Gillian Goulet

Freelance Book Cover Designer & Children's Book Illustrator

Location:Milton, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
I am an illustrator, graphic designer and Candidate for a Bachelor's of Design (Bdes.) in Illustration from OCAD University. I have a flexible skillset, am a self- starter, take initiative, and am always ready and excited to take on new challenges. I'm searching for full or part-time employment, internship and freelance opportunities, and experience in the field of design and illustration.

Work Experience:

WattPad Paid Stories Freelance Designer - WattPad, 2020-Present
-Working with assigned cover briefs to create a cover for the writer based on their story and design requests
-Collaborating with international clients
-Delivering roughs, revisions, and finals on time and to client satisfaction

Summer Programmer - Woodstock ON, May 2019-August 2019
-Programmed, created, budgeted for, purchased and organized materials for numerous art activities for a six-week, full day Summer Art Camp for children aged 5-12
-Supervised safety of campers and delivered first aid as needed

Lifeguard & Swimming Instructor - YMCA, Woodstock ON, 2015-2019
-Supervised safety of up to 30 swimmers at a time (more if team guarding)
-Taught swimming lessons for ages 6 months - 13 years old
-Delivered first aid as needed

Academic Background:

Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) - Bachelor of Design (BDes.) in Illustration, 2021
-Focus on children's book illustration, comic and graphic novel illustration, character design and editorial illustration