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Hi, I’m Katie!

I’m a multidisciplinary Art Director and Graphic Designer based in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Costa Rica, every winter for the past 15 years I try to remember why I decided to pick Canada as my new home.

My experiences include working at a small and a medium sized ad agencies, a corporate environment, and as a freelancer. I’ve created work in both print media (banners, posters, flyers, magazine ads, packaging, etc.) and digital media (web banners, newsletters, social media posts, etc.). I’ve been lucky to work with great brands such as Bell Media, Canadian Tire, Advil, Canadian Cancer Society, Harbourfront Centre, and others.

I’m driven by my thirst for knowledge, boundless curiosity, vivid imagination and desire to grow personally and professionally.

My main career goal is to be part of a long-term diverse and collaborative team where we work on delivering beautiful and effective messages that make people think and/or feel through brand storytelling.

When I’m not working, you can find me drawing on my iPad, finding the best eats in the city, or planning my next travel adventure somewhere with old castles.

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects

Web
HTML, CSS

UI/UX
Learning Figma

Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat

Microsoft Office
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

EDUCATION

Advertising & Graphic Design
Humber College |Toronto, ON
2015-2017

Communications, French
York University | Toronto, ON
2006- 2010

EXPERIENCE

Creative Marketing Coordinator
Bell Media | Toronto, ON
2019-2021
Brands: CTV, Astral, Noovo, iHeartRadio

Freelance Designer
Self-employed | Toronto, ON
2018-2019
Brands: Canadian Cancer Society, Harbourfront Centre, Reliance Home Comfort

Art Director
Mass Minority | Toronto, ON
2018
Brands: Serta, Stonemill Bakehouse, Metro

Art Director Intern
TAXI | Toronto, ON
2017
Brands: Canadian Tire, Advil, Fido

FUN FACTS

Favourite hobby: I’ve collected over 800 postcards from over 100 countries and territories, including Antartica

Best place I’ve travelled to: Ireland 🇮🇪 . I’ve been to Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Killarney, but my heart belongs to Galway

If I wasn’t working in the advertising or design industry, I’d be: a pastry chef or marine biologist

If I could eat something for the rest of my life it’d be: tacos 🌮 because there are so many ways to make one