Hello, i’m Heather Graham.

Web & graphic designer working as a co-owner, subcontractor and freelancer.

Experience

Co-owner

January 2016 – Present
Feather and Line, Hamilton, Ontario

  • Consults with clients across a range of industries to understand their business and project requirements in order to develop branding, WordPress websites and design assets that are thoughtful and strategic
  • Designed and developed the website for The Westdale Theatre (a local landmark), using WordPress which integrated a dynamic events calendar with online ticket sales and a membership program
  • Re-developed the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy’s WordPress website to include a subscription-based online membership portal

Contract Graphic Designer

March 2016 – Present
Award Communications, Yellowknife, NWT

  • Designed logo, brand assets and brand guidelines document for the Yellowknife Airport including banners, advertisements and print materials
  • Created design materials for eight GNWT Tourism programs underneath the overarching GNWT brand identity resulting in a distinct but consistent look and feel across all the programs
  • Developed branding for the Win Your Space YK campaign for the City of Yellowknife

Web Developer

June 2013 – Present
New Motto, Hamilton, Ontario

  • Designs and develops websites for clients using WordPress
  • Developed uVisit for McMaster University, which is an online booking tool built using WordPress for recruitment officers to manage high school recruitment events

Web Designer

May 2014 – December 2015
Workopolis, Toronto, Ontario

  • Managed the creation of design and web products sold by Workopolis
  • Trained and supervised junior designers, creating branded job postings and career pages for customers
  • Designed advertising campaigns and landing pages for product launches

Digital Communications Assistant

March 2013 – December 2015
McMaster Alumni Association, Hamilton, Ontario

Corporate Communications Intern

May 2011 – August 2012
IBM, Markham, Ontario

Personal qualities

Strengths: Can always be relied on to get the job done on time. An introvert but naturally social. Rarely sits idle while a worthy cause is unfinished. Meticulous and careful, taking a steady approach and bending with the needs of the situation just enough to accomplish goals. 

Overview

I had my start in the industry in 1999 when I handed in an HTML website on a CD-ROM for my Grade 4 homework assignment. From there I’ve worked in numerous graphic and web design roles for organizations such as IBM, Workopolis and McMaster University. Now I work from home with my three dedicated but very lazy assistants (a beagle, a terrier and a cat).

Education 

Visual design course

September 2015 – December 2015 BrainStation, Toronto, Ontario

Web development course

January 2014 – March 2014
Bitmaker Labs, Toronto, Ontario

Bachelor of Arts

September 2008 – May 2013
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Major: Communications & Multimedia

Skills

Design software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator

Web skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • WordPress
  • PHP

Contact

Location

Hamilton, Ontario

Email

helloheathergraham@gmail.com

Phone

(604)-992-5979

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