Andrea Williams

Andrea Williams

Expertise

  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro)
  • QuarkXPress
  • Brand Strategy
  • Copywriting/ Editing
  • Mac OS X, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Some experience with Dreamweaver

Summary

Creative  •  Critical Thinker  •  Sincere

Exceptionally imaginative graphic designer and writer with a keen interest in producing a quality result. Quick learner eager to take on new and exciting professional challenges.

"Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it, I choose to autograph my work with excellence" 

Work History

Work History
2001 - Present

Self-employed

Sought and received enriching freelance work that included graphic design and copywriting for a diverse assortment of small to mid-sized businesses.

Oct 2009 - Oct 2010

Creative Director (full-time employee)

Byrne Publishing Group Inc.

Executed the art and layout for Okanagan Life magazine and ancillary publications. Managed, coordinated and collaborated with three other staff members and more than five regularly-used photographers.

Pitched, planned and executed full re-design of Okanagan Life. This included typography as well as a more refined layout.

Jan 2006 - Oct 2009

Associate Art Director (full-time employee)

Designed art and layout for Okanagan Life magazine and ancillary publications... taking a lead role with the sister publication Thompson Life magazine.

Sep 2001 - Jan 2006

Production designer (full-time employee)

Designed ads and department editorial layout for Okanagan Life magazine and ancillary publications as well as in-house and direct marketing.

Education

Education
2001

Digital Prepress Graphic Design Diploma

Trend College

Graduated with Top Honours. Intensive program focussed on graphic design and illustration principles with a strong hands-on emphasis on craftsmanship and precision.

Editorial Design

Ad Design

Recent Logo Design (freelance)

Hand Drawn

Theatrical Posters

Photography

PowerPoint

Personalized Greeting Cards