Production Club of Baltimore, Inc. is incorporated as a non-profit, all volunteer organization providing educational resources and networking support for professionals in advertising production, design, printing and related fields.
9 Mallow Hill Road
Baltimore, MD 21229
The PCB Board:
Paul Bianco, President
Lucas Hanyok, Vice President / Web Master
Susan Levickas, President Emeritus and Treasurer
Originally from Liverpool, England Dave emigrated to America in 1967. He grew up in various areas around Baltimore but settled in Glen Burnie. A graduate of Glen Burnie Senior High School he also attended North Arundel Vocation Technical Center which is now Center for Applied Technology North. His interest in printing started on a tour of his fathers workplace, US Can. While there the process in which the cans were printed caught his eye. He began to research the printing industry was fascinated what careers were available.
Upon the completion of 3 years in the Graphic Arts program at NAVTC, he accepted a position with Lincoln Litho Plate which is now Graphtec. Spending 20 years with Graphtec, Dave then moved on to Dixie Printing and
Packaging managing the Graphics and Plate Department as well as the Pressroom. An opportunity arose to enter sales and now is with Friendship Creative Printers in Millersville Maryland.
He lives in the Federal Hill section of Baltimore City with his wife Madeline and their 14 year old Black Lab Louie and 14 year old Cat Arlo.
He likes Camping, Kayaking, Cycling and running, Basically anything outside. On Saturdays he can usually be found running his regular route around the Inner Harbor. He is ALWAYS on the quest to find the perfect
Dislikes: Negative people, Internet Printers, Sauerkraut and the 6 o’clock news.
About the Treasurer: Susan Levickas
Susan Levickas is a sales representative at GraphTec and the founder of Production Club of Baltimore; she is presently serving as treasurer for the club.
Over the past 30 years there have been many challenging print projects however one of my most memorable moments was last year’s Paper Show viewed from atop the unicyclist’s shoulders! PCB and printing have literally taken me to great heights.
The advent of the computer was the impetus to establishing PCB nearly 25 years ago and it continues to be a significant factor today. Printing and marketing communications have morphed into an always changing creative cyberworld.
Speaking from a print prospective the technology has exponentially changed over the last 10 years. It’s amazing how creative ideas that were virtually impossible to print in the recent past are now common place being produced with speed and accuracy. As always the look and feel of a beautifully designed and executed print piece continues to impress me.
With today’s new technology there is always something fresh and innovative happening and that’s what makes organizations like PCB valuable. They help to educate as well as link people together in this evolving market. Social media certainly keeps us connected however nothing takes the place of being with friends and colleagues, laughing and having fun while sharing ideas and experiences.
Likes: Cooking, Travel, Triathlons, Flowers, Opera
Dislikes: Gloomy weather, Gas prices
Proudest Production Moment: My very first project in this business for Smith Burke & Azzam Ad Agency of a Choice Hotel Ad.
About the Webmaster: Lucas Hanyok
Lucas is a Frontend Web Designer & Developer with Internet Testing Systems in Baltimore.
Our ability to communicate complex ideas through different forms of media is something that has always fascinated me. A passion for communicating through art and technology led me to seek a career in design. I graduated from UMBC in 2006 with a degree in visual arts and have never stopped seeking more from the design world. Being involved with the Production Club has brought me to many great friends and colleagues in the industry. My opinion is that you can never go wrong with pixels, paper, drinks and good people.
Likes: Design, Biking, Art, Music, Friends
Dislikes: Mean people
Proudest Production Moment: Art direction and print file setup of a most-excellent letterpress postcard for our first Press Takeover event at Write Notepads.