Kristian Hay

Graphic Designer

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Work Experience

Senior Graphic Designer

July 2015 - Present Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Trinchero Family Estates

Contract Designer

•Brand development
•Logo design
•Packaging design
2011 - Present Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Canucks

Junior Designer

• Working with creative/art directors to develop the aesthetic and strategy for multiple season campaigns (season ticket member renewal, playoffs)

• Execution of brand campaigns from concept development to fully rolled out in-market

• Photo retouching, editing, and treatment for various assets

• Design of deliverables for all types of media - print, digital, web, etc

• Colour-proofing and working directly with suppliers in order to assure the top quality for deliverables
September 2014 - May 2015 British Columbia, Canada

Opacity Design Group

Junior Designer

• Design of various print materials such as business cards, signage, flyers, advertisements, etc.

• Concept, creation, and design of various websites - ranging from real estate websites to e-commerce stores

• Develop brand identities from start to finish - concept, development, and design of logotypes as well as a full suite of branded materials.

• Retouching of various photographs

• Assisting senior designers in ongoing projects

• Communicate with clients in order to see a project through from file creation to delivery
May 2013 - September 2013 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

AlsoKNOWNas: Studio + Collective


• Work with creative directors in order to execute a variety of design deliverables based on a creative brief with specific goals

• Market research into the packaging design industry

• Created design deliverables while following brand standards

• Concept and design of various unique self-promotional items
February 2014 - March 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MAKe Marketing

Junior Designer

•Take direction from art/creative directors while also contributing to the development of strategic design deliverables that elevate, differentiate, and function on-brand and on-strategy

•Exemplify the ability to challenge yourself and the entire team to create progressive, inspiring, and relevant visual design solutions

•Ensure quality control of all creative deliverables and work in tandem with the project management team to meet deadlines

•Work closely with strategists, user experience designers, and technologists – playing the role of ‘design advocate’ for the voice of the quality design

•Juggle several projects simultaneously

•Stay abreast of current design trends and technologies and continually share this knowledge.
May 2012 - September 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Graphic Design for Marketing - With Distinction

"The GDMA program provides you with a well-balanced education in graphic design, marketing, business, technology and liberal education. The dynamic and relevant curriculum provides our graduates with comprehensive portfolios, sought after by the industry.

With small class sizes, leading-edge computer-equipped studios and labs, and an experienced faculty we are confident that your GDMA program will be productive and challenging – all for a competitive tuition fee in one of Canada's most beautiful regions, metro Vancouver"

-GDMA Website
September 2010 - May 2014 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


English (Native),


Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Branding, Corporate Identity, Creative Direction, Creative Thinking, Marketing, Problem Solving, Typography, UI, User Experience, Ux, Verbal/written Communication, Web Design,