EMPLOYMENT: Experience and Knowledge

 

Nanaimo News Bulletin - Nanaimo (PRESENTLY)

Graphic Designer

• Design and produce advertisements, features and promotional material for local newspaper

Ava Clay Graphic Design - Nanaimo, BC (ONGOING)

Graphic Designer and Production Person - Owner.Operator

• Creative Design and Layout / Promotional Marketing and Brand Development using CS6 Adobe Software

• Project Management / Copywriting / Client and Printer Liason / In-house Tech Support

 

Kwik Kopy Printing - Nanaimo, BC

Graphic Designer / Production Assistant / Digital Copier Operator

• Perform Design and Pre-print Production tasks using CS6 Creative Software and Direct to Press Software

• Operate printing equipment including Digital Colour Copier, Photocopiers and Cutter/Slitter/Creaser Machine

 

Maximum Yield Gardening Magazine - Nanaimo, BC

Lead Graphic Designer and Production Person

• Full Colour Magazine Design and Layout / Promotional and Marketing Development

• International Client Liason, Printer Liason / Project Management / Contributing Writer

 

Best Buy Canada Ltd.; Advertising and Production Department - Burnaby, BC

Art Director:

• Creating and Designing Promotional Campaigns

• Knowledge Source for Designers / Quality Control of Promotional Campaigns

• Providing Creative Direction for in-house Designers

• Creative Liason between Head Office and Satellite Location in BC / Project Management

 

Future Shop Ltd. Advertising and Production Department; Head Office - Burnaby, BC

As Associate Art Director:

• Creating and Designing Promotional Campaigns

• Liason between Senior Designers and Product Managers

• Facilitating in-store Study Groups / Quality Control of Promotional Campaigns

• Providing Creative Direction for in-house Designers

• Overseeing in-house product package design / photo shoots / Project Management

 

As Senior Designer:

• Creating and Designing Promotional Campaigns

• Providing Creative Support to Designers and Desktop Pubishers

• Involved in Campaign Creation / Development

• In-house Product Package Design and Layout / Project Management

 

As Production Supervisor: 

• Project Management of Canadian Flyer  / Development and Production

• Production Support and Supervision for Designers and Desktop Publishers

• Product Manager Liason, Printer Liason / In-house Tech Support

 

As Desktop Pubisher, Production Artist and Creative Designer:

• Designing full colour newspaper advertisements / Creating and Designing Promotional Campaigns

• Product Package Design and Development / International Flyer Design and Layout / Project Management

 

The Sault Star NEWSPAPER - Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Lead Creative Artist

• Designing full colour newspaper advertisements / Design and product newspaper inserts and flyers

• Creating and Designing Promotional Campaigns

• Project Management, Copywriting, MacIntosh Tech Support

 

Cliffe Printing United Ltd. - Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Graphic Designer

• Design, Layout, Typesetting, Project Management, Copywriting, MacIntosh Tech Support

• Client Consultation

 

Roberts United Printing - Sault Ste. Marie, ON

• Typesetter / Layout & Design / Press Operator / Negative Stripper / Stat Camera Operator

 

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