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TOM RALSTON

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Experience
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008Present
Founder & Creative Director
Canada
Aug 2010Mar 2011
Senior Graphic Designer
• Designing for the in-house studio head office, for stores nation-wide
• Producing adverts for print & web
• Liaising with third parties, such as printers, advertisers and partners
• Creating materials for the product launch of the Kobo Wireless eReader
• Producing mass prints such as 2.5 million newspaper inserts monthly
• Fulfilling briefs accurately within deadlines, and prioritising projects
• Working with the marketing department briefs accurately within deadlines
Canada
Jul 2010
Production designer / Freelancer
• Creation and adaptation of accurate files for timely production
• Making edits and changes as required and obtaining approvals
• Working to brand guidelines, on a variety of clients for print and web
• Designing and amending POS, packaging, adverts and webpages
London, United Kingdom
Jul 2009Sep 2009
Graphic designer / Freelancer
• Designing tailor-made brochures for client pitches
• Ensuring the highest quality of design for prospective clients
• Making sure all company brand guidelines were accurately maintained
• Retouching images for high quality print production
London, United Kingdom
Apr 2008Jun 2008
Graphic Designer / Intern
• Working in an award winning studio in a close knit team of three
• Meeting with clients, defining briefs and ascertaining their needs
• Gathering research, defining routes and refining a final design
• Keeping strict time management due to short time frames
Education
London, United Kingdom
20072008
The London College, UCK
Foundation Diploma in Graphic Design, HNC
Nottingham, United Kingdom
20042007
The University of Nottingham
BA Honours English and American Literature
London, United Kingdom
20022003
Chelsea College of Art & Design
Art and Design BTEC Diploma