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I sing for my supper… and breakfast.

Strengths
⊕ creative, design, production, typography, brand application, pre-press
 organization (layout, servers, studio), speed, accuracy, efficiency
⊕ troubleshooting problematic files
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very comfortable working en français
⊕ frequently requested for multi-piece, multi-page jobs (rebranding, applications, including project management)
continually upgrading tech skills

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

Objective
To be more than your average freelancer

Current / Recent / Recurring contracts
BMO Bank of Montreal 
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.

RSA Insurance Canada 
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 
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, tour programmes, t-shirts, schedules, laminates,
Contest promos, postcards, stickers, skateboards, posters/banners, pins

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