Work History

Work History
2010 - Present

Owner, Self-Employed Graphic Designer and Photographer

Bliss Studios
  • Responsible for all sales, marketing, accounting, and operations of home-based business
  • Successfully create graphic design projects and provide creative portrait and wedding photography services for local clientele
  • Produce and sell photographic art in local galleries
2011 - Present

Photographer, Graphic Designer

The River Studio
  • Provide Photography and Graphic Design Services on an as needed basis.
Mar 2012 - Present

Independent Part-time Merchandiser Rep

Powerhouse Retail Services
In-Store Detailing and Merchandising Services for The Bay, Sears, and Walmart
  • Designated selling
  • Obtain key strike zones
  • Set up fashion statements
  • Ensure product is on the floor and not in the stock room
  • Re-folding
  • Re-packaging
  • Re-hanging
  • Re-ticketing
  • Take orders and obtain PO numbers
  • POS set ups
  • Planogram resets
  • Inventory counts
  • Cycle counting
  • Cleaning and dusting
  • Completing surveys
2002 - 2010

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
  • Complete 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
  • Demonstrated extremely strong skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and colour separation theory
  • Successfully worked within a team environment to ensure timely and accurate work completion
1993 - 2001

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
  • Successfully 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 difficult time frames
  • Initiated regular staff focus and planning meetings

Education

Education

Graphic Arts Diploma

Brookfield High School

Objective

Seeking flexible full time employment in a healthy, positive, creative work environment that utilizes my skills and personal qualifications, and matches my ethics and values.

Summary

  • Mature, reliable and strong work ethic
  • Energetic, positive attitude and friendly personality
  • Service oriented and work well with others
  • Resourceful and quick learner
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented and value aesthetics
  • Maintain focus while multi-tasking
  • Exceptional problem solving skills¬†
  • Effective leader;¬† ability to delegate and motivate others
  • Strong computer skills on both Mac & PC
  • Committed to personal and professional development

Interests and Volunteer Work

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

Ongoing volunteer work for Oasis Community Church and Siloam Mission.