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									STEVEN DUONG,                  CGD, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Design, Cert. New Media Design, Cert. Marketing Management

Visual Communications Designer with many years of professional experience in print and web design.

  •	   Strong understanding of branding guidelines and marketing concepts
  •	   Coordinated design, content and quality control of marketing materials
  •	   Experience managing and coordinating visual communication and marketing designs from concept to completion
  •	   Strong business management skills, with proven ability to match customer needs with a wide variety of graphic, visual arts tools
       and approaches
  •	   Effective at communicating ideas and capturing the interest of the intended audience
  •	   Advanced creativity in designs, detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  •	   Accustomed to working on multiply projects with short notice, little or no instruction, and total creative judgment for quality and
  	    detail	of	finished	projects
  •	   Is updated with the latest trends in visual communications design for both print and web development


Web Applications and Tools                                                         Graphic Applications and Tools
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5                                                              Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Adobe Flash CS5                                                                    Adobe Acrobat Professional 8
Knowledge of SEO (Search Engine Optimization)                                      QuarkXpress 8.0
Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Youtube, LinkedIn)
Drupal, Wordpress (Content Management System)                                      Word Processing
Cyberduck (FTP application)                                                        Microsoft	Office	Suite	(Word,	PowerPoint,	Outlook,	Excel)	
MailChimp & Vertical Response (email and online marketing tool)                    Apple iWorks (Pages, Keynote, Numbers)
Hootsuite/Google Analytics (Social media/Web metrics)
                                                                                   Program Language
Video/Audio Applications                                                           Action Script
Final Cut Pro (video editor)                                                       JavaScript
Adobe Premiere CS5 (video editor)                                                  HTML/XHTML
Adobe After Effects CS5                                                            Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)
SoundTrack Pro & Audacity (audio editor)
Camtasia Studio 4 (Screen casting/ webcasting software)                            Operating Systems
Screenflow	(screen	recording	software)                                             MAC
Kigo Video Converter (video converter application)                                 Microsoft Windows


York University                                                                                                              1996 - 1999
(Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors - Design)                                                                                      (North York, Ontario)

Centennial College: Bell Centre of Communication                                                                             Jan2000 - Dec2000
(New	Media	Design	certificate)	 	    	     	                                   	       	          	             										   (Toronto,	Ontario)

Ryerson University                                                                                                           Jun2005 - Dec2006
(Marketing	Management	certificate)	       										   																					   	       	          											   	            (Toronto,	Ontario)

ACCREDITATION Professional Member of the Graphic Designers of Canada (CGD)


LANGUAGES                       English, Cantonese

Transformational Arts College
Graphic Design, Marketing & Communications Associate
Transformational Arts College is a school that is committed to providing excellence in spiritually-based education and being at the leading edge of the
psychospiritual	and	holistic	health	education	fields.
  •	     Design	and	produce	all	the	marketing	collateral	for	the	college	including	brochures,	course	flyers,	course	calendar,	open	house	invitations,	
         signage & banner, promotional materials and books
  •	     Administrator of the social media marketing - Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, e-mail campaign and e-bulletin
  •	     Actively updating and conversing with followers, fans and networks on various social medias
  •	     Managing the social media ad campaigns and tracking its effectiveness to the company’s objectives
  •	     Building, maintaining and updating the organization’s website using Drupal
  •	     Managing and maintaining the Paypal shopping cart of the company website
  •	     Taking, managing and archiving all the videos and photography of the college to be use on the website, Youtube and other marketing materials
  •	     Budgeting and costing of all marketing initiatives
  •	     Analyzing web and social media statistics and metrics
  •	     Strategize on the position of the college and integrating the various social media and traditional marketing concepts	to	target	to	its	specific	niche	
         market, as well as thinking about new venues to bring awareness, interest and eventually purchase and referrals

PRIME Strategies
Graphic Designer                                                                                                                   Dec 2007 - Dec 2011
PRIME is one of Canada’s leading meeting and event management companies. Over the years the PRIME team has helped numerous organizations
creatively communicate their key messages through meetings, conferences, sports services, incentive travel, trade shows, exhibitions, and VIP client
   •	   Design creative communication pieces for programs that include event booklets, agendas, logo designs, websites, email campaigns,
        proposals, sponsorship packages, menus, Flash movies, videos, banners, brochures and cards
   •	   Support the company with creative concepts and graphic and marketing materials to its various clients that include Telus, HSBC, LifeScan,
        Animas, Gordon Food Services, IAP/SAL, UniPHARM, OKTire, BC Hydro, Agrium, 2010 Winter Olympics and the Canadian Government
   •	   Communicate with various clients and/or their representatives to produce a creative experience for their delegates or employees base on
        their budget, time-line and requirements
   •	   Understanding and maintaining the strict branding guidelines of each client when designing and producing all graphic and marketing materials
   •	   Work with various vendors and suppliers to establish pricing, formulate quotes and set deadlines
   •	   Maintaining the graphics area and its equipment that include printers, binding, cutting and folding machines
   •	   Purchasing and archiving of all stock images/videos, typefaces and specialize paper stocks
   •	   Continuously managing 3-5 programs at once each with different project managers and clients. This required me have excellent communication
        and organizational skills, able to prioritize and set critical path so that all my designs are high quality, meet deadlines and on budget.

Canadian Heart Research Centre
Team Leader & Designer – Graphic Department                                                                                       Jan 2001 - Oct 2007
The	Canadian	Heart	Research	Centre	is	a	not-for-profit,	federally	incorporated	academic	research	organization	dedicated	to	the	conduct	of	clinical	
research and education in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease in Canada.
   •	    Create corporate brochures, booklets, newsletters, corporate identities, signage, medical journals, posters, banners, signage, direct mail and
         other printed materials
   •	    Determine strategy and vision of the design team
   •	    Design	and	produced	graphic	files	for	print	and	the	Web
   •	    Was active in the coordination for a more prominent Graphic Department to create and implement stronger and more functional designs with
         branding, standard operational procedures and client-oriented approach
   •	    Instrumental in the initiation and creation of a web cast for the medical conferences and meetings
   •	    Ensure accuracy through standards; both in quality and branding throughout all printed materials
   •	    Quality control of all print information before and after production
   •	    Allocate the cost of all graphic materials printed to their respective department or program
   •	    Schedule, track and monitor all ongoing projects in the department
   •	    Hiring, training and providing direction to new employees in the Graphic Department

Eden Production
Web Designer                                                                                                                          Oct 2000 - Jan 2001
Eden Production is a company that specializes in hosting and creating data driven websites for clients in various industries. I was the web designer in the
company and was responsible for the front end designs of all the websites and worked very closely with each developer and programmer to make sure
each site was both aesthetically pleasing and perfectly functional and meet and excel client expectations.
  •	     Quality control of all sites to make sure all links are working, SEO compliance, cross-browsers support, etc...
  •	     Creating the Flash designs, graphics, animations, design and layout of each web page
  •	     Communicate with clients to understand their needs, expectations and offer ideas to meet their requirements and expectations

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