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Michael Linnik

Freelancer and Student

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I wish to attain a Graphic Designer position, to apply and extend my skill set and knowledge. I am passionate about graphic design, web design, and photography, which would make me a versatile addition to your team.
Work Experience
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014Apr 2015
Interactive Studio Artist
Designing and producing digital assets, animated and static banner ads, responsive websites, tablet applications, social media content, coupons, and emails. Editing images depending on project needs. Managing large asset creation, organization, and distribution for websites and dealer ad creation databases. Photographing installations and products created by Grip Limited. Creating internal tutorials and organization tools. Working with global brands such as Acura, Allergan, Botox, Brilliant Distinctions, Dare, Expedia, Honda, Juvéderm, KFC, Lindt, McCain, Pizza Hut, RBC, and Taco Bell.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dec 2013Feb 2014
Leonardo Worldwide Corporation
Graphic Artist / Web Designer
A series of contract positions at Leonardo Worldwide Corporation. Designed marketing collateral including printed materials, sales sheets, brochures, envelopes, external and internal PowerPoint presentations, and business cards. Updated websites and web-based assets, gathered and migrated content, and wrote HTML code. Created graphic elements such as icons, badges, information graphics, edited photos and logos. Updated and restructured master files for efficiency. Designed responsive website templates for the hotel industry.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009Jun 2014
Graphic Designer and Photographer
Freelanced with various clients. Designed branding identities, websites, photographed, and retouched images. Clients were industrial designers, advertisers, and small business.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012Sep 2013
Sandbox Society Inc.
Photographer
Photographed portraits, candid moments, sculptures, manufacturing process, industrial equipment, products, indoor and outdoor work spaces, and various objects associated with the Lovebot and Love Invasion.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
20072008
VL Soft
Graphic Designer and Web Developer
Contract for image editing, website design, XHTML, CSS, Flash movie design, and logo design.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jul 2007
Wired Consultants
Graphic Designer and Web Developer
Contract for website design, XHTML, and CSS Project for Wired Consultants located in Denver, USA.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 2007
Interwiz
Graphic Designer and Web Developer
Contract for website design, XHTML, and CSS Project for Interwiz
Education
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009Jun 2013
Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD University)
BDes Degree, Graphic Design
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sep 2005Oct 2007
University of Toronto
A joint program towards a HBA at University of Toronto with Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Communication Culture and Information Technology Visual Culture and Communication Specialist program. Decided to switch to Ontario College of Art & Design for a Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design.
Languages
 
English (Native)
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop LightRoom, Advertising, Brand Development, CSS, Client Relations, Copywriting, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, HTML, Image Editing, MIcrosoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Photography, Public Speaking, Research, Social Media, Social Media