CV

Employment

Senior Graphic and Web Designer
Kiers Marketing Group, Fredericton, NB, Canada
July 2009 – Present

Senior designer responsible for all aspects of design within a full-service marketing firm. Including, but not limited to: logos, branding and identity systems; print collateral, advertising and promotional campaigns; web site design and development; publication design; online advertising and social media campaigns; point-of-sale and product packaging design; large-format design of trade show booths, banners and signage. Also participate in marketing consultation and strategy, needs assessments and campaign planning. Coordinate and advise in-house and external designers and vendors with regards to project scope, timelines, creative and client relations.

Freelance Designer
kentfackenthall.com, Penniac, NB, Canada
January 1996 – October 2018

Freelance print, book and web design and development.

Minister of Propaganda
Bike Commuter Cabal, Worldwide
January 2012 – October 2018

Responsible for design, maintenance, and upkeep of webpage at bikecommutercabal.com. Design of various products and campaigns to promote bicycle commuting and utility bike transportation. General online shenanigans within the realm of sustainable bicycle transportation. Creator of ridiculous imagery. Web concoctification. Moderation. Pushing of pixels for the cause as well as amusement.

Shop Monkey, Giant Bikes Brand Ambassador, Ride Leader, Consultant, Instructor
The Radical Edge, Fredericton, NB, Canada
April 2013 – August 2017

Bike wrenching and sales initially. General retailification. Resident Bikepackist. Tomfoolery. Spreading the Radical Edge and Giant Bikes love. Facilitating people’s love affair with the bike through leadership of structured group road and mountain bike rides. Social media and marketing consultation. Graphic design. Certified Sprockids leader/instructor. Loitering off the clock. 

Graphic Designer
Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, NB, Canada
November 2006 – July 2009

Graphic designer for a book publisher and communications design firm. In addition to conception, design/layout and production of various hard and softcover books, also responsible for design of commercial/contract projects including but not limited to identities/branding, brochures, magazines and catalogues, trade show and exhibit materials, interpretive panels, and web sites. Responsible for and participated in all facets of the design process and client consultation as well as estimating, colour correction and prepress, project management, quality control, delivery coordination, and invoicing. 

Graphic Designer/Production Manger
Think Design & Communications, Falls Church, VA, USA
July 1997 – October 2006

Conception and design of projects including corporate brochures and literature, print advertising, trade show and conference displays and collateral, periodicals, publications, company logo and identity systems/branding and client web pages. Managed all printing and production for firm and its clients including paper selection/estimating, pre-press, proofing, printing and delivery/quality control of final product. Work with and advised 2 other designers regarding design concepts, project scheduling and production compliance.

Senior Graphic Designer
Print Atlantic, New Minas, NS, Canada
February 2001 – October 2003

Responsible for design and pre-press of Sears National Dealer Store Flyer from concept stages through to film processing. Also involved in design, pre-press, and production of other commercial projects including, phonebooks, catalogs, brochures, newspaper advertising and layout. Supervised team of designers with regards to content, design, timetables/deadlines and day-to-day troubleshooting.

Bicycle Mechanic/Builder
Bikes USA, Alexandria, VA, USA
May 1997 – December 1998

Repaired/Built bicycles. Maintained shop, helped customers with equipment and part related questions.

Instructor, Counselor
Skate for Fun, Reston, VA, USA
May 1996 – August 1996

Instructor for In-Line Skating summer camp for kids. Supervised up to 20 children each day. Organized activities, games and lessons. Also taught private Power Skating lessons to children and adults.

Database Manager, Individual Membership
Internet Society, Reston, VA, USA
December 1995 – May 1996

Managed upkeep of database of members for a non-profit association dedicated to the positive and uncensored growth of the Internet and related technologies. Dealt with members regarding all manner of membership concerns and produced and managed mailings to members in both postal and electronic mail.

Owner/Operator
Lapdog Graphics, Inc., Falls Church, VA, USA
December 1994 – February 1996

Operated my own business which included a full service sign shop and textile screen printing services. Designed, fabricated, and installed vinyl signs, neon signs and screenprinted signs.

Design, Production, Installation
Signtec, Falls Church, VA, USA
August 1994 – December 1994

Designed, fabricated and installed vinyl signs, neon signs and sandblasted signs. Also assisted in service calls and the installation of eradicable awnings. Took orders from and worked with customers on sign design.

Instructor/Manager
In-Line Adventures, Fairfax, VA, USA
April 1994 – August 1994

Instructed both group and private in-line skating lessons, managed and was a member of extreme skating team, scheduled and instructed roller hockey camps and clinics, as well as birthday parties, corporate parties and other skating related events.

Engineering Draftsman
Christopher Consultants, Inc., Fairfax, VA, USA
November 1992 – March 1994

Drafted engineering drawings for civil engineering firm. Responsible for producing all manner of engineering drawings on mylar and velum with both graphite and ink media.

Assistant Manager
Hockey Plus/Reston Ice Forum, Reston, VA, USA
October 1993 – April 1994

Handled special orders, inventory control, employee training, and staff supervision of retail hockey/skating store. Also worked in management of ice rink operations, day-to-day maintenance, ice resurfacing and customer relations.

Manager
Centre Ice Sports, Potomac, MD, USA
April 1992 – October 1993

Complete run of the store from ordering merchandise to hiring employees.

Education

Northern Virginia Community College
Associate’s Degree – Architecture, 1998

Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA
Advanced Studies Diploma – Architecture, Art, 1989

Volunteer and Organizational Experience

Marketing Consultation, Design, Social Media
Member, Board of Directors

Nashwaak Watershed Association
November 2011 – November 2017

Responsible for redesign and management of organization website. Design of various printed materials including newsletters and promotional items. Manage social media accounts.

Marketing Consultation, Design, Social Media
River Valley Cycling
Jan 2014 – 2016

Responsible for design and management of website. Marketing consultation and design of various marketing materials and products. Participation in management of social media accounts.

Marketing Consultation, Design
Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Jan 2013 – Jun 2014

Redesign, implementation and maintenance of website. Staff training in use and update of site. Marketing consultation.

Awards and Recognition

2017 Business Excellence Award Nominee, Kiers Marketing Group
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

Sprockids Canada Instructor/Leader
Sprockids Canada/Giant Bicycles/The Radical Edge
Certified May 2016 

2011 Business Excellence Award Winner, Kiers Marketing Group
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

Silver Medal, Performing Arts, Independent Publishers Awards for The Top 100 Canadian Singles. Design and layout.

Winner, Best First Book, 2008, Bob Mersereau for The Top 100 Canadian Albums.
Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association. Design and Layout.

Best Published Book 2008, Shortlist for Miller Brittain: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears.
Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association. Design and Layout.

Software Knowledge

Adobe CC Suite
Microsoft Office
Google Apps
Quark Express
HTML, CSS
WordPress

Other Interests

Architecture and Design
Cycling
Ice Hockey
Outdoors and Adventure
Philosophy and Thought
Reading and Music
Technology and Media
Wood Working/Renovations