BY IGOR DRAGOSLAVIĆ

RESUME (Printable PDF)

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS of SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • 20 years graphic design experience, including 8 years as a senior motion graphic/video specialist
  • Accomplished in logo design, branding, page layout, packaging design, typography, illustration, animation, motion graphics, photography and video
  • Skilled in creating visually pleasing, highly functional and easily navigable websites
  • Extensive experience in printing industry and pre-press work
  • Highly collaborative, with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptionally well organized; excel in managing files and projects

 

 

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

 

Senior Motion Graphic Designer - PineLake Communications, Waterloo, Ontario, 2010 - 2014

 

  • Produced motion graphic/video advertisements and product manuals for highly respected and globally recognized brands
  • Created unique informative/entertaining user experiences in corporate communication pieces
  • Designed highly customized graphic elements for motion graphic video animations

 

Accomplishments:

  • Helped in attracting a powerful client base and contributed to a continuous business growth

 

 

Senior Motion Graphic Designer - Cineplex Digital Solutions, Waterloo, Ontario, 2000 - 2009

 

  • Produced video spots; from client consultation, making storyboards, capturing footage, editing, adding sound and video effects, animating graphics, to final rendering and encoding
  • Led complex projects, delegated tasks and supervised the quality of work and progress
  • Established relationships with clients such as Holt Renfrew, Future Shop and Rogers, and managed their motion graphic requirements

 

Accomplishments:

  • Conceived and implemented a highly efficient docket system, avoiding confusion and inaccuracy, doubling the speed of production and simplifying the accounting  process
  • Devised a project/file naming convention; increasing clarity and completely eliminating misinterpretation and time wasting through unnecessary replication of activities
  • Initiated and developed the branding for the company and designed their website, creating a new image which better represented the company
  • Automated repetitive clerical and file management tasks that were needed in monthly contract projects; considerably reducing the time requirements and the possibility for errors
  • Continuously researched the latest trends and software products, keeping the company current and ahead of the competition

 

 

Graphic Designer - Simpson Print, Bloomingdale, Ontario, 1996 - 2000

 

  • Created graphic designs and layouts for print production
  • Pre-press; received art files from clients and creative agencies and made adjustments for the printing requirements
  • Maintained contacts with clients and tended to their needs

 

Accomplishments:

  • Facilitated the upgrading of the art department’s technology and computer hardware to a higher level; increasing the efficiency and productivity
  • Initiated and organized regular sporting and social activities for the employees; resulting in a healthier, upbeat, closely knit work environment

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

 

 

Mountain Bike Park Developer - Region of Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, 2001 - 2014

 

  • Responsible for the management and maintenance of the park and it’s 25 km trail network
  • Conceived, planned, organized and executed extensive park development projects
  • Prepared and coordinated communication materials, including the website, e-newsletters, signage, maps and information kiosks
  • Successfully promoted membership, volunteering and sponsorship involvement
  • Organized board meetings, negotiations, conferences and fund-raising events

 

Accomplishments:

  • Conceptualized and created a highly valued tourist destination; prime quality trail network/mountain bike park, which attracts an estimated 200 users daily
  • Laid-out and built trails in an environmentally sustainable and erosion safe way, with minimal impact on the surrounding nature; while minimizing the maintenance requirements
  • Initiated and facilitated the signing of an unprecedented legal Stewardship Agreement between the Region of Waterloo (the public landowner) and a volunteer organization

 

 

 

SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

 

 

Adobe After Effects CC / Adobe Illustrator CC / Adobe Photoshop CC / Adobe Muse CC / Adobe Premiere CC / Adobe InDesign CC

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

Winner in Best Use of Content - DIGI Awards 2008

 

Gold in Digital Signage Category- Icon Sales and Marketing Club 2005

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

Graphic Design Diploma - Bogdan Suput College, Novi Sad, Serbia

 

 

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