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Derek Goode
417 Botsford St., Newmarket, ON, L3Y 1S9
(905) 716-1688 (leave message)
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To contribute to a position as a Graphic Designer.
*Over five years experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw & QuarkXPress
*Over four years working experience in the sign graphics industry
*Creative & open-minded with concepts
*Strong communication skills / Adaptable to shift work
*Adaptable to be a team player, or work independently
*Problem solving / Highly organized
COMPUTER SKILLS: Mac (OS 10) & PC (Windows 2000/ XP)
*MS Word *MS Excel *MS Outlook
*Adobe Photoshop CS *Adobe Illustrator CS *Corel Draw 11
*QuarkXPress 6 *Signlab 6 *FlexiSign Pro 7
*Omega Composer 2 *Adobe After Effects 4.1 *Photo touch-ups & Scanning
*Logo designs    
*HTML / CSS *Dreamweaver MX *Flash MX
*Fireworks MX *Sound Edit16 *Image optimization
*Hand rendering (drawing & painting) *Pencil / Charcoal / Pen & Ink
*Acrylics / Watercolours *Freelance Portraits & Illustrations
*Graphic preparation for print / email / cut files
*Conceptual layouts for artwork approval / Permit Drawings
*Operation & set-up of Roland, Gerber, and Graphtec plotters
*Vinyl cutting / Weeding & Masking graphics
*Layout & application of graphics to sign fascias / Banners / Windows / Slatz / Vehicles
*Operation & set-up of shop machinery using Tablesaws / Bandsaws / Drill presses
*Use of power tools such as Jigsaws / Drills & Air Guns for cut & assembly of signs
*Fabrication of raw materials using Plywood / Aluminum / Coroplast / Plexiglass / Acrylic
*Design & production of A-frames / Banners / Billboards / POS / Real Estate signs / Parking signs
Sign Maker / Graphic Designer Signs in the Making Inc. (May 2006-present)
*Work in a sign company for design, fabrication, & production of signage for the real estate sector
Sign Production Designer Gottesman Signs Ltd. (February 2005-May 2006)
*Worked in a sign company for design, fabrication, & production of signage for a large base of customers
Sign Production Contractor Signarama Inc. (July 2005-January 2006)
*Provide relief for work overflow production for a sign company
Graphic Designer / Layout Artist Signarama Inc. (Dec 2004 – February 2005)
*Worked in a small sign company for production, design & application of graphics
Vehicle Graphic Designer / Applicator DC Van Outfitters Ltd. (February – April 2004)
*Worked in a fleet line company for production, design & application of decals on vehicles
Sign Designer / Layout Artist The Brothers Markle Inc. (May – Sept. 2003) (temporary fill)
*Worked in a sign company for production, design & application of corporate graphics
Volunteer Graphic Artist / Sign Helper Freestate Signs (Sept- Nov 2002)
*Worked in a sign company for production & Installation of signage
Graphic Designer / Sign Helper Art-Media (July 2000 – May 2002)
*Worked independently in a sign company providing corporate identification for corporations
Humber College, Web Design Media Content Creation Certificate, 2005
Humber College, Digital Design Certificate, 2002
Ontario College of Art & Design, Visual Fine Arts Diploma with honours, 1996 - 2000
Concentration in Illustration & Integrated Media
First Interactive Computer College, Digital Graphic Design Certificate, 1999