Creativity is intelligence having fun.

- Albert Einstein

My Curriculum Vitae

Here are all my qualifications and experience that I have gathered over the past few years. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me. References can be provided if requested.

 

Education:

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design
(Dean's List all 6 terms)- April of 2008
Fanshawe College - London Campus

 

College Certificate in Art Fundamentals
(Graduated with Honors)- April of 2005
Sheridan College- Trafalgar Campus

 

O.S.S.G.D. - June of 2003

Lord Dorchester Secondary School

 

Relevant Employment:

Senior Graphic Designer, Ad Coordinator & Quality Control - Postmedia - Fall 2017 to Present
571 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario

• Tasked with managing the flow of information and advertising materials between Campaign Coordinators and
Off-Shore Designers for Postmedia’s Urban Publications.

• Tasked with monitoring changes and adjustments made to advertisements built offshore. Responsible for quality control checks of offshore work using an ad tracking software.

• Responsible for troubleshooting problems that would arise in the work flow.

• Responsible for helping to design and build print advertising for Postmedia’s Community Publications.

• Accountable for providing good customer service.

• Have to ensure all advertising is approved and ready for print deadlines.

 

Senior Graphic Designer - Postmedia - Spring 2012 to Fall 2017
571 Bayfield St, Barrie, Ontario

• Tasked with taking client/sales rep ideas and materials and creating advertisements for both urban and community newspapers throughout Canada.

• Responsible for quality control of all client-provided materials.

• Responsible for all client/sales rep corrections and providing high-level customer service.

• Responsible for a quick and efficient turn around of work. Expected to stick to print deadlines.

 

Graphic Designer - Sun Media - Winter of 2009 to Spring 2012
16 Brock Street, Woodstock, Ontario

• Tasked with taking client/sales rep ideas and materials and creating advertisements for community newspapers throughout South Western Ontario.

• Responsible for quality control of all client-provided materials.

• Responsible for all client/sales rep corrections and providing high-level customer service.

• Responsible for a quick and efficient turn around of work. Expected to stick to print deadlines.

 

Graphic Design Intern - A Fish In Sea - Fall of 2011
Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, Fitzhugh Grove, London, United Kingdom

• Worked as a print design intern

• Responsible for helping senior designers with various design materials such as logo, leaflets, brochures, magazines, corporate reports, infographics, magazine/newspaper advertisements, etc.

• Learned to work in a highly collaborative studio environment.

 

Accomplishments and Involvements:

• Fire & Life Safety Educator Level 1 Certified (NFPA 1035) through the Lambton Fire Academy (2017)

• Part of an Canadian Marketing Award winning team (2014) for the London Fire Department’s fire prevention
advertisements (2014)

• Awarded the IABC Virtuoso Seed Award for my three years of studies at Fanshawe (2008)

• Was on the Dean’s List all 6 terms during my training at Fanshawe College (2005-2008)

• Graduated with honors from Sheridan’s Art Fundamental program (2005)

• Awarded the Grade 12 Visual Arts Award from Lord Dorchester Secondary School (2003)

 

Valuable Skills:

• I work well on my own, but I also love collaborating with others

• Reliable self-starter who works efficiently under tight deadlines

• Dedicated and loyal

• Flexible

• Organized

• Able to troubleshoot

• I like new situations that let me flex my creative muscle

• Empathetic towards people and clients and used to providing great customer service

 

Proficient Computer Programs:

• Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (CS to CC)

• After Effects, Animate, Dreamweaver and Muse (CS to CC)

• Microsoft Office & Skype

• Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Wordpress

© Kelly Kobarda 2019