Isabelle Hémard
Art Direction, Toronto Ontario Canada
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Contact details
27 Northern Place
Tel: 647 225-8983
Professional Experience

Isabelle Hémard


1999 | 2000           Web Design & New Media | Toronto Image Works                              Toronto

1995                      English in Writing | University of Toronto Continuing Education        Toronto           

1985 | 1990           Fine Arts Masters with Honours | École Nationale des Beaux Arts Rouen, France

                              ·  Exchange with Norwich School of Art  (1987 | 1988, England)
                              ·  Exchange with Sheridan College  (1989 | 1990, Toronto)



Languages           ·  English & French, fully bilingual - written and spoken

Computers           · Adobe creative suite, Quark Xpress,  HTML, Microsoft Office, Red Giant plug in

Teaching              ·  Organized and conducted successful workshops on drypoint and relief printing

Organizational   ·  Ability to determine necessary tasks, develop critical path and meet deadlines

Client Relations ·  excellent listening, communication and problem-solving skills, social media guru



Year to date           Artist  | Independent                                                                         International

                              ·  Exhibition, promotion and sales of personal artwork

                              ·  Knowledge of etching, silk-screening, lithography, ceramics and painting

. Long standing member and past Board member of Open Studio, a Not-For-Profit Organization dedicated to printmaking.




09/2007 to 05/2013   On Air Graphics / Motion Graphics Designer | TFO                    Toronto

                           ·  Work closely with producers, director and editors in order to create

                               graphics and animations for the in-house Productions.




Cinéma TFO

Mini TFO



01/2005 to 08/2007 Graphic Designer | CBC                                                                      Toronto

                           ·  Work closely with Set Designers, producers, editors to provide the

                           required graphics elements.


Hot Type on air graphics

CBC news set

History of Hockey Documentary

Federal Election Set

Fifth Estate set

Henry Pellat Documentary


02/2002 to 01/2005  Assistant Graphic Designer | CBC                                                    Toronto

                           ·  Actual update of ongoing projects,  Software research

                            Font Management, Vinyl cutting, Design assignments.


03/2000 to 02/2002                                                                                 Office Manager | IMAT            Toronto

                           ·  Responsible for database management, bookkeeping, payroll, banking and membership for an 800-member not-for-profit organization.

                              ·  Co-ordination of Board Meetings, including minute-taking.


03/1997 | 04/1999 Bilingual Pension Benefits Officer  | Bank of Montreal                    Toronto

                              ·  Life insurance claim processing, survivor pension benefits calculations

                              ·  Supervised pension credits transfers, handled health coverage and

                                 Pension entitlement enquiries

10/1996 | 03/1997 Bilingual Customer Service Representative  | Faneuil ISG                Toronto

08/1995 | 05/1996 Bilingual Credit & Collection Analyst  | Unitel Communications      Toronto

04/1995 | 07/1995 Bilingual Sales Clerk  | Renaud-Bray (French bookstore)                    Toronto

02/1994 | 11/1994 Bilingual Clerk & Customer Service Rep | Bell Sygma                     Toronto

01/1991 | 10/1994 Store Manager / Sales Clerk  | Jaggs Vintage Clothing Store                Toronto



2010                      “Fuzzy, furry and Cloudy” | Loop Gallery                                          Toronto

2009                      “Hearts, drops and pebbles” | Loop Gallery                                        Toronto

2008                      “Where is the love gone?” | John Steinberg & Associates                   Toronto

2006                      “Ménage à trois” | George Gilmour  Gallery Open Studio                    Toronto

2005                      “A Love Story” Nick Novak Scholarship Exhibition | Open Studio      Toronto

2004                      “Curl & Co “  | John Steinberg & Associates                                        Toronto

2003                      “The Blurbles”| George Gilmour Gallery                                         Toronto

2001                      “EGGSciting”| George Gilmour Gallery                                             Toronto

2000                      “Elle et lui” | George Gilmour Gallery                                                  Toronto



2010                      “Printopolis 2010” | Proof Gallery/Gladstone Hotel                            Toronto

2008                      “Unnatural Tendencies” | Lennox Contemporary                               Toronto

2006                      In Cahoots, | Open Studio in the Ink Shop, Ithaca,                            New York

                              Works around paper, Eastern Front gallery,                                         Toronto

2004                      The Little Prints Exhibition | John B Aird Gallery                             Toronto

2003                      CA>PE | Juan Pardoheeren Gallery                                                    Lima, Peru

2002                      Santo André Biennale                                                                             Brazil

2001                      Innovation on paper | Acadia Art gallery                        wolfville, Nova Scotia

2000                      “Symbolize” | I-Land Gallery                                                                Toronto

1999                      “Lint, Love and the Fine Art of Laundry” | Artweek 99                    Toronto

2001                      "Printmakers from Open Studio” | Galerie Jean-Claude Bergeron     Ottawa

1999                      “The Big Sexy Print Show”  | David Mirvish Bookstore                     Toronto          


Awards and Recognition



2005                            Ontario Arts Council, Mid-Career Artist Visual Arts Grant.

2004-05                       Nick Novak Scholarship Recipient, Open Studio, Toronto

1997                            Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, printmaking Atelier GF Purchase Award.

1996                            Ontario Art Council and the Glendon College Gallery,

                                    Exhibition Grant Assistance for "Trente ans déjà", Quebec City.

1995                            Ontario Art Council and the Women Arts Ressources Centre, Exhibition Grant Assistance for "Larmes", Arts on            King, Toronto.

                                    Canada Art Council Travel Grant, Exchange with                                                                              Engramme Printmaking facilities, Quebec City.

1994                            Ontario Art Council, Visual Art Grant.




Work in display in private and corporate collection: The Department of Foreign Affairs, The Bank of Montreal and The Ontario Ministry of Health.

Member of Open Studio

Her work is available through Open Studio Sales Program as well as through Tracey Capes Fine Arts and Lennox Contemporary.



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