Resume

 

Personal Suitability:
Creativity Health Reports Layouts
Reliability Promotional collateral design
Self-motivated HTML documents preparation
Autonomy Creative Graphic Design
Judgment Desktop Publishing
Attention to details Offset and Digital Printing


Professional Experience:

Creative Services Specialist, Senior Graphic Designer

Statistics Canada – Health Analysis Division, Ottawa, Ontario

(2008-present)

  • Created graphic design for Health Analysis Division communication products and promotional material (brochures, posters, large backdrops, etc.).
  • Prepared files for HTML coding for Health Reports magazine.
  • Expirienced in procedures to format and organize graphics for publications (Health Reports) including formatting, tables and graphs containing health and epidemiological data based on multivatiate analysis.
  • Within tight deadlines, manages the integration of different products from various components of publication (e.g., graphics, text, database data) through all production phases (design, planning, coordination of activities) up to final publication and dissemination format.
  • Evaluates publication requirements, determine the optimum approach, and provide recommendations for changes or alternative creative solutions.
  • Provides management with cost estimates and other project information, including recommendations for cost-effective alternative approaches and/or methods.
  • Investigates and implements new technologies and resources to improve efficiency, productivity, and design capabilities
  • Proficient in Statistic’s standards for Health Reports publication.

 

Graphic Designer

Ryan Smith Design, Ottawa, Ontario

(2007-2008)

  • Developed and produced design prototypes, camera ready artwork and electronic print files for paper and electronic publications, brochures, posters and other related products for various Government departments.
  • Sucesfully applied Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) to produce collateral materials constantly meeting daily production needs.
  • Expirienced in digital and offset prepress production for demanding clients.

 

Graphic Designer / Desktop Publishing Operator

Doculink International, Ottawa-Kanata, Ontario

(2005-2007)

  • Performed lead role in the design and production of print, identity, web design and virtual web applications.
  • Designed and produced direct marketing material, promotional collateral and virtual printing website for Variable Data Printing (on-demand printing)
  • Handled successfully multiple tasks such as design, proofing, and printing on digital output media, constantly meeting firm deadlines.
  • Created positive interactions with superiors, coordinators and colleagues, maintaining both excellent relationships and work excellence.

 

Graphic DesignerFreelance

My Canada My Choice, Ottawa, Ontario

(2004-present)

  • Specialized in graphic design and illustration for both print and web.
  • Created corporate identity, large format full color posters, publication layout, business and personal stationery design, print ad layouts, traditional and digital illustration.

 

Computer Graphics Specialist – DTP Specialist

Printing 4 Trade, Mississauga, Ontario

(2003 to 2004)

  • Led prepress department. Successfully dealt with various issues to customer’s satisfaction. Competently assessed client needs.
  • Designed different publications including: flyers, brochures, posters, advertising, and presentation materials.
  • Produced company cheques, incorporating unique pantograph, guilloche elements, micro text, and water stamp, as well as superior counterfeit protection elements.
  • Managed MAC and PC Printing Prepress, as well as client files preparation for offset and digital imaging (DI) press.

 

Graphic Designer

Creative Services Group, Oakville, Ontario

(2002 to 2003)

  • Co-ordinated production of various creative projects including liaison with photographers, printers and suppliers.
  • Created graphic design for direct mail advertising, and community charitable campaign work.
  • Provided expert  advice on technical and distribution issues, reviewing proofs, and ensuring deadlines are met.

 

Security Graphics Specialist – Security Design

SILBA Security International, Oakville, Ontario

(2001 to 2002)

  • Designed series of several denomination bank shares. Implemented superior counterfeit protection elements.
  • Created high-level security papers, such as cheques, certificates, credit cards and passports.
  • Tested reproduction of these documents, which proved to be extremely difficult with conventional image reproduction equipment.

 

Computer Graphic Specialist – Desktop Publishing Operator

DEXIN Co., Belgrade, Europe

(1997 to 2001)

  • Created sophisticated and state-of-the-art video, DVD and CD covers for film and music houses.
  • Produced Certificate for Licensed Video Editions (Warner Bros. Home Video and Metro Goldwyn Mayer / United Artist Home Video) for “Tuck” International Co.
  • Designed several creative book covers for police academy, portraying particular image client desired.

 

 

Education & professional Development:
  • FreeFlow Web Services Training (personzalized print on demand), Ottawa, Canada
  • Xerox iGen 3 Digital Production Press Training, Ottawa, Canada
  • Heidelberg DI (Digital Imaging) Press Professional Training, Toronto, Canada                
  • Special Training for Valuable Paper Design, Silba Inc., Belgrade, Serbia                                
  • Computer Graphic Specialist Diploma, University “Braca Stamenkovic”, Belgrade, Serbia

 

 

Expertise And Software Summary:

Summary of Programs:

Summary of Skills:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Harvard Graphics
  • PageMaker
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
  • Excell & Powerpoint
  • Xerox iGen3 DocuSP Workflow
  • Mac OS
  • Windows
  • Creative Graphic Design
  • Impositioning
  • Typesetting
  • Direct Image (DI) Press
  • Color Corrections
  • Picture Manipulation
  • Film Stripping