Alex Docherty

  • Montreal CA-QC


My objective to be employed by Telefilm Canada

Work History

Work History

Other Experience

2008 - Present. Various freelance projects. Web and print design, video and new media.

2008 - Concordia University, Montreal - Teaching Assistant. Gave lectures and helped students with their multimedia projects. Workshops included Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Korsakow and InDesign.

2007 - Correctional Services Canada, Ottawa - Database Developer. Converted forms to editable PDFs for use in federal correctional facilities.

2005 - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa- Research Assistant. Designed and constructed microscopic radar tracking (RFID) devices to be mounted on insects for agricultural research.

2004 - 2008 - Pizza Delivery - Various restaurants and cities. Always under 30 minutes.

2009 - Present

Multimedia Intern

Segal Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Assisted head of new media department in various projects.
  • Created print and digital promotional material.
  • Used High-Definition camera equipment to create promotional and theatrical video.
  • Provided technical support in the planning stages of the International Yiddish Theatre Festival.
2009 - Present


  • Produced two videos for the promotion of the 2009 production of Rabbit Rabbit.
  • Updated corporate website and provided technical assistance.
  • Integrated PayPal payment system for ticket sales.
2009 - 2010

Sales and Service Inc.
  • Designed and created websites for the small to medium-sized business market.
  • Updated existing customers' websites.
  • Provided technical support and customer service in both official languages.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for new and existing customers.
  • Integrated social media and web 2.0 technologies.
  • Extensively used database and content management system software packages.
2008 - 2009

Customs Officer (Full Time Reservist)

Canada Border Services Agency
  • Inspected imported cargo for the presence of contraband.
  • Gained experience working in a high-security office environment.
  • Used chemical and radiological detection tools.
  • Conducted tests of shipping container air quality for health and safety purposes.
  • Vast majority of tasks were in a francophone setting.
  • Passed rigorous security and health screening processes.
  • Obtained a Secret Security Clearance.
  • Participated in large-scale seizures and conducted clerical and photographic duties.
  • Used several federal and international databases to track cargo shipments.


2006 - 2009

BA. Communications Studies

Concordia University
  • Studied the technical and theoretical aspects of communication
    • Technical
      • Digital media production for web and print
      • Video, film and sound recording
      • Traditional and emerging broadcasting technologies
    • Theoretical
      • Marketing and public relations
      • Rhetoric and Semiotics
      • Media representation and manipulation
  • Other fields of study included fine arts, German, biology and history
  • Graduated with a 3.3 GPA
2003 - 2006

DEC. Electronic Engineering Technology

CEGEP Heritage College
  • Studied electronic systems
    • Digital and analog circuits
    • Telecommunications technologies
    • RF systems
    • Digital signal processing
    • Electrical and power systems
  • Graduated with the Academic Achievement Award for outstanding academic and extra-curricular performance.
  • Acted as student representative of the program to encourage enrollment.
    • Gave lectures at local high schools to promote the program, three year diploma courses and CEGEP in general.
    • Took part in a French-language radio discussion on CKTF to promote CEGEP diploma programs with administrations and professors.
    • Provided a one-day shadowing service to prospective secondary students.
  • In third-year, designed a touch-screen based video e-mail kiosk. The project consisted of several custom designed microcomputers that controlled the touchscreen and coin acceptor. These sub-systems with managed by an MFC C++ based GUI that also controlled the camera, email and user inputs.