Experience

  • Graphic Designer

    at Strut Creative

    March 2019 - July 2019

    Alberta

    Worked on a multitude of successful Shell Energy projects; directly with an account manager, reporting to creative director. Worked within Shell Energy guidelines to produce great work that both satisfied the client and could pass Shell Energy’s internal brand standards. Projects included logo creation, signage, booklets, posters. Key accomplishment Helped improve community relationships, by creating an exciting signage visual identity for a major job site

  • Art Director

    at Hockey Canada

    October 2006 - October 2018

    Alberta

    Art Director - June 2013 to October 2018 Graphic Design - October 2006 to June 2013 BRAND IDENTITY & CAMPAIGNS Expertly created stylish visual brands and hundreds of bilingual advertising campaigns for national and international events and products. CLIENT RELATIONS Effective interpersonal skills and communication with in-house clients; understood their vision, posed questions, established expectations, set timelines, presented remarkable concepts, integrated client feedback, exceeded the clients’ expectations. TEAM LEADER Lead an energetic team of five graphic designers (internal & freelance). Successfully collaborated with the creative team (design, social, web, video, photo, copywriters), external agencies and print shops. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS Exceeded social impression and web page view goals for the 2017 IIHF World Juniors (largest sporting event in Canada) by creating an engaging national advertising campaign, applied to 300+ materials.

  • Graphic Design

    at Scouts Canada

    January 2006 - October 2006

    Ontario

    (maternity contract) Concept generation, problem solving, pre-press, bilingual layouts, press-checks, and interacting with co-workers. Anticipating problems before the print stage, thus eliminating a significant amount of AA’s compared with years past.

  • Desktop Publishing

    at Canadian Psychiatric Association

    June 2005 - October 2005

    Ontario

    (Five month contract for Nov 2005 CPA Conference) Planning & designing all signage and pop-displays for a large conference. This included: managing dozens of projects with identical deadlines, interacting directly with several printshops, requesting quotes on the cost of printing, signing-off on proofs.

  • Graphic Design

    at Xactly Design & Advertising

    May 2004 - December 2004

    Ontario

    Full creative on several designs, original concept generation, creative thinking. Projects included creating several print ads, menus, and logos.

Education

  • Diploma (3-year) Graphic Design

    at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

    2001 - 2004 (3 years) Ontario

Languages

  • English Native

  • French Elementary

Hives