RESUMÉ OF GARY BALL

634 George Street, Burlington, ON  L7R 2V7
T (905) 632-6263 C (905) 580-0587 email: gball@cogeco.ca
· Visit www.garyball.ca

EDUCATION:

York University: Marketing Management course

Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology: Graduated in 1982 with a diploma in Advertising; a comprehensive 2-year course designed to educate the student in almost every facet of the advertising field. The course teaches skills in layout, graphics, copy writing, marketing, sales, psychology, and much, much more!

Burlington Central High School - Graduated in 1979 with 0.S.S.H.G.D.

COMPUTER TRAINING:

 

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE ADVERTISING GRAPHIC DESIGN INDUSTRY

 

Oct 2012 - Present

The Printing House - Design Specialist & Finishing Specialist

Freelance placements including:

Benjamin Moore, Satellite Garden Center & Steven Gould Intl.

June 2011 Oct 2012

WeatherTech Canada / Marcor Automotive / Northern Performance

Marketing Manager - Purchasing Media, creating digital and print advertising collateral for the Canadian distributor of WeatherTech Automotive accessories,  a wholesale automotive distributor and a retail automotive company.

 

March 2011 - June 2011

The Printing House - Finishing Specialist

 

September 2010 - December 2010

Edge Imaging Inc. - Production Services

 

October 2009 – September 2010

Freelance placements Including:

 

August 2009 - October 2009

Heartland Printing Group - Graphic Technician

 

August 2008 - August 2009

Revolution Business Services - Graphic Technician

 

June 2008 - August 2008

Wishart Advertising - Creative Design

 

April 2008 - June 2008

Eclipse Imaging - Digital Pre-Press - Preparing Large format files for output

 

November 2003 - July 2007

Evolution Print & Design - Graphic Designer

 

December 1998 - November 2002

Sim's Advertising - Graphic Designer

 

November 1996 – December 1998
Freelance and Contract placements including:

 

April 1996 - November 1996

IKO Industries Limited - Marketing Manager - Managed in-house marketing / advertising facilities for the #1 Canadian manufacturer of high quality roofing products

 

June 1995 - January 1996

Artcraft Labels Inc. - Graphic Manager of pre-press for pressure sensitive label manufacturer

 

April 1994- June 1995

Chamberlain Phipps Canada Limited - Marketing / Advertising Manager for the manufacturer of "Baffin" high performance outdoor footwear

 

January 1988- March 1994

The Halton Board of Education - Graphic Artist / designer handling the design and overseeing the production of printed materials, signage, etc. for all public Ft secondary schools in the Halton Region and all internal board promotions and activities.

 

PRE 1988

 

Weldo Plastics Limited - Senior Graphic Artist for manufacturer of welded vinyl products, 4-colour brochures, and internal business forms and logos

Alfin Publishers Limited - Art and Production Manager dealing directly with graphics and production of city maps, business directories and 3 full-colour quarterly consumer magazines

City Gide - Graphic Artist for producer of Out-of-home maps and advertising

Sherway Productions - Graphic Artist for a retail-advertising magazine

Mar-B Graphics - Graphic Artist – Production of silk-screened premiums and incentives for agencies and businesses