proficient in adobe CC illustrator, indesign, photoshop, experience design,
quark xpress, product photography, and microsoft office
basic knowledge of After effects
3 year graphic design diploma from conestoga college (2008)
8+ years experience in freelance and studio settings
accustomed to independent and group work environments
proprietor of hello dear, design and illustration
keen, consistent, and punctual
DOPHES : DESIGNER, MAY 2014 - PRESENT
Canadian kitchen textiles developer for major US and Canadian retailers.
Role: Design and development of packaging, marketing materials, tradeshow booth, e-newsletters, merchandising, and product photography. RebrandedUS sister company Trademark Productions Inc.
HATLEY, LITTLE BLUE HOUSE :
SENIOR DESIGNER, OCT 2011 - MAY 2014
Hatley is a Canadian clothing comany specializing
largely in kids with a growing women’s line.
Role: Began as an Intermediate Designer. Inclusive of creating web images, in-store signage, and advertising. Evolved to Senior Designer which involved catalogue design, tradeshow materials, photoshoot planning, art direction, and overseeing a junior designer. Coordinated approvals with sales team in Montreal, retail managers, regional managers, and art director.
TWO BLONDE CHICKS INC :
DESIGNER, MAY 2007 - AUG 2007 JUNIOR SUMMER
POSITION, JUNE 2008 - FEB 2010 FULL-TIME
Boutique design studio environment with four designers.
Worked in studio and for 5 months remotely.
Role: Branding, brochures, ads, websites, illustrations, booklets,
clients meetings and phone conferences. Occasionally
TWIN CITY DWYER PRINTING CO LTD :
DESIGNER, SEPT 2007 - DEC 2007
In-studio designer for Kitchener based print house.
Role: Designed and revised new and archived work.
Prepared work for print, plated, and proofed.
Hello Dear slowly evolved out of my freelance work when I no longer wanted to go by name, and had a few programmers and fellow freelancers working alongside me. Active for over seven and a half years, both part-time and full-time. My skill set leans toward branding, illustration, and layout design.
Below are a few clients I have worked with over the years
Rescue Lake Simcoe
Spaceships and Laserbeams
The Listening Lab
Asada Mexican Grill
Glitter Pie Art
New School of Finance
Queen Street Dental Centre
647 927 0060