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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Ariel Janzen, MA Graphic Design
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Summary

I design brands, refine brands, and support brands — for a wide range of businesses in the arts, education, government, health care, real estate, technology, and tourism. 


I strive to create a clever balance between positive and negative space, and I enjoy the elegance of simplicity.

Education

2003  •  MA, GRAPHIC DESIGN
Savannah College of Art & Design
United States  4.0 GPA

1997  •  BA, ENGLISH LITERATURE
Mount Allison University
Canada


Experience

2004 TO PRESENT  •  SAVANNAH, GA, U.S.A. & DUBAI, U.A.E.
Owner/Creative Director, Brightwhitespace llc (Boutique Design Firm)
Professional achievements include: Creating and implementing a comprehensive identity system for the City of Savannah across 40 individual departments; Creating a website and brand update for Telfair Museums group; Providing creative direction for ourskinny.com; Working with the marketing department at Gulfstream Aerospace; Re-branding the Athletics for the American School of Dubai. 

2004 TO 2006  •  SAVANNAH, GA, U.S.A.
Freelance Designer, SCAD Press (College Press)
Book design for the publishing arm of Savannah College of Art & Design.

2001 TO 2006  •  TORONTO, ON, CANADA
Designer, Ikon Publishing (Services for Self-Publishers)
Book design and promotion for self-published authors, including design and typography, print brokering, print preparation, and consulting on various print methods and materials.  

1997 TO 2001  •  TORONTO, ON, CANADA
Art Director, Partners in Print, Inc. (Full-Service Advertising Agency)
Art direction, lead design, and client contact for various print, web, and multimedia design projects. Client list included Powerware-Eaton, Maxell Canada, and Fuji Film, Canada.  

1997  •  SACKVILLE, NB, CANADA
Lead Designer, The Argosy (Independent University Newspaper)
Publication design, weekly design layout, and weekly print preparation for an independent student newspaper.


 

Honors & Awards

Silver Addy Award "ourskinny.com"  2011

Silver Addy Award "telfair.org"  2010

American Association of Museums Publication Award
"19th Century Glass"  2009

Geekend Savannah, Speaker 2007

1,000 Greetings, Publication, Rockport Publishers 2004

Flash Forward Typography Award, Runner Up 2004

 

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Dreamweaver
Microsoft Suite

Specialties

Corporate Identity
Print Design
Web Design & Architecture
Book Design & Typography
Packaging
Environmental Graphics