Resume
experience
2010-present
Sr. Digital Designer | discovery channel | 8 years
television channel specializing in science entertainment.
  • Responsible for 5 brands: Discovery, Animal Planet, Velocity, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Science
  • Designed several style guides
  • Marketing: web banners, social graphics, iTunes, Facebook canvas, homepage takeovers, gorilla marketing, displayed on all Bell Media websites (200+), sponsorships (Toyota, JEEP, TD Canada Trust, etc.)
  • Made responsive & modular websites
  • Collaborated with designers (web, print, video) and colleagues, enhanced skills from creative directors, UX designers, developers, product, content and marketing
  • Designed Discovery App for smartphone and tablet
  • Supervise and mentor other digital designers
  • Completed re-design of our five brands (listed above) and made into responsive, modular websites to look good and function well on desktop, tablet and smartphone
2006-2010
int. digital designer | exmi | 4 years
interactive division of elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of health and science information.
  • designed websites, portals, newsletters, ads, widgets, icons, forms, and print projects
  • worked closely with creative director and art director
  • Presented work to pharmaceutical and healthcare clients (Elsevier, Schering-Plough, Galderma, Bayer)
  • designed exmi company re-brand: logo, business card, letterhead, envelope, and poster
  • known for teamwork, brainstorming, and driving the creative process
2007
freelance | motif executive communications | 2 months
swiss company providing professional translation, editing, and copywriting services.
  • created brand: logo, website, and stationery
  • programmed html, css, and flash
  • website maintenance as required
2005-2006
freelance | various clients | 1 year
clients included basketball and hockey teams, non-profit organizations, a photographer, a fast-food restaurant, a spiritual retreat center, and an annual poetry prize.
  • designed websites, brands, stationery, and print collateral
  • programmed html, css, and flash
  • video, photo-shoots, and client creative guidance
  • ongoing website maintenance
2004
freelance | private client | 3 months
a small us-based gas station chain.
  • designed brand and environment: logo, stationery, website, gas station pumps, canopy, uniforms, tanker, signage, and mini-store interior and exterior
education
2000-2004
bdes | degree in graphic design and professional certificate in digital design | 4 years
york university and sheridan college joint program, toronto, ontario, canada
  • focus on design history, theory and practice in print, web and multimedia
  • winner of the 2003 design award for outstanding academic performance in the design program
  • winner of the 2003 fine arts award for exceptional creative ability
  • was on the honour roll for all four years and graduated with honours
Highlights
skills
collaborative
work well with a team, managers and client, and enjoy the creative process and learning
passionate
love for graphic design and creating a polished, beautiful product
innovative
always seeking the right solution that is both fresh and forward-thinking
serious
dedicated to the project until completion
Organized
Frequent use of JIRA & Confluence to keep project on track
Detailed
Address all aspects of the project with meticulousness
UX
Work is user friendly and always keeps audience in mind
IA
adhere to solid information hierarchy, typography and grid
Wire-framing
Creating interactive wireframes with Axure and UXPin
Mentoring
Overlooking the work of Juniors and providing feedback
Tools
Well-versed in Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere) and programming languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
fun
dry and quirky sense of humour
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