Hi, my name is Amanda Smith.

I am a graphic/web designer based in Kingston, Ontario, and I have a passion for all things design related.

I am an enthusiastic, dependable, self-motivated and hardworking designer dedicated to creating effective solutions that will contribute to the success of your organization. I am a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers and I have over 15 years of print and web design experience.

My Portfolio

Some of the things I've created recently.

Thain Trading
Identity

The Taste Emporium
Identity

Ramsay's at Rhea's
Identity

Crossiron
Identity

Charleston Lakeside Retreat
Identity

Bogeys to Birdies
Family Fun Day Postcard

Facing Forward Graphic Design
Web Site

Limesetone Disctrict School Board
Apparel E-Commerce Site

Experience and Skills

Current Position

Graphic Designer/Apparel Manager - Specialty Trophies and Engraving
  • Designing logos, banners, brochures, flyers, advertisements, marketing materials, signs and web site graphics using Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Designing and preparing graphics for apparel (embroidery, vinyl and screen printed)
  • Copy writing/editing for marketing materials
  • Populating and maintaining client e-commerce web sites (using Site Store Pro CMS)
  • Apparel production (operating embroidery machines, heat presses, vinyl printers/cutters)
  • Prioritizing and scheduling apparel orders and delegating projects to staff
  • Preparing quotes, purchase orders and invoices
  • Customer service

Previous Experience

Graphic/Web Designer - Jazra Enterprises
  • Corporate identity design and branding
  • Web site design, construction and maintenance
  • Design of posters, banners, brochures, flyers, advertising
  • Product photography
  • Scripting and coordinating radio advertising
  • Customer service
Graphic Designer - Easier to Read Telephone Directory
  • Yellow page ad design
  • Design and layout of telephone directories
  • Magazine design and layout
  • Web site maintenance and animated ads
Freelance Web/Graphic Designer - Primary Impact
  • Website design, contruction and maintenance
Freelance Designer/Illustrator - S&S Learning
  • Book layout, cover design and illustration
Graphic Designer - Eikon Device
  • Magazine and catalog design
  • Product photography and photo editing
  • Product instruction manuals
  • Product packaging design
  • Web site design and maintenance
  • Technical illustrations

Skills

Design Skills
  • Excellent understanding of design principles such as composition, colour theory, typography
  • Willing to stay closely tuned to trends in the design field by reviewing a variety of design websites, social media, and magazines
  • Experienced in both print and web design
  • Experienced in corporate identity design and branding
  • Web site design and maintenance
  • Layout design
  • Digital photography and photo editing
  • Copy writing for printed materials, radio advertising, web sites and social media
  • Technical and conceptual illustration
Technical/Computer Skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat)
  • Corel Draw
  • Wilcom Embroidery Studio
  • HTML5 & CSS3, Javascript, CMS
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)