Senior graphic designer Work experience Empire Financial Group 03/2002 - 04/2005 259 King Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Brand Design Specialist for in-house design studio - Redesign and re brand all of Empire’s existing and new product lines, and identities - Re brand the web site content and update vital information and catalog - Create on-going ad campaign for product lines, launches and other special events - Create a new brand environment for all corporate material including Annual reports, financial summaries and other corporate projects - Maintain a library of all print material - Work closely with a number of departments and vendors - Taking on a positive roll in company interests and events - Awarded first place for Best in design for trade industry 2004-05 Creative Resource 1997 - 2002Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada Graphic Designer - Working closely with clients and making sure of client satisfaction and approval - Brainstorming new ideas and creating full comps for client presentations and meetings - Produce final artwork then proof and finesse for client approval - Working with other ad agencies and marketing companies - On-site press approvals - Web design, packaging, corporate identities, brochures, kit packages, trade show displays,the list goes on DesignHAUS 1998 - 2002Kingston Software Factory, Kingston, Ontario, Canada Owner and Art Director/Designer DesignHaus was my design company. DesignHaus entered into a collective called the Software Factory, where a number of IT companies and related services combined work space, resources, ideas and projects to produce a unique and effective work environment. Responsibilities included the design and day-to-day management of all of Designhaus’s projects from start to finish.
Biography: What are my design skills Extensive knowledge and experience in producing high quality design in various formats, whether it be corporate branding, packaging, annual reports, brochures, displays, billboards and trade shows, conference material, web site design and even GUI and icon interfaces for custom software.Plus keep one eye on the client. Computer knowledge Apple OS 10.4InDesign 2.0, Illustrator CS, PhotoShop CS, Acrobat 6, Quark 4.5, basic knowledge of Macromedia Windows XP professionalInDesign 2.0, Illustrator 10, PhotoShop 7, Acrobat 6, Content manager (empire.ca) Related Skills - Project management involving press approvals, maintaining deadlines and quality control of all design projects, maintaining relationships with a number of freelance writers, illustrators,photographers and vendors. Education St. Lawrence College 1990 - 1993 Kingston, Ontario, Canada 3 year Graphic Design Programme KCVI High School 1988 - 1990Kingston, Ontario, Canada Court Lodge Comprehensive 1985 - 1988 Horley, Surrey, England, Great Britain Portfolio and references are available upon request
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