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Sep 1998Aug 1999

Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary)

  • Assorted courses in English Methodology, Computer-Assisted Learning, Drama Education, Effective Teaching, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Social Studies Methodology
Sep 1993Apr 1997

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • Double major in Photography and Drawing with minor in Art History
  • Numerous courses in Painting, Print-making, Sculpture, Psychology, Philosophy and English
  • Digital imaging course utilizing both Adobe Photoshop & Fractal Design Painter (completed after graduating with a BFA, from September 1997 to April 1998)

Work experience

Apr 2007Present

Graphic Artist

The Telegram, Transcontinental
  • Development and design of advertising ads, including design packages and various projects, for The Telegram, Home Buyers' Guide, Driver NL, and three additional Avalon Peninsula-based newspapers utilizing MAC OS X in conjunction with Quark XPress, Photoshop CS2, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Responsible for the creation of website ads for utilizing the Adobe ImageReady and Flash web-design programs.
Jan 2004Present

Illustrator/Layout Artist

  • Black and white pencil illustrations, colour cover and layout for "The Starrigans of Little Brook Bottom", a young-adult novel written by Harold Davis and published by Creative Book Publishing.
  • Full-colour mixed media illustrations, cover and layout for "My Newfoundland and Labrador Counting Book", a children's book written by Betty Davis and published by Creative Book Publishing.
Mar 2002Apr 2007

Graphic Designer/Photo Technician/Entertainment Editor

The ex/press, Transcontinental (now-defunct)
  • Responsible for photo illustrations and element/ad design of various sections for four separate Avalon Peninsula-based newspapers utilizing the MAC OS.
  • Compilation and editing of event/entertainment schedules for the ex/press, including layout and photography of entertainment section.
  • Scanning and image-enhancing of raw digital formats and black & white/colour negatives in Photoshop 7.0 (format conversion, sharpening, level enhancement, photo-retouching, scanning, colour adjustment/balancing, etc.) to make images print-ready for aforementioned publications as well as Creative Book Publishers.
Dec 2000Sep 2001

Graphic Designer

Copy Canada
  • Design, layout and printing of assorted projects for various clientele (company logos, business cards, posters, novel covers, magazine/newspaper advertisements, cd covers, menus, brochures, etc.) using the Corel suite of programs.
  • Typing, organizing, editing and printing of numerous projects as well as various other print/copy-related duties such as binding, laminating, splicing, engineer copying, and general high-speed black & white/colour copying. Also responsible for the retail aspect of said position.
Sep 1999Dec 2000

High School / Junior High Substitute Teacher

Avalon East School Board

�Taught Levels I-III Art and Business Enterprise at Holy Heart of Mary, Booth Memorial, Gonzaga Regional and O’Donel High Schools.

Jan 1999Apr 1999

Teaching Internship

Elwood Regional High School

�Created and Implemented an exploratory Digital Imaging unit for the Art & Design 2200 course which was offered for the first time at the high school level in the West Coast Newfoundland area. Entirely developed and taught this computer-based art unit which utilized the Adobe Photoshop graphic design program.

�Assumed 75% of co-operating teacher’s workload in areas such as Art & Design (level II), Canadian Literature (level II), Folk Literature (Level III), and Thematic Literature (Level III).

�Co-director of the Elwood Regional High School drama group’s provincial award-winning production of “I Never Saw Another Butterfly”, a play based in World War II Auschwitz, which won first place in the Regional Drama Festival and later went on to the Provincial Showcase in Marystown, NL.


  • The Rooms art collection. St. John's, NL
  • Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. Corner Brook, NL
  • Various private collections. NL and ON


Bill Young

Senior Environmental Management Officer

Natural Resources Canada

(613) 995-3760

Steve Bartlett


The Telegram

364-2323 (315)

*Former Editor of The ex/press

Joe Pinsent

Plant Supervisor

The Telegram


*Former Manager at Copy Canada

Brian Power


Provincial Airlines



  • "Echo" StoryBoard artwork purchased by the Art Procurement Program of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL in March 2006.
  • Displayed original works in Societe Anonyme group show at St. John's Holiday Inn in May 2002.
  • Won first place in's on-line "Art Attacks" contest in April 2001.
  • Displayed original works with Suspectsart group at St. John's Starbucks café in June 2000.
  • Displayed original works as part of group show at The Natural Bean in Corner Brook, NL in April of 1998. Showcased in The Western Star as a representative of the exhibition.