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Work Samples

  • Arts Cafe Branding_Montreal QC

  • T-shirts San Francisco Pride

  • Cook N Pan Branding_Victoria BC

Work History

Karolina J.M. Tokarski Cover Letter_KTOK 2011 Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my resume. Here is a short summary about my work experience and work values. My outgoing personality, creative background, management experience, strong people skills and my ability to multi task make me an excellent, responsible candidate for the job position you are trying to fill. I have just recently moved back home from a 2-year adventure in Montreal, Q.C. During those two years, I have embraced the Quebecois culture and I have had various freelance design contracts such as costume design and graphic design. Before moving to Montreal, I did all corporate branding for Cook N’Pan, my family business. This work entailed the design of menus, business cards, promo posters, t-shirts, bags, and interior design of the store. Although my priorities with Cook N’ Pan were mostly graphic design related, I was also hired as a manager. Prior to that, I was employed on contract with Vasper, a design company in Hawaii, where I have been in charge of developing the industrial and graphic design of a new and emerging fitness-health product among other conceptual projects. Currently I have just finished a branding design contract with Telocate Systems Inc. in Victoria, B.C. I received my Bachelor of Industrial Design in 2004 from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver). Although I carry a degree in Industrial design, I have worked on various projects related to apparel and graphic design. I am determined to work for a company that values hard work, passionate energy, professionalism, creativity, curiosity, love of a new challenge, teamwork and a vibrant working environment. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Karolina J.M. Tokarski Work Experience :::: Position: Corporate Branding_Freelance Design Date: July 2011_Victoria, B.C. Company: Telocate Systems Inc. Contact: Dawn Black : 250.590.4255 Responsibilities: - Branding Design: logo, brochure, posters, business card, spec-sheets, promo products :::: Position: Costume _Freelance Design Date: June 2011_Montreal Q.C. Client: Metal Music Band Contact: Jean Francoise : 514.563.1651 Responsibilities: - Concept development, ideation sketches, final drawings :::: Position: Menu _Freelance Design Date: June 2011_Montreal Q.C. Client: Arts Cafe Contact: Michel : 514.274.0919 Responsibilities: - Concept ideation (sketches), Computer generated graphics using illustrator, Final product presentation :::: Position: Graphic designer_freelance & customer service Date: 2009- 2011_Montreal Q.C. Client: Wawel Patisserie Contact: Tomas Responsibilities: - Various graphic work; Customer service (English/Polish/French cliental) :::: Position: Graphic Designer & Store Manager Date: 2008-2009_Victoria, B.C. Company: Cook N’ Pan Polish Delicatessen (Family Business) Contact: Paulina/Janina Responsibilities: - Corporate Branding: posters, brochures, t-shirts, bags, menu design, business cards, interior design. -Management: Managing 4 employees, ordering stock, customer service :::: Position: Graphic and Industrial freelance Designer Date: 2008-2009_Hawaii, USA Company: Vascular Performance Systems LLC. (Vasper) Contact: Peter Wasowski Responsibilities: - Corporate identity, digital presentations, soft fabric design, various industrial design assignments :::: Education Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver B.C. Year: 200-2004 Degree in Industrial Design :::: Skills Design -Concept development, ideation sketches, model building, problem solving, presentations (digital/print boards) :::: Computer -Illustrator, basic photoshop powerpoint, word, excel, basic dreamweaver :::: Languages -Bilingual in English/Polish; basic French :::: Hobbies - Yoga, art, photography, gardening, hiking, snowboarding, squash, tennis, cooking, dancing, guitar and African drum playing, people watching Thanks for taking the time to read my resume. I can provide you with reference letters at your request. I am looking forward to your email and potentially meeting you in person. Karolina J.M. Tokarski


  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design

    • B.A Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2004