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STEVEN BOYLE GRAPHIC DESIGN

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George Brown: Advanced Digital Design Course
GREEN WEBSITE PROJECT & DIGIFEST 2012 CONTEST ENTRY

PART 1:
Website & App

CREATIVE CHALLENGE
Use new digital technology to develop a Website and App that would provide a direct link between farmers and consumers. We wanted to capitalize on the fact that Farmer markets are growing in popularity with consumers who want to have a variety of fresh, preservative free food choices. I named my site “Green Community Co-op” and the team used three slogans “Buy Green, Support Green, Live Green” for consumers to relate to and easily remember.

Download the Project PDF: Green Community Co-op



PART 2:
Digifest Design for the Future 2012 Contest
– Layar Public Awareness Video

CREATIVE CHALLENGE
Create a public awareness video about sustainability using the LAYAR Application’s capability of creating an “Augmented Reality” experience. Our team called awareness to the amount of waste that bottled water creates since it could be easily incorporated into the Green Website project’s subject matter.


GreenReport








George Brown: Advanced Digital Design Course
BBC WEBSITE
D&AD Contest Entry

CREATIVE CHALLENGE
How might we turn otherwise static websites into pages that feel updated, dynamic and relevant? How should live updates sit alongside our archive and connect to the rest of the BBC’s content?

Download Project PDF: BBC Rationale








George Brown: Advanced Digital Design Course
GOOD TYPOGRAPHY
Public Service Video

CREATIVE CHALLENGE
Produce a video with a three dimensional look and feel that also incorporates a 3D rendering of an object from 3d Max. I designed and produced a short video incorporating a 3D rendering of a type slug on Five simple rules designers can follow to improve their typography.






McDougall

Bruce McDougall | Writer
Responsive Web Design for Bruce McDougall

McLaren F1

McLaren F1 Team
Responsive Web Design for the McLaren F1 Team (School project incorporating HTML5 and jQuery)



sbPhotoPlace

Steven Boyle: Photography
As a personal project I designed a Dreamweaver website to show my architectural photography.


archetype

Archetype Typography
Preliminary layout of a site for a Typographer.




Flash/AS3 Portfolio
Flash Portfolio assignment from the Advanced Digital Design course
(Mouse over and click letters)

Skills

INTERACTIVE DESIGN

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ActionScript   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

MySQL & Php   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

jQuery   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

After Effects   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

3D Max Studio   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Balsamiq   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

WordPress   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

PRINT DESIGN

QuarkXPress   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Photoshop   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

InDesign   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Illustrator   ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Acrobat   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Word   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Scanners   ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

 

Experience

FULL TIME & FREELANCE

*Bruce McDougall:
Responsive website design for a Writer 2015: Met with client to determine site goals. Advised client on site architecture and recommended that a slider be used to allow the areas he wanted to stress all on home page. Conceptualized a working mock-up showing site navigation and functionality. To ensure the viewer has a great UI/UX experience I recommended site narrative to be written in a specific tone so the navigation could be unique and simple therfore reducing the number of pages needed. Designed and produced the responsive site, did all CSS coding and incorporated a jQuery slider. Ensured site worked in all browsers. Added javascript code to update copyright date automatically. Produced in Dreamweaver and uploaded site to server.

Seneca College:
Multimedia Specialist / Web Developer Nov. 2013 to Aug. 2014:
Design of marketing brochures, course description sheets, convocation signage and brochure, outreach and in-house banners, event signage. Fine tuned typographic settings and prepared pre-press files for output. Design and production of web banners through Photoshop.

*Office of Research and Innovation:
UI/UX designer Feb. 2013 to June 2013: Part of UI team designing a website for a health care start-up using the waterfall method. Met client on a weekly basis to discuss and go over recent updates to sites identity, navigation and/or page design. Advised team on site architecture to address usability concerns. Worked directly with developers to ensure final design could be coded. Worked with team to conceive of a company name. Conceptualized identity, designed icons, chose corporate colours and imagery. Wireframed pages for the public and member side of website. Produced a working click-through mock-up using Balsamiq.

*Todays Concepts:
Art Director April 2010 to Oct. 2013: Client originally had no cohesive look to their marketing and promotional materials for their body care products. As a consultant I conceived a design direction that would work for all materials and started with creating a branded corporate brochure that simplified the promotional direction allowing for one slogan per product. I then applied the same design rational to the branding and layout of all product brochures, marketing sell sheets and banners. Stock photo research, photo compositions and image enhancement done when necessary.

*Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office:
Art Director May 2010 to Oct. 2013: Consult with senior management to bring all materials under one branded look. Advised management on concept and design of three annual reports. Designed and laid out annual reports, entered text changes and dealt with printer. Design of corporate brochures, newsletters, posters and banners. Design of Word templates for all in-house announcements.

*Cundari SFP Inc.:
Senior Designer 3 Month Contract, 2007:
Rogers: Design of 2 branding guideline booklets by determining best way to explain the logos clear space, how to apply the colours, colour specs, etc.
Scotiabank: Concept, design and layout of a retirement funds booklet.
Borden Lander Gervais: Design of a corporate promotional brochure.
University of Guelph: Updates and replaced photos to website.

* Freelance/Contract working relationship


Ink Graphic Design:
Art Director July 2008 to September 2010:Freelance
Senior Designer July 1998 to June 2007: Full Time

Canadian Treasurer: Three years magazine art direction and design layout. Included a major redesign of magazine to give it a more business look & feel. Worked with editor in conceptualization of cover illustrations. Sourced and hired illustrators for covers. Laid out entire magazine and designed all infographics, charts and tables. Worked with editor to incorporate clients editorial changes. Copy fitting of articles to length. Responsible for the preparation of pre-press files and dealing with printer. Designed in-house ads and conference materials.

Day after Day: Art direction, design and layout of book proposal on the history of newspapers.

San Francisco Chronicle: Redesign of the entire newspaper including typographic refinement of masthead, fonts used for body copy, proposed restructured design of section fronts. A more modern and aggressive design was introduced through the typography.

Coturo: Concept design of 4 Colour corporate logo. Design of 3 wine labels and special reserve label. The company bottled wine they bought from others so I felt a unique logo could be developed due to this being a bottler of wine not a grower. I designed a logo out of the letter C.

Hats and Parents & Children: Art direction, design and layout of these proposed two books that featured personal fine art photographs by Toronto photographer Jim Allen.

VOLUNTEER

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office:
Consultant Established design direction for various materials.

St. James Town Community Corner:
Consultant Established design direction for various materials.


EDUCATION

George Brown College (2012-2013): Advanced Digital Design Certificate, Interactive Design.

Ontario College of Art (1981-1983): Part-time courses in Communication & Design and Photography.

Seneca College (1978-1981): Honours Design Arts Diploma, Graphic Design.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

George Brown College (2014): jQuery night course.

George Brown College (2014): Javascript night course.

Seneca College (2014): Advanced Web Design night course CSS & HTML5 .

Toronto Image Works: 13 week Web Design course in Dreamweaver, Flash and AS3.

Toronto Image Works: Weekend courses in colour printmaking, Illustrator, advanced Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Canadian Centre of Photography: Four-day course: Complete Digital Printmaking Workflow Fine Art Digital Printing.

Canadian Centre of Photography: Weekend course on High Resolution scanning.

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