Kool Turkoois Design

An exceptionally innovative and creative graphic designer with extensive experience in web, digital and print collateral. Able to execute, from idea generation to implementation. Fulfillment of business needs using superb problem-solving, interpersonal skills, craftsmanship and innovative eye-catching media work.

Key competencies

Creative and innovative design solutions with the talent and experience to take initial design concepts through all stages of production within budget and time lines + Competent project management coordinating graphics for large events and campaigns + Clear and concise communication, an aptitude for listening and well-honed writing skills + In-depth knowledge of print processes utilizing risk management + Strong interpersonal skills creating inclusive enjoyable working environments through motivation and encouragement + Extremely competent in Adobe Creative Suite [InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver], HTML, Acrobat, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint on both Mac and PC platforms + Illustration + Accurate proofreading including art direction and verification of design consistencies

Career history

CORPORATE

’10 to ’17
Senior Graphic Designer
Deloitte Canada | www.deloitte.ca

’00 to ’08 + ’97 to ’98
Senior Graphic Designer
DundeeWealth Management Inc. | www.dundeewealth.com

FREELANCE AND OVERFLOW

’08 to ’09
Creative Director | Senior Graphic Designer
Kool Turkoois Design | www.koolturkoois.ca

MEDICAL

’98 to ’00
Head Designer
Headcan Health Education Media | www.headcan.com

AGENCY

’98
Designer
Beakbane Marketing | www.beakbane.com

ACADEMIC

’93 to ’97
Designer
School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto | www.learn.utoronto.ca

Education

Prepress Management Certificate
Apple Design Modelling Centre, University of Toronto Prepress Management
Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word

Diploma in Technical Illustration
Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology
Technical Illustration, Design, Painting, Graphic Production, 3-D Model Building

Partial BSc Mathematics (Computer Science Option)
University of Waterloo
Completed two years in co-op program towards BSc

Creative development

Mastering CSS with Dreamweaver CS3 | Classroom in a Book by Stephanie Sullivan and Greg Rewis + Adobe CreativeSuite 3 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat) | DPA Communications + Dreamweaver, HTML (I and II), Publishing on the Net | George Brown College of Applied Arts + Watercolour Painting | Ontario College of Art + Botanical Drawing | School of Continuing Studies + All courses toward Interior Design Lifestyle Certificate (Graphic Design, Interior Design, Colour Theory and Drafting) | Ryerson University + Creative Writing | Toronto District School Board

Specialties and interests


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