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I sing for my supper… and breakfast.

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Strengths
⊕ creative, design, production, typography, brand application, pre-press
 speed, accuracy, efficiency, troubleshooting, mock-ups
 organization – mechanicals, servers, studio
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very comfortable working en français
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internationally awarded
 project management
⊕ frequently requested for multi-piece, multi-page jobs

arriving for short contracts and leaving years later
⊕ dreamer – believer – photographer – traveller – plays well with others

Apps
indesign, illustrator, photoshop, acrobat, wordpress, quark, powerpoint, word, excel
continually upgrading tech skills, currently attempting to master Premiere

Objective
To be more than your average studio artist

BMO Bank of Montreal  present  contract
In-bank collateral — account opening applications, brand application, rebranding, wealth reports, powerpoint presentations, training manuals, brochures, posters, plexi stands, billboards, display screens, toolkits, ads, credit card apps / BRE. All pieces bilingual.

smartsimple  present  freelance
Corporate product brochure, sell sheets, client stories

Egencia Canada  present  freelance
Collateral, powerpoint presentations for Meetings + Incentives sales team

RSA Insurance Canada   jan  2011 – nov 2013  freelance
Print + web collateral — brand application, brochures, posters, toolkits, tradeshow booths + collateral, corporate event visitor experience, logos, signage, ad/info cubes + dielines, pocket folders, email blasts, email signatures, banners, proposals, powerpoint presentations. Most pieces bilingual.

TAXI2 Advertising  jan  – feb 2011  freelance
Brand application – in-market collateral, billboards, out of home, pos, pop, corporate brochures, packaging, newsprint/magazine

Creative Network  march 2005 – dec 2010
BMO Bank of Montreal, Mosaik Mastercard, RSA Insurance, Best Doctors Canada, B2B Trust, Shred-it Document Destruction, Securit Records Management, Unisource Paper
Delivering all files to specs + regulations — mechanical, print, government, postage. All pieces bilingual.

Mackenzie Financial  jan – march 2005
Quarterly financial reports for 45 funds. All pieces bilingual.

Echo Advertising  may – oct 2004
Starbucks, Canadian Opera Company
Brand application – in-store collateral, out of home, brochures, newsprint/magazine ads, vehicles, banners, t-shirts. All pieces bilingual.

AIR MILES – The Loyalty Group
feb – june 2002, june – sept 2003, nov 2003 – march 2004, june – sept 2004
Quarterly Mega Miles promotion: 10 regional coupon booklets: 120+ coupons, pos, pop, display, ooh, print/mag ads; direct mail campaigns; lettershop. All pieces bilingual. view

LA Ads Inc  sept – nov 2003
Real estate marketing for new and existing condo developments
Branding + application, floorplans, ads, saleskits, posters, wayfinding signage

Cameron Douglas + Associates  feb – june 2003
Annual reports
Kingsway Financial , Alexis Nihon ENFR, Morguard Corporation, Morguard Reit,
Tri-White Corporation, Revenue Properties, Zaruma Resources

Real estate marketing for new and existing commercial developments
Branding + application, floorplans, ads, saleskits, posters, wayfinding signage

Howard Integrated Marketing  oct 2002 – feb 2003
Becton Dickinson (Tensor/Ace Bandages), GlaxoSmithKlein 

Pharmaceutical packaging, product infosheets and monographs.
Blueskin Waterproofing Membrane – Packaging, data sheets
All pieces bilingual (Canada English/French, US English/Spanish)

Brunico Communications  oct 1999 – june 2000, sept 2000 – sept 2002
‘boards, realScreen, kidScreen, strategy + playback
Design, layout + production for international + Canadian trade publications. Processing + troubleshooting internationally submitted artwork for publication. Branding + application, visitor experience for magazine-led events and conferences (kidScreen + realScreen summits) signage, invites, ads, delegate binders. 

BMG Music Canada  june – aug 2000
Artist identity
jacksoul, christina aguilera, love inc., p!nk, treble charger
cd art, in-store set-ups, tour programmes, t-shirts, schedules, laminates, contest promos, postcards, stickers, skateboards, posters/banners, pins; sourcing promo items

Columbia House Canada  june – sept 1999
Direct Mail
CD art, monthly brochures, order forms, letters, promos
All pieces bilingual.

Horizon Studios/Commix Communications  dec 1998 – june 1999
Bayer, Lever Ponds, Ferrero Rocher
print: sell sheets, new product launch, packaging, in-store display units, pop, info booklets. All pieces bilingual.
cd: Flintstones Good Food Game, Myoflex CME
web: kindersurprise.com (initial launch)

Awards
2014
Stevie® International Business  Awards – Marketing

RSA Canada
gold  Campaign of the Year – Insurance category – Sizzle Into Summer view
silver  Campaign of the Year – Corporate Reputation/Professional Services category
bronze  Marketing Team of the Year

2013
Stevie® International Business  Awards – Marketing
RSA Canada
gold  Marketing Department of the Year
gold  Campaign of the Year – Financial Services & Insurance – Get Your Motor Running view
silver  Campaign of the Year – B2B Get Your Motor Running view
bronze  New Product or Service Intro of the Year – We’re Big On Brand view
bronze  Small Budget Campaign of the Year (<$3 million / €5 million) – Get Your Motor Running view

2012
Summit International Creative Award
RSA Canada
silver  Specialty Item – Broker Gift – Commercial Insurance launch view

Insurance Marketing + Communications Association (IMCA) Awards
RSA Canada
Sammy Award  Best in Show  – We’re Big On Brand view

2004
Film Festival Avec Twist Montreal

Marchlight Films
Best Opening Credits  Seed of a Thought 

Certifications
Standard First Aid Level C with CPR + AED  St John Ambulance

Education
Humber College North Campus
Digital Graphic Design

York University, Glendon College
French studies