WORK EXPERIENCE:

April 2016 – current
RSA Digital
clients: RSA Canada, RSA Broker, Johnson Insurance, numerous internal and partner websites and online tools

February 2012 – April 2015
Venture Communications Inc.: Digital/Print Designer
clients: Travel Alberta, Toyota, Scotiabank, Tourism Calgary, Cenovus, ENMAX, Brewster Travel, LCBO, Husky, Mayo Clinic, Rexall

October 2010 – February 2012 and current
Freelance: Graphic Designer
freelance contracts at: LiQuid Inc – CIBC Annual Report; Focused Creative – York Children’s Aid Society Annual Report; BIMM Communications – Telus; Venture Communications – LCBO, Sporting Life, ENMAX, Toyota, Cenovus

January 2008 – October 2010
Direct Antidote (now Squareknot): Senior Graphic Designer
clients: AIR MILES, AMEX, BMO, Marlin Travel, RONA, Sobeys, Pharmasave, Peachtree

September 2005 – January 2008
Freelance: Graphic Designer/Production
freelance contracts at: Leo Burnett, Interbrand, The Brainstorm Group, Draft FCB, Riddoch Communications, Taylor/Sprules, Energy Creative, BIMM Communications, McLellan Group, motum B2B and Direct Antidote

October 2004 – May 2005
Hayes and Company: Graphic Designer
clients: Wellington Brewery, Teknion Furniture Inc., Optic Eyewear, Liberty Village BIA, Swan Restaurant, Oysterboy, Progressive Arts, Roofworks

May 2003 – October 2004
ZSA Legal Recruitment: Art Director
clients: in-house design

June 1998 – May 2003
Four Corners Communications: Sole Proprietor/Graphic Designer
clients: Molson Canada, GE Canada, Media Profile, Canada’s Wonderland, Toronto Finnish Credit Union, Finnish Embassy (Ottawa), Suomi Koti Seniors and Nursing Home, Eagle Eye Entertainment, PhysioTools Inc., Factory Theatre, Rebecca Gallery Ltd., Patina Metalwear, Aspasia Books Inc.

October 1994 – June 1998
Rossignol & Associates: Graphic Designer
clients: Canadian Stage Company, Laurentian Mutual Funds, Mirvish Productions, Schulich School of Business at York University, Royal Conservatory of Music, Alliance/Atlantis

March 1992 – October 1994
The Image Group: Graphic Designer
clients: Canon, Unitel, The Royal Bank, Heart and Stroke Foundation, CCA (Canadian Chartered Accountants), Peel Region Board, BodyShop, Livingston/Nexus.

 

EDUCATION:

User Experience Design certificate
January 2015 – March 2016 (part-time)
George Brown College

Ontario College of Art and Design
September 1990 – April 1993
AOCA – graduated with honours
- 4yr. degree in Communication and Design
- specialist program in Graphic/Editorial Design

University of Toronto
September 1998 – April 2003
Honour B.A. – with high standing
- Specialist: German Studies and a Minor: Finnish Studies
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

• Foundations of Digital Marketing Management at UofT (2014)

• I've also taken several courses at George Brown, Centennial College, and OCADU in Dreamweaver, Web Design, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash and Advanced Photoshop  (2005–2013)

• I also regularly attend workshops, lectures and conferences such as WordCamp, FITC, a11yTO (Accessibility Toronto), and RGD lectures.

 

AWARDS:

• LoyaltyOne’s President’s Circle Award for Achievement 2010
– LCBO RFP Response
(main designer and production co-ordinator)

• CMA Awards
– Gold Award in the Direct 1:1 Consumer Products category : AIR MILES Collector Update 2010
(main designer and production co-ordinator)