Joshua Emberlin

Senior Designer/Art Director

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hi, I’m Josh, a graphic designer from Toronto. In my 12 years on the job I’ve learned three things: less is usually more, great design doesn’t come from a vacuum, and designers almost always do better work in thick framed eye glasses. I’ve also been humbled by a few international awards, something my mother is very proud of.

WHAT I CAN DO:
Advertising
Annual Reports
Art Direction
Book Covers
Brand Programs
Brand Guidelines
Brochures
Corporate Literature
Email Blasts
e-newsletters
Financial Reports
Invitations
Kit Folders
Logos
Magazines
Mobile
Online Banners
Photography Art Direction
Point of Purchase
Point of Sale
Posters
PowerPoint
Signage
Stationery
Trade Show Booths
Trade Show Banners
Video Art Direction
Websites

WHO I'VE DONE IT FOR:
Aastra Canada
Aecon Group
Amgen
Anna Goodson Management
BA Group
Bayer
BlackBerry
BMO Bank of Montreal
boxit
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Canadian Securities Institute (CSI)
CNE (The Ex)
Conrad (University of Waterloo)
Elad Canada
Farrow
FMC Law
Glenfiddich
Harvard
Kratt Bros.
LCBO
Lorex Technologies
MasterCard
Moen
Monarch
My Legal Briefcase
Nikon
Oculys
OMERS
Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation
Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP)
Peak to Shore Physiotherapy
PEN Canada
Penguin Publishing
Purolator Courier
The Redwood
Research In Motion
Rowand Law
Ryerson
Seneca College
South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation
Spicers Canada
Sprott Asset Management
St. Mary's Hospital
TD Canada Trust
Toromont Industries
Venture Communications
Vonage
Wal-Mart
Wajax
Women in Capital Markets

Work Experience

Joshua Emberlin Graphic Designer

Creative Direction/Graphic Design/Art Direction

Joshua Emberlin is an award-winning graphic designer with 10 years of creative experience in design and art direction. He holds a diploma from Seneca College in Toronto and has held design positions with a number of highly respected Canadian design firms.

Known for his clean, conceptual design, Josh understands the link between words and images that have garnered his work with numerous international design awards from Global Rebrand 100, AR 100, How Magazine, the Advertising and Design Club of Canada, Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD), Design Edge Canada and Coupe Magazine. He has worked for clients such as Aecon, University of Waterloo, Purolator, Wal-Mart, Nikon, Mastercard, Seneca College, and Research In Motion, among others.

Specialties
ADVERTISING
ANNUAL REPORTS
ART DIRECTION
BOOK COVERS
BRAND PROGRAMS
BROCHURES
CORPORATE LITERATURE
EMAIL BLASTS
E-NEWSLETTERS
FINANCIAL REPORTS
INVITATIONS
KIT FOLDERS
LOGOS
MAGAZINES
ONLINE BANNERS
POINT OF PURCHASE
POINT OF SALE
POSTERS
POWERPOINT
SIGNAGE
STATIONERY
TRADESHOW BOOTHS AND BANNERS
VIDEO ART DIRECTION
WEBSITES
Ontario, Canada

Hagon Design (Freelance)

Senior Designer

Services provided to a wide range of clients:
Creative concept development
Complete design
Print production to final product

Brand Programs
Logos
Stationery
Annual Reports
Corporate Brochures
Posters
Book Covers
Advertising campaigns
Banners
Tradeshow booths
Signage
Websites
Online banners
Email blasts
March 2010 - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Humber College

Graphic Design Software and Design Principles Instructor

• In class instruction of the Macintosh operating system, graphic design software (Adobe Creative Suite), and basic design/layout principals
• Responsible for creating class lessons, take away projects and providing constructive criticism
September 2009 - May 2011 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Soapbox Design

Senior Designer

Services provided to a wide range of clients:
Creative concept development
Complete design
Print production to final product

Seneca College rebrand

2006 and 2007 Lorex Technology annual report

2006 and 2007 HIV/AIDS Legal Network annual report

2006 and 2007Sprott Asset Management annual report

Fall 2007, Spring 2008 and Fall 2008 Anna Goodson Management brochures

Concept art direction/design – various accounts including Penguin Canada book covers; Kourosh Keshiri photography promos and portfolios; identity and visual looks for Natural State, HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Pen Canada, Insure Exact, among others
November 2006 - November 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Armstrong Partnership

Art Director

Services provided:
Creative concept development
Complete design

MasterCard Canada, U.S. and International direct mail pieces, bill inserts, print advertising, in-store displays, online banners, html newsletters, microsites
April 2006 - November 2006 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brandworks

Art Director/Designer

Services provided:
Creative concept development
Complete design

Nikon Coolpix advertising campaign

Vonage Canada online banners, landing pages, html newsletters, direct mail and city wide ad campaign concepts

Concept art direction/design – various accounts including Glenfiddich print advertising, Slots at Ajax billboards, Ontario Government
October 2005 - April 2006 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ove Design And Communications

Designer

Services provided:
Creative concept development
Complete design

Toromont Industries annual report

OMERS annual report

Howell Group branding

CSI – Canadian Securities Institute branding (contributing designer)

Ambrose Investment Counsel branding

Contributing designer – 2004 Purolator Courier annual review

Contributing designer – Wal-Mart Corporate Values Report

Concept design – various accounts including Ivanhoe Cambridge leasing portfolio, Canadian Securities Institute identity, visual style and standards manual, Laurentian University identity
May 2004 - October 2005 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pylon Design

Designer

Services provided to a wide range of clients:
Creative concept development
Complete design
Print production to final product

Logos
Stationery
Corporate Brochures
Posters
Book Covers
Advertising campaigns
Websites
August 2003 - March 2004 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Riddoch Communications

Art Director/Designer

Services provided to a wide range of clients:
Creative concept development
Complete design
Print production to final product

Brand programs
Logos
Stationery
Corporate Brochures
Posters
Advertising campaigns
Websites
Pitch work
November 2002 - July 2003 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

Seneca College Of Applied Arts And Technology

Graphic Design Diploma

January 1999 - May 2002 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Languages

Spanish (Beginner),
English (Native),

Awards

2012 RGD Social Good Design Awards

Uganda SideBySide Brand/Campaign

2012

2012 Design Edge Canada Regional Design Awards

Aecon Annual Report 2011 (Regional Finalist)

2012

Design Exchange Canada (DX)

Aecon Annual Report 2010

2011

2011 Design Edge Canada Regional Design Awards

Aecon Annual Report 2010

2011

2011 Global ReBrand 100

FMC Law rebrand (contributing designer)

2011

2010 RGD Design At Work Awards

OTIP brochure

2010

2010 RGD Design At Work Awards

Aecon annual report 2009 (Judge’s Choice)

2010

2010 Design Edge Canada Regional Design Awards

OTIP brochure

2010

2009 ARC Awards

HIV/AIDS Legal Network annual report 2007–08

2009

2009 Advertising And Design Club Of Canada (ADCC)

Aecon annual report 2008

2009

2009 Global ReBrand 100

Seneca College brand

2009

2008 How Magazine Self Promotion Annual

Anna Goodson, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 brochures

2008

2008 Unisource NUARs

Anna Goodson, Fall 2007 brochure

2008

2005 Registered Graphic Designers Of Ontario (RGD) Calendar

Howell Group logo

2005

2003 AR 100

YMCA of Greater Toronto annual report (contributing designer)

2003

2003 Coupe Magazine Design + Image Awards

Self promo materials

2002