Curriculum Vitae

 

CAREER OBJECTIVES

 

To be a successful graphic designer working in a progressive & innovative creative environment where I am challenged to think in new ways & further grow my skills.

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

November 2016 – September 2017

London, England

Mobile5 Media Ltd.

Creative Strategist

 

As a key member of the strategy team, my role involved research and development of creative solutions for clients’ digital marketing needs. These included projects for PepsiCo, Greggs, BBC, Renault and numerous start ups. This position required my ability to stay well informed, multi-task, to keep up with a fast-paced environment, data analysis, as well as qualitative and quantitative research. In this position I gained experience working alongside the client and the creative team, building relationships internally and externally, being involved with pitches for new business and campaign development across multi-channel platforms. 

 

I performed the extended role of lead copy writer for many projects. These included the new Pepsi Max app, The Renault F1 driving experience, Renault Sport competition, and the re-branding of Mobile5.

 

May 2017

London, England

Splice Festival

Social Media Content Creator

 

Hired to boost engagement on the Splice Festival Instagram page, I increased their following by 20% in less than 3 days and in creased there following from 260 to over 400 within 5 days. To achieve this, I researched the target audience, prime handlebars, key influencers, and high traffic posting times to develop a effective Instagram strategy. Using Hootsuite, I planned and organized regular posts in advance, and made changes when necessary. I ran competitions to encourage engagement. Clear and enticing copy writing was key to keep viewers and followers engaged and informed about the festivals events and workshops, and generate the sale of tickets.

 

June 2016, October 2016
London, England
Ninja Tune Records / Coldcut
Freelance Motion Graphics Designer

 

The band Coldcut saw the screen saver I did for Copperleaf Technologies & contacted me to recreate a similar look for and feel for their logos for the song Falling Leaves to be used in a performance at Glastonbury Festival & other events.

 

Later, the band hired me to make a spray paint animation for their new album. Here I used my Adobe After Effect & Photoshop skills to transform the Coldcut mark into a grungy motion graphic. This job taught me the importance of keeping a good rapport & staying in contact with previous clients.

 

August 2016, September 2016
London, England

Elastic Eye Ltd.

Freelance Motion Graphic Designer

 

I helped create animated visuals for The Wilderness Orchestra presentation of the works of David Bowie, featuring Kate Nash, Charlotte Church & David Oats for the brand new stage for the 2016 Wilderness Festival, The Atrium – supported by Time Out. The visuals I produced were mixed live by VJ Elastic Eye. Here I learned to work intuitively & around the wild environment of a festival. This job gave me the opportunity to work with other artists & expand my Adobe After Effects & Red Giant Trapcode suite skills.

 

 

Later, Elastic Eye Ltd. hired me for a last minute job to do a couple of animated Fabric nightclub logos for the Superfreq charity fundraiser for the Save Fabric Appeal and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Working with Elastic Eye Ltd. has taught me the importance in being flexible and managing tight deadlines. 

 

 

August 2016 – September 2016
London, England
Blue Relativity
Freelance Motion Graphics Designer

 

Blue Relativity is a LiveChat start up business, who hired me to make an animated information video to help get the word out about their products & services. This job allowed me to use my skills in storytelling, storyboarding, time management & animation. I learned how to manage the customer's expectations & expanded my Adobe Audition skills.

 

June 2016 – Present
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
ACCESS
Freelance Motion Graphics Designer


ACCESS (Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society) hired me to create an animation for an information video that is accessible to all learning abilities & relates to the viewer. I had to work closely with Jordan Mayfield, the director and filmmaker of the information video. The job taught me how to work from long distance, for government funded organisation, manage the client’s expectations versus the viewers’ needs & improved my storyboarding skills.

 

June 2016
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Legs Diamond
Freelance Graphic Designer

 

Legs Diamond hired me to make an Art Deco inspired border that can change size and dimension to easily fit menus, signs & more. This job used my problem-solving skills & required me to create something that versatile and user-friendly for those who have limited computer skills.

