Services

Graphic Design

Logo Design: Full comprehensive logo design services are available, we will work with our clients to create a logo that meets all of their marketing potential. From the initial meeting to the final design we make our clients our needs our focus. Each logo is 100% origional and top quality, we don't produce anything we're not proud of, from start to finish quality creativity is our priority.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Two years of layout and print production experience working as both a Graphic Assistant and Art Director at the Navigator Newspaper.
• I have earned a Diploma in Graphic Design and am currently taking a Diploma in Digital Media Technologies (Graduating in May 2004).
• Published numerous works including a cover design for an annual Typographic Design Calendar and countless layout publications for local newspapers and magazines.
• Demonstrates a passion for design and is motivated by a constant creative drive, and I focus that passion into everything I do and it shows in each and every final product.
• Received awards for Typographic Design, Photography and also a District Scholarship for Fine Arts.

RELEVANT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design:

•Four years of education in Graphic Design.
• Graduated from Malaspina University-College in 2003 with a Diploma in Graphic Design.
• Two years of working experience for the Navigator Newspaper.
• Published work for a Typographic Calendar cover in 2003.
• Awarded top graduate Typography Honors Award.

Web Design:

•Two years of education in Web Design.
• Graduated from Malaspina University-College in 2004 with a Diploma in Digital Media Technologies.
• One year of working experience as a freelance web master/ web designer for numerous sites.
• Developed 45 page website for class project using dynamic mark-up languages including: CSS, XHTML and JavaScript.

Print Production:

• Currently working as the Art Director at The Navigator Newspaper in Nanaimo, BC.
• Responsible for layout and design of a 24 page bi-weekly newspaper, along with development of very specific style sheets and complying with digital print production requirements.
• One year of experience as a Graphic Assistant for The Navigator Newspaper. Responsible for building and proofing ads, and working with clients to obtain desired results.
• Involved in the production of Malaspina University-College's Graphic design department annual Typographic Design Calendar.

Experienced program knowledge:

•Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Corel Draw, Quark Express, Final Cut Pro, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash and Microsoft Office.

Understanding of the following programming languages:

•JSP, JavaScript, HTML, XHTML, XML, MySQL, ActionScript, SSI and CSS.

I also am trained and skilled in working on both Mac and PC platforms.

WORK HISTORY

Art Director
The Navigator Newspaper | Nanaimo, BC
2003 - present

Freelance Designer
Various clients & contracts | Canada & United States
2001 – present

Copy Center Associate
Staples Business Depot | Duncan, BC
2003 - present

Contract Logo Design
Malaspina University-College | Nanaimo, BC
2003

Graphic Assistant
The Navigator Newspaper | Nanaimo, BC
2002 - 2003

Work-op Student
Malaspina University-College | Nanaimo, BC

2002 - 2004

Youth & Children's Ministry Assistant
NLCBC | Duncan, BC
2002 (summer)

Cashier / Closing Staff
A&W Restaurant | Duncan, BC
1999 – 2001

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE

2003 - present
Web Master
Various Businesses / organizations

2003
Hamper Helper
Cowichan Valley Baskets Society (Food Bank) | Duncan, BC

2002
Promotional Designer
Heather Society - Vancouver Island Chapter | Duncan, BC

2001
Mural Contributions (2)
Cowichan Lodge Immediate Care Facility / Cowichan Secondary School | Duncan, BC

2001
Set painting & production
Westshore Dance Studios | Victoria, BC

2000 - 2004 (summers)
Camp Counselor
Cowichan River Bible Camp | Satlam, BC

1999
Math Tutor
The Orcutt family | Duncan, BC

1999 - 2001
Teachers Assistant
Cowichan Secondary School | Duncan, BC

1998 - present
Youth Leader / Kids Club Leader
The Oasis Church | Satlam, BC

EDUCATION

2001
Grade 12 Diploma
Cowichan Secondary School | Duncan, BC
•Fine Arts District Scholarship
•John Smith Bursary for service
•Graduated with Honors

2003
Graphic Design Diploma
Malaspina University-College | Nanaimo, BC
•Graduate Typography Honors Award

2003
Digital Media Technologies Diploma
Malaspina University-College | Nanaimo, BC