Hello, my name is Kristina Paro and I am an artist, and an addict to creativity.
My addiction to creativity start at the age of 7, with a box of crayons and a strict rule “DO NOT DRAW ON THE WALLS!”. As my addiction grew so did my choice of media, I started drawing portraits of celebrities and cartoons, on the wall.
I grew up in a creative family. My mother is an addict, and even through I saw the problems that creativity caused in my family, I still found it attractive. At the age of 19 my addiction grew, and it was out of control. I applied to Loyalist College for the Advertising Program, 2 years later I was given a diploma supporting this creative addiction.
After College I followed my families footsteps. I became self employed and shared my addiction with my clients. I have designed business packages for small business and logo’s to be digitized. My creativity hasn’t stopped, I still draw portraits of babies and pets for clients on paper.
Creative thinker with an artistic approach, organized, flexable and able to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. Excellent customer service skills with a background of
My objective: To work in a creative environment and be part of a team. Gain knowledge and enhance my skills as a graphic designer.
Diploma in Advertising
Loyalist College 2008 to 2010
Certificates in Graphic Artist
Mac 9 to 10.7 and Windows XP to 7
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and QuarkXpress.
Keynote, Pages and Microsoft Office
Interned at Susan K. Bailey. My role as the intern was very diverse: flyer, poster, ticket, newspaper and web layout and print materials. Send and receive messages electronically, photocopy and collate documents for distribution. Worked independently on projects.
United Nations Association in Canada
11” x 17” poster for international day of
elimination racial discrimination
Design logo’s and other illustrations
Logo and signage.
Business cards, brochures, posters, signage
Ramada Inn Belleville.
2009 to Present
Senior Banquet Server/ Bartender
Technical Support/ Customer Service
HP Windows and Mac
References on request