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David Burrell

Freelance Graphic Designer & Multimedia Freelancer

Location:Markham, Ontario, Canada
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David Burrell
Senior Graphic Designer
Toronto, ON
David just finished a lengthy contract as Senior Designer at PwC, one of the big 4 consulting firms. Previously Senior Designer at Multimedia Haus, a production house in video, interactive and print with clients such as Toronto Hydro, Royal Ontario Museum, AMD, Shoppers Drug Mart and others. With over 15 years experience on both the agency - Ogilvy, MMDI, McLellan Group -and the client side, he knows the expectations and limitations of a project from both sides. From his days as a Graphic/Motion Designer and Editor he has gained an expert knowledge of multiple aspects of design and software such as Adobe CS6, including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash and After Effects. Also aspects of, print collateral, motion graphics, and editing, online video, HTML5/CSS3, Keynote and PowerPoint presentations. From pitch to delivery, he can get the job done.

Senior Graphic Designer Toronto, ON
Nov 2009 - Nov 2012
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Principal - Senior Graphic/Motion Designer Toronto, ON Jan 2008 - Nov 2009
Multimedia Haus
Started over five years ago, Multimedia Haus worked with an impressive client list. Below is a partial list of those clients with a brief description of the work done with a link to view a sample.
Shoppers Drug Mart’s Murale Store (contract)
• Working on the Shopper’s new beauty store Murale’s new interactive digital and video campaign produced mostly in XHTML, CSS, Flash and AE, re-designing their website and in-store digital signage and online banner ads
Toronto Hydro (contract)
• First contracted to create a Flash/Cinema4D presentation for their CEO on the development of the “Smart Grid,” recently created social media website “Count Me In” challenging neighbourhoods to reduce power use

Royal Ontario Museum (contract)
• Brought in to create the visuals and branding of two now shows at the ROM, one the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity the other the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit, I also over saw and created a slew of new banner ads with videos used for the ads and in-house signage, online and broadcast
AMD/ATI Technologies (I was Creative Lead - 2005-2007, then Agency of Record later)
• Originally I was Creative Lead Interactive at ATI for 2 years, on its marcom core team and re-branding team, until its take over by AMD. With two direct reports I worked on the “look & feel” of its corporate identity through interactive and print, social media, online and broadcast video
• Through Multimedia Haus, I have been a Vendor of Record with AMD on new product launches such as the launch of their “Cinema 2.0” technology through web, video and ‘viral’ through social media such as YouTube
- Shot video at ATI’s café kitchen and produced in a 'viral video' look as if done by an amateur creating the scenario, then uploaded onto YouTube where it received over 280,000 views and made Ad Age Digital top 20 its first week.
David Burrell • 4 Cottsmore Cres., Markham, ON. • 416.505.0536 •
• Working with Project Managers, team leaders, liaising with clients and stakeholders to develop creative in print collateral, web and video design for the Internet, Podcasts, broadcast and other media such as digital signage, tablet and mobile

• Directing the creative and technical direction of branding, multimedia, interactive and audio and video projects through the use whiteboards, brainstorms and doodles, video and photo shoots and Podcast recordings and editing of source files

• High expertise in all relevant software and technologies in the production of web, interactive, video, and print production

Toronto, ON
Senior Designer (Year contract)
Jan 2007 -Jan 2008
• Hired to upgrade the state of design at AON, developing their in-house video capabilities and enhancing their interactive and online video production as well as print, producing a fresher look for their online design and other marketing materials

• Producing AON's video element to celebrate its 20th anniversary; from story boarding, shot listing, shooting, editing, green screening and motion graphics then brought into a deliverable vehicle, either online through online Flash video or broadcast

Art Diector/Senior Designer Toronto, ON Feb 2001 -Oct 2004
Ogilvy's AVHb2b Studio
• Senior Designer at Ogilvy’s AVH studio. Worked extensively with Ogilvy Interactive on creative and art direction of product launches and product branding, utilizing traditional and new media in ways of interesting people in a product. For example the Motorola's ‘Hellomoto’ launch with the Flash created banner ad used for the CES show in Las Vegas

• Responsible for one of the first Flash emails blasts, I was asked to come up with something compelling as well as intriguing as a call to action for the Eli Lilly Annual Sales Meeting. I came up with a Flash jigsaw puzzle email that when solved directed the viewer to the ASM website

•Working with clients through the entire creative & technical process from RFP to pitch, then creative inception to completion and delivery. Working to budget if out sourcing or purchasing new software or equipment needed to the meet client’s needs
B.A. (Hons) Toronto, ON.
M.A. Glasgow, U.K.

Seneca College Toronto, ON.
Web Design in HTML5/CSS3 Sep 2012 -Dec 2012
Glasgow School of Art Sep 1988-May 1989
Graduate studies in Visual Design
University of Toronto Sep 1981 -May 1986
Specialised in Anthropology & Art

ATI Ruby Cubes Shockwave game -"E3 Los Angeles 'Best in Show'"
Motorola 'Hellomoto' digital and print campaign -"Cannes Lion"
NetStone web site -"Pinnacle Club Web Authors Choice Award," "Golden Web Award," "Five Star Award”.
Radio Shack CD-ROM -"ITVA Award in Training Category"
Royal Bank Global Private Banking website -"ITVA Award in Overall Category"
David Burrell • 4 Cottsmore Cres., Markham, ON. • 416.505.0536 •
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