 

 

February 2013
University of Alberta

Faculty of Business

Freelance Photographer
 

The Faculty of Business at the University of Alberta hired me to take photographs of one of their alumni. These photos were featured and appeared on the cover of the Faculty of Business's magazine. This job introduced me to freelance work and taught me how to communicate with the client and subject, plan, direct, invoice and follow up with the client.

 

 

INTERNSHIP

 

 

February 2016 - June 2016
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Copperleaf Technologies
In House Graphic Design Intern


Originally hired to build a corporate manifesto, my responsibilities have quickly grown to find brand images, create & edit infographics, edit photos, revamp the logo guide, build a corporate screen saver, take employee photos, develop Word document templates & more.

 

2009

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

SEE Magazine
Intern

 

I was the author, interviewer & photographer for the weekly My Look column. In addition, I helped with editing copy, creating posts for Facebook & MySpace, & assisted on fashion & art photo shoots.

SOFTWARE SKILLS


Adobe Photoshop CC – Intermediate
Adobe Illustrator CC – Intermediate
Adobe InDesign CC – Intermediate
Adobe Premiere Pro CC – Basic
Adobe After Effects CC – Intermediate
Adobe Audition CC – Basic
Red Giant Trapcode Suite – Intermediate
Final Cut Pro – Intermediate
Sound Track Pro – Basic
Wordpress – Basic
Hootsuite – Intermediate
Microsoft Word – Intermediate
Microsoft Excel – Basic
Microsoft PowerPoint – Advanced


COMMUNICATION SKILLS


Listening & empathy, discussion & debate, collaborative brainstorming, storytelling, presenting to clients,
open-mindedness

PRACTICAL SKILLS

Able to handle rapidly shifting priorities, critiques & short deadlines with flexibility, grace & positivity

 

Organised & able to do focused multitasking, juggling deadlines for several projects simultaneously

Self-motivated & driven with the ability to work independently.

A passion for collaboration, brainstorms & idea generation

Curiosity, drive & willingness to explore multiple design approaches, including thorough research, developing strategy and road mapping for clients

Sharp attention to detail, typography, content, with a focus on graphic design craft

Working knowledge of art & design history, with ability and interest to research for art & design projects

 
EDUCATION

 

October 2012 – August 2015

London, England

University of the Arts London: London College of Communication

(BA) Graphic & Media Design

Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class Honours

 

September 2011 – April 2012

San Francisco, California, United Sites of America

California Collage of Art,

Second Year of Bachelor of Design, majoring in Graphic Design

 

September 2010 – August 2011

London, England

Cavendish College

Professional Diploma in Communications Design

 
VOLUNTEER WORK

 

2016
London, England
MoreEyes
Design Workshop Assistant

 

2014 – 2016
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Doogle Images
Model & Photographer Assistant


2012
San Francisco, CA, USA
Intervention Week
Gorilla planting all over the city


2011
London, England
JB Shehan Photography
Model & Wardrobe Assistant


2010
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Freewill Shakespeare Festival
Concession


2010
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Serca Festival of Irish Theatre
Concession

 

2009

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Edmonton Fashion Week
Hair Model

EXHIBITIONS/ART SHOWS

 

June 2015

London, England

LCC Grad Show

I exhibited my final project The Great Ocean Rush.

June 2011

London, England
Business Design Centre's Student Design Show

I exhibited a hand cut map of London.

July 2010

Edmotnon, AB, Canada

Whyte Avenue Art Walk

I exhibited a series of illustrations and silk screen prints. 

August 2007

London, England

A Summer of Creativity

I exhibited a series of fashion illustrations & designs, a finished garment, patterns, and silk screened fabric.

 
HOBBIES/INTERESTS


I enjoy bookmaking, DIY projects, going to museums, reading, cooking, outdoor sports & taking classes.

 

All images © 2013 – 2018 Chantal Gagnon