Colin Finkle

Brand Marketer & Designer

Name: Colin Finkle
Phone: 905.802.2040
E-mail: colinfinkle@gmail.com

Work experience

April 2013 – Present
Studio Manager
Matrix Marketing

[Burlington, Ontario] Supervise and collaborate with 1-2 graphic designers plus freelancers to design all print and digital marketing materials for clients. Design concepts for all permanent and corrugate displays using sketching and 3D CAD (Solidworks.) Responsible for maintaining high quality standard and design intent of designs through production. Responsible for company social media. • Rebranded the company by researching, defining…

October 2010 – April 2013

[Burlington, Ontario] Designed concepts for permanent and corrugate displays using sketching and 3D CAD (Solidworks.) Graphic design of print materials for entertainment clients. Responsible for company blog. • Signed a revenue top client (Ubisoft) by pitching novel concepts that spoke to their properties. • Furthered relationship with Ubisoft by designing standees referred to by client as “just perfect.” • Won…

September 2008 – October 2010
Industrial Designer
FX Creative

[Mississauga, Ontario] At FX, I designed fixtures to display products for clients in the CPG industry. My primary responsibility is design permanent displays, while also defining creative direction for corrugate displays. I provided sales with 3D renderings, and helped manufacturing quote and fulfill orders. I work with clients such as Cadbury, Nestle, Clorox, Reckitt Benckiser, Husky Foods, Hain Celestial, and…

March 2006 – September 2008
Freelance Graphic Designer
FireBrand Creative

[Ottawa, Ontario] I produced graphic material and illustrations for clients in the government, medical, and facilitation industries. I developed 20+ graphics to illustrate a book published in 2007. Anti tobacco lobbyist group Smoke FX used 12 figures I made for them in their “Homework Help” section of their website.

May 2006 – September 2006
Jr. Industrial Designer
Red Leaf Retail Concepts

[Vaughan, Ontario] I designed permanent displays and their corresponding graphics for the electronics industry. I focused on concept visualization and graphic design. I worked directly with Red Leaf’s principle: Chris Potter. I was the primary designer responsible for the Sony “HD World” roll out. Sony was the primary client I worked with, but I also serviced Meijer, Bell, and many…

Education

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Bachelor of Industrial Design
Carleton University

[Ottawa, Ontario] Earned a ‘BID with distinction’ from Canada’s premier, acredited industrial design school: Carleton University School of Industrial Design. I was given a well rounded eductation; aspects like drafting, design research, user testing, manufacturing, and advanced 3D CAD. I learned skills like sketching, rendering, working with Solidworks and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.