GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR
Based out of Toronto, it is my ambition to create as many quality works as possible, while continuing to grow as a designer and improving my skillset along the way.
I began my journey as a Graphic Designer in 2010. Throughout this journey I found inspiration in a variety of places: album art, film, the punk rock scene, pop-art, graffiti around the city and the and German, expressionist paintings.
Having worked in a variety of industries such as Music, Gaming, Entertainment, Publishing and Medical Aesthetics, I have had exposure to endless creative styles, concepts and visions. This taught me a great deal in regards to attempting and embracing diverse design techniques.
My own style began to emerge with a noticeable emphasis on mixed mediums and abstract design. High contrast and vibrant colours made each individual piece unique and noteworthy. I have been able to refine and perfect my own craft with modern design aesthetics & sensibilities.
Digital Content Manager | Graphic Designer - New You Cosmetic Centres
MARCH 2019 - PRESENT
New You Cosmetic Centres is a leading medical and aesthetics centre devoted to offering clients high quality, cutting-edge services.
Marketed, designed and spearheaded the planning for many industry showcase events.
From international expos, trade shows and large scale events.
Lead the design production for email campaigns, video projects, direct mail, social media ads, display banner ads, OOH, POP Displays, brand campaigns and print materials.
Managed and launched specialized web campaigns targeted to our client base.
Created a vast network with external companies such as printing houses, publications and distributors to print and distribute company marketing materials.
Researched company treatments and services to ensure clear, visual communications to educate our client base.
Managed a team of co-op students on the basic foundations of graphic design, asset management, social media and marketing.
Event Manager | Graphic Designer - Save Toronto Music Venues
October 2021 - PRESENT
STMV is a local grassroots organization created amidst the pandemic to raise funds in support of Toronto's live music venues. To date, STMV has helped countless venues by raising awareness through social media, selling art & merch on behalf of the venues and running a go-fund-me campaign.
Developed and designed album art, event posters, flyers and merchandise for various
artists, record labels and events.
Hosted promotional events to aid in raising funds to keep independent venues for the
performing arts open during the pandemic.
Shot video content, conducted interviews and wrote reviews with to boost attention
to the various creatives in the Greater Toronto Area.
WEB DESIGNER - Smilegate West
2013 - 2018
Smilegate West is a leading publisher of free-to-play online video games dedicated to providing its users with entertaining experiences and quality gaming services.
Designed and developed promotional materials, which included, brand identity, web design, advertisements, web pages, newsletters, UI design, loading screens, desktop wallpapers and SNS.
Designed stage backdrops, booths and billboards for major E-sports events & conventions.
Co-founder of the office social committee, responsible for organizing office events.
Participated in QA testing and reviewing the latest in upcoming products, tech-demos as well as in-game updates.
Producer | Coordinator | Designer | Developer - INtune Entertainment
2012 - 2014
Independent Music Magazine + Radio Station which showcases and documents the talents of musical entertainers within the Greater Toronto Area.
Developed and designed websites, online and print magazines, to promote the Toronto independent music scene.
Managed a team of 8 contributors (4 journalists, 2 designers and 2 broadcasters).
Managed and produced INtune's online radio program, INtune Radio.
Conducted interviews with various artists to create electronic press kits.
Graphic & Web Designer / Developer - People Power Press
2012 - 2013
People Power Press is a Retail Business and Manufacturer. Which specializes in designing, printing & manufacturing buttons / badges for clients.
Refined skills in web development, print, coding and layout.
Utilized a variety of software to create designs to meet client expectations.
Designed and developed several company websites, books and catalogs.
Hands-On Experience with processing client orders, setting up the design for print, manufacturing the product in preparation for the shipment.
SKILLsets & Services
Social Media Management
Large Scale Print
Centennial College Centre For Creative Communications
Fall 2010-Summer 2012
GRAPHIC DESIGN - MEDIA
• Gained a knowledge of layout, visual hierarchy and typographic structure.
• Introduced to a wide variety of Adobe’s Creative software.
• Obtained knowledge in a wide variety of design practices (publishing, motion graphics, video editing, corporate identity, packaging, web and illustration).
Centennial College Centre For Creative Communications
Fall 2009 - Summer 2010
Art and Design Foundation Studies
• Gained a knowledge of colour theory, film, design, social media, drawing, portfolio assembly, professional planning and painting.
• Focused on growing skills as an artist/designer to assemble a well-crafted portfolio.
• Worked towards my goal of obtaining the skills necessary to pursue placement within the Graphic Design-Media program.
• Mentored on how to efficiently brand myself as an artist/designer.