Matthew Barr

Art Direction








Contact




matthew@matthewbarr.ca


647-767-3260




About Me




I’m a very outgoing guy who at times likes to joke around, but I get serious when the job calls for it. Competition is strong motivater for me, but I value teamwork because nothing great was ever created by one person. I’m a firm believer that you can’t write if you can’t relate, so I try to converse with as many di ernet kinds of people as possible. Above all, i’m extremely passionate about my craft, and I never stop trying to improve.




My Art Style




My shtick is that I often use weird visual solutions to solve advertising problems. Besides the fact that they’re cool to look at, I nd them to be the best way to get an idea across. By playing upon their curiosity, you can gain their attention easily, allowing you to bring them from a “Huh?” to an “Oh!”.




Education




Seneca College: 2011-2014

Graduated with a Digital Media Arts Diploma




Seneca College: 2016-2018

Graduated with a Creative Advertising diploma in the Creative Stream




Experience




Graphic Designer at Confettibox

September 2014-November 2015




Front-End Web Designer/Admin at Merrickwealth.com

April 2016-Present




My Skills




Art Direction Skills


Typography        ● ● ● ○ ○

Colour                ● ● ● ● ○

Layout                ● ● ● ● ●

Design                ● ● ● ● ●


Computer Skills


Photoshop           ● ● ● ● ●

Illustrator             ● ● ● ● ●

In Design             ● ● ● ● ●

HTML                  ● ● ● ● ●

CSS                     ● ● ● ● ●


Advertising Skills


IMC                    ● ● ● ● ○

Strategy              ● ● ● ○ ○

Media                 ● ○ ○ ○ ○

Research             ● ● ● ○ ○

Copywriting         ● ● ● ○ ○


Professional Skills


Organization        ● ● ● ○ ○

Presenting             ● ● ● ● ○

Leadership            ● ● ● ● ○

Teamwork             ● ● ● ● ●

Time Managing     ● ● ● ○ ○




Interests




Video Games

Indie Music

Digital Art

Drawing

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