Shawna Ross-York


PROFILE With nine years of experience in the desktop publishing, computer graphics field. A well-organized, dedicated, detail-oriented professional; who's highly motivated and has a flair for creativity. Exceptional interpersonal, people skills has the ability to adhere to tight deadlines. Expertise in the following; On the MacIntosh • Adobe Illustrator • QuarkXpress • Adobe Photoshop • Microsoft Office 1998 • PageMaker • AGFA Duo Scanner On the PC-compatibles • QuarkXpress • Microsoft Windows 1995 • Microsoft Office 2000 • Adobe Acrobat Exchange • Adobe Acrobat Distiller • Freelance Graphics On the Silicon Graphics Workstation • Alias Studio • Power Animator • Unix SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS •Received recognition with "Stars of Pride" service quality award for designing overheads for a sales presentation put on by the Technology Products Group in the "bank". •Received the G.O.L.D. (Growth Opportunity Loyalty Dedication) certificate for providing five years of service with Carswell. •Provided input and met printing deadlines for the feature page or the cover images in the "Canadian HR Reporter" and its' supplements. Used expertise in QuarkXpress to standardize production and achieve a consistent look and pagination. •Designed, formatted, standardized and edited the inside of the "Human Resource Guide for Senior Executives 1999"; a 295 page publication including the listing, chart for each section, and table of contents. Responsible for proofing and the placement of corporate ads and logos according to the pagination. Through hard work and expertise was able to meet a very tight deadline. Efforts resulted in a job offer from Carswell when they purchased the "Canadian HR Reporter" and its sister publications. •Redesigned the "Learning for the Workplace" publication; three issues were printed. •With desktop publishing and QuarkXpress expertise used to produce the various publications assigned such as "Legal Alert", "The Canadian Taxpayer". Consistently met deadlines. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SHAWNA ROSS DESIGN Freelance Graphic Artist July 2000-Present •Provided assistance to companies who required a desktop publisher or production artist. Some of the companies are: Canadian Shareowner, The Royal Bank, and Scotia Bank. CARSWELL, THOMSON PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING Desktop Publishing Technician; DTP Group October 1999- March 2000 •Produced various publications including "Legal Alert"; pre-flighted publications before sent to printer; and edited advertising before it was used in various publications. Graphics/Production; Canadian HR Reporter Group December 1998-October 1999 •Produced the "Canadian HR Reporter", its supplements and the "Human Resource Guide for Senior Executives", plus edited the "Administrative Assistant's Update", "Canadian Employment Law Today" and "Training Technology Monitor". CADILLAC FAIRVIEW - THE PROMENADE; Customer Service Centre (Part-time) Customer Service Representative May 1994-October 1998 •Provided customer service for mall; took customer complaints; sold gift certificates and did gift wrapping. MPL COMMUNICATIONS INC.; Graphics Department Typesetter/Designer August 1994-December 1998 •Formatted various publications, mainly the "Canadian HR Reporter", its supplements and the "Human Resource Guide for Senior Executives". CIBC; Graphics Department of Corporate Marketing Graphic Artist August 1989-January 1993 •Developed slides and overheads for presentations. CONTINUING EDUCATION •George Brown College Certificate Adobe Photoshop 11 September 1998-October 1998 • Seneca College Certificate Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Mac OS/2 and QuarkXpress May 1994- August 1994 • University of Toronto Certificate Alias 3D Animation and Modeling March 1993- June 1993 • George Brown College Commercial Art Program July 1988-April 1989 • Ontario College of Art Basic Typography, Illustration Editorial, Visual Communication/ Layout September 1987-May 1988 • Central Technical School Drawing and Painting July 1987-August 1987 • Central Technical School Three year Post-Secondary Art Program Diploma September 1984-June 1987 ASSOCIATIONS IMAT - Interactive Multimedia Arts and Technology Corporate Member February 2001

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within North York.

Length of contract