Mikala Grante

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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  • infographic, media, content design, graphic design, marketing

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  • design, editorial design, Fashion Editorial, illustration, art direction

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About me

 

Multilingual, enthusiastic Art Director and Senior Designer available for work in publishing, custom content design, editorial design, identity and digital media. I enjoy challenges and a diversity of work! I have a great sense of humour and work well under pressure. Let's work together!

Skills

 

  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Senior Designer & Art Director

Freelance

Dec 2015
  • Freelance
  • I have a variety of clients from custom publishers and content marketers to events production. Looking for more work in publishing, print, digital and other media.

2015

Art Director

Spafax Inc

Jun 2010 - Oct 2015
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Art director at award winning lifestyle and travel magazine Concept development for editorial, web and multi-platform campaigns On-set art direction of photo shoots Delivery and ideation for creative briefs Implementation of corporate branding guidelines Supervision, mentoring of team members Pre-production; print and press approvals

2010

Photo Editor

IGN Entertainment

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Full Time
  • Directed visual identity for all online articles Sourced and edited photographs for daily use Generated editorial and social media content Created photo illustrations and retouched images Restructured content archival system

Education

2008

Digital Technology in Design Art Practice

Concordia University

Jul 2007 - Jun 2008
  • Graduate diploma (post-baccalaureate) programme with final project and written thesis. My work concerned the use of social media in the practice of personal narratives and the archive.

2002

International Relations

University of British Columbia

Oct 1997 - Mar 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Scholarship recipient and enrolled in Arts Co-operative work-study programme. Minored in Political Science and took upper-level language and Social Science courses.

1997

High School

Crofton House School

Aug 1992 - May 1997
  • Private university prep school for girls located in Vancouver. Graduated with honours; Senior House Captain and member of Environmental club as well as Theatre association, Debate and Music clubs.

Awards

2014

Northern Lights Award (Mobile Applications) 2014

  • Award for custom tourism / travel related mobile application design for a special edition magazine issue http://mikalageorgiagrante.com/web-digital-art-direction