TYPE, INFORMATION AND ILLUSTRATION

Janelle Holod Design

Curriculum Vitae



EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer, University of Alberta Students’ Union | October 2015–Present

  • Creating designs for screen and print to advertise Students’ Union businesses and services
  • Working in a team office environment to produce advertisements and design concepts

  • Freelance Designer, Janelle Holod Design | October 2014–Present

  • Creating brand designs, print materials, business cards, digital media and other projects for contract clients.
  • Clients include the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, the Edmonton Chamber Music Society, and Goodwill Industries Alberta.

  • Design Editor, The Wanderer Online | July 2014–July 2016

  • Creating designs for articles and campaigns, working with illustrators and photographers to direct visuals
  • Creating and managing the website design and digital media for the Wander Online Magazine

  • Technical Assistant, Art and Design, University of Alberta | September 2014–December 2015

  • Critiquing work and providing constructive feedback in a third and fourth-year design courses
  • Organizing student consultations and presentations and providing course documents
  • Courses include Concepts and Systems in Visual Communication, and Communication Design for Interactive Media.

  • Student Designer, University of Alberta Students’ Union | September 2013–December 2013

  • Creating designs for screen and print to advertise Students’ Union businesses and services
  • Working in a team office environment to produce advertisements and design concepts

  • Volunteer Coordinator, BDes Grad Show Committee | September 2013–April 2014

  • Organizing and recruiting volunteers for events, fundraisers, and the gallery opening
  • Keeping track of required volunteer hours, deposits and payments for the graduating class

  • EDUCATION & AWARDS

    Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design, University of Alberta, 2010-2014

    Certificate of Design Foundations, Grant MacEwan University, 2009-2010

    John Baldwin Memorial Prize in Visual Communication, 2012


    SKILLS

  • Strong knowledge of typography, layout, illustration, information design and web design focusing on functional design
  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suite on both Mac and PC (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash)
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office program suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Knowledge of Wordpress, HTML and CSS code, willing to learn additional code forms
  • Knowledge of User Experience Design and test methods, i.e. audits and paper prototyping
  • Working with other designers to critique and develop strong concepts for projects

  • References are available upon request.