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					Summary of Qualifications
Accomplished production artist with over six years of industry experience. Attained, with
distinction, a Bachelor of Design degree. Proven ability to produce creative and effective pieces
for print and web. Proficient use of Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress and Microsoft Office
to create press-ready artwork. Effective team player. Dedicated, dependable and versatile.

Professional Experience
September 2007–July 2008
Freelance Production Artist, The Recruitment Business and Tenth House Executive,
Sydney, Australia
• Successfully performed on-site freelance art production for multiple Sydney-based
   design studios, marketing firms and corporate departments.
• Developed symbiotic relationships with clients resulting in requests of services for
   subsequent projects.
• Produced the layouts and completed amendments to information memorandums, annual
   reports and product disclosure statements for large Australian and international corporations.
• Created forms, advertisements, direct mail and other marketing material using corporate
   branding templates and elements.
• Generated point-of-sale artwork including advertising, signage, product bins and shelving
   units for large retail stores such as Target and Kmart.
• Ensured the satisfaction of clients by meeting challenging deadlines with flexibility, accuracy,
   speed and technical expertise.
• Placements included ING Australia (2 months), AGI TM (2 months),
   Vero Insurance (1 month), Adcorp Australia (2 months) and
   Dupree Design Group (1 month).

July 2002–May 2007
Senior Graphic Designer, Carisse Graphic Design Ltd., Ottawa, ON
• Conceptualized and created various pieces including kit folders, annual reports,
    brochures, fact sheets, posters and flyers.
• Worked with Creative Director to determine production schedules of
    upcoming assignments.
• Typeset large documents and produced graphs, table and charts using
    existing design concepts.
• Implemented client text, image and layout revisions to artwork.
• Prepared electronic files for press and complete printers’
    specification forms.
• Clients included Natural Resources Canada, Health Canada,
    Environment Canada and Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

April 2002–May 2007
Freelance Production Artist, Vortex Grafix, Stittsville, ON
• Designed advertising, displays and signage.
• Rendered graphic floor plans and site maps from architectural electronic files.
• Clients included Phoenix Homes, Tartan Homes and Ashcroft Homes.
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Software Knowledge
Adobe Creative Suite 3 – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
QuarkXPress 7
Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
Suitcase 9.0, Adobe Type Manager
Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks
Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, Safari

Technical Skills
• Knowledge of design process from conceptual thumbnails to a finished product.
• Use layout program features in InDesign and QuarkXpress such as master pages
  and style sheets to create multi-page documents.
• Create original vector-based art and die-cut lines in Illustrator.
• Digitally edit images using advanced Photoshop techniques.
• Strong illustrative skills and drawing capabilities.
• Prepare files for press and communicate with printers regarding press limitations,
  trapping procedures and quotations.
• Create portable document files for colour output.
• Optimize images for the web.
• Design multi-page interfaces using html and publish to the Internet.
• Recognize the importance of web usability and branding in interface design.

Transferable Skills
• Excellent written and communication skills.
• Strong file management and organization.
• Work well under pressure and use time management methods to meet
  strict deadlines.
• Competent to work independently and in team environments.
• Adapt quickly to new tasks.
• Hardworking and reliable.

Graphic Design Professional Program, Certificate
Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

Communication and Design: Illustration, Bachelor of Design
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

Available upon request.

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