I am a creative and enthusiastic Designer with experience in print and interactive design
at creative agencies, long and short term contract roles and corporate work environments.

I am a team player who works well in a fast paced deadline driven environment
while maintaining the highest design standards and attention to detail. I am hard working
and reliable with a passion for the arts, design and photography.

EXPERIENCE

Interactive Designer • Kellett Communications
As the Interactive Designer I work on digital design projects with a team in Whitehorse as well as projects based out of the Yellowknife Kellett office. Projects include responsive Website design, concept development as well as online branding, print and traditional Graphic Design.
April 2014 – present • Whitehorse, YT

Art Director, Designer & Project Manager • Perfect Line Graphic Design
I have experience working as Art Director, Designer and Project Manager on both short and long-term contracts where I have been a member of small collaborative teams or worked independently. I have had the opportunity to work on projects that span a wide range of industries and have seen identity, print, web and interactive projects through from concept to completion.

October 2003 – Present • Whitehorse, YT (previously Whistler, Vancouver and Pemberton BC)

Senior Graphic Designer • Create Communications
Print and interactive projects were executed from start to finish, whether it involved working as part of a small team or independently. The creative agency offered both traditional and interactive services, allowing the opportunity to gain experience in both print and Website design.
May 2004 – February 2007 • Whistler, BC

Lead Website Designer • TELUS Web Solutions
As Lead Website Designer at TELUS Web Solutions I worked with team members from copywriting, usability, development, programming and account management to create Website layouts and online marketing campaigns focused on user experience.
October 2000 – October 2003 • Calgary, Alberta

SOFTWARE & TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop · Illustrator · InDesign · Dreamweaver · Flash

Microsoft Office
Word · Excel · Powerpoint

Web Development
HTML5 · CSS3 · JavaScript · jQuery · Joomla! · WordPress

DESIGN EXPERTISE

Creative
Brand development and execution
Art direction, typography, layout and design decisions
Completed revisions in response to the feedback of other team members and clients
Creative conceptualization, wire framing and story boarding

Leadership & Teamwork
Art directing photo shoots
Hiring and leading Junior and Production Designers
Coordinated training and courses for small design teams

Managing contractors

Web & Interactive
Website content architecture, user interface design and development
Responsive and mobile web design, user interface & experience, app and interaction design
Designed user-centered Web layouts within corporate brand standards

Print & Production
Preparing files for offset and digital printing
Press checks and coordinating projects with outside contractors and vendors

PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS

Working and technical knowledge of all aspects and procedures within the design industry
Extensive experience working in teams and independently
Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines and stay on budget
Self motivated and committed to producing a consistently high standard of work
Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technology

EDUCATION

Interaction Design Essentials Certificate
Emily Carr University of Art & Design I Vancouver, BC I In Progress – Completion March, 2014
The development of conceptual and technical skills and understanding of the processes involved in current interactive design and digital media practice focusing on web & app design.

Creative and Applied Arts Publishing Diploma
Langara College I Vancouver, BCI 1999 I Graduated on the Dean’s List
Developed comprehensive knowledge and skills through courses in graphic design for both print and interactive media, production, copywriting and editing, photography, business and marketing.

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Year one completed I Okanagan University College I Vernon, BC I 1998

HONOURS & AWARDS

Award of Excellence
International Association of Business Communicators Capital Awards Program | March 2003
I was Lead Web Site Designer for teamZine, a monthly internal electronic newsmagazine for TELUS employees that was recognized with an Award of Excellence through the International Association of Business Communicators Capital Awards Program (2003).

Dean’s List Designation
Langara College | Vancouver BC | August 1999
Graduated on the Dean’s List from the Creative and Applied Arts Publishing Diploma Program.

W&E Hamilton Scholarship
Clarence Fulton Secondary | Vernon BC | June 1995
Awarded the W&E Hamilton Scholarship for academic achievement
and extracurricular contributions to the school and the community.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Ability to remain calm and cheerful while working under time constraints
Creative problem-solver and strong communicator
Approachable with a friendly, considerate and mature personality
Highly dependable, hard working and quick to learn
Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and circumstances
Enjoys a challenge, sets goals and will work hard to achieve them

Interests & Hobbies

Photography • Gardening • Snowboarding • Hiking • Kayaking • Dog Walking • Travel • Cooking

Provisional Member

GDC

 

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