Colin Garven

Graphic Designer

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Design is an opportunity to tell a story in a creative and effective manner. Design brings us together and enables us to truly connect. It creates an environment that intrigues and engages while communicating an idea and ideas are power.

Work Experience

Switch United

Motion & Visual Designer

I work closely with our creative director, project manager, and design team to develop ideas that manifest themselves in the form of websites, motion graphics, and branding. I am tasked with the creation of original content to be used in everything from broadcast television to application development. Coordinating with our team and clients, I am responsible for the final production of design elements for deployment in both print and digital form.
June 2013 - Present Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Urban Influence

Film & Motion

Acting as producer and editor, I concepted and executed short films that were used to promote various businesses. I would take clients through the entire creative process from an idea to final delivery which included a creative brief, storyboarding, production, and post-production. I utilized and maintained all the film equipment used both in-house and on location. I also coordinated and assisted our design team in the creation of web pages, applications, and branding collateral.
January 2013 - Seattle, Washington, United States

Jalbert Productions

Film Editor

While working at their SoHo office, I was responsible for the management of assets produced from around the world in order to create compelling pieces of advertising that would live on several different platforms. I acted as the an editor on the Under Armour MTN Division, RedBull, ESPNU, and Tough Mudder accounts where I was entrusted to aggregate content, create accompanying motion graphics, and deliver final files for broadcast and/or web. JPI is an award-winning film, television, media production and distribution company with extensive experience in action, adventure and Olympic sports.
January 2011 - December 2012 New York, New York, United States



Freelance UX application designer at RANDOMTYPE an online solutions agency focused on web and mobile development.
January 2012 - March 2012 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Crawford Group

Motion Graphics Designer

Part-time Motion Designer at The Crawford Group a multimedia firm that generates ideas and media campaigns around the world.
January 2012 - June 2012 Florida, United States

Behance, Inc.

Student Ambassador

As a Behance Student Ambassador for Full Sail University, my role is to promote the Behance brand through engaging and creative mediums that will allow fellow student and faculty to understand the possibilities within the Behance Network.
September 2011 - May 2012 New York, New York, United States


Behance Network

Student Showdown Graphic Design Honorable Mention



Package Design Semifinalist



Live Action Semifinalist



Published Work: Boxed & Labelled Two


Choi's Gallery

Published Work: Choi's Gallery Vol. 13



Motion Graphics, Package Design, Branding, Editing,

Additional Information

I am fluent in the Adobe Software Suite including After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Premiere. I am also proficient in Final Cut Pro, Color, and Soundtrack Pro. I have also worked in 3DS Studio Max and Cinema 4D and I am comfortable with HTML and CSS.