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Naomi Rae Estreicher
naomi@naomirae.com
(416) 722-9993

Graphic designer and print production artist interested in experience within a creative team, utilizing layout, typography, colour managed workflow, pre-press design skills. Top of design class in application use and design theory.

Creative, problem solving and detail oriented professional with strong communication skills. Always striving to find new solutions and opportunities for efficiencies.

Computer Applications

  • Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro and Dreamweaver.
  • MS Office Suite: Outlook, advanced proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Comfortable with all web browsers and experience building web sites
    (learning responsive web design using Twitter Bootstrap and Sublime Text 2).
  • Easily learns and adapts to new computer software.

Professional Experience

Freelance Design (2011-present)

  • Studio production design: Editing ads and signage for print; and simplifying floor plans in Adobe Illustrator from AutoCAD files.
  • Corporate collateral: Product information sheets (in English and Spanish), order forms, eflyers, roll-up banner and brochures.
  • Identity guidelines including logo design, business card and letterhead.
  • Microsoft templates for PowerPoint and Word (including creation of custom colour & font styles).
  • Network diagrams of DNSsec systems using Gliffy.com for training presentation.
  • Content architecture: Internet website content for a national hydro corporation.
  • Photo retouching including batch processing of images for web elements.
  • Website design and webpage creation using WordPress.
  • Website updates including contact details and changes to menu structure using Adobe Dreamweaver and Cyberduck.

Clients:

Academy of Osteopathic Science, Congregation Habonim, Cookiegrams, Dr. Chai-Shin Yu, Elmer Iseler Singers, GerberSupply.ca, Guidelines Advertising, Libreswan, LJB Consulting, Manawa Networks, Merav (EM) Richter, Metimea Inc., The Meta-Geometer, MGAM Inc., No Hats, PlastiSoft, Shoshana Telner, United Israel Appeal of Canada, Wildwood Capital Inc.

Marketing Assistant,Turner & Townsend, Business Development Canada (2014 to 2016)

Program management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors

Marketing coordinator role in a large fast-paced office, including working closely with senior management to deliver marketing proposals to current and prospective clients. In order to grow Turner & Townsend’s presence in Canada (90 employees in five Canadian offices compared to 4,500 employees globally), assisting in building relationships with architectural firms, engineering firms, developers, lenders and endusers in a wide range of sectors including government, urban planning, infrastructure, recreational, residential, education, commercial, retail, entertainment, leisure, and energy.

  • Organizing priorities and projects with a minimum of direct supervision and coordinating with senior and technical staff to prepare and submit typically 30 proposals and presentations per month.
  • Provide graphic design and support services for presentations including charts, graphs, maps and imagery, and for recruitment and company sponsorship advertising.
  • In order to organize the digital business development files, mapped the complete marketing and business development file structure across five offices and collaborated with IT and the business development team in building a new consolidated logical file structure.
  • Delivered a variety of research reports to support our business development initiatives for example, reported on the top ten commercial real estate companies in Canada in order to advise the commercial sector manager on recent mergers and acquisitions and the best businesses to liaise with at upcoming networking events.

Operations Manager and Designer,Marilyn Gilbert Artists Management Inc. (MGAM Inc.) (2013 to 2014)

Management agency representing classical, jazz, world and folk musicians 

Manager of day-to-day operations including accounting, grant submissions, artist showcase, touring and performing submissions, performance contract preparation and design of all promotional material. Regularly communicated with presenters and artists as well as vendors and colleagues both in office and at two major national conferences in order to best represent the interests of the artists and MGAM Inc.

  • Reduced the company’s insurance costs by more than 25% and finances charges by more than 65% through adjustments to payment schedules and choosing most efficient account options.
  • Supported management in meeting tight submission deadlines for management grants, artist touring grants and tradeshow showcasing opportunities.
  • Designed, and still designing on a freelance basis, a variety of online and print materials including new artists webpages, print and e-flyers, business cards, roll-up tradeshow banners, forms, e-blast templates, brochures and booklets to showcase the company and its roster of artists.

Executive Assistant to Ronald Anson-Cartwright, FCA, FCBV, Anson-Cartwright Associates (1999–2013)

Business valuations, damage reports, forensic accounting, financial and tax advice

Management support in a variety of roles, gaining additional responsibility in office administration, project research, analysis and report writing. Communicated with clients, including a wide variety individuals and corporations such as law offices, franchise businesses, property development companies, software consultants and investment dealers.

  • Research, drafting and polishing of a 100-page comprehensive family business succession planning report and PowerPoint presentation to perpetuate a property management company.
  • Provided a detailed review of over 40-years of capital transactions to calculate paid-up capital (PUC) of a mining corporation in preparation for corporate reorganization.
  • Provided support to management for over 17 complex business litigation cases for top legal firms, by generating damage reports, critique reports, reply reports and document requests (including project research, financial analysis and production). As an example, managed the preparation of a complicated 171-page damages report for a class action lawsuit, which resulted the client winning a $455.7 million case.
  • Spear-headed and implemented the transition to a new telephone/internet provider resulting in a 40-percent savings.
  • Designed and maintained computer database in order to keep large and small projects organized.
  • Managed securities, tax and banking services both internally and for clients.

Education

Certificate, Digital Publishing – Toronto Image Works Institute, Toronto, ON (2012)
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art Studio Major – University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (1999)

Visual Arts

Focus on colourful, abstract, acrylic paintings on canvas: art shows, commissioned paintings, public video slideshow presentations, painting featured in AntiDull Online Art Magazine (Fine Art Issue #1), website design and administration.

 

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