various comic book conventions. 
  • I really wanted to be an animator when I was a kid, but found my passion within design and illustration.
Melissa Dooley
Melissa Dooley

Melissa Dooley

Graphic Designer/Prepress

 

Melissa was born and raised in Canton, Ohio and attended the University of Dayton to major in Commercial Design. The day before graduating, Melissa accepted a position with CSA, a then newly acquired division of The Lorenz Corporation. Since 1988, Melissa has worked in almost all phases of production, spending time in the warehouse, bindery, sales and service, and the print office. Currently, she is back in prepress, where she spends the majority of her day prepping work for printing.

 

Melissa is married to Rick. They have a son, Chris, who keeps them running and hopefully, young. Her outside hobbies include scrapbooking, volunteering at church and school, and whatever Chris is involved with, especially Boy Scouts, baseball, and robotics. The family shares their home with a spoiled-rotten rescued mutt named Lilly.

 

  • I worked in the summers while in college at an oil refinery, mostly cutting weeds and cleaning out really yucky storage tanks.
  • I played the clarinet in grade school, switched to alto saxophone in high school and back to clarinet in college.
  • I am part of the Five Rivers Metro Parks Tree Team. We have been a Forest Foster Family, helped gather and clean oak and hickory seeds, plant new seedlings, and administer TLC to already established seedlings in Carriage Hill Metropark.
Patti Jeffers
Patti Jeffers

Patti Jeffers

Graphic Designer/Prepress

 

Patti is a 1980 graduate of Ohio University with a BFA in Graphic Design. She has worked in the Graphics/Prepress Department since 1982, starting out at CSA until it was acquired by The Lorenz Corporation in 1988. During her tenure, Patti has experienced the artwork procedures transition from an entirely hand-drawn and assembled workflow, to a fully digital design and output process.

 

Patti is married to Steve and they have 2 children, Sarah, who is married to Phillip, and Ryan. They have a soft coated wheaten terrier and a mini goldendoodle grand dog. She enjoys volunteering, hiking, and recently decided to try her hand at knitting.

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