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SKILLS & ABILITIES


• Well-versed in Adobe CS with expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat
• Proficient with print and prepress – CMYK colour process, creating proofs and CTP
• Comfortable in Mac OS, Windows environments and experienced with FTP file transfer
• Strong experience with Microsoft Office
• Professional experience with Ableton Live www.soundcloud.com/kyrobins
• Strong web design skills, with experience in Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS
• Excellent typography skills as well as an eye for colour and a passion for design
• Extremely detail oriented and able to go above and beyond what is required
• Able to work in fast paced environments with strict deadlines
• Strong time management and prioritization skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to think critically
• Able to work on a team or independently with minimal supervision


 


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Freelance, Toronto, 2007-Present
Graphic Designer/Musician
• Graphic design and music production gigs www.kylerobinson.info
• Design post cards, flyers, tickets, logos, invitations, labels, brochures, posters, business cards, promo
• Design web related content for social media such as Facebook/YouTube covers, thumbnails, advertisements

• Create music for YouTube videos, short films, websites, podcasts
• Serving clients worldwide



Artist Unknown Web Series, Toronto, 2014-2019
Graphic Designer/Musician/Cameraman
• Independently created and produced a web series called “Artist Unknown” profiling emerging Toronto artists in
exclusive interviews and event coverage www.artistunknown.ca
• Wrote and recorded theme music and designed graphics for productions and promotion
• Operated Panasonic Lumix GH4, Nikon P500, Canon D5 Mark iii, Gopro Hero 2 and 5, Zoom H4N Audio
Recorder for interviews and events



Firebrand Print & Media Solutions, Toronto, 2014-2015
Graphic Designer/Print Production
• Graphic design of digital media such as CD/DVD covers, posters, business cards, postcards
• Duplication, printing, cutting, scoring, gluing, folding, binding, perforating, packaging of digital media
• Inserted artwork into templates using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat
• Operated Konica Minolta Bizhub Press C1060 Digital Printer, creating copies and proofs



Printer Gateway, Toronto, 2014
Prepress Technician
• Prepared items to be plated such as business cards, brochures, post cards, posters
• Pre-flighted items for overprint and ensured correct amount of bleed was given
• Corresponded with customers via email if issues occurred with files
• Inserted items into Metrix imposition software, sent to RIP and filled out dockets
• Plated flyer runs and gang runs on a Fujifilm DART 4300 S CTP machine



Multimedia Nova Corporation, Toronto, 2010-2012
Production Artist
• Created magazine and newspaper ads for Town Crier, Vaughan Today and Corriere Canadese
• Edited photos, with an emphasis on colour density and balancing in Adobe Photoshop
• Consulted with sales representatives to establish the general look and feel of advertisements
• Packaged and archived newspaper pages daily using Adobe InDesign, organized them on server
• Burnt and archived pages onto CDs, using Roxio Toast, every few months



Newsweb Printing, Toronto, 2005-2012
Prepress Technician
• Produced printing plates for cold web presses using CTP machine
• Downloaded PDF pages from FTP server and pre-flighted, cropped, renamed them if necessary
• Sent pages to RIP station, assembled them in imposition software and sent them to CTP machine
• Operated HP DesignJet 5500 to prepare proofs for quality control or for customers' review
• Removed unwanted text or page numbers from plates using honing pen
• Communicated with clients over the phone regarding file issues
• Computer troubleshooting


 


EDUCATION
Digital Media Technical Production Diploma Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technologies, Toronto, 2003