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Derek Goode

Newmarket, ON
905-716-1688

www.goodeartworks.com
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Summary

A highly-motivated problem-solver and creative Web/Graphic Designer utilizing over eight years of diverse experience working in the graphics industry independently, and in team environments, supported by an excellent education in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Web Development.

Qualifications

  • Creative & open-minded with concepts/ trustworthy & bondable
  • Strong communication skills / verbal and written

Web Skills

  • Dreamweaver CS6
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Flash CS5
  • WordPress
  • XHTML / HTML5 / CSS 2-3 / WebFonts
  • JavaScript / JQuery / PHP
  • ActionScript / TweenLite
  • Browser Developer tools
  • FTP / FileZilla / CPanel
  • Image Slicing / Optimization
  • Browser compatibility & validation

Graphic & Computer skills: Mac (OS X) & PC (Windows Vista / 7)

  • Photoshop CS6
  • Illustrator CS6
  • InDesign CS6
  • Acrobat X
  • Corel Draw X5 / Painter 12
  • QuarkXPress 7
  • Production Manager 7.5
  • FlexiSign Pro 8
  • MS Office 2008

Pre-Press Skills

  • Set-up of different media profiles
  • Troubleshoot files for colour modes & resolution output
  • File preparation for bleeds / trims & contour-cutting
  • File conversions for print / e-mail / web
  • Colour balance photos, cropping / Conceptual layout proofs

Artistic Skills

  • Hand rendering
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Wacom pen & tablet

Employment

  • Graphic Web Designer   A Needle Pulling Thread January 2012 - June 2015 (full-time)
  • Provide graphic & web design for a magazine publication catered to the Canadian needle arts
  • Design, development & maintenance for company and client websites with Dreamweaver & WordPress
  • Create, modify, and update business directory site
  • Prepare and assemble images, diagrams, illustrations, manage layout for print and digital publications
  • Proof and typeset each magazine issue
  • Administrate artwork files
  • Optimize images daily for blog site and create web banners
  • Graphic Illustrator   January 2008 - December 2011 - (freelance)
  • Recreated patterns and designs for each issue
  • Designed, developed, and branded company website
  • Sign Production Designer   Signs in the Making Inc. June 2006 - August 2008 - (full-time)
  • Produced commercial and custom signage for the real estate market
  • Designed proofs with a team of five designers consulting with agents for various franchises and head offices
  • Fabricated signs with the production staff using machinery, power tools, operated vinyl plotters and digital printers
  • Sign Production Designer   Gottesman Signs Ltd. February 2005 - May 2006 - (full-time)
  • Worked in the company for design, fabrication, and production of signage for a large base of clients
  • Created art proofs using Photoshop, Illustrator and Gerber software
  • Plotted, weeded, masked, and applied vinyl to varieties of substrates
  • Graphic Designer   Glenway Country Club June 2004 - December 2007 - (freelance)
  • Designed seasonal advertising for a fitness & recreation facility
  • Created postcards, brochures, signage, and posters
  • Consulted with the Marketing Co-ordinator for the branding of promotional layouts
  • Prepared PDF proofs, and pre-flight artwork for printing bureau
  • Graphic Designer   Art Media June 2000 - June 2002 - (full-time)
  • Responsible for providing corporate signage identification of brand name accounts
  • Created elevation drawings, schematics, and conceptual designs for permit approvals
  • Collaborated with other designers from different agencies working on projects
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