Native Calgarian
& Marketing Professional

I was born in 1986 at the General Hospital - before they blew it up.

 

My expertise includes creating effective strategies for pursuing and winning new business and designing standout property marketing campaigns. As manager of a crack team of marketers in the commercial real estate world I empower them to deliver best-in-class marketing materials. Together we create great-looking proposals, presentations, custom property marketing campaigns, and high-creative pieces. Leading a group of high performers is incredibly rewarding - I've worked hard to hire and retain talented and ambitious individuals who work together like a well-oiled machine.

I hold a bachelor of communications from Mount Royal University, completed in 2009. I started in commercial real estate in 2013, and have occupied a number of different roles -  marketing coordinator, graphic designer, and  manager. I've been freelancing as a graphic designer since 2009. As a subject matter expert in Adobe InDesign, I also provide training and support for InDesign and other Adobe software.

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

Skills
  • Collaborative manager adept at creating cohesive teams and positive and high-performing work environments

  • Accomplished graphic designer with experience creating complex multi-page layouts, posters, logo design, signage, event invitations, and collateral for either print or web

    • Expert in Adobe CC InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

  • Award winning photographer

  • Skilled writer and editor

Education

Bachelor of Communications | Journalism

Mount Royal University 2009

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

Experience
Marketing Manager | Alberta
Colliers International

August 2017 - present

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.

 

Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator
Colliers International

October 2014 - August 2017

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.

 

Freelance graphic designer

January 2010 - present

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 for over a decade. With clients like Raptor Racing, PLEX (Prairie Lindy Exchange), Southern Alberta Solosport Club, 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.

 

Creative Design Specialist
CBRE Limited

October 2013 - October 2014 (Maternity leave contract)

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.

 

Marketing coordinator, GiCor lodging projects ltd.

June 2012 - September 2013

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.

CONTACT

tara.trigg@gmail.com  / 403-617-3013

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