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A lifelong learner with a willingness to pass along my knowledge to others. An effective communicator by email, face to face, on the phone, and with body language and can apply these skills to creatively resolve conflict with positive results. A willingness to accept feedback making me an ideal candidate to work with both colleagues and clients in a variety of roles and in different circumstances. My openness affords every opportunity to succeed in challenging environments making me capable of adapting to new concepts and procedures quickly. I can effectively manage workloads and meet deadlines both within boundaries and changing priorities or if given free range on a project.

Technical Skills

Adobe CC - Illustrator, Photoshop, inDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver

Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
File preparation for output, Scanning, html, WordPress, Photography, UI/UX Design, Internet search platforms, Outlook Express, Invision, Mac/PC

Work History

Freelance Graphic Designer – Selected  2017 – 2019 

  • Ada (Crazy8's short film) - Designed the official movie poster, film assets and hero item Plan 25 blue print.
  • Death of a Cheerleader (TV movie) – Designed posters, signage, beverage logos and labels, photo
    manipulation, Text book covers, handouts and quizzes.
  •  Dominant Chord (short film) – Designed album covers, logo, plane ticket and photo manipulation. Hero items include 3 magazine covers and 3 gold albums.
  •  Marvel Battle Lines (commercial) – Designed POS screen and created stickers from Marvel characters.
  •  Cherry Blossoms in March (short film) – Designed signage, labels, photo manipulation.
  •  The Free Table (web series) – Designed art pieces, signage, logos, still photography and promo material.
  •  The F Words (theatre) – Developed promo cards, posters, buttons and PowerPoint material.

  

Prince of Colour – print + design, Coquitlam, BC – Owner/Graphic Designer   2007 – 2013

  • Designed logos for clients.
  • Designed business cards, posters, brochures, t–shirts, sticky notepads, programs, banners and
    promotional items.
  • Created and maintained relationships with printers.
  • Brokered large format, small format digital, offset, textile and promotional printing.
  • Evolved and maintained a loyal customer base.
  • Managed daily office procedures.
  • Negotiated pricing with vendors 

  

 Unico Print Media, Richmond, BC – Sales Manager/Print Specialist  2004 – 2007

  • Increased company sales by 350% in my first month.
  • Conducted group sales presentations with clients.
  • Grew and maintained client base in the lower mainland.
  • Was active in the design process with clients.


Signware, Coquitlam, BC – Consumables Sales Representative  2001 – 2003

  • Maintained and developed a client base in Western Canada.
  • Recipient of two national sales awards for consumables sales.
  • Demonstrated products to new and existing clients.

Education/Training

LaSalle College, Vancouver, BC – Formerly The Art Institute of  Vancouver  2016 – 2017

  • Graphic Design and Foundation for Design – Diploma Program 
  • Dean’s Honour Roll – summer 2016, fall 2016, winter 2017, spring 2017
  • President’s Honour Roll – Fall 2017
  • 3.84 GPA
  • Scholarship Award – The Art Institute of Vancouver

  

Sandler Training, Burnaby, BC  2005 – present

  • Sales Training
  • Techniques in: bonding and building rapport, questioning skills, reading body language,
    making up front contracts, uncovering budgets and discovering the prospects pain.


Olds College, Olds, AB  1994 – 1997

  • Landscape Gardener Apprenticeship Program

Interests/Hobbies

Photography, oil painting, old school painted signage, gardening (vegetable and flower), wood working and pen making (for real ... it’s a thing).

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