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I am a strong planner and problem solver with excellent time management skills, exceptional organizational skills and a solid commitment to delivering the best customer service while exercising good judgment, thoroughness with effective interpersonal communication skills. I have a strong ability to identify, define and analyze issues and to offer solid recommendations. I am a results-oriented graphic designer accustomed to surpassing expectations in deadline-driven environments

18 years experience working in Design/Print industry since graduating, with honours, from the two-year Graphics Technician-Printing program at Algonquin College in 1998.

I have held varying positions in the design and print industry such as desktop operator, desktop publisher, pre-press technician, graphic arts technician, digital colour press operator and graphic designer and worked as a web developer with Canada Border Services Agency.

Current portfolio:

The following documents (in no specific order) were created at my current position as a Knowledge Transfer Officer with Canadian Heritage (PCH) using Adobe Creative Cloud design products: Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.

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Culture Satellite Account

The Culture Satellite Account is an accounting framework created to better measure the economic importance of culture, arts, heritage and sport in the Canadian economy. These pieces were distributed across Canada to the CSA partners who then shared them with Canadians via social media. They are also displayed on the Canadian Heritage Government of Canada website. I created these documents using Illustrator and added the logo and wordmark to the document and prepared to print with InDesign. (Audience: All Canadians)

Culture Statistics Strategy (CSS) Newsletter

I was tasked with updating the CSS newsletter’s summer issue. Basically all I needed to do was choose an image for the front page and a colour. Each issue is identified by a colour. Being new in the position, I did as requested but also offered an alternative which was a complete re-do, a facelift, if you will. They loved the new look and it is now being used as the new template! I created the cover in Illustrator and laid the text out in InDesign. (Audience: Internal Federal Government)

Data Challenges and Risks

My co-workers were so happy with my designs they threw a bland Word document my way and asked me to fancy it up. I had fun creating icons using Illustrator and created the document with InDesign. (Audience: PCH)

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Systems Mapping Infographic

Word got out that I was making some pretty awesome looking infographics which led to this document being created. Created using Illustrator. (Audience: PCH)

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Evaluation Report Summary Infographic

This infographic was created for our Evaluation Department. I created it using Illustrator. (Audience: PCH)

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