I am a native Calgarian, born in 1986 at the General Hospital - before they blew it up.

Fledgling manager navigating the exciting new world of performance management and budgeting. With my team, I get the opportunity to create great-looking proposals, invitations, presentations, and custom property marketing materials. Sometimes I even get to indulge my photographic side and shoot images of downtown neighbourhoods and properties.

I hold a bachelor of communications from Mount Royal University, finishing in 2009. My time at MRU was invaluable, teaching me the skills I needed to start a career in graphic design and photography. I have experience photographing buildings, cars, events, portraits, and whatever catches my fancy. During my internship at a small town paper, I managed to snag a couple of awards for a photo I took!

In my personal life, I enjoy martial arts (I hold a black belt in Shintani Wado-Kai Karate), auto racing (because racecar), baking, gardening, bike rides, travel, and hanging out with my husband and two idiot cats.




Skills
  • Skilled graphic designer with experience creating complex multi-page layouts, posters, logo design, event invitations, and collateral for either print or web
  • Award winning photographer with a great deal of experience editing photos
  • Accomplished writer and editor
  • I welcome collaborative work environments!


Technical Skills:

  • Adobe CC:
    InDesign | Illustrator | Photoshop
  • Adobe CC Libraries
  • Wrike & Basecamp (project management)
  • Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Wordpress, basic HTML & CSS, Final Cut Pro


Education

Bachelor of Communications, Journalism
Mount Royal University 2009

The Journalism program at MRU was hands-on, teaching layout and design, photography, television news production, and writing.


Experience


August 2017 - present
Marketing Manager | Alberta, Colliers International
Supports the Alberta marketing team and focuses on marketing execution, communications, proposal development, and management. Ensures that marketing programs are aligned with business goals and consistent with Colliers' core values.


October 2014 - August 2017
Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator, Colliers International
Responsible for creating professional marketing materials including large property marketing and proposals, large scale graphic signage, HTML mailers, creating complicated yet visually appealing city maps, and ensuring that all materials that leave the building are of a high quality and professional caliber. Also write and post articles highlighting significant deals and instances of exceptional service and cooperation.



January 2010 - present
Freelance graphic designer
Between creating logos, advertisements, and labels for clients and making things just for fun (my own wedding invitations and printables, as well as labels for my home brew beer!), I’ve been honing my graphic design skills since finishing university. With clients like Raptor Racing, PLEX (Prairie Lindy Exchange) OrganiTea, the Alberta Council of Disability Services, and the Glamorgan Wado Kai Karate Club, I’ve had the opportunity to exercise my design muscles and keep learning with every project.



October 2013 - October 2014 (Maternity leave contract)
Creative Design Specialist, CBRE Limited
Responsible for creating marketing materials for properties for sale for the National Investment Team in Calgary.
This includes 30 - 80 page Confidential Information Memorandums, one-off event invitations, advertisements for print, four-page marketing brochures, and single page fact sheets. Also served as a resource for marketing assistants in the company to help with InDesign and Photoshop issues and troubleshooting.
I wish I could have stayed, but maternity leave contracts have an end date!



June 2012 - September 2013 (laid off)
Marketing coordinator, GiCor lodging projects ltd.
Redesigned logos for three companies, as well as all materials that go along with a re-brand. Created business cards and advertising materials (destined for both print and web), as well as coordinating the redevelopment of www.gicor.ca in Wordpress. Provided administrative and shipping / receiving assistance when required.