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Graphic Designer in Montreal

Location:Montreal, QC, Canada (Anywhere)

Education level: College/University
Education field:
Years of experience: more than 5

Skills:
Profile:
I am an enthusiastic and professional Graphic Designer with a wide range of experience in
advertising, direct mail, editorial and corporate image design for print and web media. Able to work
on my own initiative or as part of a team to visualize, solve and execute design. Excellent knowledge
of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and QuarkXpress. Good working knowledge of xmPie.
Dedicated to maintaining a high quality of standards

Education:
1997 - 2001: BFA in Design Art at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada
Minor in Marketing at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada
1994 - 1997: DEC in Languages & Literature at the John Abbott College in Montreal, Canada

Experience:
• June 2011-Present: Claire MacDonald Designs
Owner/Art Director
• Always developing a client base through great design, great ideas and organization and
surpassing service expectations.
• Coordinating closely with Account Executives and nurturing existing client accounts,
ensuring their needs and requirements are always accommodated and surpassed.
• Winning over many clients from larger companies, due to the extremely high standards
of creative design work.

• Jan 2007-June 2011: Assetprint (print house and graphic design agency)
Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer
• Working within a major print design company, tasked with developing their client base
through great design, quality print and surpassing service expectations.
• Assessing and implementing hardware and software solutions accordingly.
• Training my team to streamline dynamic design production and organization through the
use of xmPie, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and digital print.
• Coordinating closely with Account Executives and nurturing existing client accounts,
ensuring their needs and requirements were not only accommodated but surpassed.
• Winning over many clients from larger companies, due to the extremely high standards
of our creative design work.
• Training clients in the benefit of dynamic personalized direct mail and advertising.
• Clients include major banks, insurance companies, real estate companies, conference
organizers, marketing agencies and charitable foundations.

• May 2006-Jan 2007: OrtoPed (Medical supply and distributor)
Senior Graphic Designer/Marketing co-ordinator

• 2001-March 2006: Nights Publications (Lifestyle and travel magazines)
Graphic Designer

• 2001: Hudson/St. Lazare/Lakeshore Times (Newspaper)
Graphic Designer


Languages: English, French

 

 
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