CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL PROFILE



I have been fascinated with graphic design for as long as I can remember. 9 years ago I've decided to make a career out of my passion. My aspirations are to produce quality work in a creative environment and am looking to build on an extensive range of skills within a suitably challenging role. I am keen on achieving further professional development, pushing my own boundaries and eager to collaborate with creative people. Even under significant pressure, I possess a strong ability to perform effectively.
 


CAREER HISTORY

KITTY ROUGE ● August 2005 – present

Freelance Graphic Designer


I specialize in apparel & textile design, illustration making, logo design, corporate identity, brochures, package design, poster & flyer design and more. I've created work for William Rast, Silver Jeans, Vivarati Socks, Stadio, RCPEIM, Compass Canada, Bishop's University, Dawson College, LCN Property Management and a variety of local businesses and event planners.
 


ARDENE ● August 2015 - present

Graphic Artist

 

GROUPE DYNAMITE ●  January 2012 - August 2015

Textile Designer

Mainly, I am required to create graphics & prints for ladies-wear as well as creating embellishments, placement & all-over prints based on our trend research while working closely with all designers & concept team. I create colour separated production-ready files as well as follow-up on strike-offs from vendors to ensure quality prints. As a team we present print development boards, maintain art tracking sheets,  properly file & manage strike-offs and participate in creative meetings.     


KÄRV
 ● August 2010 – January 2012

Graphic Artist

My main responsibilities were to come up with concepts and create graphic art, screen prints and embellishments such as jean pockets, embroideries & patches. I was required to sketch artworks by hand and/or computer while representing Kärv's unique style as well as creating production-ready files, tech packs, labels and CADs.  


LAMOUR HOSIERY INC. ● April 2006 – July 2010

Graphic Designer


My position responsibilities consisted of designing hosiery & sportswear CADs, mock-ups, presentation boards, mood boards and packaging for clients such as Zellers, JoeFresh, Sears, Mark's Work Wearhouse and such. I had the responsibility of the printing process of our various packaging and overlooking the progression of the colour / print quality of the garments as they were being made. 
 


CHARTWELLS (University of Ottawa) ● June 2004 - August 2004

Receptionist / Graphic Designer


As a multi-tasking receptionist for a dining service, I've participated in many assignments including creating advertisements and posters on campus as well assisting the food service director with various graphic tasks.
 


EDUCATION


2004-2005 College Interdec

Attestation of Collegial Studies (AEC) in Media Printing & Advertising Design


Built knowledge of image editing, typography, printing process, page layout, basic HTML, illustration, print and electronic communication and how to perform creatively, professionally and effectively
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2003-2004 LaSalle College

Have undertaken 1 of a 3 year Fashion Design program

Have knowledge of fashion history as well as fashion illustration, garment assembling, draping and pattern making. Being more interested in fashion illustration than garment assembling, in my one year of study I have learned a great deal which has been helpful in extending my work into fashion design.
 


OTHER

● Attestation de qualification à titre de designer de mode


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

● Winner of College Interdec's Best Artistic & Technical Student award of 2005

● Winner of the 2005 LaSalle College Agenda design competition


SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY


Mac (speciality) & PC platform user

Tablet (Wacom tablet pads & desktop tablets)

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign/ QuarkXpress

Dreamweaver (basic HTML)

Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel, Word, etc)
 


DESIGN QUALITIES


Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing 

Ability to articulate developed and diverse creative ideas to various internal and external audiences

Can communicate clearly in English and French

I'm also a fast learner, productive and hard working.


Have team spirit but can work very well independently. 


CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone - (514) 577-0075

Email - kitty@kittyrouge.com

Website - www.kittyrouge.com

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