Christopher Chin
234 York Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario • M2L-1L1
647-293-8858 • chris@clock.org  •  See my PDF resume
Objective
To obtain a creative position in the digital design industry, with the goal of bringing high-quality, innovative design into the realm of new media.
Employment
Freelance Design ConsultantApril 2000 - Present
via Ascending Productions in association with GP1 Holdings LLC

234 York Mills Road; Toronto Ontario M2L-1L1647-293-8858
PO Box 1835; Mountain View California 94042-1835
Provided excellent, fast-turnaround art & design services to a variety of clients on a consultancy basis. Clients included DeSousa-Hughes (San Francisco, CA); Home Loans-USA (Petaluma, CA); MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine at Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA); LesConcierges (San Francisco, CA); MediaRing (San Jose, CA), CompuPix, Inc. (Long Beach, CA); and Consulate General of Israel, Pacific Northwest Region (San Francisco, CA). Consultancy particulars and/or samples available upon request.
Art & Design ManagerJanuary 2000 - March 2000
ForRetail.com

455 Fulton Street; San Francisco California 94102415-377-4318
Managed the relationship between an Internet business-to-business start-up and a well-established design firm retained by the start-up. Operated as the liaison and chief point-of-contact between the two companies. Responsible for overseeing development of all user-interface/art-and-design aspects of both the company's corporate website and their web-based product. Also led the in-house team of production artists and graphic designers.
Graphic DesignerSeptember 1999 - December 1999
Lucidity, Inc. / Luciditygifts.com

130 Church Street; San Francisco California 94111415-645-0200
Refined and finalized the corporate identity for an online gift integration company. Created a suite of stationery including business cards, letterhead, fax transmission cover sheets, custom envelopes, report covers, and labels. Designed and implemented a corporate website using the corporate identity. Established corporate colors and fonts. Laid the groundwork for a corporate style guide. Chief HTML integrator for several co-branded e-commerce websites, establishing uniform look-and-feel over a wide variety of business partners and products. Provided initial design sketches for several in-house private label brands.
Studio ManagerOctober 1998 - April 1999
POWERworx Online

5775 Flatiron Parkway, Suite 210; Boulder Colorado 80301303-442-4499
Established the Studio Department to co-ordinate all art & design support both internally and externally. Initiated the hire of production designers and pioneered studio policies and procedures for a national Internet service provider. Succeeded in bringing a nascent Studio Department to launch in unprecedented time.
Senior Graphic DesignerAugust 1995 - August 1998
Continental American Industries

444 De Haro St, Suite 210; San Francisco California 94107-2347415-531-7722
Chief designer, art director, and digital photoretouching specialist. Designed brochures, packaging, online web-ready graphics, and ad campaigns for over 150 products sold nationally and internationally, including 12 award-winning products. Associate Department Head, supervising three designers (one full time, two part time). Designed and commissioned the construction of new photo design workstation. Nominated for Best Packaging Design, 1997 AVN Awards.
Education
School of Graphic Design1996 - 1997
The Academy of Art College

San Francisco, CaliforniaBachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Program
Completed time two years of full-time study concurrent with full-time employment to maintain graphic design skills contemporaneous with new technologies in digital design. Honors (GPA 3.8), 1997.
School of Interior Design1994 - 1995
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute

Toronto, OntarioBachelor of Arts (BA) Program
Completed three terms of full-time study concurrent with full-time employment to broaden design education beyond graphics skills. Emphasis on color theory and the application of ergonomics to living spaces.
Faculties of Civil Engineering, Architecture, and Independant Studies1990 - 1993
University of Waterloo

Waterloo, OntarioBASc, BArch, and BIS Programs
Completed three years of full-time study in a co-operative education program involving three faculties. Accepted into one of only three BIS programs in the world. Early withdrawal from studies after being relocated and hired into a permanent position at Lester B. Pearson International Airport (Toronto).