Resumé.

If you like my work and my skills are what you need, I'd love to hear from you.

education
 
2008 Web Design Post-Graduate Certificate. Sheridan College Institute of Technology, ON
  Interactive Design. Typography. Information Architecture. Marketing. Computer Technology.

2006 Art & Art History Honours Bachelor of Arts. University of Toronto, ON
  Art History. Art Theory. Art Education.

2006 Applied Arts Diploma. Sheridan College Institute of Technology, ON
  Design. Painting. Photography. Digital Imaging. Printmaking. Drawing.

skills
 
Mac & PC Adobe CSCC: Photoshop. Illustrator. InDesign. Dreamweaver. Flash.
Office 2011: Word. Powerpoint. Excel. Outlook.

Languages HTML. XML. CSS. English. Polish.

Creative Graphic Design. Web Design. Digital Imaging. Photography. Multi-media Arts.

Personal Organized. Detail Oriented. Passionate. Love to learn. Friendly. Professional.

Interpersonal Client Relations. Sales & Marketing. Educating. Team leading. Team playing.

experience
 
2010 - present Graphic Designer. Imagitas, Waltham MA

Graphic & Web Design
Illustration
Copy-writing

  • Working closely with the Creative Director, Sr. Designer, Marketing, Sales and Account Managers, I support a variety of business functions.
  • As lead on the redesign of imagitas.com, I created wireframes, page layouts, Flash components, and was responsible for front-end development.

2004 - present

Freelance Graphic & Interactive Designer. Various clients, www.kasiaciesla.com

Graphic & Web Design
  • I have created or implemented: Logos; Business cards; Invitations; Posters; Signage; Brochures; Websites; Flash Animations; Site Architecture; Search Engine Optimization; and Web Analytics.

2006 – 2009

Resident Designer & Gallery Representative. The Village Gallery, Mississauga ON

Graphic & Web Design
Sales & Marketing
Public Relations
Client Consultations

  • My redesign of the gallery’s website created a user experience that allows visitors to get a true sense of the gallery when unable to attend personally. This is still unmatched by any of the gallery's competitors.
  • Through SEO, I raised the local Google ranking for “the village gallery” to #1. I have tracked user interaction and have seen an immense increase in traffic since the site launched one year ago.
  • The gallery's online presence resulted in a number of over-the-phone sales, which had not happened previously in the gallery's 6 year history.
  • These efforts have helped the company grow to start a new brand and website, which I also developed.
  • I had sole responsibility for creating all print and online marketing material aimed at a diverse clientele. Targeting each piece to a different demographic while staying on brand presented an enjoyable challenge, which I rose to at every chance.

2006 - 2007

Marketing Manager & Designer. Digital Fire Computing Inc., Oakville ON

Research
Client Relations
Graphic Design

  • By researching and contacting various companies, I was able to sell services and gain new clients for my employer.
  • By researching the competition, I kept my employer informed about industry trends, which helped us to improve and innovate our own services and marketing tactics.
  • Contacting clients regularly, helped increase customer loyalty. Clients were pleased to know that a service provider would spend time getting feedback and developing personal relationships.
  • Designing branded collateral helped the small business maintain a professional image.

2006

Production Assistant. Image Maker Art Prints, Mississauga ON

Graphic Design

  • I assisted in the design of promotional materials such as brochures and small magazines.
  • I formatted digital images for print materials.

2004 – 2005

Design Lab Assistant. Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Assisted Design Instructor

  • I participated in classroom critiques and helped students find solutions to design problems through discourse on concept, as well as assistance with creative software and artistic production.

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