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SKILLS AND PROFICIENCIES

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Adobe Master Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Acrobat Professional), Final Cut Pro X, HTML, CSS, Wordpress, Mailchimp / Email Development, FTPs, AODA/WCAG compliance, PAC, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Mac and PC platforms.
CREATIVE SKILLS: brand development, layout design, ad and promotional design (web and print), epub/epdf development, packaging design, concept development, storyboarding for animation, video editing, UX and UI design, responsive and interactive web programming, email template design and coding, illustration (digital and hand-drawn), photography, photo-manipulation.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Graphic Designer  •  September 2016 - Present (Mat Leave)
Region of Waterloo •  Kitchener, Ontario

A one year contract to cover a maternity leave. Produces creatively designed graphic communication materials across platforms from concept to completion as required by Council, regional departments, police, area municipalities, other associated agencies and external clients.
Freelance Designer Extraordinaire  •  May 2007 - Present
Contracted by various agencies and clients (both small & large businesses) across North America to provide graphic design, web design, and/or motion graphic services.
Graphic Design & Website Coordinator  •  August 2015 - September 2016
Grand Erie District School Board  •  Brantford, Ontario

A one year contract to cover a maternity leave. Provided graphic design, photography, video, web design and development to the school board, as well as coordinate, support and design more than 80 websites. 
Graphic / Motion / Web Designer & Editor  •  May 2011 - September 2014
MediaFace  •  Toronto, Ontario

Developed stories that have been told locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally for a diverse clientele (including corporate, nonprofit and government). These stories have been told across various formats of media, using a variety of skill sets in both French and English languages.
Graphic / Web Designer  •  February 2011 - April 2011
A.S. Advertising  •  Waterdown, Ontario

Assisted with the marketing process, and with making good ideas great. Crafted and designed solutions for a variety of businesses through web design, social media, packaging and print with the ultimate goal of helping increase brand awareness, and growth.
Graphic / Web Designer  •  August 2010 - January 2011
Javelin Technologies  •  Oakville, Ontario

Assisted with Javelin Technologies website to help increase sales, and to help enable thousands of companies with solutions for 3D design (such as SolidWorks 3D CAD software), data management, 3D printing, and services all across Canada.
Graphic Designer  •  May 2008 - April 2010
Fanshawe College  •  London, Ontario

Member of the marketing and communication team at Fanshawe College, which was responsible for creating campaigns to promote the college and aid in the recruitment of new students, as well as internal materials.

EDUCATION, AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Microsoft Word: Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word  •  2017
Certificate Training from Eliquo  •  Ottawa, Ontario
Adobe InDesign: Creating Accessible PDFs with WCAG 2.0 and PDF/UA •  2016
Certificate Training from Eliquo  •  Ottawa, Ontario
Adobe Acrobat Pro: Accessible PDFs with PDF/UA and WCAG 2.0 •  2016
Certificate Training from Eliquo  •  Ottawa, Ontario
CACE Bravo Awards of DISTINCTION Communications Program/Project  •  2016
Be Well Campaign and the Child & Youth Mental Health Strategy  •  Grand Erie District School Board
AVA Digital Awards - Gold Winner  •  2016
Learn Teach Lead Website - Informational Category  •  MediaFace
RGD DesignThinkers Conference  •  November 2014
Attendee  •  Toronto, Ontario
FITC Conference  •  2011 - 2014
Volunteered - Various of Positions  •  Toronto, Ontario
Adobe InDesign Refresher Course  •  March 2011
Attendee  •  Toronto, Ontario
Digital Post-Production - Post-Graduate Certificate  •  2009 - 2010
Fanshawe College  •  London, Ontario
Graphic Design - Advance Diploma  •  2006 - 2009
Fanshawe College  •  London, Ontario
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