Natalie Shantz
H: 604-943-3638 C: 778-251-6692
Senior Graphic Design an...
President | Strata Council, Delta, British Columbia 2011-Present
 Served as Treasurer 2007-2008, Secretary 2009—2011
 Re...
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Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. Natalie Shantz H: 604-943-3638 C: 778-251-6692 Senior Graphic Design and Multimedia Coordinator with 17 years experience preparing original graphic arts and published material. Extensive experience creating compelling and diverse compositions with passion for innovative design concepts. Highlight of Qualifications Organizational and Technical  Colour theory, typography, desktop publishing, print, illustration | Variety of media used to generate branding and identity | Customizable graphics to suit corporate, independent, or educational needs.  Adobe Creative Suites | Microsoft Office Suite | Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Publisher | After Effects, Premiere, Alias, Maya | Up to date software and design techniques.  Multi-tasker | Independently prioritizing to meet deadlines in rapidly changing environment | Learns new processes and systems quickly| Strong attention to detail | Project coordination | Comprehensive research. Leadership and Interpersonal  Discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment at all times | Motivated, flexible and adaptable | Ability to interact with others professionally and efficiently.  Adapts to new responsibilities | Flexibility to accept change |Self- directed | Proactive with initiative to take on new projects and responsibilities.  Strong supervisorial abilities | Enthusiastic team player | Fulfill leadership role as required. Administrative and Communication  Customer service orientated | Excellent record in providing quality, client-focused service  Excellent written and oral communication | Clear, concise, creative, and persuasive | Creative communications (desktop publishing, digital art, animation, photography), websites, and social media.  Word processing | Document preparation including correspondence, reports and presentations | Excellent file management and general office procedures. Work Experience Graphic and Multimedia Designer-Coordinator, Natalie Shantz Designs 1997- Present  Designed vibrant logos, invitations, flyers, forms, brochures, package designs, slideshows, advertising, banners, trade show displays, menus, business cards, branding, camera ready artwork, and other marketing or educational materials  Produced print ready production artwork to specifications provided adhering to client brand standards  Prepared/ coordinated professional graphic and published materials, drawings, sketches, in a variety of media  Trouble-shoot and resolve problems as with client or graphic applications/equipment  Managing project scope, budget, and deadlines  Working in Winnipeg, Manitoba 1997-2001; Cambridge, Ontario 2001-2004; and Delta, British Columbia and Vancouver Area 2004- present. Graphics and Communications Coordinator, Kid Sport Delta, Delta, British Columbia 2013- Present  Marketing and Design, tracking and coordinating sponsor donations and appreciation correspondence
  • 2. President | Strata Council, Delta, British Columbia 2011-Present  Served as Treasurer 2007-2008, Secretary 2009—2011  Responsible for upgrading standards of practice. Spearheaded hiring property management, overhaul of spending, hiring practices, ensuring a healthy contingency fund. Managing multiple overlapping projects, coordinating contractors, liaising between council members and management. Dealing with difficult contractors and volunteers. Graphic Designer and Graphic Coordinator | Manitoba Council for Reading Clinicians, Winnipeg, MB 2006-2008  Designed logo, presentation board, brochures, and website graphics for educational and promotional purposes. Custom Graphics Coordinator and Designer | Kin Canada and Kinette Club of Preston, Cambridge, ON 2001-2004  Designed promotional materials for individual Kin Clubs across Canada incorporating Kin logo, adhered to client brand standards to create and produce creative communications,  Presenting speeches, organizing projects, organizing events and volunteers, budgeting management Education  British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby BC, Adobe illustrator and InDesign 2008  Red River College, Winnipeg, MB, Computer and Traditional Animation Diploma 1999  The National Film Board of Canada, Winnipeg, MB, Traditional Animation Fundamentals 1998  Winnipeg Technical College, Winnipeg, MB, Graphic Design and Production Art Certificate 1997 Volunteer Work Scouts Canada, Delta, British Columbia | Leader 2011- Present  3rd Boundary Bay Beaver and Cub Contact Leaders. Responsible for increasing Beaver recruitment from 3 youth in 2011 to 40 in 2014, as well as re-forming the Cub Pack with 17 Cubs after it was folded in 2013. Beach Grove Elementary Parent Advisory Council, Delta British Columbia | Member At Large 2011- Present Kinette Club of Preston, Cambridge, Ontario | Executive and Club Member 2001-2004  Served on Executive for Membership/Retention and Bulletin. Presented speeches, organized projects/events, coordinated volunteers and internal and external members and sponsors. Raised money for the community Honours and Awards  Scouts Canada, Delta British Columbia, 3 Commendations for Service, Quality Programming Award 2014  Provincial Art Shots, British Columbia, Second Place, Open Colour Category 2013 - CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Arts) judged competition for “Single Shot Fish Kiss”  Kin Canada, Cambridge, Ontario, Maple Leaf Award of Distinction 2002  Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Buzzsaw Animation Award 1998  Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Class Valedictorian 1998 Hobbies and Clubs Active member in the South Delta Triathlon and the South Delta Photography Clubs. Crochet, painting, reading, volunteering, playing outside, home renovation, and watching movies. I love The Muppets! References Available upon Request.

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