Sarah Power

Graphic Designer

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
I am eager to become part of a growing team where my adaptability and natural aptitude for visual communication would be exercised. In my 10+ years of design experience I have learned to effectively consult and collaborate with clients to deliver their projects on time, to specification and within their budget.

Work Experience

Artistic Power Design

Freelance Graphic Designer and Visual Artist

· Graphic design projects for small business and individuals.
· Client correspondence and consulting.
· Self promotion, administrative work, quoting, invoicing and file management.
· Organizer and participant in a variety of arts exhibits, collaborative and formal.
· Commissioned artwork.
· Drawings and paintings in a variety of mediums.
2011 - 2019 Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Allegra Surrey

Lead Graphic Designer

· Corporate branding, logos and vector graphics.
· Marketing materials (business cards, brochures, signs etc.)
· Designing with large bodies of text for booklets and publications.
· Prioritizing and organizing time-sensitive projects and workflow.
· Client Consultations.
· Mailers, email campaigns and data merging.
· Copy writing and proofreading.
· Designing for web applications.
· Working with customer online ordering database and project management software.
· File management and archiving.
· Imposition output layouts, exporting files for press, digital output.
· Network maintenance and office wide technical support.
· Basic bindery tasks.
· Scanning, copying and digital output using Xerox Fiery software.
2012 - 2016 Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Arts Council Of Surrey

Part Time Administrator & Graphic Designer

· Creating regular community e-newsletter using Mailchimp.
· Researching, writing and editing for monthly publication.
· Event planning and organization.
· Designing posters, forms and marketing material for contests and events.
· Clerical work, including calling members, processing payments, and mailings.
· Gallery maintenance, assistance with curating, hanging, and orderly removal of artwork.
2017 - 2019 Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Adanac Cross Border Tax

Part Time Office Administrative Assistant

· Administration including; quoting, invoicing, scheduling and client correspondence.
· Data entry using Canadian and US tax software.
· Creating and populating complex spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel.
2018 - Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Artisan Laser Works

Designer and Technician

· Creating business identity and marketing materials for distribution.
· Creating original artwork and enhancing/manipulating photos for etching on various substrates.
· Record keeping, ordering supplies, filing and general office duties.
· Client consultations at various stages of production to ensure designs met expectations.
· Operation and maintenance of VyTek CO2 Laser System.
2006 - 2011 Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

ArtsCan Resource Network Society

Volunteer and Board Member

· Founding member on the board of directors.
· Active part of the marketing team and technical development team.
· Secretary on board of directors in 2017.
· Event planner and volunteer.
2015 - 2019 Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Surrey Urban Mission

Volunteer

· Serving the homeless in Surrey.
· Organizing donations & lending a hand wherever needed.
2015 - 2016 Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Education

The Art Institute Of Vancouver

Diploma of Graphic Design

2005 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Emily Carr University

Foundation Year

2000 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe CC, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Conceptual Development, HTML, Illustrations, Logos, Mac OS, Mailchimp, Marketing Materials, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Print Design, Sketching, Social Media, Squarespace, Typography, Vector Graphics, Visual Arts, Windows 10, WordPress,