Hilary Slater

Freelance Book Cover Designer & Biography Writer

Location:Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Editing, Writing, Art, Photography, Yoga, Creativity

• Experienced lecturer (Adult and Teen Education), skilled in creating course curricula in Landscape Design, The Arts, Design, Environmental Studies.
• Masters Degree in Design
• Bachelor of Education
• BA in Fine Art, University of Guelph
• Experienced at editing books, documents.
• Writer (13 novels completed, 12 in progress)
• Experienced at creating an effective learning environment for diverse cultural groups and varied ages of students
• Skilled at designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing learning
• Experienced with MAC and PC computer systems: Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Autocad, etc
• Excellent at developing multi-media materials and alternative educational strategies, utilizing new technologies
• Over fifteen years related teaching/writing/editing experience
• Passion for working with people, creativity, education.
• Affiliation with craft societies (OCC, CARFAC)
• Experience in teaching and curriculum development at post-secondary level
• Positive, professional and punctual
• Excellent communication skills (English mother tongue)
• Commitment to working within a team environment
• Excellent attention to detail, organization, concise communication.
• Experienced at using social networking sites, template website design, graphic design, photography, painting, visual presentations.

Creative Work:

Novel Writing, ongoing novel works, publication 2009-present
Landscape Architect, “Sustainable Landscapes” 2008-present
Yoga Teacher, Yin Yoga 2011-present
ESL Teacher, Adult Education
Site Coordinator, Foundation for Sustainable Design Enterprise, 2009-present
Lecturer, Design, Environmental Technologies, Toronto, IADT 2004-2007
Designer, artist, potter, design ongoing
Education Lecturer, Art History, (adults, children), Art Gallery of Ontario 1998-2004
Program Director, Awesome Arts, ‘Parent and Child’ Programs 1998-2003
Visual Arts Teacher, St. James High School, Guelph 1993-1995
Visual Arts teacher, Ecole St. Rene Goupil, Guelph 1990 -1992
ESL Adult Education Instructor, Wuppertal, Germany 1986 -1989
Urban Beekeepers Course, Toronto Botanical Gardens 2014
Yoga and Pilates Teacher Training. 2008-2010
Cradle to Cradle Conference/Workshop, IDEC, Savannah 2005
Masters in Landscape Architecture, University of Toronto 2001- 2004
Photography and Computer Studies, OCAD 1994-1995
Bachelor of Education, University of Western Ontario 1989
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Guelph, (Fine Art, Languages) 1988
German Studies, Nielsen Sprachenschule, Germany 1986-1987
Associate of Ontario College of Art and Design 1985
(Textile Design, Jewelry Design, Computers, Drawing, Colour Theory)

Related Skills
Hand Weaver, spinner, Landscape Design, Drawing, Painting, Yoga, Personal Trainer (almost completed), Interior Design, Colour Theory, Materials Research, Teacher-15 years experience, Photoshop, Autocad, Adobe Suite, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Writer: Published poet, 26 novels (2 published)

Member, AKIN Artist Collective, Toronto. 2010-present
Group Weaver, Land Art: ‘SHORELINES” Landart Project, Barrie 2004
Organizer, Annual Studio Tour, Cabbagetown 1997-present
Independent Consultant: Design, Materials, Toxins, Landscapes 2005-present

Awards & Exhibitions
Show, Watercolours, ceramics, Cabbagetown Street Festival 2014
Publication novel: “THE BIRD PEOPLE” Amazon.com 2013
Show, Woven Collage, ‘METROPOLIS’, Berlin, Germany 2012
Show, ‘Banana monoprints on Mylar’, Mangiacake Gallery, Toronto 2012
Show, Woven Collage, Square Foot Show, Toronto 2012
Show, Woven Watercolours , DEER PROJECT, Bordeaux, France 2011
Show, Watercolour Paintings, Mangiacake Restaurant, Toronto 2011
Show, Oil Paintings, Pottery, Cabbagetown Arts Festival 2010
Show, Oil Paintings, Moonbean Café, Toronto 2006
Show, Environmental oil paintings, Sage, Toronto 2005
Show, Industrial Felt Designs, Design Exchange 2004
Group Design Show, AL+D Architecture Gallery, University of Toronto 2004
Best In Show Award, Burnt Toast Gallery, Richmond Hill 2000
First Prize, Photography “Painting on the Green”, Guelph 1993
Dorothy Hoover Textile Graduation Scholarship, OCAD 1985

English (mother tongue,) + fluent German, French, introductory Spanish and Arabic

Teaching, Languages, Travel, Bee Keeping, Fibre Arts, Creative Writing (published), Landscape Design, Interior Design, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, Photography, Geomorphology, Riding, Sailing, Rock Climbing, Geology, Piano, Soccer, Triathlons, Cello, Swimming, Yoga

Available upon request.