Laurence Pilon

Designer

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Je crée, donc je suis.
I create, therefore I am.

Work Experience

Laurence Pilon

Designer and UX strategist

January 2012 -

Dawson College

Course lecturer, Graphic design program

January 2018 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Collège Ahuntsic

Course lecturer, AEC program in Graphic design

September 2017 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Fondation CHUSJ

Graphic designer

– Creation, production, and presentation of design concepts for print, animations, and web (posters, catalogues, packaging, branding, newsletters, websites, etc.)
– Pre-press to plate work and dies, media adaptation and mockups
September 2017 - October 2018 Quebec, Canada

Concordia Student Union (CSU)

Lead graphic designer

– Creation of design concepts for print and web
– Staff supervision (within an unionized environment), allocation of product mandates, staff training collaboration
– Project coordination, project quality control
November 2013 - September 2016 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Duval Design Communication

Freelance graphic designer

– Analysis and visual translation of clients’ communication objectives
– Creation, realisation, and presentation of design concepts for print, animations, and web (posters, branding, newsletters, websites, etc.)
April 2013 - August 2016 Mercier, Quebec, Canada

Education

University Of Reading

Masters of Arts (MA), Information Design

September 2016 - Present United Kingdom

Concordia University

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Design and Computation Arts

September 2012 - June 2016 Quebec, Canada

Collège Ahunstc

Quebec College Diploma (DEC)

September 2009 - October 2012 Quebec, Canada

Languages

French (Native),
English (Fluent),

Awards

Surface 3

Surface 3 Design Award

2016

Concordia University

Fine Arts Valedictorian

2016

Concordia University

Design Award

2016

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Branding, Graphic Design, Illustration, Layout Design, Mac OSX, Microsoft Excell, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Photo Manipulation,

About

I am a multidisciplinary designer with a professional practice focused on developing design systems and strategies for various print and online visual communications. Although my skill set is vast, my expertise lies in web design, user experience / interface design, and brand identity.

I hold a recent master’s degree in Information Design from the University of Reading (United Kingdom); and a BFA in Design and Computation Arts from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), where I graduated as valedictorian for the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2016. After completing my studies, I started working as a freelancer for small corporate institutions as well as non-profit organizations. Parallel to my practice, I teach graphic design at both Dawson College and Collège Ahuntsic. Outside of work, I enjoy winning soccer games, practicing outdoor photography and refining my baking skills.