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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

DCD Communications

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.
July 2012 Ontario, Canada

Queen's Univeristy

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.
September 2007 - May 2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Queen's Graduate Chemistry Society

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.
May 2009 - May 2011 Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Saint Mary's University Students' Association

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.
September 2006 - May 2007 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Saint Mary's Univeristy

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.
May 2007 - September 2007 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Queen's University

Ph.D. Chemistry

September 2007 - May 2012 Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Saint Mary's University

B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry

September 2003 - May 2007 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


English (Native),
French (Conversational),


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Graphic Designer, Html And CSS, Visual Communications, Writing (PR/Technical/Media),