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Susie Farkas

Freelance Ad Designer & Graphic Designer

Location:Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills

To apply my expertise in Advertising and Marketing to a media related position where my skills can be utilized


Conestoga College Information Technology Advanced Learning
Diploma in Advertising
School of Media & Design
September 2006 – April 2008

Conestoga College Information Technology Advanced Learning
Certificate in Office Administration
School of Business
September 2005 – April 2006

Bluevale Collegiate Institute
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Graduated June 2003


- 5 Week work placement as a Communications Assistant to the Director of Communications at the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo
- Placed 1st in the Advertising class in a marketing plan competition for a ‘real client’ by the name of ‘The Walter’s Family Band’
- International competitions which I have achieved numerous awards and medals
- Received an ‘Outstanding Receptionist’ certificate at place of employment
- Volunteer regularly at local community events such as Grand Lifestyle Show


- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including: Microsoft Access, Excel, Project, Word, Power Point, & Publisher
- Familiar in web design technology: Flash, HTML, Fireworks, & Dream weaver
- Advanced knowledge in Outlook Express and Acrobat Reader & Internet communications
- Good understanding of information system fundamentals & desktop publishing
- Experienced in design software such as Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign, Adobe
Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, etc.


- Professional writing skills including: business letters, memos, & presentations
- Ability to work within a team as well as independently
- Business and Financial Mathematics, as well as basic accounting fundamentals
- Conceptualized an integrated marketing plan: trend analysis, competitor analysis, customer analysis, SWOT, marketing mix
- Developed several complete creative briefs
- Excellent customer service skills, office procedures, & business law terminology
- Familiar with and applied sales process (SPIN)
- Created a complete Entrepreneur plan: budget, target market, demographic etc.
- Established IMC: blocking charts, SMART objectives
- Conducted sales/individual/group presentations: persuasive, full intro, client, and competitive

- Presented press releases to real clients through video technology
- Prepared print campaigns: newspaper, magazine, direct response, and billboard
- Wrote radio commercials for real clients
- Learned different aspects of radio and television
- Memorized scripts and produced plots for theatre arts
- Designed an effective media plan


- Proficient in customer service from previous work positions
- Problem-solving
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients
- Handling difficult customers
- Multitasking
- Implemented employee incentive programs through public relations
- Handled crisis/issue management
- 14 years of intense Figure Skating training that demonstrates: discipline, hard work ethics, time management, competitiveness etc.
Skills (2) Rating
Ad Design
Graphic Design