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I am a driven and hard-working creative professional fuelled by an ever-going passion to challenge myself and continually learn and grow. I am available for all types of work.


MY APPROACH

I'm available to help your studio or business with specific tasks or full design services. I'm a faster learner, who listens well and ask questions. I apply equal amounts of effort into the small tasks, as I do the big ones. I welcome a challenge and make it a point to learn from mistakes along the way. I'm not an expert at everything, and will call on my network of peers when something is beyond my scope. I've worked across many types of projects over the years, but there's still so much I'd love to learn. I'm eager to keep sharpening my skills, so please keep me in mind no matter what the project. If I can't do it, I will recommend someone who can. 


Work History

FREELANCE DESIGNER
2010 - Current

Working as a contractor for local advertising, design and communications agencies and for personal clients.

ART DIRECTOR
Make Agency / 2009 - 2012
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Art Director working for Award-winning Boutique Advertising Agency. Working within a small team, across many tasks. Clients include: Queensland Theatre Company, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, FoneZone, Treehenge, Conergy

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Smoke Creative / 2014
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Senior Art Director for Production, Film & Animation Studio specializing in bringing clients products, messages and stories to life through film and motion graphics. Clients include: Energex, Construction Skills Queensland, Megan Hess, NightOwl, Subway

LECTURER, GRAPHIC DESIGN
Shillington College / 2012-2016
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Teaching full-year accredited Certificate IV in Graphic Design. The course is highly intensive with an emphasis on training employable designers. Curriculum includes: Lecturing and demos, guiding student development and growth, course assessment, teaching in-depth knowledge of design principles, concept development and creative thinking, extensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and end of year portfolio development. 

OWNER, CAFE & CO-WORK SPACE
The Rabbit Hole / 2011-2015
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Launched and ran a unique cafe in
Brisbane, Australia which focused on providing business resources in a cafe environment. We offered coffee, desks, Internet, boardroom rentals, event space and private studios. hellorabbithole.com

 


Experience

I can help with these tasks and services:

STRATEGY & CONCEPT

Brand Strategy
Concept Development
Presentations & Pitch Documents
Storyboard & Concept Art
Analysis & Consulting
Wire-framing

PRODUCTION

Typesetting & Layout
Campaign Roll-Outs
Editing Content & Designs
Photo Editing
Providing Finished Art
Archiving
 

DESIGN

Branding & Strategy
Typesetting & Layout
Books, Brochures, Reports
Stationary Suites
Packaging & Labels
Web Design & EDMs
Social Media Graphics
Illustration & Hand Lettering
Commercial Interiors & Signage

OTHER (AREAS OF INTEREST)

Lecturing
Public Speaking
Writing

CURRENTLY LEARNING

UX & UI Development
Building Digital Products


Education

CERTIFICATE IV
Small Business Management

Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Southbank TAFE
2014

JOINT BACHELOR DEGREE
Graphic Design & Advertising
OCAD Toronto, Ontario, Canada / 
QCA  Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Portfolio Based Enrolment
2009

AWARD School
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Leading Australian Industry Run
Advertising School
Portfolio Based Enrolment
2009

 

BACHELOR DEGREE
Communication design
Sheridan College / York University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(Transferred to OCAD)
Portfolio Based Enrolment
2007

DIPLOMA
Graphic Design
 
London, Ontario, Canada
Fanshawe College
2006


Industry Love

I love connecting to my industry and seek out opportunities to get involved.
 

CONFERENCES & PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Unbilled
    Founded and organized a specialized one-day business conference aimed at equipping creative professionals with relevant business skills.
  • Apple Store
    Feature Speaker
  • Murray Arts
    Keynote Speaker
  • AGDA Australian Graphic Design Association
    Feature Speaker

ART SHOWS

  • Let’s Face It
    Original Screenprint Artwork
  • Made In The Now
    Original T-Shirt Artwork
  • The Room
    Curate and Organized Launch Party
  • Seven With Another
    Venue support for Fundraiser Event
  • Timbre Percussion
    Organize Launch Party
  • We Heart Collective
    Host Venue

VOLUNTEER

  • AGDA Portfolio Speed Dating Volunteer
  • VERSO Sheriden/York University
    Senior Editor 2006
    Student Volunteer 2005