Jon Kosakowski

Freelance Ad Designer & Brochure Designer

Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Jon Kosakowski
18 Houghton Court, Whitby, Ontario, L1N 8Z6
phone me: 905.668.0264 - or -
• Over twenty years experience in Graphic Design, layout and production.
• Proficient in Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat.
• Experience in the complete process of print production from client contact to final press approval.
• Able to work independently or in a team environment to resolve problems.
Art Direction
• Co-ordinate and direct photo shoots for Columbia House, Obus Forme and The Shopping Channel.
• Work in conjunction with video and photography Creative Directors producing informative public
awareness campaigns for Sunnybrook Medical Centre.
• Organize and supervise design, layout and product photo shoot for catalogues and calendars.
• Manage Art Department, organize docket information and ensure jobs are executed by deadline.
Print Media and Advertising
• Production and pre-press at Young & Rubican for clients including Ford Canada, Accenture and Xerox.
• Design and layout of various catalogues for The Shopping Channel.
• Extensive design, layout and production of flyers, pamphlets, sales sheets and inserts.
• Design and layout of Newspaper Ads for new home-builders projects including Tridel Corp. and
Heathwood Homes.
• Various Logo designs with supporting layouts for print applications and stationary.
Displays, Exhibits and Signage
• Design and layout of Display Panels for new home-builders projects that included specifying
display materials.
• Design, layout and computer generated graphics for interior and exterior signage.
• Research, design and layout of various point of purchase displays.
• Design, layout and computer generated graphics for both Flexography and Litho packaging.
• Layout and pre-press production of various packaging for McCain Foods and Warner Lambert Company.
• Design and layout of various packages for Obus Forme.
Employment History Including Freelance & Contract
Graphic Designer, Rogers Communications , Mississauga, Ontario 2004-Present
Studio Artist, Young & Rubicam, Toronto, Ontario 2004
Graphic Designer, Columbia House Canada, Scarborough, Ontario 2003-2004
Creative Director, Print & Post Digital Communications, Markham, Ontario 2002-2003
Graphic Designer, The Brand Factory, Woodbridge, Ontario 2002
Graphic Designer, G. Ryan Design, Toronto, Ontario 1999-2002
Graphic Designer, Poirier & Brightling Marketing Limited, Toronto, Ontario 1994-1999
Creative Director, S.D Graphics Limited, Scarborough, Ontario 1988-1993
Graphic Design Diploma, Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology, Oakville, Ontario
Systems Design Course Credit, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Brochure Design