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Hi, I’m Stephanie, a senior graphic designer currently working and living in Switzerland. I specialize in conceptualizing and implementing graphic design solutions to meet marketing strategies. This includes providing creative ideas, concepts and insight on overall branding solutions.

Stephanie Chau
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Name : Stephanie Chau
Email : steph_chau@hotmail.com
Address : Zurich, Switzerland
Home : Toronto, Canada

Work

These are just some samples of my work. My portfolio can be provided upon requested at: steph_chau@hotmail.com

Services

What I do best

 

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Vinyl graphic service available HERE

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    MARKETING

    Design is a support tool to achieve marketing goals. With strategically planned, executed collateral and timely promotions, Graphic Design is a key component to any successful marking campaign.

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    DESIGN

    To begin designing, I have to find out as much as I can about the three Ps (people, problem, project), then sketch, refine sketch, discuss, test and evaluate.

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    Art Direction

    Strategy is art direction and is the action planned to achieve marketing goals and objectives. It's important to plan ahead to execute projects to its full potential.

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    WEB & UI/UX DESIGN

    Websites are the first channel people resort to for information, it gives an opportunity to build brand credibility with the user interfaces and user experience design.

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    Video editing

    From story boards to rendering, Video editing can display footage and motion on screen that brings another dimension to design.

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    KEYNOTE PResentations

    It is more than creating visually appealing slides for presentations. It's the whole production from planning, lighting effects, background graphic, videos, audio and stage props.

Employment

I have over 8 years of graphic design experience from, self employment, start ups, agencies and corporate.


  • SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    Leica geosystems AG | Hexagon AG

    Zug, Switerland

    JAN 2015 - CURRENT

    Part of the global marketing management strategic team, ownership of Leica Geosystems and Hexagon Geosystems brand and creative identity. Lead and manage creative team in Prague, Czech Republic. Guide and support all global marketing divisions, communications team, product team, digital marketing team, event managers and key stakeholders by planning, creating, designing and implementing brand guidelines in all creatives including UI software, web, print and videos. Report to VP of marketing and work along side CEO on keynote presentations for international events.


  • LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    MAGNOLIA INTERNATIONAL LTD.

    BASEL, Switerland

    MAR 2014 - NOV 2014

    Provided creative ideas, concepts and insight on design solutions for the marketing team. Was responsible for conceptualizing and implementing graphic design solutions that met marketing strategies from concept to completion. Projects included monthly responsive newsletters, corporate website concepts using bootstrap framework, web assets, banners ads, iconography, brochures, presentation, diagrams & shapes, videos, print & screen signages for events, conference campaigns and interactive whitepaper layouts.

     



  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    FIBERNETICS CORPORATION

    CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO CANADA

    OCT 2011 - JUNE 2013


    Worked collaboratively with the marketing team to develop and create designs for various promotional projects including webpages, landing pages, apps, graphic assets, creating and editing videos, print materials for promotional events, billboards, flyers, posters, ads, mailers, brochures, templates, social media graphics, user guides, bus ads and e-newsletters. Also maintained good working relationships with outside suppliers and printers to get the best results for production.



  • PRODUCTION/GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    PINELAKE COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO CANADA

    JUL 2010 - NOV 2011


    Developed online interactive user guides for Blackberry devices and built ‘How to Videos’ for the Blackberry tablet using Adobe Photoshop, Flash and After Effects. Designed UI/UX layouts and formulated branding styles for mobile apps. Completed proposals for submissions for HTC and BlackBerry media projects. Conceptualized and revitalized BlackBerry’s monthly media newsletter webpage template.



  • INDUSTRIAL DESIGN GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    BLACKBERRY | RESEARCH IN MOTION

    WATERLOO, ONTARIO CANADA

    FEB 2009 - JUL 2009


    Worked under tight deadlines with the industrial design team to create artwork files for mass-production of all BlackBerry devices, accessories and packaging. Re-touching images and put together device renderings for carriers with their branding for presentations purposes. Conducted new studies for keypad graphics, typography, icons, branding, patterns and wallpapers. All using the visual identity and branding standards guides. Also reviewed production samples and provided feedback using power point.

OTHER WORK

Coop, Volunteer and Freelance


  • GRAPHIC WEB DESIGNER

    Seneca College - Athletic Department

    Toronto, Ontario

    JUN 2007 - NOV 2009


    Responsible for new website design. Also created various promotional materials such as posters, presentations, proposals and programs.


  • DESIGN MANAGER

    VGC | Vinyl Graphic Central.

    Toronto, Ontario

    NOV 2005 to NOVE 2009


    Designed and created vector artwork using Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW to convert artwork to large plotter to produce vinyl decals.



  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
    ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

    Waterloo, Ontario

    NOV 2008 to DEC 2008


    Created promotional materials for the Waterloo Warriors: news print, brochures and web graphics.

Skills

Other software skills:
Microsoft Word
CorelDRAW
iMovie
Keynote
Pages
Hub Spot
Wordpress
Bootstrap
Camtasia
Magnolia CMS
Eloqua
Sitecore

photoshop
Illustrator
INDESIGN
AFTER EFFECTS
FLASH
Acorbat pro
Powerpoint
DREAMWEAVER

Education


Seneca Collage of Applied Arts
and Technology.

Toronto, CANADA

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

    Completed December 2008

    Seneca at York University Campus

  • VISUAL MERCHANDISING ARTS

    Completed December 2005

    NEWNHAM MAIN Campus

Contact

Send me a message, drop me an email at steph_chau@hotmail.com