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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

GRIP LIMITED

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.
June 2014 - April 2015 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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.
December 2013 - February 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Myself

Graphic Designer and Photographer

Freelanced with various clients. Designed branding identities, websites, photographed, and retouched images. Clients were industrial designers, advertisers, and small business.
June 2009 - June 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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.
June 2012 - September 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

VL Soft

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

Contract for image editing, website design, XHTML, CSS, Flash movie design, and logo design.
2007 - 2008 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wired Consultants

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

Contract for website design, XHTML, and CSS Project for Wired Consultants located in Denver, USA.
July 2007 - July 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Interwiz

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

Contract for website design, XHTML, and CSS Project for Interwiz
June 2007 - June 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

Ontario College Of Art And Design (OCAD University)

BDes Degree, Graphic Design

September 2009 - June 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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.
September 2005 - October 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Brand Development, CSS, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Image Editing, Microsoft Office, MIcrosoft PowerPoint, Photography, Public Speaking, Research, Social Media, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop LightRoom, Advertising, Client Relations, Copywriting, HTML, Social Media,