EXPERIENCE

Product / Furniture Photographer                                                           

Sport / Action Photographer                                                          

Real Estate Photographer                                                                         

  • Interior and exterior photography services for apartments, townhouses and houses for sale in Lower Mainland
  • 360 degree Panorama shooting
  • Process and upload tours within 24 hours
  • Post processing in Adobe Photoshop CS6, working with RAW images, HDR, bracketing shooting
  • Video slideshow posting on YouTube
  • personal web-page for each listing (sample)

SFU, Burnaby, BC|Research Assistant:  Photographer                        2014  

  • Under supervision of SFU professor worked with Musqueam artist and weaver, taking professional photos of weavings, blankets, and other pieces
  • Performed post production of photos for further use in print or web
  • Traveled around to assigned venues, kept log of hours, completed projects, attended to all correspondence, consistently meet deadlines

Vanexion Education Inc, Burnaby, BC                                                                  2014

Graphic Designer +Early Section6-2Q18-1

  • Draw mathematical graphs to supplement solutions for math textbooks of 1st, 2nd year college / university level. Note: Each  graph is unique and hand drawn in Illustrator.
  • Hand code LaTeX files to produce press ready PDF files with complete and accurate solutions.
  • Use specific knowledge of teaching math to advise on presenting explanations in a logical manner.
  • Upload files onto the web-site maintaining a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Provide other graphic design duties as directed: logo re-design, web site re-design, ads layout, etc.

PACE Canada College (education, non-profit), Surrey, BC                                   2013

Marketing & Digital Specialist

  • Twice a week designed newsletters featuring current programs and courses, and sent via Vertical Response to over 400 recipients.
  • Created targeted email campaigns with promo coupons, holiday wishes, thank you cards, closing dates reminders, etc.
  • Actively promoted the college in social media – Facebook/ Twitter/ Flickr by updating daily posts with current information on registrations, graduation photos, urging more “likes” and “shares”07
  • Planned and prepared all marketing materials for exhibitions, trade shows, etc. Coordinated and collaborated with the team on marketing strategies before and during the event.
  • Designed and printed in house student cards, course promotional materials, gift certificates, diplomas, etc.
  • Updated monthly calendar on the web-site, maintained profiles of instructors and course descriptions current and accurate.
  • Organized weekly photo shoots and built a library of images suitable for further use in advertising.
  • Created, sent out and track invoices to clients, adhering to college standards.
  • Created power point presentations for the Board Meetings, took minutes, and prepared reports as instructed by the Director.

ScanDesigns, Coquitlam, BC (furniture retail, BC owned)                                    2006 – 2013
including all 6 branches in BC as well as Muse and Merchant showrooms
(former galleries of Couch Potato and Martha Stewart)

Furniture Photographer (ongoing)wingsofabed

  • Coordinated and performed photo shoots of furniture pieces allowing to be instantly featured in current web and print advertisements.
  • Collaborated with Interior Designers to achieve a visually appealing look.
  • Worked with natural light, industrial light, including professional studio lighting equipment; with all types of surfaces – glass, wood, metal, and in a variety of settings – sales floor, white room, warehouse.
  • Performed post production of photos – touch ups for beauty and consistency, color changes / image optimizations, cropping, resizing for press and web, extending or eliminating background.
  • Managed the picture library, tagged photos,  uploaded on site, FTP file exchange.

Advertisement / Graphic Designer

  • Prepared press ready ad files in the correct size and proportion, print and color quality as required by publishers, proofread all material before press production.
  • Created over 100 winning layouts bringing clients in person, over the phone or via web-inquiry system.
  • Established and facilitated an on-going working relationship with Vancouver Sun, the Province, Langley Times, Langley Advance, The NOW, Kelowna Capital News, Times Colonist, Nanaimo Daily News, Western Living, BC Homes and Garden.
  • Designed posters, signage, multi-page flyers for all upcoming sale events.
  • Operated a 24” digital printer for all in house printing jobs, monitored and ordered supplies.
  • Updated ScanDesigns website on a weekly basis with the new products and current promotions.
  • Maintained effective communication on all projects with the CEO and branch managers always accommodating last minute requests.

 Office administrator / Accounts Receivable clerk

  • Professionally answered a multi-line phone, took messages, transferred to voice mail.
  • Created welcoming office environment, cleaned the reception area.
  • Operated office printer/scanner/copier, performed cash/debit/credit card transactions.
  • Assisted in sales, managed customer payments, provided product information, checked ETA for special orders, promptly filed completed invoices.
  • Helped scheduling deliveries and service, called clients to advice on a delivery time frame.
  • Offered orientation for new employees, updated training manual.
  • Manually input daily transactions into spreadsheets according to requirements.
  • Insured cash flow balanced with batch reports on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.
  • Performed bank deposits on a weekly basis

Inlet Skating Club, Port Moody, BC                                                                    2008 – 2014

Designer / Photographer (volunteer position)

  • In cooperation with the Board and coaches developed a full graphic concept of
  • the Winter Wonderland Ice Show 2008,
  • Winter Performances of 2011
  • 2013 Ice Show “100 Years Port Moody, Celebrating the City of the Arts”.
  • 2014 Ice Show “A Holiday Around the World”
  • Performed still and action photo shoots during classes and performances.
  • Designed and sewed costumes for group performers, coordinated the purchase of materials and budgeting.
  • Obtained quotes from printers to secure the most competitive prices for posters and tickets.
  • Arranged delivery of ready material within timelines discussed.
  • Maintained effective communication with Board members and coaches.
  • Promoted the club and the Show throughout social gatherings.

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