Education


Graphic Design (Honours)
Nova Scotia Community College, Sydney NS - 2009
Fundaments and history of Graphic Design. Practiced hands-on use of our skills through client crowdsourcing among classmates. Completed 6 weeks of practical application at Springboard Design Studios in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Applied Communication Arts & Technology (Honours)
Nova Scotia Community College, Sydney NS, 2008

Digital photography, traditional and digital illustration, graphic design, web development and practical application.

Bachelor of Arts - Community Studies (honours)
Cape Breton University, Sydney Nova Scotia, 2007

Concentration in Communication. Studied multimedia communications, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, videography and public speaking. Minored in fine arts, including water-colour, figure drawing and oil painting. 

Software


Articulate Storyline
Trivantis Lectora
Microsoft Office
Mac & Windows

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe inDesign
Adobe Premier Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Flash
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Muse

Experience  


Graphic Designer & Courseware Developer - GEVC Inc.
2011
- 2016 (Present employment)
User
interface design & development of dynamic and interactive e-learning solutions for major market clients. Duties include development of collaborative team-based projects on a variety of web-based designs, from conception to completion using the Adobe creative suite (primarily Illustrator, Photoshop & After Effects) and industry leading e-learning development tools Articulate Storyline 2 and Trivantis Lectora. Trusted development and maintenance of high-security information and client materials. Development of projects rages from completely new and experimental concepts, to client-specific themes based on style guides and branding. Development of dynamic visuals and interactive content, often includes short animations and motion graphics.  Actively partaking in and contributing to efforts for company-wide strict and vigorous quality and accuracy control throughout all stages of development. The culture is friendly and collaborative, and balances team work with self management in the face of demanding project schedules.  Trusted with maintaining client relationships and communication. Contributions to in-house projects and culture development, including weekly production meetings on productivity, technology, and process improvements. Continuous learning of market trends. 

Web Graphic Designer - Klipfolio Inc.
Ottawa
ON. 2010-2011
Management of
 web content including development in HTML, CSS and Javascript. Development of new web layouts, email news letters, images, collateral and video tutorials. Video development using Camtasia Studio and Adobe Premier 5. Development of new internal materials including Style Guides and White Papers. Production of graphics for user interface design of primary software. Print design of stationary and marketing materials.

Multimedia Technician - Costal Arts Initiative
Cape
Breton NS. - 2009
Graphic
design of all promotional print and web materials including Websites, posters, invitations, logos and stationary. Journalism of special events including interviews and photography, following through to online publication. Social media event marketing and organization. Correspondence and teamwork with affiliated clients and team members.

Junior Registrar & Curator - Cape Breton University Art Gallery
Cape
Breton NS. - 2007 - 2008
Digital cataloging
the permanent artist collection, guest consultation and conducting group and private tours, and general office administration. Organized, promoted, hosted & curated the most successful Student, Faculty, Staff & Alumnus Art Show in the history of the CBU Art Gallery. 

 

Visual Art  Accomplishments


Art Battle (live competitive painting)

Art Battle 554 Regional Finals - Participant
June 2017 - Ottawa Ontario

Art Battle 485 - Overall Winner
January 2017 - Arts Court, Ottawa, Ontario

Canadian Nuclear Association  "Art Battle All-Star Showcase"
February 2016 - The Westin, Ottawa, Ontario

Art Battle 341 - Round 1 winner
January 2016 - Arts Court, Ottawa, Ontario

Art Battle 288 Regional Finals - Round 1 Winner
June 2015 - Makers Space, Ottawa, Ontario

On Stage Tonight "Art Battle All-Star Showcase"
May 2015 - National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Art Battle 238 Royal Canadian Mint Edition - Round 1 Winner
March 2015 - St Brigids Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, Ontario

Art Battle 229 - Overall Winner
February 2015 - Orpheus Musical Theatre, Ottawa, Ontario

Exhibits

June & July Exhibition (ongoing)
June - July 2018, Oh So Good, Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario

Vernissage
June 2018, Triple7, Gatineau, Guebec

Remixed (formerly Chinatown Remixed) group exhibition
September-October 2017, Superhot L.A., Ottawa, Ontario

Drawing at the Rooster group exhibition
2015, The Atomic Rooster, Ottawa, Ontario

Student Faculty Staff & Alumni Exhibition
2008, Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, Nova Scotia

Permanent solo exhibit at Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus
Ongoing, Sydney, Nova Scotia