Résumé


WORK EXPERIENCE

Midas Safety
In-House Graphic Designer
Safety Glove Manufacturer, Toronto, ON
(April 2013 to present)
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  • Design and develop print catalogue
  • Update CMS-based product catalogue
  • Develop product sheets and corporate collaterals
  • Product photography and digital editing
  • Design and development of corporate PowerPoint
  • Research, design and develop corporate training modules
  • Design 3D trade show display booth for upcoming show in Germany

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50 Carleton
Designer/Senior Production Artist

Marketing and Communications Agency, Sudbury, ON
(1997 to March 2013)
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  • Design and production of corporate collaterals such as print ads, direct mailers, newsletters, trade show displays, booklets and stationery
  • Website design, development and maintenance
  • Design and animation of web banners, animations, illustrations and promotional “Eflashes”
  • Research and copywriting for print and web

Non-exhaustive list of clients serviced: Bell Aliant (NorthernTel and Télébec brands), Boart Longyear, Cinefest, ClaimSecure, Cochrane and Area Community Development Corporation, CSC Sudbury-Est Sudbury East CSC, Dalron Group, Domtar, FedNor, Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Greater Sudbury Utilities, Industrial Fabrication, Jeux de la francophonie canadienne 2011, Laurentian University, Lopes Mechanical, NOHFC, Northridge Savings and Credit Union, Sudbury Counselling Centre, Sudbury Mining Products, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Théàtre du Nouvel-Ontario, Vale, Xtrata Nickel

Freelance
Designer/Illustrator
(1996 to present)
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  • Design logos, basic stationery sets
  • Create corporate collaterals
  • Website design, development, research and copywriting
  • Illustrations and animations

Kid Detective Movie LLC/Fridays Films | 2012 to present
Develop onscreen graphics for film, online advertising and DVD cover/poster
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury | 2002 to present
Develop collaterals for fundraising and awareness
ShotCrete Plus | Sudbury | 2012 to present
Develop a website featuring 35+ product sheets

Non-exhaustive list of clients serviced: Pride Sudbury, ATM Solutions by LGR, Gordon Boyce Consulting, Prestegic Software, YMCA Sudbury, Synergystics HR, Northwest Fudge Factory, Rocvent, Northern Gaming Hub, Moving On Express, Cambrian College, Nickel Barons Hockey, Peddlers Pub & Eatery

Cambrian College
Instructor
Sudbury, ON
(2002)
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  • INTRODUCTION TO MACROMEDIA FLASH Taught a ten-week course using Lynda Weinman’s H.O.T. textbook

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Software
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  • For the day-to-day demands in the design industry, my tools of choice for many years has been the Adobe suite: Adobe Creative Cloud (CS6) – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Flash and Dreamweaver
  • I use SmithMicro’s Manga Studio Ex and Poser Debut as part of my illustrating repertoire
  • I use a WACOM CINTIQ 12″ tablet for digital illustration
  • Google/Trimble SketchUp is my 3D program of choice, at present
  • For interacting with the copywriters, administrators and clients, Microsoft provides the Office tools I need: Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 and Microsoft ExpressionWeb/FrontPage
  • Many words and screenplays have been written in: Final Draft 6, 7 and 8
  • Software known but no longer actively used: Adobe Premiere, Adobe Story, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe PageMaker, Macromedia Director, Macromedia Extreme 3D, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia FreeHand, Macromedia SoundEdit 16, Movie Magic Screenwriter, 3D Studio Max, Sonic Foundry Sound Forge and Quark XPress
  • And finally, my daily workflow actually includes (and would be hampered without): NotePad, Paint and Character Map

Making websites
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  • Utilize Adobe Dreamweaver and MS ExpressionWeb
  • Familiar with front-end Drupal, WordPress
  • Know simple HTML, CSS, some basic Javascript

Operating Systems
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  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, 98, 95
  • Mac OS X

Languages
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  • Speak, read, write English.
  • Have some familiarity with French.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury
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  • Professional: Long standing designer and copywriter for agency material
  • Personal: Former Big Brother (mentor) to a young man who is now aged out of the program.

YMCA
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Development of a series of squash related promotional posters for charitable events

Robin’s Nest Co-Op
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Former President and Chair of the Board of Directors and member of the Newsletter committee

EDUCATION

Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology
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Graphic Design – 1993 to 1996 Absolutely everything I learned in college has been superseded by 15 years in the industry, although it did form the foundation for everything that followed. While there I learned:

  • The basics of advertising, including illustration, corporate ID, marketing concepts, photography, design
  • Took electives in pottery, painting and sculpting
  • The industry was just moving into computers at the time – we learned PhotoShop 2.5, Aldus Freehand 4 and Aldus PageMaker 4 on pre-PowerPC Macs

Gotham Writer’s Workshop
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Screenwriting – 2006 to 2009
Rated “Best of the Web” by Forbes, the Gotham screenwriting classes that I’ve taken four times now (one Level I, and the Advanced course three times) have done wonders for my writing, taking me from a talented writer with potential to where I am today… a talented writer with potential and more skill than I had before.

The courses covered the basics of screenwriting to more advanced techniques, and featured qualified instructors, weekly assignments and interaction and two major feedback assignments per ten-week course.


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