Hello, Hi. I'm...

Hello, Hi!

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.

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Skills

Design: Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Pen + Paper, Sketch, & Invision

Front-End: Html, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, & WordPress

Back-End: PHP, MySQL, XML, JSON, NODE, Vue, MongoDB, & Express

Other: Github, Jira, Asana, Trello, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, SurveyMonkey & MailChimp


Resume

Experience

Product Designer
Staples.ca

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

Product Designer
Candybox Marketing

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

Built and launched websites through Wordpress templates built in-house and customized with additional HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as needed

Event, Marketing, and Admin Contractor
Misc Clients

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
Microsoft

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

Education

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


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