SIMON LAGUË CREATIVE THINKER + FREELANCE DESIGNER

Responsible for full-project execution from Direction to Graphic Design Production – Experienced in managing/producing multiple projects from start to finish & able to provide the client with a creatively unique & aesthetically pleasing design while remaining within the budget requirements – Attention to detail & project management skills & deadline driven.

Logo & Branding | Ads concept | Promotional items | Collateral Work Tradeshow Graphics & Exhibits | Poster | Magazine/Editorial Brochure | Prospectus Signage | Packaging | Technical sale sheet – Illustrations | T-shirt Design | Cartography | Point of purchase Displays | Point of Sale

CLIENTS: SOCAN CANADA, HOGEYE FESTIVAL ELGIN TEXAS, BEYOUBETRUE, AUSTIN MOTO CLASSIC, RANSERVE, UNITEC, AUSTIN SPEED SHOP, ARLYN STUDIO TEXAS, SOLIDBOX, KIOWA CASINO OKLAHOMA, ADVENDURO TOURS, CITY NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL, QUEBEC LABRADOR FOUNDATION, REHMANN, TORCHY’S, PTERRY BURGER STAND, TACO RANCH, WESTLAKE BOTANICALS, CHINSTRAP SALSA, UPLAND SOFTWARE, ANTHEM WORLD WIDE.

Responsible for full-project execution from Direction to Graphic Design Production – Experienced in managing/producing multiple projects from start to finish & able to provide the client with a creatively unique & aesthetically pleasing design while remaining within the budget requirements – Attention to detail & project management skills & deadline driven.

WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2014/2018 freelance 
ANTHEM WORLD WIDE SENIOR
BATTLE CREEK MICHIGAN anthemww.com
Assist in the development and oversee the Execution of art from concept through production that meets client needs – Create print collateral, advertising, Point of purchase Displays, Point of Sale, Packaging, Promotions, and Event Marketing pieces – Work with account team to Understand Assignment objectives and participates in development process – Develop ideas through Writing, Sketches/thumbnails or Digital Designs, and presents to team Develops creative from initial concept through digital layout and fulfills steps Recommend / manage art vendors including Photographers, Illustrators and Retouchers, and assist in handling photo shoot.
CLIENTS: KELLOGG’S CORN FLAKES, FROSTED FLAKES, RICE KRISPIES, SPECIAL K, COCOA KRISPIES, KEEBLER, PRINGLES, ENERGIZER, POP-TARTS, FROOT LOOPS, KASHI, CHEEZ-IT, EGGO, NUTRI-GRAIN, MORNINGSTAR FARMS, KASHI, AMWAY, PURE ORGANIC, PAW PATROL, DOVE CHOCOLATE, BOOKER’S WHISKY, GATORADE, KEEBLER, CLUB, FRUIT HARVEST


GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2007/2008 freelance 2008/2011
AMD ADVENCED MICRO DEVICES
AUSTIN TEXAS amd.com

Part of the Global Internet marketing team – graphic design & production of the AMD website, promotional banner, Intranet and product launch events. Develop & Design concepts with the internal client across Print, Online & Interactive, Video, Event Marketing Pieces & Trade Show, Packaging.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2006/2007
JH&A ADVERTISING
AUSTIN TEXAS jhaadvertising.com

Graphic Design of Logo Branding, Ads Campaign, Packaging, Promotional Items, Illustration, Trade Show, Point of purchase Displays, Point of Sale.
WINNING AWARDS with JH&A
– Marcom Awards 2007 Gold Medal – Wilsonart Ads Campaign
– Marcom Awards 2007 Gold Medal – Buffalo Technology Ads
– Marcom Awards 2007 Platinum – Gas Innovation Branding + Pocket Folder
– Communicator Awards 2008 Awards of Distinction Alereon Pocket Folder
–  Communicator Awards 2008 Awards of Excellence – Wild Basin Direct Mail Invitation
CLIENTS: BUFFALO TECHNOLOGY, GAS INNOVATIONS, 3M, JORDAN VALLEY, ALEREON, WILSONART


GRAPHIC DESIGNER 2003
L’ORÉAL PARIS
MONTRÉAL QUÉBEC lorealparis.ca

Graphic Design Production of print ads of l’Oréal Paris, Packaging, Point of purchase Displays, Point of Sale, Technical sale sheet for merchandise


ART & CREATIVE DIRECTOR 1998/2000
LE GROUPE TVA
MONTRÉAL QUÉBEC tva.canoe.com

Advertising Campaign of TV shows, Logos, Movie/Show Poster, Promotion through All Medias, Press Media Invitations, Programming Guide Internal communication, Art Direction of Photo Shoot, Production and printing coordination.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER 1995/1997
TRUDEAU 
BOUCHERVILLE QUÉBEC trudeaucorp.com
Graphic designer & packaging design for supplier of quality kitchen and table products & kids dining supplies. adapting different graphic style guide on dining ware & kitchen supplies, Toys Design, Packaging, Point of purchase Displays, Point of purchase Displays, Point of Sale
CLIENTS: WALT DISNEY, WARNER BROTHER, NICKELODEON, BARBIE, BIG DOG


LANGUAGES
French  | English  | Spanish (un Poquito)

COMPUTER SKILLS
Adobe CC | Illustrator | Photoshop | Indesign | Flash | Dreamweaver | Microsoft Office | Sharepoint Keynote | Quark Express | Basecamp | WordPress | Quickbooks

SEMINAR
– Leadership and Starting a Small Business Class – SAJE de Montreal August 2000 to may 2001

– Entrepreneurship Designer at the Design Institute of Montreal July 2000
– Microsoft SharePoint training

EDUCATION

BACHELORS IN GRAPHIC DESIGN 1993/1994
MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OR ART (MICA)
1300 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21201 mica.edu


ASSOCIATES IN GRAPHIC DESIGN 
1992/1993

ALTOS DE CHAVON La Escuela de Diseño
Apartado Postal 140, Apartado Postal 140, La Romana Dominican Republic c/o Parsons School of Design New York altosdechavon.com 


D.E.C.IN FINE ART 
1998/1992

C.E.G.E.P.ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU
C.P. 1018 St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Québec, Canada J3B 7L2 cstjean.qc.ca