I’m at my best solving complex problems. Reducing ideas to their essence. So the ideas communicate directly, clearly and with power. To this task I bring a nose for business, an empathic ear and a strategic mind.

A bit of background

Monarque Communication & Design

Art Director

2005 – present

Combine business strategy with brand management expertise to ensure the creation of consistent, powerful brand experiences relevant to a client’s target audiences. Responsibilities include developing positioning recommendations, defining brand personality, managing market research, development of graphic design, advertising, communication and leverage internet marketing.

Expotential Tradeshows

Creative Director

2017 – present

Establishes the conceptual and stylistic direction for all design staff and orchestrates their work, as well as the work of production artists, photographers, illustrators, prepress technicians, printers and anyone else who is involved in the development of a project. Responsible for managing the process of producing from concept through production, including photography, press work as well as digital production. Ensuring that projects meet the requirements and are completed on time within budget.

Fido Zone Mobile

Manager and Graphic Designer

2008 – 2009

Takes care of office administration and clerical functions, such as supply inventory, bookkeeping, and a small team. Demonstrated ability to offer sound management strategies and solutions ensuring increased customer satisfaction. Responsible for the design of graphic applications such as collateral material, environmental graphics, corporate identity, from concept to completion.

Telus Globe Mobilité

Communications Consultant and Junior Graphic Designer

2000 – 2009

Provided insightful analysis on clients’ business and operating needs for one of Canada’s largest cellphone providers. Offered effective, long-term solutions to save clients’ money and time while maximizing sales opportunities. Designed print and multimedia visuals. Conceived and designed web and print advertising campaigns, in addition to coordinating and overseeing print production.

Expertise

Expertise

Brand Strategy Consulting
Brand Development
Creative – Art Direction
Internet Marketing
Account Director
Project Management

Skills

Business Sense
Strategic Thinking
Creative Ideas
Emphatic Listening
Consulting
Build Relationships

Tools & Technology

Adobe Creative Suite
Wordpress CMS
Microsoft Office
Google Suite
Asana & Hourstack
OS & Windows

Languages

English
French
Cantonese

Awards

Type Directors Club 57 
Certificate of excellence

 

HOW International Design
Outstanding achievement award

 

Creativity 41st Print & Packaging
Best of category: platinum award

 

Applied Arts Design
Youngblood award: highest score

Concours Grafika Infopresse
Prix Grafika

 

Design Edge Canada
Regional design award

 

Coupe International Design
International design award

 

Adobe Achievement Award
Print communications semifinalist

UQAM Year-End Exhibition
Finalist in competition

 

Concours Grafika Infopresse
Prix Grafika

 

Week of Action Against Racism
Winner of visual identity campaign

 

ICOGRADA Design Week
International poster exhibition

Centre de Design
Urban play exhibition

 

Urbania Magazine
Finalist for magazine cover

 

Warren G. Flower Art Gallery
Maximilien vox poster exhibition

 

Junior Achievement
Certificate of junior achievement

Education

SVA School of Visual Arts – INC

New York MPS in Branding:
degree program that examines the relationship between design and strategy, and the power of design thinking as a way to combine creative skills with the problem-solving and decision-making processes of design and business.

UQAM School of Design – 2011

BFA in Graphic Design: Comprehensive theoretical and practical degree program emphasizing research, reflection and analysis as well as experimentation and exchanging ideas. Successfully integrated ‘design thinking’ concept into my work and approach to design.

Acclivus – 2008

Certificate in Corporate Management and Sales: Theoretical and practical training program of the Acclivus approach to applying appropriate management methods in order to reach and exceed sales objectives and strengthen business relationships with clients.

Dawson College – 2005

Diploma of College Studies: Successfully graduated from a three-year technical college program specializing in graphic and applied design. Practical and professional training involving research to ensure effective oral and written communication skills in English.

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