UX/UI Designer

I simplify complex information through my background in graphic and product design. I love to create better digital experiences.

Education

 

UX/UI Design Bootcamp 

University of Toronto   |   December 2022

Multimedia Design 

Trebas Institue   |    Certification 2001

Bachelor of Science 

University of Toronto   |    Degree 1999

Experience

Susan David Photography & Design

Mississauga, Ontario (Freelance) | Feb 2008 – Present
  • Create storyboards and user personas, incorporating them into design decisions, resulting in an improved and significant design creation.
  • Design useful and elegant digital experiences.
  • Collaborate with other UX designers to ideate concepts and solutions for an app, maintaining deisgn consistency and coherence across features in products.
  • Focus on user-centric design research, user interface development, visual prototyping and wireframing, and web prototyping.
  • Create and maintain WordPress sites for local shops.
  • Use DIVI to create and edit websites.

Xerox Canada

Mississauga, Ontario (Freelance) | July 2022 – Present
  • Create highly accurate brand-compliant and visually compelling chross-channel design solutions.
  • Create mechanical layouts from original design or utilizing incomplete files, images and raw design layouts.
  • Enhance all designs to meet WCAG 2.1 (AODA) accessibility standards using Abode Indesign, Acrobat and CommonLook.
  • Ensure all quality control policies are adhered to while constantly looking for ways to implement process improvements.
  • Work collaboratively with clients at all stages of the design and production process including presenting concepts, explaining design merits, and making revisions that are consistent with marketing strategy and brand standards.
  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to ensure designs are delivered on time and as per requirements.

 

 

Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Toronto, Ontario | Jan 2012 – June 2020
  • Oversee all graphic design, web design, social media, photography, and video for the club.
  • Open dialogue with staff and management during the full design process.
  • Editorial layout and design of member magazine, promotional material, annual reports, digital screen banners, website banners, and internal documents.
  • Manage the club website by collaborating with all departments to ensure accurate information is shared to the membership in an easy-to-find format.
  • Maintain all branding for print and web assets and ensure guidelines are upheld.
  • Create email marketing campaigns on a weekly and ad-hoc basis.
  • Manage social media uploads from other departments to ensure brand consistency.
  • Photograph special events such as Santa photos, Summer Ball, and Cruising Sailors Squadron yearly dinner.
  • Compile & create an annual video diary compiled of member photos& videos shown at our end-of-summer celebration.
  • Create original designs with the information provided by conveners to create promotional posters for events in digital and print formats.
  • Copy editing materials related to communications, such as magazines, and annual reports.
  • Work with vendors to ensure accurate and timely submissions.
  • Create and maintain files for all creative assets and resources such as photography, art files, and special fonts
  • Considered the go-to person when other work needs to be done or extra assistance is required.