I posess a high level of creative brilliance, thinking outside and beyond the box strategy, (in fact there is no box). A natural talent and razor-sharp design eye as well as vast creative experience. Strong sense/understanding of Brand and Corporate Identity, typography and layout. In-depth knowledge of the creative process. Extraordinary aptitude and In-depth Knowledge of Adobe CS4, Web color theory, typography, illustration, photography, branding, and corporate identity.
50 Etta Wylie Rd. Apt 206
Toronto, ON, M8V 3Z7
OBJECTIVE: To devote my graphic design expertise to an organization that is seeking an efficient, organized, and professional designer.
SOFTWARE: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Adobe Illustrator CS4, Quark XPress 8 InDesign CS4, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Microsoft Word /Excel/ Powerpoint, Carrara Pro. Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional and Distiller
VectorWorks File Maker pro, FTP file management
I have extensive knowledge of the Mac platform
Ontario College of Art and Design (O.C.A.D)
Sept. 2001 – August 2005 Editorial Graphic Design Degree – honors graduate
Toronto, ON “Best of Show” thesis exhibit at the Design Exchange.
The Etobicoke School of the Arts (E.S.A) Grade 9-13 (OAC)
Sept. 1997 – June 2001 Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Toronto, ON Graduated with OAC’s excelling in Visual Art, Math and English.
Designed ‘2000 yearbook cover (selected by students).
EMPLOYMENT: ArtSigns Corp. (www.artsigns.com)
May 2005 – Current Graphic Designer
Consulted with diverse clients from varied industries to develop exceptional graphic design work. Jobs included overseeing all design and print collateral for clients in need of branding, corporate identity, poster design, flyers, logos, magazine design, promotional collateral, website design/maintenance and all other print related design projects.
Sept. 2003 – April 2005 Graphic Designer (Part Time)
Designing and following through with large scale signage/ way finding programs. Designing layouts for billboards and signage. Creative troubleshooting of design challenges. Assisting with layout, typesetting, image modification, graphics, photography, tech/formatting help, and proofreading for editors. Createing and designing advertisements
for newspapers and other publications. Organizing and managing all assigned projects bfrom conception to final printed product.
May 2002 – Current Graphic Designer (Free Lance)
Designing layouts for movie posters and promotional materials. Designing logos and business cards (branding), as well as well as identity design.
Roberts Awnings and Signs
June 1997 – 2003 Flexi Sign Designer
Sign Maker / Flexi Sign Designer. Specialized in vinyl work such as weeding and applications. Fabricated three-dimensional signs. Air brushing letters and graphics. Silk Screening graphics on banners and awnings.
January 2005 – Present
Photography and Graphic Design | Volunteer (Various)
Event photos, brochures, corporate identity, branding, poster design, flyers, logos, magazine design. Subscriber to: Step, Inside Design, Applied arts, Wired, and I.D