Melanie Carter

Melanie Carter - Designer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Typewriter Tapper /// Mixtape Maker with a passion for book jacket design, collage, and hand-rendered detail

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Overview

I'm a graphic designer at a leading global architecture, planning, engineering and technology firm. In this role, I work on internal and external projects, including flyers, brochures, award submissions, infographics, conference panels and presentations.

I am also currently working on several freelance jobs, including an exciting multi-media project for local electronic band, Spectregates. This project includes branding, packaging, web content, posters, videography and photography.

The ultimate inspirations for my designs consist of music, history and thesauruses. My design skills include illustration, layout, typesetting and concept development. My outdated skills include changing typewriter ribbons, making killer mixtapes and using wax seals.

Languages
English
Fiction
Anthologies
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Plays & Screenplays
Non-Fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences

Certifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Design, Graphic Design
  • Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) member

Awards

  • Quadaward Winner, Quadaward, September 2014
  • Award of the Day, Winner, Favourite Design, August 2014
  • Best of Show Award, The Art Institute of Vancouver, September 2013
  • Packaging Spotlight, Trend Monitor, September 2013

Work experience

Intermediate Graphic Designer

IBI Group
February, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

Creating graphic solutions for regional projects and initiatives including: award submissions, conference banners and presentations, informational and project flyers, infographics, conceptual illustrations, slideshows, brochures etc. Also preparing digital content for web updates, social media, and interactive flyers.

Communication Designer

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 4 years)

Graphic Communications Designer

IBI Group
August, 2014 – January, 2017 (over 2 years)

In addition to prior tasks as a “Graphic Designer for the Marketing Department “, responsibilities have grown to include working on reports, presentations, boards, and marketing plans for external clients located in Western Canada and the US such as Grosvenor, Lennar, and Onni. Worked with senior designer on initial concept development, design elements and final template for IBI Healthcare+ proposals. Co-developed and designed Canada West Proposal Page Samples Book.

Graphic Designer / Marketing

IBI Group
November, 2013 – July, 2014 (8 months)

• Create graphics and lay-out architectural, healthcare, transportation and planning proposals.
• Illustrate maps, diagrams and infographics for external and internal documents.
• Assist senior designers with panels, presentations, brochures and flyers.
• In-house production work and binding for proposal submissions.

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