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Social Media Graphic Designer

Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted:
October 07, 2019

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SADÉ (SADAF) KIANI

Graphic Designer

** **** ******* **** ****. Toronto, ON M8Y 2E6 416-***-****

416-***-****

adai82@r.postjobfree.com https://studiokiani.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

•Highly creative multitalented award winning Senior Graphic Designer and Illustrator with a sharp eye for detail, strong understanding of visual language, extensive knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of visual art

•Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design with 10 years of extensive experience in high quality design and development of communication, marketing material, print and digital collateral, illustration, layout design, digital and traditional illustration, website, social media, photography and video editing

•High level proficiency in design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Acrobat, Power Point, HTML, CSS, SEO, Google Ad Builder and WordPress

•Excellent knowledge of the publication environment and current print technologies, industry standards and trends, rendering methods, offset printing production and prepress skill

•Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written, verbal communication and presentation skills

•Experienced with Agile process and responsive design; accustomed to performing in a fast paced environment, ability to in a multidisciplinary team, manage multiple competing priorities; skilled at problem solving and managing ambiguity

•Ability to work within a set budget and meet or exceed expectations

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

Print

•High quality design, development and publication of creative services for print such as corporate ID, poster, layout, brochure, report, postcard, advertising, typography, infographic, calendar, manual, graph, chart, magazine, map and presentation

Web & Multimedia

•Design, development and maintenance of website, social media and email marketing campaigns

•Design digital artwork for web based applications

•Knowledge of HTML, CSS, SEO, WordPress and Google Ad Builder

•Digital and traditional illustration, digital photography, photo editing

Interior Design & Showcasing

•Creative design, colour consultation, staging, showcasing and interior design

EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer

Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold (Toronto) May 2019 - September 2019 (Contract)

•Supported brand guidelines to create and design concepts from ideation to execution for new campaigns as well as modified and customized global design templates for use in the Canadian market

•Designed and developed point of marketing materials, e-newsletters, advertisements, invitations, social media tiles, display

•Liaised and negotiated with external suppliers regarding printing and web production for collateral items and ads

•Liaised with internal stakeholders regarding design requirements for special projects

•Supported the global team as required by providing graphical elements for use on websites, email marketing and social media

Independent Graphic/Web Designer, Illustrator (Toronto) September 2006 - Present

•Design and develop projects such as website, advertising, logo, poster for several clients including:

•Green Party of Canada, Arbela Technology, LandMark Education, Canada Colours & Chemicals Limited, Toronto Green Community and Running with Corks

Founder / Lead Designer November 2006 - Present

Seashell Paper Co. (Toronto)

•Design and publish a large line of greeting cards and stationery in English and French

•Design and develop corporate ID, poster, brochure and advertising material

•Design, develop, manage and maintain website, perform email marketing and issue press release

•Manage social media, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin with proven track record of client engagement

Interior Designer March 2008 - December 2017

SK interiors (Toronto)

•Provided creative design, colour consultation, re-design, interior decorating and showcasing services

•Developed and provided promotional materials including photo-shoot

Graphic Designer October 2012 - November 2012 (Contract) Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (Markham)

•Supported brand guidelines in creating new marketing materials to maintain brand consistency

•Performed effective email marketing and constant contact

•Managed social media content strategy for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin

•Manage trade booth design, showcasing and representing the company at vendor‘s exhibitions

Visual Art instructor June 2011 - June 2014

UCMAS Canada (Toronto)

•Created lesson plans for visual arts and crafts including drawing, painting, collage and illustration

•Instructed art fundamentals, techniques, perspectives, sketching, colour theory and observational skills

•Built strong relationships with students and enthusiastically engaged them in art projects

Graphic Designer & Communication Advisor February 2010 - September 2010 (Contract) Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (Toronto)

•Provided consultation in graphic and web design, worked with UX designers and web developers

•Maintained brand consistency, designed, developed and implemented effective marketing and communication materials from concept to final production

•Provided showcasing and executive presentation services

Creative Director July 1998 - September 2005

Geera Graphics (Tehran)

•Designed, developed, managed numerous graphic design (print and web) projects, supervised publication process for several clients including: Najo (Cosmetics Manufacturer), Barsaz (Stone Design), Paniz (Publication) Hampar (Polymer Producer), Behran (Oil Producers) and Javhar (Fabric Dye Color Manufacturer)

EDUCATION

•Bachelor of graphic design, School of Fine Arts, Tehran University. Equivalency by University of Toronto

•Professional training in computer graphic programs, Quartz Computer, Tehran

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

•Diamond award for “Small Project Achievement” from the Awards program of Showcase Ontario 2010

•Merit award for “Small Project Achievement” from the Awards program of Showcase Ontario 2010

•Achievement appreciation letter from Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

REFERENCES

Available on request

SAMPLES OF WORK

https://studiokiani.com



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