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Kristian Hay

Graphic Designer

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
To obtain a position where I can utilize my skills, creativity, and training to satisfy both the client and employer needs. I’m interested in creating design which combines strategy and aesthetics in order to connect with the target market on a personal level.
Highlights of Qualifications
• Over 5 years experience in design, marketing, sales and customer service

• Effective customer service and problem solving skills gained through experience

• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom

• Communications, research, and marketing strategy development
Experience
British Columbia, Canada
May 2010Sep 2010
The Blackmarkers
Graphic Designer
-Web graphic design

-Printed communications design

-Marketing strategies
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
May 2012Sep 2012
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.
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
May 2013Sep 2013
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
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014Mar 2014
Intern
• 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
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2011Present
Contract Designer
•Brand development
•Logo design
•Packaging design
Education
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010May 2014
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
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
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