Freelance Billboard Designer & Banner Designer

Location:Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2 Skills
Objective: Seeking employment within design production or management, in which I have fifteen years of experience. As a managing designer with traditional pre-press experience, I thrive on the feeling of accomplishment that comes from seeing a job through from start to finish, from concept to print.
Strengths: Highly motivated, equally capable of working on a team as well as within it. I believe in the importance of organization and focus in regards to all aspects of a project. My extensive training and experience have provided me with the ability to work effectively and efficiently to maximize production improving the bottom line. As an employee, I would be an asset within your company.
Education: September ‘91 – April ‘94 - Fanshawe College - London, ON. Graduation with a diploma in Advertising Art, completing training in design/desktop publishing as well as colour management, photography and printing.
May 2010 – Current - 427 Auto Specialist - Winnipeg, MB.
Auto Sales/Detailer - General lot responsibilitites – Organization and washing of inventory, greeting customers, attraction of business, designing windshields for curb appeal and sales as well as general shop cleaning.
April 2006 – August 2009 - Rainbow Digital Graphics - Mississauga, ON.
Graphics Manager / Finisher – Responsibilities included producing posters, banners and substrate printing for display work/trade shows. Inventory and equipment management, job quoting and costing as well as completing multiple jobs daily.
April 2004 – April 2006 - Northern Productions Inc. - Mississauga, ON.
Graphics Manager – Produce, delegate and schedule graphic production and display work for multiple trade shows. Ordering all supplies and equipment, job quoting and costing to meet set budgets. Outsourcing, tracking and completing multiple jobs simultaneously. Managing graphics through two consecutive Canadian International Auto Show Circuts. Dealing firsthand with high-end advertising agencies and day
to day client interaction. Staff training and supervisory skills.
April 2003 – January 2006 - Pro-Shield Corporation - Etobicoke, ON.
Contract Designer – Working closely with the owner, I developed logos and advertisements for their aerosol line, Auto Odour Eliminator and Air Conditioner Treatment. Construction of full colour brochures describing auto protection/insurance services offered. Re-designed all the product labels and marketing
media for public reach and sales distribution material.
May 2000 – April 2003 - ActionPak/Q-Ponz - Scarborough, ON.
Art Department Manager – Working alongside the general and plant manager to ensure the workflow is smooth and the proper channels are being followed. Managing, maintaining, equipment training and troubleshooting the work of five designers in a Mac CMYK environment. Responsible for work delegation, department purchasing, leading meetings, informant to sales managers, monitoring scanning, file trapping, equipment maintenance, film roaming, output and colour management for the Didde web presses, and outsourcing for the new coated envelope printing.
References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Billboard Design
Banner Design