“ technology over technique produces emotionless design.”
I am inspired by this quote because I equate it to my own education and professional experience as a graphic designer. The painstaking process of drawing quarter inch grids in my first year at St. Lawrence College taught me first and foremost that technique and discipline would always be at the core of my design.
• Thirteen years in a graphic design/printing environment.
• Seven years of experience as an Art Director in publishing.
• Twenty years of experience as the Owner/Creative Director of my own graphic design agency.
Includes proficiency, knowledge, and strengths in the following areas: supervision, typography, colour theory, page/magazine layouts, corporate identities, stationary packages, web sites and marketing materials.
MAC Platform (OS 10+) Software (Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Adobe Premiere, Quark XPress, Adobe Acrobat, WordPress, Weebly, Rampage (certified by Fuji Film) and Dynastrip Imposition Software.
My most recent accomplishment is the professor new position with St. Lawrence College in Kingston where I am teaching in the Interactive Media Communications Program and more specifically the Digital Publishing Course. This has given me the opportunity to sharpen my skills and give back to the place where I was taught graphic design.
As a current Senior Graphic Designer for Allan Graphics Ltd. and a former Art Director for Kingston Publications, I have extensive knowledge and experience in design, layout, pre-press and production. I effectively communicate with co-workers, clients, photographers, imaging firms, various printers and
In 1998 I started a freelance graphic design company ‘youngdesigns’. As the Owner/Creative Director, I have been able to take on unique projects that give me the opportunity to continue to grow as a designer, work with a variety of clients and keep up with
current design trends and techniques.