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HIGHLIGHT OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • 20+ years professional experience

  • Mature and reliable; strong work ethic

  • Detail-oriented and value aesthetics

  • Exceptional problem solving skills

  • Ability to maintain focus while multitasking

  • Resourceful and quick learner

  • Strong computer and software skills

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Service oriented; work well with others

  • Energetic, effective leader; able to delegate and motivate others

  • Positive attitude and friendly personality

  • Committed to personal and professional development

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010Present

Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer

Bliss Studios

Responsible for all sales, marketing, accounting and operations of business

Create a wide variety of graphic design projects to client satisfaction; logo design, company branding, marketing materials, publications, signage, package design, webpage design

Creative lifestyle photography services; individual, baby and family portraits,
engagement, wedding and events, interiors, product, sporting events, pet portraits

Create and sell photographic art

2014Present

Director of Creative Services

Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living ®

Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living® is a monthly publication that aspires to help local communities discover natural and alternative solutions to improve their health and well-being. This neighbourhood collective offers an informative resource that showcases local health practitioners and businesses to help communities achieve this common goal. Their cross-media marketing tool includes print, social media, and online platforms. I manage and direct all things creative to help achieve this goal!

20132014

Pre-Press Specialist

Lea Marc Inc.

Pre-media operations for offset, digital & wide format printing processes

Interpreted job requirements and determined print production methodology

Performed colour adjustments, layouts and impositions and colour trapping

Prepared colour proofs for customer approval

Operated and maintained digital and wide format printers

20022010

Senior Graphic Designer, Pre-Press Mac Operator

Winpak Ltd

Responsible for digital file manipulation to create high quality, press-ready artwork for flexographic package printing

Completed all stages of art preparation including file assessment, colour correction, trapping and plate stepping

Conceptualized and designed layouts for client packaging, in-house promotional materials and posters

Operated and maintained large format printers and contract proofing device

Demonstrated excellence working with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and colour separation theory

Worked within a team environment to ensure timely and accurate work completion

19932001

Graphic Designer, Production Coordinator

Signcraft Display Ltd.

Conceptualized, designed and implemented a wide variety of projects to client satisfaction

Managed all business operations including tendering, quotes, proofing, stock ordering, production, assembly, quality control, packaging, shipping, invoicing and customer follow up

Planned and organized daily work projects and related priorities

Developed and maintained professional relationships with fellow staff, clients and suppliers

Supervised the completion of projects within tight deadlines

Initiated and facilitated regular staff focus meetings

EDUCATION

Graphic Arts Diploma

Brookfield High School

INTERESTS

Nature photography, hiking, camping, yoga, swimming, cooking, traveling, and scuba diving.