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Graphic Designer Project Manager

Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Salary:
flexible
Posted:
January 08, 2017

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PAUL HARDIE

GRAPHIC DESIGN

PRINT PRODUCTION

WRITING/EDITING

*** ********** ******

Toronto, Ontario M4S 1J3

Tel: 416.***.****

Cell: 416.***.****

acx55b@r.postjobfree.com

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

• Design, print production, project management and writing/editing expertise for a diverse client base

• Meticulous and detail-oriented with an unwavering commitment to results

• Accustomed to superior performance in deadline-driven environments while working within budgets CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2000 – Present: Palette Publishing

Senior Graphic Designer/Print Production

Palette Publishing offers a full range of design/production services to large and small clients covering a variety of industries, including agencies, retail, financial, insurance and education. I am the senior designer for all accounts, which comprises developing projects from concept to completion. I coordinate freelance designers, consultants and vendors to meet all project requirements within budget.

Key OUTDOOR clients/achievements CANADA MAGAZINE include:

• Assisted Art Director with layout and design in extremely fast-paced environment

• Attention to detail paramount to ensure quick, accurate turnaround

• Liaised with printer re file setup, scans, printing schedule

• Improved production process, leading to reduced production schedule by one day of a 7-day schedule

• Attended press approvals

ROGERS CABLE

• Direct mail campaign production, design, writing, mail merge, posters, internal communications

• Wrote technical user manual

• Strict adherence to all brand standards

STREET CAPITAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION

• Designed finance sell sheets

• Handled printer quotes, stock and colour choices, all printing approvals and payments HUB INTERNATIONAL HKMB (CURRENT)

• Design ads, sell sheets, web banners, brochures, invitations, pdf fillable forms; writing/editing

• Regularly offer advice on printing specs, colour, economical ways to produce projects VIVIFY CREATIVE (CURRENT)

• Annual reports, financial charts, finance/accounting newsletters 1998 – 2001: R-squared Communications (Agency)

Graphic Designer/Project Manager

Key achievements included:

• Designed marketing materials for LIBERTY INSURANCE

• Brochure design and layout for ROYAL BANK

• Regular contact with printers re print runs, stock, specs

• Often managed office/clients/projects alone

LINKEDIN PROFILE: HERE

PAUL HARDIE

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

• Intermediate-expert knowledge of QuarkXPress, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Word, Freelance Graphics, PowerPoint. Advanced knowledge of print production and technologies. EDUCATION/ASSOCIATIONS

• York University, Honours B.A. in Psychology

• One year Design/Layout program at George Brown College; In-depth software training through private courses; Aquent Online Courses; Member of Toastmasters Public Speaking and Debate Club; Supporter of charities for The Rotary Club; Active comedy improv performer; Play piano at a Toronto nursery school and for the Maurice Cody PS Primary Choir; Teach piano part-time.

AWARDS

• Nominated for Best Writing in the Toronto Star Recruitment Advertising Awards

• Won Runner-Up for Best Newsletter Design in the IABC Ovation Awards for communications



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