SKILLS AND PROFICIENCIES

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:
Adobe Master Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, XD and Acrobat Professional), Final Cut Pro X, HTML, CSS, AODA/WCAG compliance, PAC, Captioning, Microsoft Office, Google/OneDrive, Mac and PC platforms.

CREATIVE SKILLS:
Brand development, layout design, ad and promotional design (web and print), packaging design, concept development, storyboarding for animation, 2D animation, video editing, UX/ UI design, illustration, photography, photo-manipulation.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Digital Designer  •  August 2020 - Present
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety •  Hamilton, Ontario

A one year contract developing creative, professional, responsive and engaging designs that promote health and safety in Canadian workplaces, as well as the physical and mental well-being of Canadians. Content is created in both official languages of English and French, and on occasion Spanish - all with accessibility in mind.
Freelance Designer Extraordinaire  •  May 2007 - Present
Contracted by various businesses, non-profit organizations and public sectors across North America to provide graphic design, web design and/or motion graphics solutions. As well as providing advice on integrating AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) and creating AODA accessible products from print, to web, to motion.
Motion Designer  •  November 2017 - August 2019
CHCH •  Hamilton, Ontario
Built superior creative solutions for advertisers and community partners in the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara regions for on-air spots, while working closely with the CHCH Sales, Marketing and News teams. Plus worked with Channel Zero on various creative initiatives and projects.
Graphic Designer  •  September 2016 - November 2017
Region of Waterloo •  Kitchener, Ontario
A one year contract to cover a maternity leave. Produced 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.
Graphic Design and 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 coordinated, supported and design more than 80 websites.
Designer and 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, non-profit 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 and 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.
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
Adobe Max Conference  •  October 2020
Attendee  •  Virtually
RGD DesignThinkers Conference  •  November 2018
Attendee  •  Toronto, Ontario
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 - 2016
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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