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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" 

References

Bob Sterling

Bob has been a valued client for many years.

Karen Slivar

I worked with Karen at Okanagan Life magazine. She is an important member of the editorial team.

Luke Redd

Luke was my immediate superior at Byrne Publishing Group until he moved to work with Beelineweb.com and I became Creative Director of Okanagan Life magazine

MAGAZINE COVERS

BROCHURE

Work experience

2001Present

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 2009Oct 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 2006Oct 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 2001Jan 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.

WRITING SAMPLES

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.

MEDIA KIT

Editorial Design

Ad Design

Recent Logo Design (freelance)

Hand Drawn

Theatrical Posters

Photography

PowerPoint

Personalized Greeting Cards