Hey, it's Leah.

Profile

A dynamic, self-motivated, professional with a proven 7+ year career in creative entrepreneurship. Currently working at RBC as a Designer & Video Editor

Experience

RBC | Graphic Designer & Video Editor

  • Implementing improved processes to manage design/video requests and developing a self-serve system for work intake. 

  • Creating a high volume of internal communications graphics and videos.

Kobo | Senior Graphic Designer

  • Device campaign and product launch specialist for device launches, device sales, partnerships, and loyalty programs in over 15 countries.

  • Refreshing the brand incrementally by updating outdated brand assets.

  • Working with the tech team to get landing pages, emails, and site assets live.

Oliver Agency | Freelance Art Director, Producer, Designer

  • Onboarding Subway as a new client to create social media content plus art direct & produce promotional videos and sizzle reel.

  • Digital design for PayPal and West Jet, animation work for Brighthouse.

Fuel Content / FCB | Freelance Lead Production Artist

  • Leading a team of four in a high-demanding project to complete 700+ location-specific digital and print posters in Union Station for OLG Lottery.

  • Additionally produced advertisements for The Home Depot & BMO.

POSSIBLE / Wunderman | Digital Designer

  • Earned 40+ awards (including five Cannes Lions) for UX/UI Adidias GLITCH.

  • Built trusting relationships with HSBC’s Board of Directors to present and approve large budget projects for their internal database & global site.

  • Closed six-figure web-based projects for Aston Martin, HSBC, adidas FOOTBALL, Cannon, Bayer, and IQOS.

Parcel Design | Digital Designer & Shoot Coordinator 

  • Guiding a print agency into the digital sphere by managing web and social media clientele.

  • On set for filming LCBO advertisements, layout for LCBO's in-store print work, designed stamps for Canada Post, and attended pitches for new client projects.

  • Coordinated problem prevention plans in advance for photo shoots.

Other Relevant Experience

2020 | OURS Art Exhibition

2018 - Present | The Innovation Factory, Women's Leadership Entrepreneur Program

2018 | The Forge, Summer Startup Program 

2015 | WWF- Canada, Design & Marketing Intern 
2014 | Web Developer & Creative Intern at Brika

2013 - 2015 | Executive Event & Adoptions Coordinator, Kit Cat Club of Hamilton

Education

McMaster University | Honors Degree, Multimedia & Communications, Internship Program 

North Toronto Collegiate Institute | High School Diploma, Ontario Scholar

Skills

Design | Web, app. UX/UI, digital, print, rapid prototyping, product

Content Creation | Directing, storytelling, concept, photo, video, editing, illustration, visual art

Management | Understanding team dynamics & individuals strengths, presenting, decision making

Tools

Adobe Suite| PhotoShop, InDesign, Premier Pro, Illustrator, After Effects

Other Programs | Figma, InVision, Sketch

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