Armando Luna

IT Specialist - Web Developer - Pre-Press Expert


Decades of experience providing IT for publishing companies, digital printers and pre-press departments.

Throughout my career I've enjoyed integrating an artistic background with a thorough knowledge of current technologies. I have over 20 years of real-world experience in graphic design, pre-press, 4-color printing, digital printing, database publishing, Filemaker, SQL, QuarkXPress, XTags, InDesign, InData, Photoshop.

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Professional Experience (2014-Present)

Business Owner

Medical Billing and simple Electronic Health Records.

Focused on bringing modern technology to small clinics who lack the resources and expertise to efficiently use technology to streamline daily functions. The services I provide include medical coding and billing, creating and hosting clinic websites, building custom software and even the design and printing of office forms and promotional materials.

Ameritel Yellow Pages, LLC (2009-2014)

Operations Manager

Coordinate efforts between outsourced designers, sales representatives and others to provide design proofs to the client and finished ads for production.

Use InDesign/InData or Quark/xTags to combine artwork and information pulled from a FileMaker database to build a 400+ page publication.

Used Coldfusion with SQL to create the data-driven website.

My background in IT allows me to provide IT services such as network maintenance, database management, and troubleshooting software/hardware problems.

G.T. Editores S.A., Santiago, Chile (1997-2009)

Print Production Coordinator

Lead a team of designers and data entry personnel; managed the production of printed telephone books, yellow page directories, and websites.

Installed, configured, and managed dozens of workstations (Windows 98 and Windows 2000, Macintosh stations, file servers (Windows NT and 2000 Server), web servers (IIS, ColdFusion), email servers, and firewall.

Converted information stored in PageMaker publications to a RDBMS.

Introduced QuarkXpress and Tags to reduce the amount of manual labor required to produce our products - full color yellow page directories.

Developed custom software to automate production, provide live statistics and reports to upper management, reduce the amount of human error in the data entry department, automate the production of complex, database driven web sites and printed publications.

Using ColdFusion MX7, SQL Server 2005, and JavaScript to create a yellow page directory website, complete with ads which are batch converted to jpg from pdf and uploaded/linked from a separate employee only website.

Install, configure, and maintain the office firewall/NAT machine to control access to the Internet and corporate intranet.

Goldman & Marcus Enterprises, Inc., Texas, U.S.A. (1995 -1997)

Systems Administrator

Developed system to manage warehouse inventory using a DBMS (xBase) and bar coding.

Integrated Warehouse Inventory System with accounting department (Solomon), EDI transfers to accounting and shipping software and data transfers from computer time clocks to accounting software.

Developed web sites for the various operations and properties of this enterprise scale company.

Freelance Web Developer, Texas, U.S.A. (1996-1997)

Produced several web sites for companies of all sizes.

Specialized in Highly Visible web sites - most of the web sites produced appeared in the first two pages of major search engines.

Specialized in database driven web sites (dynamic web sites) using Allaire (now Adobe, after Macromedia) ColdFusion.

TecStar Systems, Texas, U.S.A. (1993-1995)

Programmer, Tech Support

Wrote several software packages, mainly using Clipper or dBase. Most were specifically written for a particular business, including RV Resort Parks, Travel Agencies, and others to work with other software, including EDI transfers to accounting and shipping software and data transfers from computer time clocks to accounting software.

Installed and maintained networks using Novell Netware versions 2.x and 3.1x. Linked home computers with office computers.

Las Vegas Hilton, Nevada, U.S.A. (1992-1993)

Scanner Operator / Graphic Artist

Produced high quality publications using QuarkXpress, Photoshop, and artwork from the graphic designers in our department.

Operated and calibrated Optronics ColorGetter drum scanner and ColorSetter drum imagesetter

Assisted in the installation of department-wide E-Mail & electronic job tracking system.

Assisted in the dark-room: Matchprints, bluelines, plateburning.

ColorLaser / Texas Data Systems Texas, U.S.A. 1991-1992

Production Manager/Technical Advisor

By providing high quality four-color separation to printers, we helped to bolster the acceptance of electronic separations in a time when traditional methods were still preferred.

Managed the production of 4-color separations, desktop publishing, imagesetting to various imagesetting devices, and data conversion between Macintosh and IBM compatible computers.

Operated, calibrated, and maintained scanners and imagesetters.

Provided advice regarding the purchases of equipment and software.

Worked extensively with Linotronic and Birmy Imagesetters, Kodak film processors, color scanners, all advanced Macintosh & PC software, TOPS and AppleTalk networks


University of Texas, Pan American Texas, U.S.A.

Major: Computer Science
Minor: Business Management

Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A.

Major: Design and Applied Arts

Olathe High School, Colorado, U.S.A.

Graduate 1983