General info
Graphic Designer
Thanks for stopping by. I am an enthusiastic graphic designer with a love for strategic design challenges. This site is just a brief overview about me and the design work that I do. As a young designer, I strive to make good, responsible career decisions that will contribute to making me a better, stronger designer and person in general. I believe that designers can make conscious decisions that help create something that is both aesthetically pleasing and socially meaningful. Creativity and design allows me to look at a current situation and not see defeat, instead see an opportunity with a fresh solution. My design aesthetic is constantly evolving and always up for a challenge. Also, I'll admit I've got a love for Broadway musicals, a good micro-craft beer and hitting the links (golfing that is, not the internet) If you've got a specific project, a job placement or just a crazy design idea I would love to chat about it. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. jenny@halindadesigns.com Cheers, Jenny
Experience
Aug 2010 - Present
Designer & Sole Proprietor
Halinda Designs
Freelance designer creating identity systems and marketing collateral for nationwide clients ranging from small businesses to non-profit organizations. Also designs custom stationary and invitations for a variety of events.
Toronto, Ontario
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012
Zulu Alpha Kilo
Responsible for all office operations: oversee media contact lists and
press file records, reconciliation of expense forms, credit card invoices, and inventory and purchase orders. Responsible for booking travel (flights, hotels, etc). Coordination of client meetings (room setup, I.T. and food preparation).

Design office internal signage and floor plans for 48 employees. Assist in over 50 advertising award shows by creating creative shortlists, entry budgets, digital uploads, design approvals, packaging and shipping arrangements. Meeting strict deadlines and successfully multi-tasking all specific show criteria.
Oct 2011 - Present
Graphic Designer
Brands for the People (BFTP)
Work with start-ups companies in need of brand strategy. Create brand packages that include logo/graphic elements, font and colour palettes, photography/illustrations, business card design, home page concepts and all other identity outlets.
Singapore
Jan 2012 - May 2012
Graphic Designer, Consultant
The Mission Juice Company (BFTP client)
Created company logo and business system, print collateral, signage, bottle label, employee uniforms and directed interior design of their retail juice bar in Singapore.
Contract work.
Education
Savannah, GA
Aug 2008 - Sep 2010
Masters in Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Erie, PA
Aug 2004 - May 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
Specialities
DESIGN SPECIALITIES
Brand strategy / logo design
Print / promotion design
Stationary / invitations
Product / packaging design
Screen printing, Illustration
Sustainable design
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Adobe Suite CS5
HTML/CSS Dreamweaver
Flash/After Effects
Microsoft Office