I am Thomas Trafford, a Toronto-based graphic designer and illustrator.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio: Design/Photography/Art

  • Motion Work

Work History

THOMAS TRAFFORD 416.892.4707 thomastrafford@hotmail.com PROFILE Creative Solutions – an extensive comprehension of colour theory and the principles and techniques of design and visual arts. Helped to impliment and uphold branding standards for national and international companies. Comfortable with all stages of the creative process, from client meetings to quoting,concept, creation, copywriting, execution, production and delivery. Concepts are always dynamic and strong, and have never seen the inside of a box. Team Asset – an experienced leader with a strong understanding of people and differing work ethics and learning styles. An incredibly strong communicator both orally and written, as well as being valued for flexibilty, sense of humor, and accepting attitude of the peoples and pressures in any environment. COMPUTER SOFTWARE Intimate hands-on knowledge of: Adobe Creative Suite 4 Microsoft Office (Excel/Word/Powerpoint) Flash/Dreamweaver HTML Adobe After Effects Final Cut Pro Adobe Acrobat Pro Fontographer EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2010-2007 Oxford Properties Group: Production Coordinator . Responsible for the concept, design, and production of projects for various internal teams such as the Hotel portfolio (which includes the Oxford-owned Fairmont Hotels and Resorts) and all other Oxford portfolios such as Residential, Industrial, Office and Retail. All required involvement from the briefing stage to production and distribution . Responsible for sourcing and liaising with suppliers including printers, signage companies, vinyl wrap installers, photographers, trade booth suppliers, etc. . Provided quotes and costing to internal groups and ensured delivery/set-up of item(s) with suppliers . Facilitated a national rebranding of the company in 2007 including shipping of all new signage and materials to offices nation-wide . Involved in a national satisfaction survey for the Office portfolio including creation of promotional materials to increase participation and review of survey results with teams in each major Canadian city . Set-up and assisted on photo shoots for marketing materials, which included direct communication with and scheduling for upper management and the Executive Team . Mapped the Corporate Website and worked with the IT team on the re-design/development . Created an internal site for the company to track the actions of one portfolio to another . Created promotional videos for the Retail portfolio for trade booths and shows . Acted as photographer for corporate events and publications whenever necessary 2006-1999 Olympia Sports Camp: Registrar/Program Director/Waterfront Staff/Counsellor . Assisted with office duties and registration for a season . As Program Director planned staff social events, evening programs for the entire camp, created new programming events as well as all regular senior staff duties . Lifeguarding swimming and small crafts boating areas 2006 City of Toronto: Youth Lifeguard Club Program Coordinator . Managed and promoted the Youth Lifeguard Club for the North District of Toronto, which included 10 pools in the district, and managing district-wide competitions 2006-1999 Toronto Parks and Recreation: Pool Manager and Lifeguard 2004 FAB Magazine, Toronto: Design Intern 2002 Banana Republic: Sales Assistant/Visual Display Assistant EDUCATION 2005-2001 York University/Sheridan College Joint Program in Design, B.Des. (Hon) 2001-1993 Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, Visual Arts major FREELANCE / INTERESTS . Cast member of MTV’s 1girl5gays, appearing ongoingly . Freelance graphic designer for various clients/companies . Freelance illustration for a children’s book in development . Freelance stylist, assisting with looks for headshots . Completed improv training and performed in competitions and festivals . Completed voice-over work for a newly formed film company pitch reel AWARDS and QUALIFICATIONS 2001 Entrance scholarship to York University: Visual Arts and YSDN programs 2001 OAC Valedictorian at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts OAC Science in Society Award OAC Visual Arts Award OAC Writer’s Craft Award LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 2001-1999 Coach/Counsellor for Leadership Training Program, Huntsville Ontario O.S.S.S.A Leadership Conferences - Provincial Leadership Developer 1998 Camp Ekon, Rosseau Ontario - completed a two-year Leaders in Training program H.O.B.Y. Leadership Delegate for Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts

Education

York University/Sheridan College (YSDN)

Specialties

Awards

Graduated with Honours

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