Paul Ainsworth
Illustration, Canada
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Brief Summary
Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer ready to help out with any of your communication & art projects. Northern Ontario boy living in Southern Ontario.
National Hockey League
Bud Light
Tony Hawk Skateboard Clothing
Edward Pond Photography
Taxi Canada Inc.
Taxi 2
Sid Lee
Bruce Mau Design
Professional Experience
July 2012 to Present
Republic Live, Inc. (Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival)
Graphic Designer/Art Director
Played Key role in the Design department working closely with Marketing Director and Creative Director:
• Creating Billboard advertisement for event
• Layout, Design and Production of event booklet given out to 70, 000+ fans.
• Quality control over design work that was given to other designers
• Created graphics for Social Media and Jumbotron graphics during festival
• Made myself available for any design project with very tight turn-around

July/October 2012
TAXI Canada Ltd.
Freelance Graphic Designer/Art Director (2 month contract)
Played integral part in new business pitch to major beer label, working closely with Creative Director. I also:
• Conceptualized packaging designs for new beer line.
• Set up design system for presentation pitch.
• Worked closely with Production Manager and studio to finalize mocked up packaging

Art Directed large installation for Kraft Canada Headquarters
• Worked closely with production studio keeping brand standards and overall esthetics of project throughuntil completion
• Onsite quality control of signage/installation

Designed cover for Edward Pond’s Creative Chef Annual Award booklet

Played valued part of Portland Property Group’s rebranding project of 49 Spadina Ave.
• Created brand identity to fit with their soon to be newly renovated building

July 2008 to July 2012    
BrandHealth Communications, Peterborough, ON
Graphic Designer/In-house Illustrator

I am routinely asked to bring my out-of-the-box thinking to projects that usually require conventional remedies.
In my day-to-day role I:
• conceptualize design systems from rough stages to completion, relating to print, digital, and video.
• support and collaborate with our Creative Director on projects for clients that are viewed on a national level.
• participate in meetings with clients and coworkers to discuss project articulation, personality,and conformability.
• am the In-house Illustrator for any and all work pertaining to Storyboarding, animation, technical,and digital illustrations.
• work efficiently and effectively on pressure-driven projects with quick turnaround times.

October 2005 to May 2008
Frameworth Sports Marketing, Toronto, ON
Lead Graphic Designer / Art Director    

In a leadership role, I oversaw junior designers and guided their design problems and tasks. I also:
• created a large product line of sports memorabilia for companies including: Mike Weir Authentic, the NHL, and Madison Square Gardens.
• designed awards given out to individuals and music groups who are members of the Canadian Recording Industry Association such as: Yellowcard, City & Colour, and Hedley.
• implemented the usage of new technology and proposed fresh ideas for existing and up-coming products.
• set graphic standards for on-going promotional materials for Frameworth Sports Marketing itself.

February 2002 to 2004   
Tony Hawk Skateboard Apparel, Huntington Beach, CA
Illustrator on retainer

As a freelance Illustrator, I always met project deadlines and kept in communication with their Creative Director
despite working remotely. During my tenure with the company, I:
• created and designed 11 illustrations used in their international apparel line.
• created images that can be seen on Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4, for Playstation 2, X Box, and Game Cube.
Awards and Recognition
Art Directors Club of Canada
Applied Arts Design Annual


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