Steve Menard

Design DXM

Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada
Effective design is all about telling a good story and making believers out of the audience.

Work Experience

Maison Brison Communications

Art Director

Worked on a contractual basis as Art Director for a public relations firm.
March 1990 - November 1991 Quebec, Canada

Grapevine Communications

Graphic Designer, Creative Director

I worked as a graphic designer reporting directly to the Studio VP. During my last year at Grapevine I took over the reigns as Creative Director.
March 1992 - December 1994 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Design DXM

Creative Director

In order to service my growing list of freelance clients, I founded Design DXM in March 1994. In January 1995 I took the leap and left my salaried job and took up Design DXM full time. It's been a great ride so far.
January 1995 - Present Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada

Education

Dawson College

Commercial Art (DEC)

My first foray into the world of art.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

LearnWebDevelopment

Online web design and development course, featuring WordPress framework.
January 2009 - January 2013 McKinney, Texas, United States

Imaginism Studios

Certificate of Completion - Character Design II

Online illustration course. Completed both Character Design I and II (with Stephen Silver), plus Comic Book Portfolio course (with Alvin Lee) in 2011.
January 2011 - May 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Chris Oatley, The Magic Box

Digital painting course with Chris Oatley.
January 2014 - Present Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Languages

English (Native),
French (Fluent),

Skills

Copy Writing, Quark Xpress, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Cloud (Creative Suite), HTML5 And CSS3, MS Office , Photo Editing, Traditional Illustration Media,