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Hal Hinderliter


Residence: Wauwatosa, WI
Mobile phone: 414-630-8650

Educator, consultant, and trade journalist providing research, courseware development, and technical writing services to a wide range of colleges, vendors, trade associations, and end-users. Author of five textbooks and 122 magazine articles about the printing industry. Areas of expertise include digital publishing, graphic design, and print production systems.


PhD in Instructional Technology (expected completion 2020)
Northern Illinois University

MA in English
Professional and Technical Writing concentration
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

BAs in English and Journalism
Summa cum laude
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

AA in Graphic Design
(with scholastic honors)
Milwaukee Area Technical College

2015 Desktop Publishing for Prepress Production, 2nd Ed. ArtFlow Publishing
2003 GATF Desktop Publishing Primer GATFPress
2000 GATF Guide to Desktop Publishing GATFPress
1998 Understanding Digital Imposition GATFPress

2008 “Xerox Color Management Workshop” full-day course
Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services (for Intellective Solutions)

2007 “NAA Basic Press Operator I & II” 7-module programs
Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services (for GrCI)

2007 “Canon Printing Industry Overview” 3-day course
Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services (for GrCI)

2006 “HP Industrial Printing Overview” 2-day course
Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services (for GrCI)

2006 “Goss Newspaper Production Workshop” 5-day course
Graphic Communication Institute at Cal Poly

2001 “Expert Digital Imaging Technician” certification testing
National Council on Skill Standards in Graphic Commun.

2001 “Graphic Arts Production, Sales and Service” 12-week course
California Polytechnic State University

1999 “GATF Imaging Skills Training Curriculum” 5 CD-ROM set
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

1998 – present Consultant, Author, Trainer
Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services, Wauwatosa WI
My clients include printing companies, government agencies, design studios, and Fortune 500s (including Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Sony Music, Roche, others). I’ve lectured at Seybold, Macworld, Graph Expo, COMDEX, and other events. Highlights include my research reports for the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR): 2016’s Inline Finishing Solutions in the Digital and Offset World and 2013’s Value-Added Printing & Finishing for Improved Profitability.

2012 – 2017 Program Coordinator for the MUST SEE ’EMS Awards
Graphic Arts Show Company, Arlington VA
My stewardship of the MSE competition included the introduction of a pre-show webinar, online judging, expansion of the Selection Committee, pre-defined categories, and creation of the Legacy Award.

2013 – 2017 Conference Chair for the EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference
Graphic Arts Show Company, Arlington VA
It was my duty to moderate and select the speakers for this annual event, where I also announced the winners of the MUST SEE ’EMS technology competition.

2007 Executive Director, Institute for Graphics and Imaging
Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee WI
As IGI’s first Executive Director, I developed a business plan and established an operational budget for this self-funded, tax-exempt educational venture. Within a period of five months I was able to create IGI’s corporate identity, build the website, define the Fall 2007 workshop schedule, setup and install two computer labs, develop a monthly newsletter, and teach IGI’s first workshop.

2003 – 2006 Director, Graphic Communication Institute
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA
My role as director of this self-funded outreach effort included the creation, marketing and delivery of a bi-annual schedule of public workshops and private training programs. Developing these workshops required coordinating the participation of numerous Cal Poly professors and several internationally known consultants. My efforts led to a track record of successful custom training program development for clients including EFI, HP, Xerox, Goss and Canon.

2000 – 2001 Director of Supplier Services
Impresse Corporation, Sunnyvale CA
As a member of the senior management team at this e-commerce company, I evangelized the firm’s web-based project management system, including the development of educational materials for corporate and industry clients.

1995 – 2000 Director, Center for Imaging Excellence
Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Sewickley PA
As director of this research and training initiative, I supervised a staff of five while developing seminar presentations, leading workshops, and performing on-site consultations. Authorship credits from this period include three highly regarded research projects: GATF Thermal Plate Study (1998), GATF Survey of Digital Proofing (1999) and GATF Survey on CTP User Satisfaction (2000). Also scripted and hosted “GATF’s Satellite Symposium: Mastering Digital Workflow,” a pioneering distance-learning effort delivered live via satellite to 82 locations in North America.