Murray Stenton

Freelance Ad Designer & Flyer Designer

1106
Location:Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/murraystenton
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Senior graphic designer and marketer with over ten years of experience in creating visual materials for publications, marketing, web, and video. Proficient dealing with clients and fulfilling deadlines, and offering creative advise.

Qualifications
• Extensive knowledge of the Adobe CS5 Suite
• Well-versed in project management
• Knowledgeable in web development
• Solid background designing email blasts, and managing email lists of 20,000 and over
• Variety of complimentary skills in illustration, marketing, video, advertising, and web management
• Detail oriented; committed to delivering superior quality work
• Demonstrated proficiency in leading and mentoring individuals to maximize levels of productivity; while forming cohesive team environments
• High level of initiative; extremely motivated; open to additional training

PROGRAMS (Experienced in PC and Mac)

• Acrobat Pro
• Adobe Illustrator CS5
• Adobe In Design CS5
• Adobe Photoshop CS5
• QuarkXpress
• imovie
• Adobe Page Maker 7
• Wrike Project Management Software

• Adobe Page Maker 7
• Microsoft Publisher
• MS Word
• MS Movie Maker
• Adobe Premiere Pro
• JangoMail E-blast Software
• Microsoft Publisher

EDUCATION

April 30, 2012 to June 20
Night School NSCC Waterfront Campus Web Development, Beginner & Beyond
September 1st, 2000 to
June 30th, 2002 NSCC Bridgewater
Nova Scotia Electronic Pre-press &
Graphic Design
September 5th, 1994 to
June 30th, 1995 NSCC Bridgewater
Nova Scotia Forestry Technician
September 1st, 1990 to
June 30th, 1993 C.P. Allen High School
Bedford, NS High School Diploma

EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER – CHARM DIAMOND CENTRES
June 2012 to Present

As Graphic Designer I am responsible for the design of digital and printed materials and/or illustrations for a variety of medias, display and publications while maintaining brand integrity. My secondary responsibilities involve the coordination of all printed materials.

• Work with marketing team to develop visual concepts for promotional and advertising materials
• Work with internal clients to determine their advertising and design needs
• Create print and web ads for many marketing initiatives
• Design and managed monthly e-mail marketing blasts
• Design monthly multiple page retail flyers

ADVERTISING & GRAPHIC DESIGN COORDINATOR - CASINO NOVA SCOTIA
February 2006 to February 2012

As Advertising and Graphic Design Coordinator I was responsible for the design of electronic and printed materials and/or illustrations for a variety of medias, display and publications while maintaining brand integrity. My secondary responsibilities involve the execution of advertising strategies, tracking advertising spend and maintaining clear records of all media purchases.

• Worked with marketing team to develop visual concepts for promotional and advertising materials
• Maintained Halifax and Sydney casino websites
• Contributed to the redesign of casinonovascotia.com, Halifax
• Worked with internal clients to determine their advertising and design needs
• Created print and web ads for many tourism related publications and websites
• Designed and managed monthly e-mail marketing blasts
• Reviewed new advertising options

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - ALIANT ACTIMEDIA
September 2003 - February 2006

Graphic design work at Aliant was regimented, with quick turnaround times and a great deal of image correction. Clients were provided with a variety of ad sizes in black & white or colour. Daily design included print ads, web ads, and specialty products such as front cover sticker ads.

• Worked with client or sales rep to determine design concept
• Working from a work order sheet proofs were designed and supplied to clients
• Reworks/changes were made and ads were sent back
• All work was signed off before print or web post

PRINT ATLANTIC – PREPRESS OPERATOR
September 2002 – August 2003

Prepared camera-ready materials up to the actual printing stage, which included typesetting, page makeup and in some instances plate processing. Most prepress was for digital printers.

• Work with clients to determine the what final print options they require
• Receive design files from clients or agency
• Troubleshoot and prepare files for print
• Locate paper and run digital printers
• Strip film for small press

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(Seminars)
Time Management
Business Grammar & Proofreading
Photoshop Tips With Andy Anderson
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Flyer Design