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Darrell Dean

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I have been performing web and graphic design, personal, hired and pro bono, for over 13 years, using the Adobe CreativeSuite as well as Microsoft Office and related products. I was also employed as a graphic designer with the Saint Mary’s University Students‘ Association and as Communications Assistant to the Dean of Science during my undergraduate degree, both positions requiring the generation of print communications.

I have been awarded on multiple occasions for my scientific communication abilities and this can be credited, in part, to my design skills. I am also confident coding in both HTML and CSS, and have developed a number of websites ranging in size from 1–20+ pages, including user interface design, navigation mapping and content development.

While my formal education is in Chemistry (with my Ph.D. to be completed by mid May), throughout my post- secondary career, I have given countless presentations, including posters, slideshow presentations and videos. This involves the design of media, including the visualization of scientific data, and the presentation of the material to audiences with a myriad of backgrounds.
Work Experience
Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012
CEO, Owner, Designer
Started designing websites about 13 years ago, have taught myself everything I know since. I was awarded early and went to two national website design competitions with a partner after winning provincial competitions. I am an active volunteer, often in the role of graphic or web designer. I've developed numerous projects for friends including websites, wedding invitations, posters, campaign media (student and city), logos and t-shirt designs.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2007May 2012
Scientist, Web & Graphics Designer
• Research scientist and Ph.D. candidate with the Jessop Group at Queen's University. Developed more than 20 presentations (20-60 min length) on various topics including my original research or scientific topics, developed for a variety of audiences.
• Designed numerous original graphics for thesis and other reports and presentations.
• Developed branding for research group including logo, colours, website and presentation templates.
• Designed numerous infographics and figures for website, group presentations, media releases, publication with scientific manuscripts.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
May 2009May 2011
Founder, President, Web & Graphics Designer
Developed organization branding including colours, logo, website, letterhead, brochures and information sheets, etc. Also developed media for a number of large events, including logos, posters, tickets, online and other digital advertisements.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2006May 2007
Graphic Designer, Marketing Department
Designed and produced printed and digital material for Association as well as private clients, developed and implemented product and event branding, worked as front-line staff for department office print shop.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2007Sep 2007
Communications Assistant, Dean of Science Office
Summer position, developed and implemented various communications initiatives relating to alumni relations, career resources for students, health and safety policies, and the Faculty of Science website.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007May 2012
Ph.D. Chemistry
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2003May 2007
B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
English (Native), French (Conversational)
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Graphic Designer, Html And CSS, Visual Communications, Writing (PR/Technical/Media)