Profile

A detail-orientated, deadline-driven professional with extensive knowledge of design and technology, gained in agency environments, freelance landscapes and not-for-profit sectors. Develops solutions and leads change through solid analytical and creative problem-solving skills. Recognized for being passionate, thinking outside the box and leading by example. Welcomes challenges and new responsibilities with enthusiasm and creativity. Competencies contributing to career success include an over-the-top attention to detail and an avant-garde approach to telling stories and communicating brands.

Driving Force

My career as a creative professional began modestly: designing flyers, business cards, logos and other corporate communications for friends and local small businesses. Attending college exposed me to the pre-press printing process, desktop publishing and a broader creative community involving artists of all disciplines. This exposure fostered a deep desire to learn, communicate and tell stories in unique and innovative ways. Over the years I was granted opportunities at agencies, studios, production companies and not-for-profit organizations to develop brands, entertain, teach and unlock the potential in others through multimedia production, websites, film, publications, digital signs and social media. Staying on top of technology and design trends, accompanied with a passion for helping and understanding others, have been the driving forces behind my career as a creative professional.

Objective

It is important to be able to contribute deeply to the success of an organization that fosters a passionate and dynamic team. The organization must be willing to push the boundaries of story telling, engaging team members to advance their skills so that they may produce an innovative and driven internal culture.

Advanced Skill Sets

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Film/Video Editing
  • 3D Rendering
  • OSX/Windows/Linux
  • HTML, CSS
  • Javascript, jQuery
  • PHP
  • MySQL/Apache
  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Liquid
  • Actionscript
  • Swift/Objective-C
  • CMS (WordPress/Drupal/Shopify)
  • Printing Processes
  • Creative Problem-solving
  • Project Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Server
  • WHM/cPanel

Current

2014-Present

Protiviti

Senior Interactive Art Director

Utilizing industry standard software tools including but not limited to, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Xcode, and Adobe Captivate, the Senior Interactive Art Director is responsible for managing and executing a wide range of interactive, mixed media design projects for a variety of clients and diverse applications. The projects include instructional video/animation, mobile/web applications and eLearning modules with SCORM compliant comprehension testing.

  • Team Leader
  • Project Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Design Lead
  • Art Direction
  • Web Applications

Employment History

2009-2014

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Media Designer

Being the sole in-house designer led me to design and develop a “Creative Services Queue” web application to help manage the extremely high workload. Working with the VP of Public Affairs, I re-branded the organization as well as the neighbouring Balsillie School of International Affairs. I also played a major role in designing and publishing CIGI’s first-ever eBook. Other noted accomplishments include spear-heading the sustainability committee, training and managing the publications department in an InDesign/InCopy workflow, providing enterprise Macintosh training and support for the IT department, designing and developing a custom web application integrating Cisco and Christie digital signs.

  • Team Leader
  • Project Management
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Design Lead
  • Art Direction
  • Web Applications

2003-2009

d3 Impact

Multimedia Consultant

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Branding
  • Project Management
  • Community-building
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Youth Mentor

2001-2009

Freelance

Graphic Artist/Designer

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Branding
  • Project Management
  • Web Applications

2000-2001

Open Edge Concepts

Multimedia Director

  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Creative Problem-solving
  • Web Applications
  • UI Design
  • 2D/3D Animation

1996-2000

PineLake Communications

Media Designer

  • Project Management
  • Audio/Video Production
  • Creative Problem-solving
  • Web Applications

Community Involvement

Volunteer/Consultant

d3 Artworks Inc.

d3 Artworks runs an educational program for youth in transition. The course teaches creative problem-solving through community involvement. While acting as an artist in residence, I was mentor to many youth, teaching them how to use technology and approach problems with creativity and excitement in their community.

  • Youth Mentor
  • Community-building
  • Not for Profit
  • Training & Support

Founder/Director

The Non-Violence International Film Festival

The Non Violence International Film Festival showcases films from all over the world. As festival founder/director, I have set a mandate and built a small team that selects an annual program showcasing international films.

  • Community-building
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Web Applications
  • Social Media
  • Live events
  • Hospitality
  • Fund-raising
  • Project Management

Board of Directors

Cambridge Symphony Orchastra

The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, is a non-profit orchestra based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. The orchestra was founded in January, 2004 by Ann Green and a team of musicians and non-musicians.

  • Social Media
  • Web Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Collateral
  • Marketing
  • Fund Raising

Media Designer/Web Master

Grand River Film Festival

Tasked with managing the website and injecting new ideas into the brand. The festivals mandate is to celebrate and inspire community through the shared experience of film.

  • Web Design
  • Branding

Education

1993-1996

Mohawk College

Graphic Arts Degree

Graphic Arts Technology & Management Degree