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					                                                                                           Elyse Dodge
                                                                                                    778-238-6763
                                                                                         elysecreative@gmail.com
                                                               #306 - 1200 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A6
              Creative




    Objective

    I am an enthusiastic, innovative, and highly motivated individual seeking to rise to the challenge of a
    career opportunity working as Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer.

    The education I received through the Display + Design Career Diploma in marketing, advertising, graphic
    design, typography, Adobe Creative Suite, and communications has given me the skill set required to
    work as a Marketing Coordinator. The experience I have gained from working as the Marketing
    Coordinator at the Seedrock Group and as the Social Media and Community Manager for Zook-It Media
    and Marketing qualifies me as an ideal candidate for a creative agency.

    Education

    Langara College - Display+Design Diploma, September 2008 - April 2010
    Graduated with Honors

•   Winner of the Langara Faculty Choice Scholarship, March 2010
•   Winner of The Best Seasonal Window Display, December 2009. Lead Designer for Peking Lounge in a
    display contest in the efforts to rebuild the downtown east-side community, in collaboration with the
    Vancouver Chinatown BIA Society and the City of Vancouver (Featured 3rd page in the Vancouver Sun)
•   Chosen as the Director of Graphic Design and Marketing for 3 Langara exhibits
•   Excelled in: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Graphic Design, Typography,
    Illustrations, Interior Design, SketchUp, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, Advertising, Communications,
    and Special Events.

    Work Experience

    SeedRock Group, Vancouver, BC, 2010-Present
    Graphic Design and Administrative Manager

•   Designed the new brand for Coltstar Ventures, Cascade Resources, SeedRock Agriculture, SeedRock
    Enterprises, Etruscus Mineralia, and Right to Play.
•   Creating logos, business cards, presentations, Corporate Magazines, and editing content for websites
•   Implementing creative procedures to create more efficient and effective marketing campaigns

    Party Art Design, Vancouver, BC, 2009-2010
    Design Assistant for David Yanchuk, Lead Event Designer at Culinary Capers Catering

•   Working from concept to solution in the planning, décor, operations, and event design
•   Creative director for a client appreciation event with 400+ guest list held at the new Vancouver Convention
    Centre. Over seeing the layout, organization, schedule, install, and take down of the event.

    Cactus Club Cafe, Kelowna and Vancouver, BC, 2005-2010
    Hostess Manager, DJ, Senior Server, Opener and Closer

•   Awarded Top Customer Service through a customer feedback card competition, Summer 2008
•   Was a part of the team for the record breaking open of the Kelowna Cactus Club Café
•   The Broadway and Granville GM, Jeff Shinkewski, requested my marketing consulting services for a
    proposed Atrium Project, Fall 2009
    Volunteer Experience

    Zook-IT Media and Marketing, Vancouver, BC, 3-Month Internship Summer 2010
    Graphic Design, Social Media, Special Events, and Community Manager

•   Specialized in marketing campaigns for The Heather Group, Canvas Lounge, and The Glowbal Group
•   Brand identification and development through promotional material and special events
•   Using social media to increase client base and establish brand presence in the online world

    UBC Opera Ensemble, Teplice, Czech Republic, Summer 2009
    Operations Assistant, Public Relations

•   Traveled to the Czech Republic summer of 2009 as the assistant for UBC Opera
•   Responsible for time management, schedules, and organizing the performers

    Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics Club, Aura, and Elite, BC, 1998-2011
    Production Designer, Instructor, Performer, Choreographer

•   Design Consultant for set designs for seasonal productions
•   Trained and managed a group of 40+ gymnasts, aged from 3-16
•   Training 35+ hours a week to compete internationally representing Canada
•   Placed 3rd at the Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Nationals, November 2000

    Accreditation

    Awards
•   Langara College, Display + Design Graduate with Honors, April 2010
•   Best Decorated Booth in Show- Chintz & Company, Victoria Bridal Fair, January 2010
•   The Best Seasonal Window Display -Vancouver, Chinatown, December 2009 (featured in the Vancouver
    Sun and the Vancouver Metro)
•   Display+Design Graduation Exhibit, Director of Graphics + Visuals- Langara College, February 2010
•   Faculty Choice Scholarship- Langara College, March 2010

    Resources
•   CSES, member of the Canadian Special Events Society
•   Brothers own local web design and 3D visualization company, Marca Studios, marcastudio.com

    !I nterests

    Passions
•   Travel and culture enthusiast; I have traveled through Alaska, South Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia,
    China), Europe (Paris, Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Teplice, Vienna), and recently to the Mayan Riviera
•   Creative Arts: Cirque Du Soleil, multiple forms of dance, yoga, painting, creative writing, surfing
•   Design: Pecha Kucha, Architecture, Graphic Design, Event décor, set design, Fashion, idea generation
•   Music: Thievery Corporation, Gotan Project, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Interpol, Muse, Temper Trap




       Graphic Design_ Brand Ambassador_Customer Service_Marketing _Visual Merchandising_Special Events_Social Media	
  

				
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