Erin R. Windrim

Graphic Designer

North York, Ontario, Canada
Graphic Designer in Toronto, Canada & Area

Work Experience

Erin Rachel Designs

Independent Graphic & Communications Designer

I work with a variety of clients, most of which belong to small businesses and the projects are self-initiated. I work with a variety of content; from brand identity design, book design, layout and formatting, illustration and photo editing.
2011 - Present Ontario, Canada

Kira Systems

Graphic Designer

At Kira Systems I work with a small, collaborative team on the design of all print and some web media including the company mascot, branded documents, marketing collateral, event displays, business cards, custom icons, infographics, and a children's book about machine learning.
September 2011 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

So Ripe Social

Creative Director & Graphic Designer

A duo of tough but tender, sassy yet sweet peaches. Here to help your conscientious business crush the digital marketing game. My role as Creative Director and Graphic Designer at So Ripe Social involves designing marketing collateral while maintaining brand standards and guidelines, and designing brand identity pieces for clients of So Ripe Social.
December 2015 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Korhani Home

Student Graphic Designer

After my summer internship at Korhani Home ended and I had started my final year at University, I was given the opportunity to return as a student designer and continue working with the design team on various projects.
October 2014 - December 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Korhani Home

Graphic Design Intern

In the summer before my final year of University I sought internship opportunities, and when I got a call from Korhani Home, located in Concord, we clicked together instantly. Korhani Home started with hand-knotted Persian rugs, and they have now expanded to include fashion-forward and trendy designs, as well as proudly North American-made rugs. Interning at Korhani allowed me to explore the possibility of being an in-house designer in the future, while receiving valuable mentorship from the design team. Here I significantly expanded my photoshop skills, as well as product photography, photo editing, and layout design.
April 2014 - August 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

Ontario College Of Art And Design (OCAD University)

Bachelor of Design

Throughout my four years at OCAD University, I took a variety of studio and liberal studies courses including (but not limited to) English, children's literature, photography, drawing, typography, animation and book design. All of these courses have shaped my skills and interests, and have pushed me to explore various fields within design and grow as a designer.

The curriculum at OCAD follows a very conceptual approach, which has taught me to always seek meaning in every design decision that I make. This approach encourages me to be thorough and informed in my decision making, and results in a well thought out concept and execution.
September 2011 - April 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Languages

English (Native),
French (Conversational),

Skills

Adobe, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Book, Brand Identity, Business Cards, Character Design, Creative Direction, Creative Suite, CSS, Editing, Editorial, HTML, Illustration, Information Design, Layout, Logo Design, Microsoft Office, Photography, Stationery, Writing,

Volunteer Work

Assistant Graphic Designer | Count Me In (movement)
February - April 2016

Count Me In is the world’s largest youth-led movement, with a mission to help youth find their passions and harness their leadership skills. I recently joined the Count Me In team as an Assistant Graphic Designer to the Creative Lead Bryan Weiser. My role at Count Me In is assisting in the design of three leadership manuals for the 2016 Leadership Program.
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Energy Exchange Program Volunteer | Yoga Tree
May - July 2016

My role within this program involved volunteering two hours each Friday at the sunny Bay and Dundas location. In my role I primarily helping to keep the studio a clean and happy place.