Design professional with over 15 years of experience and a broad technical skill set in the fields of graphic design, web design, front-end development, motion graphics and video editing. Specializing in interactive design, I'm an excellent communicator who enjoys the process of designing wireframes and transforming them into rich interfaces for users to interact. I thrive in environments that constantly embrace new technologies. I'm an effective team player that likes to work with the user experience in mind while always considering usability, web standards and accessibility.
September 2014 to Present, Senior Web Designer
TVO (TV Ontario)
March 2014 to September 2014, Senior Interactive Web Designer
June 2012 to March 2014, Senior Designer
February 2011 to June 2012, Freelance Web and Graphic Designer
Blammo Worldwide – LCBO
AGF – AGF Individual Investors/AGF Institutional Investors websites
Henderson Bas Kohn – Porter Airlines, Mercedes Benz, Tim Hortons, Billy Bee, The Weather Network, Nestle, Norton Rose
January 2008 to February 2011, Web and Graphic Designer
Thane Direct Inc – Mr. T's Flavorwave Turbo, H2O Mop, Orbitrek Elite, Tobi Platinum, Abdoer Twist.
Responsible for the design, build and maintenance of Thane Direct's product web pages for their 16 direct marketing and e-commerce websites worldwide, in 9 different languages. Liaised and collaborated with programmers, product managers, media coordinators and marketing specialists to ensure the flawless execution of the products' online presence. Worked with web analytics and marketing specialists to finalize a design that would increase traffic and improve sales.
2007 to 2008, Co-Owner, Graphic Designer and Screen Printer
Cubic Promotions – Debbie Travis, The Brunswick House, Starfish Restaurant.
Start-up screen printing company. Created and designed marketing plans materials and website. Designed and screen printed various promotional materials for companies such as Debbie Travis - From the Ground Up TV Show, The Brunswick House, Starfish Restaurant, Lift Salon, Piccadilly Circus Nightclub, and Oyster Boy Restaurant, among others. Participated in the 2007 Clothing Show with our own line of hand screen printed t-shirts.
2007, Freelance Web and Graphic Designer
Corus Entertainment Inc. – Encore Avenue, Movie Central, YTV, CMT, TreeHouse, W Network.
Responsible for the graphic and website design from provided wire frames. Built promotional micro sites.
DRAFTFCB – Activia
Responsible for the graphic and website design/development.
Designed HTML/Flash elements and pages for the existing promotional website.
2001 to 2007, Owner, Web and Graphic Designer
Menta Design – Durex, Purolator, Bell Sympatico, Proline Ltd and various artists.
Start-up web design company. Responsible for strategic planning, project managing, designing and developing interactive projects.
1998 to 2001, Lead Graphic and Web Designer, Flash Developer, Sound Technician
BLAB MEDIA INC. – Blab Studios, Invoke Communications, Ecards.
Created and maintained HTML pages and web content for Blab Media Inc., and Blab Studios Websites. Flash Design and development, graphic and interface design.
Created and developed Flash designs and new media projects for Invoke Communications. Lead designer of corporate materials, such as websites, business and trade show presentations, CD-ROM’s, etc.
Designed and developed Flash e-cards with music and sound FX. Trained new employees.
1996 Trebas Institute
Interactive Multimedia Program
1995 Humber College
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
Created an independent short film "B4925" which was selected and aired on CBC show ZED-TV (2003)
Winner of International T-Shirt Competition for Starbucks Coffee Company (1998)
Emerging Web Technologies and trends, Photography, Film/Video, video games, woodworking and cycling.