Graphic designer with a broad range of creative and technical skills. Focused, driven and able to design under pressure. Solid technical skills using Adobe Creative Suite to deliver finished files to printers and programmers. Educated in identity and branding, print design and package design. Strong communication, leadership, organizational and project management skills.
Stacey Clarke Graphic Design
Freelance Graphic Designer 2012–Present
Specializes in branding, typography and print layout. Portfolio also includes packaging, iphone/ipad applications, website concepts, brochures, newsletters, book covers, and posters. Collaborates with photographers, PR consultants, programmers and web designers to meet the needs to clients ranging from small business and tech start-ups to large corporations and national non-profits.
Contract Graphic Designer 2014–2015
Worked on a large corporate re-branding project with a team of designers implementing a new identity across thousands of company publications and brand collateral. The job has required attention to every detail of the visual standards guide and advanced use of stylesheets and file management.
New Westminster, BC
Graphic Designer & Production Director 2005–2007
Designing invitations and collateral for events. Duties included developing business, providing quotes, holding client meetings, scheduling production and designing. Gained experience with specialty paper, letterpress, thermography and offset printing, die-cutting and other finishing processes.
The Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Graphic Design 2012
A four-year bachelor program focusing on concept-driven design. Course work included advanced typography, branding and identity, complex hierarchy in books, publication and print media, packaging and web design.
Publishing: Techniques and Technologies Diploma, 2004
A twelve-month intensive program concentrating on magazine production, management and design. Courses covered editing and writing, issues and practises in the publishing industry, editorial design, print production and pre-press, advanced colour correction and intensive courses in Adobe Creative suite and Quark XPress.
Dennis & Struthers
Jr. Graphic Designer, 2004
Worked on a large report that required drawing graphs, processing photos and formatting written material. Gained experience working with complex style sheets and hierarchy.
BCIT Community Relations
Graphic Designer, 2004
A short term full-time position in the community relations department of this polytechnic institute. Responsibilities included laying out course brochures, working with complex style sheets and file management systems. I was also responsible for writing requests for print quotes and preparing files for off-set printing.
Pacific Rim Magazine
Associate Production Director, 2004
A three-month position managing the production of a 52-page magazine, circulation 18,000. Duties included colour correction, pre-press and managing a PDF workflow, communications with printer and keeping a staff of 25 on target for delivering the magazine on time.
- Won an Applied Arts 2012 Student Packaging Design Award (on newsstands Nov/Dec 2012)
- Painting shown in the Academy of Art University Winter Art Show 2008
- Design work selected for the Academy of Art University Spring Art Show 2008, 2009 and 2010
- Typography featured in Design Crash Magazine and Tripwire Magazine
- Design work appeared in Volume 7, Issue 2 Real Weddings Magazine in 2007 (Vancouver, bc)