Work Experience

2009 to present - Best Buy Canada, Vancouver BC / Sr. Production Designer - Team Lead

Throughout my experience at Best Buy I have gained generous experience in brand management. Being a team lead of 12 production artists has strengthened my abilities to delegate and prioritize in order to maintain process efficiences. As Sr. Production Designer - Team Lead I have had the opportunity to showcase my skills in brand identity and art direction across various platforms both print and digital. Currently I provide art direction on weekly flyers, internal magazines, store signage as well as various internal and store level marketing initiatives.


2007 to 2009 - Donovan Creative Communications, Edmonton AB / Graphic Designer

My position at DCC began as a production designer and quickly moved to graphic designer. The agency environment allowed me to explore the various facets of client work. Including everything from client relations to pre-press. As well I took an integral part in the rebranding of Edmonton International Airport, which won various awards.


2006 to 2007 - Commercial Solutions Inc., Edmonton AB / Senior Graphic Designer

My role at CSI quickly evolved from a graphic design to a senior design position. I was responsible for all art direction in marketing. I led two designers and brought internal and client facing collateral to a new and improved level. In the first six months I came mid-way into the production of a 600-page catalogue. Despite tight deadlines I directed the team and
produced a profitable sales piece for the organization.

 


Education

Graphic Communications Certificate (2001) 
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 

Edmonton, AB

Technical Skills

InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Excel
Word
Powerpoint

Recognition

2008 
ACI (Airport Council International) Award
Selected work for Edmonton
International Airport

Silver Davey Award
Edmonton International Airport
Annual Report

2012
Brad Anderson Stock
Legacy Award

Best Buy Canada


Summary

I’m a dedicated and enthusiastic graphic designer with a diverse and always evolving skill-set. I’m self motivated and flourish in group work environments. I’m a hardworking and upbeat employee who thrives on producing effective solutions for my clients needs.