I'm the designer that always asks "Why create a visual that your audience just looks at?" Why not create something so compelling, so engaging--so palpable, that your audience is forced to ask the question, out of sheer awe, "Is that image looking at me?" That's the difference between turning wary viewers into a savvy and engaged audience--by being a designer that shows that I can place you in the hearts and minds of your audience. Throughout my 10+ years in design education, related employment, and freelance projects, I have accumulated skills and experiences that have made me an adept sage at attaching that emotional element that was missing between audiences and businesses. As such, with the ever increasing progression of technology and new modes of artistic expression, I have allowed myself to evolve and progress towards getting an even firmer grasp on that elusive perfect design that will be forever elusive. It's that same drive and passion that keeps my clients coming back. So let's talk.

Work Samples

  • Concept Art

  • Logos

  • Illustration

Work History

  • Graphic Designer

    *Designing and preparing artwork for output to trophy's and awards during the exceedingly busy athletics season for local high schools and colleges.

    *Engraving medals, awards, badges, plaques, and specialty items upon customer request as well as maintaining an orderly and concise database of designs and client history backed up for future reference.

    *Assisting customers in planning and organizing effective visual solutions for their products and helping to increase the amount of workload that business was able to handle during the hectic summer schedule.

    *Extensive knowledge and troubleshooting experience with both lasering, engraving, sandblasting, sublimation, and silk screening as well as custom designing and preparation for specialty items.

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    *Extensive experience dealing with various clients from numerous industries including athletics, fitness, film, health & beauty, automotive, apparel, vehicle wraps, and packaging. I understand the intangibles and finer details associated with dealing with each industry and the requirements needed to produce an effective end result for each.

    *Freelance story boarding for clients such as Sony (1st Sony Cybershot commercial in the U.S.), TD bank, Much Music & multiple West 49° spots with the creative direction of freelance film and commercial maker Manuel Neves.

    *Experienced Creative Direction skills in both assessing, and creating, a functional User Interface and mobilizing a team of individuals towards producing a User Experience that is both user friendly and aesthetically appealing.

    *Well-versed in creating powerful publication design that is both captivating and legible as well as creating, pushing, and striving for new and innovative ways of producing promotional and marketing materials that engross the audience.

    *Expertly trained as a classical animator at the prestigious, world-renowned Sheridan College animation program. Offering this skill set to clients has proved quite essential and beneficial in this exciting digital age where fluid, clean animations have helped to even further assist clients in producing content that is appealing, fresh, and engaging.

  • Creator | Apparel Designer

    A controversial clothing line that steps outside-of-the-box that is outside-of-the-box, Urban Angel Designs© is a brand that was created to show that life is not about finding oneself; it is about creating yourself. Our slogan is empowering, "Above & Beyond™". At UAD©, our focus is to represent for those who dare to imagine and dare to aspire. We ...are proof that through imagination, dreams, & creativity that coming from absolutely nothing and that making something out of nothing is more than just a statement. It's the truth.

    Welcome to Urban Angel Designs© | Straight from the heART, even if it's broken

    Preston Kirton
    -Ingenious Since 1983-

  • Junior Graphic Designer

    *Designing and preparing artwork for output to trophy's and awards during the exceedingly busy athletics season for local high schools and colleges.

    *Engraving medals, awards, badges, plaques, and specialty items upon customer request as well as maintaining an orderly and concise database of designs and client history backed up for future reference.

    *Assisting customers in planning and organizing effective visual solutions for their products and helping to increase the amount of workload that business was able to handle during the hectic summer schedule.

    *Extensive knowledge and troubleshooting experience with both lasering, engraving, sandblasting, sublimation, and silk screening as well as custom designing and preparation for specialty items.

  • Supervisor | Graphic Designer

    • Gorilla Bones Screenprinting
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Aug 2009 - Sep 2010 (1 year 1 month)

    *Designing and preparing artwork for output to film and screens for the production team.

    *Great administration skills in working with different people and creating an enjoyable working environment. Good at assigning tasks, and ensuring that my team is well prepared, fully equipped, and in complete understanding of the deadlines and quality of work that is expected of them.

    *Excellent customer service skills in dealing with loyal customers and exceedingly well-versed in making new customers feel at ease and comfortable doing repeat business.

    *Promoted to a Supervisor position upon weeks into hiring and charged with maintaining a schedule of consistency and rapid stream of work for days, afternoon, & midnight shifts while making sure to keep up with a 70% increase in the volume of work that resulted in establishing and maintaining new and lucrative company contracts.

    *Responsible for upkeep of inventory and ordering of supplies for the production department during the company's rebuilding and improvement stage that helped pave the way for an increase in their productivity and increase in their profit margins due to better usage of supplies and less damaged and lost items.

    *Keeping an extremely close eye on quality control, I was paramount in maintaining proper standards through proper sample productions for clients such as Pepsi®, Guinness®, Captain Morgan®, & Universal®.

Education

  • Sheridan Institute of Technology and Higher Learning

    • Bachelor of Arts Classical Animation
    • 2002 - 2005

Specialties

Affiliations

Urban Angel Designs | GrindAHolix Ink. |

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