personal profile

I am a highly creative person with extensive experience in graphic and web design including on and offline marketing. I have a working visa for Canada for  2 years and plan on applying for permanent residency early 2017. I am now working in Toronto where I am using my experience to make an impact and to develop my skills further.

key skills

Adobe CCSEOBrand Development
HTML & CSSMS OfficeSocial Media
AnalyticsStaff ManagementCreative Advertising

work experience

Jan 2016  Current          HomeLife Marquis Real Estate, Brokerage

Creative Director

  • Design a large variety of real estate property marketing activities, including realtor branding, ads, brochure development, flyers/e-flyers, invitations, announcements, marketing items (boards, promotional items, signage, etc.) and special projects.
  • Design customised communications per office and client’s needs, including new graphical elements that visually capture a given message.
  • Utilise Photoshop to enhance photographs from anything to realtors images to properties.
  • Uphold and strive to innovate within brand standard guidelines.
  • Oversees production of print jobs and presentations to ensure deadlines are met.

Jan 2015 Oct 2015       Saville Products

Marketing Manager

  • Development of marketing, communication and promotional material including seasonal sales and events.
  • Editing all marketing communication material and messages fore-commerce website and warehouse department.
  • Drive online weekly promotions from conception to completion. Provide reporting, suggestions and feedback.
  • Assist with the development of marketing concepts and communication. Provide input, industry examples, potential strengths and opportunities targeting a specific audience.
  • Complete copywriting, editing and proofreading of all marketing messages and material.
  • Assist with the management of the in-house customer database.
  • Manage and maintain a product price-list and ensure supporting documents are supplied to our customers, sales and warehouse departments.

Jan 2014 Oct 2014        Campus Living Villages

Digital Marketing Manager

  • Developed the digital side of the marketing plan including online and offline programs and initiatives.
  • Using my graphic design background I coordinated and developed Village print communication and promotional materials for use around campuses and halls of residence.
  • Develop and supported new marketing technologies and digital strategies.
  • Reported on the performance of online marketing campaigns such as SEO, analytics and engagement levels.
  • Supported the creation and updates of new village websites.
  • Produced internal communication materials that support the brand and were consistent with company guidelines.

Aug 2008 Current         In Graphic Detail / MadeByMike

Freelance Graphic Designer

  • In the past I have worked with high profile clients such as Reebok, Heinz Foods, Toronto International Film Festival, JustEat and the Champion sports brand.
  • I produce graphic files for print and web as well as design, build, maintain and update client web sites.
  • Create and develop concepts for new personal projects and initiatives.
  • Produce materials and communications such as; logos, signs, posters, pocket cards, invitations, marketing materials, advertisements, newsletters, promotional incentives, business cards and web sites.

Aug 2011 Apr 2013          alldayPA

Senior Marketing Executive

  • I facilitated business development by providing tools for the business, using tactics such as; sales campaigns, email marketing, advertising, direct marketing, events, media relations, promotions and sponsorships.
  • Using various CMS’ I created, edited and maintained several of the company websites whilst producing marketing communications and accompanying stationery packages such as letterheads and business cards.
  • I managed, enhanced and communicated the alldayPA brand internally and externally. I also was also responsible for brand strategy, media relations, and the design and development of communications material.

education and qualifications

2011 – 2012     Manchester University

CIM Marketing Diploma Level 6.

2004 – 2006     Manchester College of Arts & Technology

FdA – Graphic Design & Advertising.

1997 – 2002     John Summer High School

9 A – C GCSE’s including Maths, English x 2, Science x 2, Business Studies, I.T., Geography and P.E.

awards & achievements

Astrobiology and SETI, University Of Edinburgh, UK via Coursera, 2016 (92.4%)
Psychology in Criminal Justice, University Of Queensland, Australia via EDX, 2016 (87.0%)
30 x (and counting) One Minute Brief winner for creative advertising.

computer proficiencies

Extensive MS Office skills including Word and Excel. Also experienced using a variety of web browsers, email software across both Windows and Mac OS and a wide range of design software including Adobe Creative Suite.

interests and hobbies

Keen interest in TV and film, true crime novels and socialising with friends and family. I also have a passion for travel which has enabled me to visit over 40 cities (and counting) across 3 continents. I also keep a very close eye on marketing trends and technological progressions.

references available on request.