NATALIA MAZIAR // BRINGING IDEAS TO LIFE
WWW.LEMACDESIGNS.CA // 416 201 0080
Provide and manage high quality cutting edge designs in the advertising/design industry for clients in a motivated, energetic team environment.
Excellent and proficient knowledge in the latest versions of Macintosh Adobe CS5: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and QuarkXpress, Powerpoint, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office X; Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Understands and appreciates the clients’ businesses and brands and leverages this insight to create original, creative concepts.
Works closely with clients and leads studio team to ensure that quality standards, budgets, time deadlines and client expectations are met.
Prepares comprehensive digital layouts based on creative briefs and confidently presents her work to clients with conviction and intelligence.
Manages photoshoots, colour corrects images and sources stock photography.
Negotiates working arrangements, contracts and supervision of outside photographers and illustrators to ensure adherence to design specifications and commitment project management.
Works effectively under deadline pressures in both team and independent settings. Manages a studio of designers and multiple projects while consistently achieving results.
April 2011 // January 2013
ART DIRECTOR // GRAPHIC DESIGNER // STUDIO MANAGER THN Publications Inc.
Responsible for the design production of exceptional work that meet and exceeded the expectations of her clients. Passion for creating sharp, professional, and unique designs and messages that immediately attract attention and drive responses. Skilled in developing high-impact marketing materials, brand identities, and print designs. Track record of meeting the most demanding deadlines, communicating effectively with cross-functional teams, and leading by example. Dedicated to finding the most cost-effective and creative solutions for all challenges. Known for taking a hands-on approach in directing artists, collaborating with clients, and bringing creative concepts to life. Her projects include ads for 480 real estate agents and business owners in 22 magazines running on a monthly basis. See www. homenews.ca and www.holidayshoppermagazine.ca
Client list includes The home News Magazine, Prestige Magazine and The Holiday Shopper Magazine.
2002 // 2011
GRAPHIC DESIGNER // ART DIRECTOR // STUDIO MANAGER
SLC Marketing & Advertising Solutions.
Art Director with a proven record driving business for diverse industries. had responsibility for each project’s life cycle from conceptual creative briefs, through design and final printing processes. Worked closely which each client to capture and best express their creative visions while understanding their advertising and marketing needs.
Managed the studio, coordinating the scheduling and budgeting of all projects. Also managed press checks, photo shoots, photography, illustration and digital production, making sure all projects ran smoothly and on time. Her projects included ads, annual reports, brochures, direct mail, magazines, newsprint, online news, outdoor advertising, packaging, POP, posters, video and web design.
Client list included leading companies in the aerospace, corporate, business to business, design, food and drink, human resource, industrial, IT and web fields - Benjamin Moore, Data Mirror, Drake Beam & Morin, Easy Way, hAAS International Inc., Indalex Aluminum Solutions, Lindor Chocolate, MMI Industries Inc. and Northstar Aerospace Inc.
1995 // 2002
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR // GRAPHIC DESIGNER
From 1995 to 2002, art directed, designed superior, creative designs for various Toronto advertising agencies and companies on a freelance basis.
Projects included the art direction, design and production of ads, brochures, direct mail, magazines, news print, online news, outdoor advertising, packaging and posters through the concept, design and printing processes.
Clients were in the food and drink, financial, fitness, human resource, industrial, law and retail fields. They included BBDO, Young & Rubicam, Bank of Montreal, C-Plus, Corby’s, Danier Leather, Double Diamond Beer, Dura Products, Elte, Great Canadian Bagel, harley Davidson/Miller Genuine Draft, hershey’s, Kellog’s, Kensington Market Lofts, Molson Canadian, Montreal Film Festival, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oxygen Women’s Fitness Magazine, Philips, Premier Fitness, Royal Bank and Slim-Fast.
1990 // 1995
JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR // DESIGNER Slim-Fast International Inc.
Produced innovative art direction and design for various multi-media campaigns, direct mail, outdoor advertisement, packaging, magazine and newspaper ads, and managed photo shoots, illustrators and printing processes.
Humber College 1988 -1990 // Advertising and Graphic Design. Graduated 1990 with highest Standing in the Program.
University of Toronto 1986 -1988 // Towards Bachelor of Arts.
2003 // 2009
Voluntarily art directed and designed communications and advertising through 2003-2005 for “help Us help The Children”, a charity that aids orphans in Ukraine. Also visited Ukraine with the charity through 2003–2005 where she voluntarily managed a kitchen staffed with 14 women to feed 500 orphans daily during 30-day summer camps.
2004 // 2009
Over a five-year period of voluntarily running a lunch program for The Toronto French School, raised over $40,000 that went toward the betterment of the school campus.
Contact numbers upon request.
Dan Pawych // Allard Johnson Communications // Executive Creative Director.
Scott Langdon // SLC Marketing Communications // President.
Peter Pearson // Image in Print // Broker & Designer.