Alex

Graphic & visual Artist

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hi, I’m Alex. I’m a Graphic Artist with over 19 years of experience in print advertising, 11 years as a Freelance Graphic Designer & a lifetime as a Visual Artist.

As a budding artist in University studying Marketing, I landed my first full- time job in an advertising agency. There, I discovered Graphic Design and bought my first Macintosh computer. The rest is history.

Throughout my career in advertising, designing, or even often when the two overlapped, my versatility and capacity to understand industry-based needs have allowed me to work closely with clients big and small, from blue chip corporations, to Government Agencies, to rock bands. As well, my years of being embedded in the world of print media have lead me to develop an acute eye for branding, layout and typography.

My goal now - as both an avid consumer and ‘maker’ of art - is to incorporate my passion for other visual arts (photography, illustration, digital painting and animation) into my work.

I am artist, not a lawyer. My approach tends to be casual. However, casual doesn’t mean unprofessional. I am client-oriented and dedicated to understanding your needs. I just do it in jeans and with an easy-going attitude. My purpose is to communicate your message as effectively as possible while providing you with creative solutions with high visual impact that are an intelligent response to your needs.

I value my relationships with my clients. I believe in team collaboration and a positive attitude.

A mother of two boys, a wife and a die hard Radiohead fan. I enjoys writing, good wine, and spending endless hours in my studio creating art.

Work Experience

ALEX

Graphic & Visual Artist

September 2017 - Present Ontario, Canada

Oink Creative

Founder and Freelance Designer

February 2010 - September 2017 Ontario, Canada

NiwriMedia

Managing Partner

Print advertising agency and media buying service. Manage all operations and client relations.
November 2010 - Present Canada

Niwri Consultants Ltd.

General Manager

September 1996 - October 2010 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Education

LASALLE College Of The Arts

Graphic Design

September 2016 - September 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Collège Ahuntsic

Graphic Design

Courses taken: Intermediate Adobe Illustrator, Illustration, Basic Design
September 1999 - May 2000 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Université De Montréal

Advertising & Marketing Certificate

September 1998 - August 1999 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Université De Montréal

Sociology Certificate

September 1996 - April 1998 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Languages

English (Advanced),
French (Advanced),

Skills

Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Digital Painting, Illustration, Layout, Photo Editing, Typography,