Skills and Education


I graduated in December 2009 from Mount Royal University with a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism.

I had been a student at MRU since September of 2004. In my time at the college I studied a myriad of subjects, including photography, communication theory, public relations, information design, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, sociology, psychology, biology, and computers. I also completed an internship at the Powell River Peak.

The emphasis of the Journalism program at MRU is on real-world skills, with a great deal of hands-on application of classroom material. I was involved in the production of the program’s paper, the Calgary Journal, in both reporter and photo editor roles. I designed cover pages for the paper, as well as processing every photo that was printed. Copy editing and writing were a main component of work on the Journal.

The program covered broadcast as well, including hands on broadcast experience. It involved shooting, writing, editing, and producing entire news pieces.

  • Edited photos and copy, designed covers for the Calgary Journal.
  • Wrote stories and took photographs for print.
  • Shot, wrote, edited, and produced TV news pieces.
  • Program included courses in web design, layout and design, photography, communications theory, writing, and much more. Also completed additional courses in public relations and information design.

   
    Skills

  • Skilled graphic designer – includes complex multi-page print layouts, posters, logo design, and layout for web
  • Excels at teaching and supporting users of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Accomplished writer, experienced in business writing and story development for publication
  • Award winning photographer
  • Comfortable with social media, public speaking and collaborating with others


    Technical skills

  • Layout, desktop publishing, information design, graphic design, Wordpress, photo editing and copy editing.
  • Very comfortable with Adobe CC, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. I’m a Microsoft Word pro, and have experience with Sharepoint, QuarkXPress, and Apple Final Cut Pro.