creative designer with a scorching desire to constantly produce progress and prosper

highlights of qualifications
exceptionally passionate and well versed in all areas of communication design
utilize lateral thinking to spontaneously generate original ideas that appeal to the target audience
able to take an idea every step of the way from an initial concept to a finished product
push creativity to take work to the next level while ensuring that design attracts attention to the message rather than itself
decisive and able to execute ideas to their full potential while meeting strict deadlines
experience working in demanding, fast paced corporate and studio environments independently and as part of a team
able to adapt quickly to new and changing work environments
attentive to details with outstanding time–management skills
leadership skills with ability to energize people, pushing them to constantly improve, grow and succeed

design skills
advertising design
corporate (communication) design
art direction
copywriting
creative strategy & proposal
concept development & storyboarding
typography
pre–press production & publishing
illustration
creative photography (35mm–105mm dslr) & photo retouching
web, cms, enewsletter & social media
branding & corporate identity
information design
layout & editorial design
collateral design
ambient, point of purchase & guerilla advertising
exhibition design

technical & software skills
cross platform—mac & pc
adobe creative suite 6 with an emphasis on;

indesign
100%
illustrator
100%
photoshop
100%
adobe photoshop lightroom
100%
microsoft office, open office, google docs & corel office and graphics suite
98%
adobe dreamweaver
95%
adobe flash
90%
adobe story
95%
adobe muse
95%
google drive, gqueues & nik collection
100%
quarkxpress 10
95%
enfocus pitstop pro
95%
adwatch
100%
citrix
95%
prezi
95%
wordpress content management system
95%
joomla content management system
95%

languages
english
russian & belarusian
portuguese (learning)
experience designing in foreign languages

creative accomplishments
toronto design expo: showcase for graphic communications—creative innovation: excellence in interdisciplinary design award (2013)
toronto design festival: graphic arts show—best of category: creativity award (2013)
flex! exhibition—thesis (2012)
selected for institute without boundaries out of 2,000 designers (2011)
push! exhibition—feature (2011)
taiwan international design competition—honorable mention (2010)
milan–toronto design exchange (2009)

education
graphic design at george brown college with a major in advertising design & minor in corporate (communication) design—associate`s degree/advanced diploma (2009-12)
advanced fashion photography at ryerson university (pending)

professional associations
member of the association of registered graphic designers of ontario (r.g.d.)

employment history
freelance art director / graphic designer (2009–present)
collateral material for variety of clients
graphic designer (marketing department) at mary-am group of comapnies (2013–2014)
design and production of all marketing and communications material and rebranding corporate identity
art director at the backroom agency (2013)
project lead, design and creative direction
graphic designer (production department) at inside toronto: toronto community news (metroland media & torstar) (2012–2013)
production of community newspapers, including pagination, classifieds and design of corporate and non-corporate ads
in-house graphic designer at ups (2012)
design and production of client and in-house material
graphic designer at institute without boundaries (2011)
book design, including layout, editorial and information design

references available immediately upon request

 


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