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Yves Simon

OhYS Diffusions

Stoneham, Quebec, Canada
Creativity informs my professional and personal life. Self-taught, multi-skilled and innovative, keenly aware of developments in new technology and committed to finding the best way to communicate for business, these are the characteristics that make me an exceptional collaborator fundamentally motivated by respectful exchange and investing myself 100%.

In France, in addition to working for seven years at the CNRS (equivalent to the National Science Foundation) on the scientific and technical library databases, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Leisure with a minor in tourism product design and marketing (equivalent to a 2 years technical degree). Ten years ago, at the age of 28, I decided to immigrate to Quebec and am now a Canadian citizen while retaining my French (European) citizenship. NAFTA provisions would make facilitate obtaining a visa to work in the U.S.

After 10 exciting years in the very creative city of Montreal, I moved to Quebec City to rejoin my future husband as well as collaborate with him on the development of new projects within the gay community in provincial capital. I assumed the presidency of the local gay socio-cultural Association (a non-profit organization) and became very involved in a range of stimulating projects, including the establishment of exhibitions featuring gay artists.

Thus, in July 2011 we officially opened the gallery DomaHom (see MantoMan) Draw inspiration from community of gay artists in Quebec, the gallery’s vision is to present the total multidimensionality of men — physical, spiritual, and intellectual, the tangible and intangible. Together, we organized fundraisers to contribute to the battle against AIDS, set up stunning buffets for our openings and created multimedia presentations for the artists we represent.

Work Experience

Ohys Diffusions

Founding president

Achievements:
- Market research and market development outside of Quebec for publishing house
- Increased traffic and sales due to the creation of several websites
- Increased sales during book fairs tour
March 2011 - Present Stoneham, Quebec, Canada

Hébergement Stoneham

Commercial and Reception Director

Achievements:
- Increased client base
- Major improvement in the quality of service provided by reception as well as in the company’s image
- Increased revenues
January 2011 - September 2013 Stoneham, Quebec, Canada

DomaHom

Gallery founder and owner

Galerie DomaHom

Achievements:
- Created the first gay gallery in Quebec City.
- Exhibition installation, sales and new market development
- Fundraising for AIDS organizations
- Launch of the DomaHom creative studio
March 2011 - Present Quebec, Quebec, Canada

ASCGCN

President

Achievements:
- Improved the association’s cultural offering by through the creation of the DomaHom creative studio
- Key volunteer within the association and for the association’s bar
- Increased sales figures through the art gallery sales
November 2011 - Present Quebec, Quebec, Canada

SDL International

Team lead - Desktop publisher

Achievements:
- Coordination and supervision of a 15-member team
- New client development through feasibility analysis
- Major increase in production and departmental statistics
- Through the creation of best practices, increased respect for various standards imposed by multiple and diverse clients
- Provided critical staff support despite a consistently heavy workload
January 2000 - March 2009 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Languages

French (Native),
English (Fluent),
Español (Beginner),
German (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe In-Design, Desktop Publishing, Microsoft Excel, MIcrosoft PowerPoint, Photo Manipulation, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Edge, Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro , Exhibitions, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Photography,