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Toronto, Old Toronto, Canada
Last online: 4 months ago
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ABOUT OSKU
I create value by adding the “oohs” and “wows” that go into my customer marketing materials and business communications. My measuring stick for success is the width of my customer smiles. With several decades of experience making people smile, I can help you put the wow factor in your business and get you noticed. Let me put a smile on your face as well as your customers.

I’m available on a project by project basis or for short term contracts.

RATES
I can work to budget or by the hour/day. Both are negotiable.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2005 to present - osku Studios - Founder, Creative Geek and Mac Nerd
Provide boutique-style creative services to major brands such as BMO Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank RBC Insurance, Moneris Solutions, Mastercard, Interac and many others.

• Graphic Design
• Logo Design and Branding
• Advertising Design and Production
• Banner Ads
• eBlasts, eNewsletter and Email Design
• Print and PDF Production
• Copy Writing
• Motion Graphics and Animation
• Whiteboard, RSA Animate, Explainer Videos
• Illustration, Cartooning and Character Development
• Script Writing
• Storyboards
• Voice Over Talent
• Video Editing
• Camera Operator/DoP
• Expert skills in Adobe Creative Suite
• Corporate Video Production

1995 to 2005 - Creative Network Inc. - Art Director and Designer
Responsible for communicating with clients directly, project management, art direction, design, production and prepress for ad campaigns, corporate communications and a wide range of other collateral advertising and communications print material.

Also provided website design and development in HTML and Flash, banner advertising, eBlasts and e-newsletters.

Designed, developed and maintained a graphics asset management server in WebStar on the Mac platform.

1990 to 1993 - Bermuda Press Ltd. - Design Department Manager
Managed a design and production team in one of the oldest still operating printing companies in the world (est.1828). Designed and produced a variety of digital artwork on Macs using PageMaker, Freehand and Photoshop, then output in high resolution to Compugraphic film negatives, which were then used to produce printing plates for massive Heidelberg presses. Gained a thorough knowledge of prepress and multicolour offset printing.

1986 to 1993 - Oz in the Art of Cartoon - Freelance Designer and Cartoonist
Designed advertising and corporate communications for a variety of local clients and agencies.

• Advertising and Corporate Communications Design
• Illustration and Cartooning services
• Desktop Publishing

1979 to 1982 - Global Television - TV Show Production Artist
Worked as an illustrator and graphic artist for television science show Science International, later renamed to What Will They Think of Next while finishing high school.

EDUCATION
1981 to 1986 - Mason Advertising Ltd. - Advertising and Design Apprenticeship
Certificate in Advertising and Design, Production and Prepress.


Standard Rate:
$500 per day ($62.5 per hour)

Skills

Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Advert Design, Advertising Illustration, Animation, Artwork, Autodesk SketchBook, Banner, Branding, Brochure, Business Card, Cartoon, Catalogue, Character Design, Comic Strip, Copywriting, Corporate Video, Editorial Illustration, Email Design, Explainer Video, Flyer, Freehand Digital Illustration, GIF, Greetings Card, Icon, Illustration, Infographic, Letterhead, Logo, Magazine, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Motion Graphic, Pen and Ink Illustration, Pencil Illustration, Poster, Presentation Design, Procreate, Promo Video, Signage, Spot Illustration, T-shirt Design, Video Advert

Experience Level

Adobe Acrobat Pro
Expert
Adobe After Effects
Expert
Adobe Audition
Expert
Adobe Dreamweaver
Intermediate
Adobe Illustrator
Expert
Adobe InDesign
Expert
Adobe Photoshop
Expert
Adobe Premiere Pro
Expert
Autodesk SketchBook
Expert
Microsoft Office
Intermediate
Microsoft Powerpoint
Intermediate
Microsoft Word
Intermediate
Procreate
Expert

Industry Experience

Financial Services, Media & Entertainment, Non-Profit Organization, Professional Services, Software & Internet, Computers & Electronics, Government, Other
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