About.

I’ve been interested in graphic design ever since you could only “undo” once in Photoshop. My passion started by editing goofy pictures of friends and family and quickly moved into a viable career option in high school. I had a few phenomenal teachers mentor me and lead me down the path of creativity in high school, but it was really what came afterwards that cemented my interest in the arts. I studied Graphic Communications Technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology for one year and focused on print production, then went on to study Visual Communications Design for one more year at Vancouver Community College. In between, I worked at a small sign shop learning about not only large-format printing, but the day-to-day tasks of running a business. I also worked at a school/clinic of Naturopathic Medicine – a job that tested my ability to adapt to a corporate design setting.

After my education and internship experience, I wanted to get my working career started so I found a job at a “one-stop-shop” print shop named Minuteman Press. I didn’t settle though, and kept searching for a job that would challenge my ability and continuously make me explore new forms of design. I then worked at a Real Estate Marketing Agency, Exceeds Inc., a local start-up with big ambitions. Being a start-up, every day was different for me; I was consistently challenged to find a new way to design and create. I am currently working at Magnum Nutraceuticals as a Communications Designer and continue to grow every day!

Work Experience

Magnum Nutraceuticals Inc.

Printer & Graphic Designer

Communications Designer & Videographer

Tasks

  • Create and edit packaging for existing and upcoming products.
  • Design all internal and external marketing collateral – digital/printed banners, corporate videography, social media graphics, photography, etc.
  • Collaborate with sponsored athletes for any marketing services they need.

Tools Used

  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Typekit
  • Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Osmo Cameras.

Exceeds Inc.

Graphic & Web Designer

August 2017 – November 2017

Tasks

  • Designed all products for Marketing & Sales subsidiary of Exceeds
  • Created brand identity for developments (logo, website, signage, etc.)
  • Worked with clients to rebrand their company
  • Handled creation of corporate design materials

Tools Used

  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Typekit
  • WordPress
  • Real Estate Web Master

Minuteman Press

Graphic Designer & Prepress Operator

June 2017 – August 2017

Tasks

  • Created and edited artwork for clients
  • Checked documents for visual accuracy and technical specifications
  • Prepared artwork for production – proofing separations, imposing pages, creating bindery marks, sending files to platesetter
  • Followed succession of project through print shop

Tools Used

  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Typekit
  • Quite Imposing 3
  • CorelDRAW X6
  • Flex Management Software
  • Fiery RIP

Boucher Institute

Graphic Designer

June 2016 – June 2017

Tasks

  • Started as a summer intern and took a part–time contract job during school.Work with clients to rebrand their company
  • Created designs for brochures, posters (standard + large format), invitations, magnets, apparel, website banners, business cards, etc.
  • Worked in a small team with Marketing Intern and Supervisor

Tools Used

  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat

Education

Applying CSS

University of British Columbia

May 2017 – June 2017

Learnt the fundamentals of CSS for web development and it’s integration with content management systems.

Tools Used

  • Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat

Visual Communications Design Certificate

Vancouver Community College

September 2016 – May 2017

Learnt conceptual and technical graphic design. Topics covered include typography, colour theory, composition, photography, design for print, design for web. Worked with several clients on design projects and created a comprehensive portfolio of work.

Tools Used

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, Acrobat, Typekit
  • WordPress, Google Fonts, BBEdit 11
  • Nikon/Canon DSLR Cameras

Graphic Communications Technology Diploma

British Columbia Institute of Technology

September 2015 – May 2016

Intensively studied print production and business management. Topics covered include business communications, creative imaging, press operations, page layout, image manipulation, system administration, editing digital graphics, bindery/finishing, colour management.

Tools Used

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Typekit
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Kodak Prinergy, Kodak ColourFlow
  • Fiery RIP
  • Heidelberg Lithographic Presses, Konica–Minolta/Ricoh Electrophotographic Presses, Océ Large–Format Inkjet
  • Polar-Mohr Cutter