Michael Watts

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Animator

Adobe Premiere

Microsoft Office

Lectora Publisher

Articulate Storyline

Print Design

Typography

Illustration

Web Design

Profile

  • 30+ yrs of experience producing successful creative graphic communications for clients.
  • Very strong print experience (screenprinting, offset, digital) including accurate file setup.
  • Strong organizational and project-management skills consistent with meeting strict deadlines.
  • Team player who enjoys the creative process while maintaining clear overall project goals.

 

Experience

Multimedia Developer  |  CFSATE, Base Borden ON  |  2015 to Present

  • Creation of Aircraft Trade eLearning solutions for the Department of National Defense.
  • Meet with clients to discuss the designing, planning and execution of their project.

 

Multimedia Developer  |  Shadowbox Learning Services, Orillia ON  |  2011 to 2015

  • Creation of customized eLearning solutions for clients in the public and private sectors.
  • Liaise with clients to discuss the designing, planning and execution of their project.
  • Creative and project lead for all in-house custom production projects.

 

Graphic Designer  |  Specialty Board Games, Barrie ON  |  2005 to 2007

  • Brainstorming of successful sports-themed family board games in a team environment.
  • Creation and design of all printed assets for each game (game board, cards, packaging).
  • Design of sales collateral, magazine ads, POP signage and digital online advertising.

 

Graphic/Web Designer  |  Raesgo Advertising, Barrie ON  |  2002 to 2005

  • Lead designer of trade publications for Resorts Ontario, and several member resorts.
  • Liaise with clients in the creation and design of print and digital sales collateral.
  • Develop logos and brand identities for businesses throughout Central Ontario.

 

Graphic/Web Designer  |  Freelance, Barrie ON  |  1998 to Present

  • Creation of printed brand identities, sales collateral, magazine ads and POP signage.
  • Contracting my design skills directly to various small to medium-sized businesses.
  • Sub-contracting my services to printers, sign shops and sports apparel companies.

 

Creative Director  |  Innis Interactive, Barrie ON  |  1996 to 1998

  • Creation of immersive interactive computer applications for education and business.
  • Liaise with clients, set goals, create digital assets and deliver project on time.
  • Project manage all in-house production of a four-person creative design team.

 

Graphic Designer  |  J.W. Crosby Advertising, Toronto ON  |  1990 to 1996

  • Creation of in-store printed collateral for various lifestyle retail store chains.
  • Responsible for accuracy of all art department film separations before going to press.
  • Recommend and manage implementation of in-house digital pre-print processes.

 

Education

Graphic Design Graduate  |  George Brown College, Toronto ON

 

Michael Watts 705.818.1570

Graphic Design • eLearning Development • Illustration