graphic designer

About Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen is a graphic designer who lives and works in Toronto. She was born in Canada with a Taiwanese background, which gives her the ability to understand different types of design trends within the Asian and North American culture. With a specialization in layout design, she presents her creativity, effective problem solving skills and communication through many different print collateral. She believes that graphic design is a communication tool that helps deliver messages to people. Knowing and understanding different cultures and languages provides an advantage towards Jennifer’s inspiration. Furthermore, she enjoys traveling and visiting new places around the world that can help enhance her creativity.

Current Job
TD Canada Trust – Production Artist

Education
The Art Institute of Vancouver, Vancouver – Graphic Design Diploma 2011

Interests
Photography, Craft, Travel, Food

Professional

Strong in brainstorming
and research, typography,
publication layout, etc.

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign,
Illustrator, Dreamweaver,
After Effects, Acrobat...

Trilingual

Write and speak English,
Mandarin, Taiwanese.
(Currently learning Cantonese)

Other

Punctual, Good Time  Management,
Ability to Work Under Pressure,
Fast Learner, Attention to Details

EDUCATION

The Art Institute of Vancouver, Vancouver – Graphic Design Diploma 2011
Courses completed: Dimensional Design, Corporate Identity, Phothoshop, Advertising Design, Art Direction, History of Graphic Design, Flash, Web Development, Design and Technology, Senior Project...

Seneca College, Toronto – Advanced Graphic Design Program
Courses completed: Visual Fundamentals, Colour Theory, Typographic I & II, Design Process, Art History, Photography

EXPERIENCE

Production Artist, TD Canada Trust, ON – Oct 2016 to Present

Build digital optimizations, electronic communications and ad-hoc as a production artist at TD corporate Marketing Internal Agency. Worked on dynamic and HTML5 banners, digital and print creatives, illustration of icons and infographic.

Graphic Designer, Caneast Communications Inc., ON – Sept 2013 to Oct 2016

In charge with the designs for Pure Luxury Magazine as a lead designer; designs include magazine cover, editorial layout, event ads, invitations, media wall, etc. Also responsible for creating print ads, web banners, and booth designs for Caneast’s clients.

Intern Graphic Designer, 108 ideaspace Inc., ON – Jun 2013 to Aug 2013

Created an annual report for Youth Without Shelter Organization, a booklet for Council of Ministers of Education Canada, and an infographic poster for Ontario Ministry of Education. Also contributed in designing new logo for Canadian Chiropractic Association and new website for Tucker Professional Corporation; moreover, created infographic and PDF forms for 108 ideaspace Inc. marketing purposes.

In-House Designer, Pure Karma Management Ltd. (Lavan), BC – Apr 2012 to Nov 2012

In charge of poster designs, logo adjustments, product label and packaging designs, website improvements, and other design projects required from Lavan – a soap and skin care boutique in Vancouver.

Freelance Graphic Designer – Dec 2009 to Present

Finished project include: Great Art School of Music logo design, Royal Advancement Inc. branding and stationery, North York Mandarin Alliance Church Christmas program promo and retreat flyer, etc...

Jennifer thrives working alongside creative people.