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I am a Product Designer, living in Toronto (moving to Vancouver in January 2022!) focused on user experience & project management and skilled in front-end & back-end development.
I recently upgraded my skills at Sheridan College in the Interactive Media Management Program and am currently using my love for art, coding, design, and enjoyment working in the tech industry, to design and build amazing websites.
On my off time, I am a music enthusiast, book lover, & self proclaimed chef, writer, and artist.
Design: Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Pen + Paper, Sketch, & Invision
Back-End: PHP, MySQL, XML, JSON, NODE, Vue, MongoDB, & Express
Other: Github, Jira, Asana, Trello, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, SurveyMonkey & MailChimp
2021 - Present
Responsible for wire framing & designing various product specific landing pages utilizing Staples’ Design System in Figma, and UI/UX best practices while maintaining brand integrity
Updated banner designs to Figma using auto layout, components, and variants to be more efficient and have cross team collaboration from being designed layer by layer in Adobe Photoshop
Designed and updated digital banners for all 3 of Staples properties (including English & French) to stakeholder specs including unique skus & promotions on a weekly basis
2020 - 2021
Managed, designed, and built responsive websites for small-business clients end-to-end through user-centric designs within an accelerated timeline — sometimes as little as 1-5 business days
Owned client relationships managing projects and overall design strategies while coordinating with internal teams and external stakeholders
Created wireframes, high-ﬁdelity mock ups, and interactive prototypes, integrating client feedback across multiple iterations
Event, Marketing, and Admin Contractor
2015 - 2019
Clients include Old Tomorrow Ltd, TribalScale, IBM, Out There Productions, MNP LLP, Prophix Software Inc, & Mosaic Sales Solutions
Managed numerous events such as trade shows, summits, road shows, seminars, single and multi-track conferences, forums, roundtables, appreciation events, presentations, national tours, and training summits ranging from 30 - 1500 attendees and 5 - 300K budgets
Researched, confirmed, and managed acquisition of all event assets including venues, AV, IT, Transportation, Print, Swag, Video, and Photography
Developed project plans and managed all aspects of events including online presence, email campaigns, social media campaigns, graphic design, collateral & swag creation / production, content creation, schedules, and on-site logistics, displays, demos, partner activations, registration , and food & beverage
Managed 10 to 50 event support staff including event coordinators, brand ambassadors, speakers, partners, vendors, and volunteers, hiring and training as needed
Owned client relationships and managed stakeholders & internal teams and provided strategic advice and recommendations to execute successful events within budgets, timelines, and scope to the highest standards
Supported teammates, partners, and senior management with calendar management, travel bookings, meeting planning, and preparation of RFPs, marketing materials, presentations, invoices and other client documents
Event Marketing Manager
2013 - 2015
Owned execution of all retail events (trade-shows, training events, and appreciation events ranging from 10 to 100K + budgets), working with complex cross-functional teams managing budgets and timelines
Owned event performance measurement process and the creation of strategic event improvements
Improved time and budget management by creating new planning processes and reducing costs
Ontario College Graduate Certificate (Post-Grad) | Interactive Media Management
2019 to 2020, Sheridan College
Honours Bachelor of Arts | Specialist in Philosophy and Major in English
2002 to 2008, University of Toronto