Paul Ainsworth

Owner - Paul Ainsworth Illustration & Design

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Friendly neighborhood Illustrator/Graphic Designer available for freelance, commission and full-time opportunities regarding your creative needs.

Work Experience

Paul Ainsworth Illustration And Design

Owner, Designer, Illustrator

I manage my own freelance graphic design business and am in the early stages of creating a small independent clothing line as well as on occasion, participating in gallery shows featuring my work as well as other artist throughout the United States as well as Canada. These experiences have given me a better understanding of my client's needs, the significance of deadlines, and the overall delivery process from landing a contract to handing over the final product.
July 2012 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Boots And Hearts

Art Director, Designer, Illustrator

Played Key role in the Design department working closely with Marketing Director and Creative Director:
• Creating Billboard advertisement for event
• Layout, Design and Production of event booklet given out to 70, 000+ fans.
• Quality control over design work that was given to other designers
• Created graphics for Social Media , HTML and Jumbotron graphics before and during festival
July 2012 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Olson

Contract Illustrator/Designer

Helped create illustrated map of Toronto with sections concentrated on specific boroughs.
Project had tight turn around requirements and project was well received by Delta Hotels.
• Worked closely with Art Director and Client Services to get project fulfilled on time.
• Delta Hotels Happily used works on social media
November 2014 - December 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment

Illustrator

Project consisted of re-imagining some of their top superstars where a new look was introduced and previewed to the public. Within the first two days of unveiling it to the public via Twitter and Facebook it gathered a reach of 6.2 million people.
• Worked closely Creative Director , Online Editors and Studio Manager to finalize images to WWE’s
Standards and practices.
July 2014 - August 2014 Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Sid Lee

Freelance Graphic Designer

Helped creative team with design projects that included branding signage for nation-wide Winners Stores
• Worked closely with Senior Creative team to add to brainstorming sessions
• Developed new design systems that were accepted by client and senior creative leaders
April 2013 - May 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Taxi Advertising & Desig

Contract Art Director, Illustrator, Graphic Designer

Played integral part in new business pitch to major beer label, working closely with Creative Director. I also:
• Conceptualized packaging designs for new beer line.
• Set up design system for presentation pitch.
• Worked closely with Production Manager and studio to finalize mocked up packaging

Art Directed large installation for Kraft Canada Headquarters
• Worked closely with production studio keeping brand standards and overall esthetics of project throughuntil completion
• Onsite quality control of signage/installation

Designed cover for Edward Pond’s Creative Chef Annual Award booklet

Played valued part of Portland Property Group’s rebranding project of 49 Spadina Ave.
• Created brand identity to fit with their soon to be newly renovated building
July 2012 - October 2012 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brandhealth Communications

Graphic Designer, Production artist, Illustrator

I am routinely asked to bring my out-of-the-box thinking to projects that usually require conventional remedies.
In my day-to-day role I:
• conceptualize design systems from rough stages to completion, relating to print, digital, and video.
• support and collaborate with our Creative Director on projects for clients that are viewed on a national level.
• participate in meetings with clients and coworkers to discuss project articulation, personality,and conformability.
• am the In-house Illustrator for any and all work pertaining to Storyboarding, animation, technical,and digital illustrations.
• work efficiently and effectively on pressure-driven projects with quick turnaround times.
July 2008 - July 2012 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Education

Ontario College Of Art And Design (OCAD University)

AOCAD

- 4 Year Diploma from the Communications & Design faculty regarding Illustration
- Post graduate classes in Art Direction through Advertising
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Languages

English (Native),
(Fluent),

Awards

Applied Arts Magazine

Complete Design (Edward Pond’s Creative Chef)

2013

The One Club

Self Promo Advertising (Edward Pond’s Creative Chef)

2013

Skills

Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Powerpoint,