MarjorieCastro

Toronto, ON

Summary of Qualifications
» Experience in page architecture and interface design for websites
» Knowledge of web design development process to create sites that meet client's needs
» Proficient in the use of thumbnail comps and story boarding to develop and establish ideas
» Skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, also coding HTML, CSS and media queries
» Able to co-ordinate teams to reach a set objective on time
» Self-disciplined and able to follow plans with minimal supervision

Experience

  • Freelance Web Designer (Contract)
    Toronto, ON
    Jul 2010 - Present
    BlackOps Communication
    * Created website layouts, banners and promotional material for athletes and e-commerce sites

    * Conducted research on businesses to create designs that meet the clients goals and user needs

    Skills: Photoshop
  • Freelance Web Designer and Coder
    Toronto, ON
    Jan 2010 - Present
    Web-dified New Media
    * Managed the design and front-end development of websites

    * Used page descriptions along with wire frames to establish the most efficient layout of information

    * Built sites to standards and ensured they displayed as intended in targeted browsers and platforms

    Skills: Photoshop, HTML and CSS, jQuery
  • Web designer
    Toronto, ON
    Apr 2006 - Mar 2010
    58Ninety Inc.
    * Lead designer for President's Choice and Workopolis promotional websites

    * Created and assisted in the designs and animations, for several websites and interactive banners

    * Participated in ideation meetings to create campaigns for a new promotion or project

    * Collaborated closely with development team to ensure layouts were executable and used new ways to display information

    * Presented new concepts to clients and explained the reasoning and direction that went into the resulting layouts

    Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, HTML and CSS
  • Junior Web Designer
    Toronto, ON
    Nov 2005 - Apr 2006
    Upstart
    * Created concepts for animations used in an interactive Workpolis project: Workopolis Time Tripper

    * Implemented regular updates on layouts and HTML for Dove US and Campaign for Real Beauty Canada

    Skills: Photoshop, Flash and HTML

Education and Training

  • New Media Design Certificate
    Toronto, ON
    Sep 2004 - Aug 2005
    Centennial College
  • Art Fundamentals Certificate
    Toronto, ON
    Jan 2004 - Aug 2004
    Centennial College
  • Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator Courses
    Toronto, ON
    Jan 2000
    Humber College DITC
  • Self-Employment Training
    Toronto, ON
    Sep 2002 - Mar 2003
    MicroSkills Women’s Enterprise & Resource Centre
    MicroSkills Entrepreneur of the Year Award-2003
  • Interpersonal Skills Management
    Toronto, ON
    Aug 2002 - Oct 2002
    Witz Corporation

Computer Skills


  • Graphics
    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Flash

  • Coding
    HTML
    CSS
    jQuery
    Media queries

Awards


  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award -2003
    MicroSkills Women’s Enterprise & Resource Center

Languages


  • Fluently speak and write Spanish
    Can converse and read in Portuguese

Client list


  • Workopolis, Loblaws, Molson Dry, Molson Ex, Coors Light, Fosters, Hotels.ca, Expedia, CTVglobe media, Carling, Dove US and Michelle Wie