My main passion is design in all it's forms: textures, colours, images, typography and how they can be used to convey any message needed. More than that, I love to create things that are functional as well as useful and beautiful. Why be boring and boxy when I can help you get the results you need to make your business flourish. I have worked with many companies from Fortune 500 to mom and pop shops to help them acheive their desired results.
Why not let me use my passion to help you with your goals.
324 Conway Drive
London, ON N6E 3J9 CANADA
Montreal, Quebec - Graphic Design• May 1997
Paris, France - Fine Arts • July 1992
London, Ontario - OSSD • June 1991
Senior Art Director - Interactive Communications • November 2009 - Present
Currently from my home office with minimal supervision, I produce work in both print and electronic media, from the planning stage to final art with attention to deadlines. Not only am I able to create guides and wireframes, I enjoy doing it. Extensive use of Google Analytics, Google Adwords, custom built CMS, RedDot, Urchin and various other reporting software. I have the ability to working in other languages such as Danish, Russian, German, Spanish, English and French. I am also consulted on cultural issues relating to French as the only expert in an Anglophone company. I have exceptional skill both technically and conceptually. I routinely meet with clients to discuss their concerns to suit their requirements. For our French speaking clients, I am the go to person on the phone, online or in person. Being the office computer geek I’m tasked with troubleshooting and repairing desktop stations both Mac OS X and PC, because of my comprehensive knowledge of both systems. I am also the administrator of our extranet, which I built by myself. Other duties included photography for various projects, logo design, conceptual collaboration, translation, software analysis, font recognition and purchasing. Technical duties: Creating and running client FTP system and Intranet, troubleshooting and repairing problems with client web servers. As the language specialist on the team, I’m often consulted to ensure that how an English ad idea works or not in French/Spanish works.
Art Director – Interactive Communications• June 1998 - April 2009
During my tenure at this award winning advertising agency I provided designs in both print and electronic media, including Photoshop, Flash, InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc., from the early planning stage to final art. Proficient use of Google Analytics, Google Adwords, custom built CMS, RedDot, Urchin and various other reporting software. I also had the opportunity to use my knowledge of English, French and Spanish to work in Danish, Russian and German. Liaised on cultural issues relating to French as the only expert in an Anglophone company for both the company and clients. I'm very strong, technically and conceptually. I routinely met with clients to discuss their needs and requirements. I worked in close cooperation with more than 40 people in our main office, collaborating with colleagues on a variety of projects and providing creative assistance where needed. Frequently asked to repair desktop stations (both Mac OS X and PC, having extensive knowledge of both systems), and was the administrator of our extranet, which I built by myself. Other duties included photography for various projects, logo design, conceptual collaboration, translation, software analysis, font recognition and purchasing. Technical duties: Creating and running client FTP system and Intranet, troubleshooting and repairing problems with client web servers. I was frequently consulted regarding how an English ad idea would work or not in French/Spanish.
Art Director – Broadcasting, Music, and Film• May 1997 - June 1998
As the only graphic designer, I worked closely with the team that later became ExpressVue for Bell Canada. Coordinated with our satellite team in Quebec to achieve a consistent look, design all television graphics and create some promo commercials. Served as sole provider of graphics and collateral materials. Extensive use of broadcasting equipment as I was the only designer on the team. Worked in a large group, and became familiar with corporate policies and how to work with various groups dynamics and personalities all at the same time.
Adobe Certified Expert - InDesign
Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop
Adobe Certified Expert - Illustrator
Adobe Certified Expert - Dreamweaver
Adobe Certified Expert - Fireworks
Certified Expert - Responsive Design
Certified Expert - WCAG 2.0 A/AA/Section 508c Expert
Correction, Adobe Creative Suite, SQL/MySQL/Access/Red Dot, Translation/Interpretation
This logo was created for a restaurant that has since closed. It's design was based on the artist Mondrian, a favourite of mine, to combine his use of straight lines with my love of organic feels and typograpy.Branding, Webdesign
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Steph is always willing and able to help, bringing his extensive knowledge to the table.Lisa Jenniskens
Project Manager • ON Communication
What Steph brings to the job is not only his enthusiasm, but a wide range of knowledge in this continually changing world of the web.Elly McMillan
Marketing Director • Tecumseh Mall & The Downtown Chatham Centre
Steph makes every effort to stay current on changing technologies. He demonstrates an excellent capacity to quickly grasp new developments and applications in technology. Steph also demonstrates a strong skill set in graphic design.Brenda Lausanne
Marketing Communication Group Inc. • Associate Creative Director and Senior Writer
Steph is very knowledgeable about his craft, and is a great problem-solver.Cam Buchan
Communications Manager • Richard Ivey School of Business
Steph and I have worked together for almost 10 years and have shared many successes during that time. Steph is very knowledgable and a team player.Jim Gruber
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