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About Dany

Award-winning, results driven graphic design and creative services professional with a diverse background that also includes illustration, fine arts and film production. Leads, manages and undertakes projects from initial brief to final delivery. A Team player who strongly believes that collaborative effort is key to success. Builds strong client relationships, provides clear communication, and can easily assess needs to deliver creative solutions that bring the most value to the business.

The Story So Far

Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer
V!VA Retirement Communities

2016 - Present

  • Coordinate creative design, development and distribution of marketing/sales collateral, including brochures, print advertising, newsletters, e-mail campaigns, web banner advertising, signage, promotional products, and other media.

  • Support the Director of Marketing & Sales, Regional and Community Relations Manager with corporate and local marketing and sales initiatives.

  • Write and edit marketing copy.

  • Coordinate the scheduling and submission of advertisements to media outlets/publications.

  • Update and maintain our website, and manage social media presence.

  • Created and maintains an image library.

  • Developed document tracking system to eliminate use/circulation of obsolete/dated documents.

  • Implemented templates for consistent, on-brand layout and decreased design
    development time.

Creative Design Specialist
BMO Capital Markets

2015 - 2016

  • Designed and builds highly creative, custom presentations, templates and forms.

  • Designed invitations, newsletters and HTML e-mails; each with RSVP functionality.

  • Created, edits, re-formats and enhances existing presentations, slides and documents to increase visual appeal.

  • Conducted research on external client brand, working with spec sheets
    and developing concepts.

  • Delivered client-ready material within specified time frames, often with quick turnaround and in high volume.

  • Highly adaptable, responded to challenges, deadlines, emergencies, in a rapidly changing workflow environment.

  • Ensured all materials conform to organization’s brand/visual identity, compliance and confidentiality standards.

  • Developed and executed the ‘Endcaps and Bunkers Manual Signage Process’ thus improving efficiency and turnaround time in the creation and production of sales and promotional tags within Rexall stores, still in use today.

  • Participates in generating Same-Account-Revenue Generating Opportunities for existing services, new services in digital applications and outsourcing opportunities.

  • Develops, maintains and increases customer base business by building strong relationships at the end user level (SLA achieved and high-customer satisfaction).

  • Interact with customers on a daily basis, providing design solutions and executing a consistent vision across multiple platforms via adherence to client brand standards
    and guidelines.

  • Assign graphic design tasks to graphic design team, monitor skill-set and ability.

  • Provide creative direction on all layouts and designs.

  • Provide graphic design services on high-level materials and additional support
    when necessary.

Creative Lead

Xerox Services @ Rexall

2014 - 2015

Graphic Designer

Xerox Services

2011 - 2014

  • Clients include Enbridge Gas Distribution, Ford Canada and Eli Lilly.

  • Engages clients to establish the nature and context of graphic design projects.

  • Develops and executes graphic design projects from initial rough to completion, in a deadline driven environment with key focus on client satisfaction. 

  • Preflights and proofs all designed materials for accuracy before production sign-off.

  • Works in Pantone Matching System, CMYK and RGB.

  • Utilizes stock photography databases (i.e., iStock, Getty Images) to acquire images for use in designed materials.

  • Ensures brand integrity by strictly adhering to Xerox and client branding guidelines
    and standards. 

  • Maintains archive of digital graphics assets.

  • Tracks time on all projects to ensure proper billing.

  • Engages third-party vendors for Request-For-Quotes (RFQ).

Artist & Designer

2002 - 2014

  • Fine Art, Illustration and Graphic Design

Intern, Creative

Euro RSCG Life Healthcare Advertising Montréal

Summer 2002

  • Provided rough concept illustrations and layouts.

  • Maintained digital and hard-copy archive.


  • Bachelor of Design Degree

Ontario College of Art & Design


2000 - 2005

Vanier College

1998 - 1999

  • Art, media and theatre


  • Exceptonally proficient in Adobe CS6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign),  Acrobat Professional

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Omnigraffle (for UI/UX wireframes)

  • BusinessMap

  • User Interface/User Experience design, wireframes and mockups

  • Illustration (Traditional Drawing and Painting)

  • Digital Illustration

Awards & Recognition

Mississauga Arts Council
2012 "MARTY" Award

  • Best Emerging Artist - Media Arts

Applied Arts Magazine
2003 Illustration Annual

  • Selected artwork "Creepy Guy in Love"

American Illustration 23

  • Chosen artwork won: "Phancy Pheasant"

  • Submitted to cpmpetition while still a student, allowed to compete as a professonal

Ontario College of Art & Design

Patricia Watt Award

  • For exemplary illustration and design work

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