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STAPLES CANADA

  • Project management
  • Graphic design
  • Quality control

Additional areas of specialization included:
     - managed creative and web based content initiatives in tandem with project co-ordination between department artists and merchandisers,
        encompassing (design) resource allocation, collaborations with US Agency and scheduling of final outputs
     - implemented Quality Control processes between respective English & French national publications (for both print and web)
     - coordinated final project outputs with printing companies and IT groups
     - design, layout assembly of print flyers and in-store signage

Accomplishments

Designed the Staples 25th Anniversary  infographic timeline (using client supplied data) for posting to internal social media channels.

 


AKCESSIA | MAYK IDEAS

  • Graphic design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Image manipulation

Additional areas of specialization included:
     - develop, design & coding of online marketing materials (eBlasts & landing pages)
     - manage & support of both creative & web based content initiatives
     - development testing of online content
     - design & layout of (branded) PowerPoint presentations
     - design & layout of print oriented materials
     - creating & ensuring consistency of French versions to the respective English designs
     - image retouching & video editing
     - clients included Collins Barrow, Walmart, Baker Tilly International & Young Drivers of Canada

Accomplishments

Assisted in the development of templates for online materials published on a monthly basis - increasing productivity by 20%.

 


Ryerson University

  • Introduction to Javascript (CXCP 673)

This course provided hands-on experience using Dynamic HTML to create a dynamic web site with multidimensional objects, navigational menus, and controls.

Concepts covered:
     - variables
     - functions
     - event handling
     - operators & statements

Accomplishments

Course completed with a grade of A+.

 


STAPLES CANADA

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Graphic design
  • Image manipulation
  • Quality control

Additional areas of specialization included:
     - develop, design & coding of online marketing materials (eBlasts, banner ads, landing pages & micro sites)
     - manage & support both creative & web based content initiatives
     - development testing of online content
     - revised and implemented Quality Control processes between respective English & French national publications (for both print and web)
     - co-ordinated final project outputs with printing companies and IT groups
     - design & layout assembly of print flyers in addition to image retouching and enhancement
     - managed creative and web based content initiatives in tandem with project co-ordination between department artists and merchandisers

Accomplishments

Redesigned Recycle for Education micro-site to better reflect revised campaign guidelines, resulting in a 15% increase of new visitors to the site.

 


Ryerson University

  • Introduction to HTML and CSS (CXCP 663)

Topics covered include:
     - HTML coding best practices
     - formatting text & images
     - incorporating images and multimedia
     - creating links
     - tables
     - forms
     - exploring the application of CSS formatting & styles

Accomplishments

Course completed with a grade of A+.

 


ST. JOSEPH COMMUNICATIONS

  • Graphic design
  • Image manipulation
  • Quality control

Additional areas of specialization included:
     - ensuring consistency between respective English & French publications
     - managing & processing last minute client requested redesigns
     - primary client was Sears Canada

Accomplishments

Improvements to Quality Control Processes reduced errors and costs (per page) by 32%.

On-going development of Department Communication Processes improved time to press by 24 hours.


 
 
 
 

ITS eLEARNING INC.

  • Graphic design
  • Image manipulation

Design consultation and implementation of creative revisions to business cards and various marketing collateral.
 


STAPLES CANADA

  • Graphic design
  • Image manipulation
  • Quality control

Additional areas of specialization included:
     - design & layout assembly of print catalogs and flyers
     - image retouching/enhancement & updating of image libraries
     - ensuring consistency between respective English & French North American publications

Accomplishments

Developed processes for the standardization of images, logos and copy elements regarding print flyers improving productivity by 20%.

 


UMBRELLA COMMUNICATIONS

  • Graphic design
  • Image manipulation
  • Database maintenance

Additional areas of specialization included:
     - redeveloping & managing Art Department image databases
     - flight checking files for press
     - maintaining & troubleshooting Art Department & Photography Department computers
     - supervising on-call freelance department artists & assisting in the styling of photo shoots.
     - clients included Hudson's Bay Company, Canadian Independent Stationers & Office Plus

Accomplishments

Redeveloped Art Department image database - increasing productivity by 125% and lowering production costs by 30%.

Awarded additional role of Junior Layout Artist, employing extensive use of design skills to create print and web based layouts while eventually replacing a total of 3 people.

 

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

  • Computer Graphics Illustration Diploma Programme

Multi-discipline program focusing on the design, implementation and management of digital graphics, animation, audio and video for both interactive multimedia and on-line applications.

Topics covered included planning, developing and designing effective visual and audio communication materials for print and digital delivery on multiple operating systems.

Concepts covered:
     -design theory & history
     -content creation for the web & social media
     -marketing & advertising campaigns
     -emerging media(s)
     -animation for the film & TV

Final semester required finding and completing an industry job placement opportunity - successfully fulfilled at Umbrella Communications (leading to becoming a full time employee upon graduation).

Accomplishments

Graduated with an Honour Standing of a 4.0 GPA.

 


DRAKE INTERNATIONAL CANADA

  • Graphic design
  • Image manipulation

Additional responsibilities included:
     - Art Department image database maintenance
     - flight checking layout files
     - image file conversions
     - clients included Canadian Independent Stationers & Office Plus

Accomplishments

Cultivated a pool of repeat clients, while attending school.