Work History

Experience

08.2019 – present | Design Specialist II | Métis Nation of Alberta

  • Design of print and digital materials focused on events promotion
  • WordPress web support & content management
  • Event photography
  • Digital asset management strategies

01. 2017 – 08.2019 | Graphic Designer | Cowan Graphics Inc.

  • Design of print materials focused on point of sale projects for retail clientele
  • Pre-press print co-ordination, production, and press checks

06. 2016 – 01.2017 | Contract Graphic Designer | Consumer Strategies Group

  • Responsive website design and prototyping
  • Design of print and digital materials for real estate developments/communities

11.2014 – 06. 2016 | Graphic Designer | ev+ Agency (Traditional + Digital Marketing Agency)

  • Creative strategy – brainstorming, developing, and executing ad campaigns
  • Responsive website design, wire-framing, UI design, and prototyping
  • Design of print and digital publications, advertising, and marketing materials
  • Identity design and brand development
  • Content management of company and client websites using Drupal CMS
  • Copywriting, editing, and proof-reading

07.2009 – 11.2014 | Graphic Designer | Century Hospitality Group

  • Design of print and digital materials for corporate office and multiple restaurants
  • Consulting with internal managers and external suppliers
  • Content management of corporate website using WordPress
  • Copywriting, editing, and proof-reading
  • Coordinating printing quotes/estimates
  • Consulting with photographer to arrange photo shoots

11.2006 – 07.2009 | Graphic Designer | Evita McConnell Graphics

  • Design of print publications, advertising, and marketing materials
  • Content management of client websites using Dreamweaver
  • Training and supervision of junior staff, estimating project budgets, job tracking, and office administration
  • Printer proof checks and press checks

04.2000 – 01.2003 | Graphic Designer | Parcom Marketing Inc.

  • Design of print publications, advertising, and marketing materials for Travel Alberta and tourism clients
  • Creative strategy – brainstorming, developing and executing ad campaigns
  • Identity design and brand development
  • Creation and maintenance of archival system for digital files and photo assets

01.2003 – Present | Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Design of print and digital materials for trades industries and work unions
  • Identity design and brand development
  • Copywriting, editing, and proof-reading
  • Printer proof checks and press checks

Education

1991 – 1995
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Design Major With Distinction
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1989 – 1991
Visual Arts Diploma
 | With Distinction
Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, AB

1985
High School Diploma

Mayfair Central High School, Mayfair, SK
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