Matthew Barr

Art Direction

matthew@matthewbarr.ca | 647.767.3260

My Motto



Nothing great was ever created by one person alone. It takes a team of dedicated, and passionate individuals, to create something truly great. Once I realized that, I left my career as a Graphic/Web Designer, and went back to school to study advertising, so one day, I could be part of a team that creates something great.

Education



Seneca College


- Digital Media Arts (2011-2014).
- Creative Advertising (2016-2018).

Experience



Web Designer

Merrick Wealth

April 2016 - December 2018

- Designed and coded two websites for a client’s business, one for his financial consulting business, and one for his book on business succession.
- Additional duties involved editing videos of the client giving keynote speeches, improving Google rankings using SEO, and adding content such as articles, podcasts and videos.




Photo Editor

IPC Canada Photo Services Inc

May 2018 - July 2018

- Worked as a Graphic Designer for a clients party supply store in Switzerland.
- Designed promotional material such as advertisements (static and animated), email newsletters, icons, banners, as well as edited product photos.




Appointment Setter

MaxTV Media

June 2017 - September 2017

- Contacted local business owners and realtors in the GTA, in order to set appointments with our sales representatives, who would then convince them to advertise with us.
- Additional duties involved creating lists of local businesses in the GTA, studying and researching those businesses, and devising strategies in order to convince them to set up an appointment.




Graphic Designer

Confettibox Party Supply Store

September 2014 - November 2015

- Worked as a Graphic Designer for a clients party supply store in Switzerland.
- Designed promotional material such as advertisements (static and animated), email newsletters, icons, banners, as well as edited product photos.




Telemarketer

Pioneer Windows and Doors

October 2013- June 2014

- Sold windows and doors to home owners on the phone from various areas including Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Port Perry, Mt. Albert and Toronto.

Skills



Art Direction Skills

Typography        ● ● ● ○ ○

Colour        ● ● ● ● ○

Layout        ● ● ● ● ●

Design        ● ● ● ● ●


Computer Skills

Photoshop        ● ● ● ● ●

Illustrator        ● ● ● ● ●

In Design        ● ● ● ● ●

HTML5/CSS3        ● ● ● ● ●


Advertising Skills

Copywriting        ● ● ● ○ ○

Strategy        ● ● ● ● ○

Media        ● ● ● ○ ○

IMC        ● ● ● ● ○


Professional Skills

Organization        ● ● ● ○ ○

Presenting        ● ● ● ● ○

Teamwork        ● ● ● ● ●

Time Managing        ● ● ● ○ ○


Awards



Subaru WRX & STI - Winning Pitch to Red Urban.

Interests



- Video games, classic rock, digital art, drawing, golden retrievers.