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Michael Penn

Web / UX/UI & Graphic Designer

Hello!

My name is Michael. I call myself a designer as it’s a nice umbrella term for what I do such as UX/UI Designer, Web Designer, Graphic Designer and Visual Designer. I am currently living in Toronto, ON, Canada.

I have always loved design in ever form and it’s a passion. I consider myself a designer of many trades and love to learn new things. My currently work is more web oriented but I still do print work. I love to learning new things all the time, and I feel the need to always be on the look for what is happening in the world of design and what are the trends as there are so many great designers out there.

As a designer, I have learned a lot of things, some good, some bad, and today I feel the need to evolve to something different, be challenged by new things and I am always on the searching for my next design project or position as a designer / Lead Designer. So lets talk!

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Skills

UX/UI Designer, Web Designer & Graphic Designer

About me

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My Skills

UX/UI Design

90%

Web Design

95%

Graphic Design

98%

HTML/CSS

92%

Wireframing & Mockups

90%

User Testing

79%

WordPress / Elementor pro

85%

Branding

92%

Visual Design

100%

Software skills

Photoshop

90%

Illustrator

85%

InDesign

95%

Adobe XD

98%

Bootstrap Studio

97%

Adobe CC

90%

Figma

75%

Azure / Jira

65%

Adobe Acrobat

85%

My Experiences

Web / Graphic Designer - UX/UI Designer

Experiences

May 2019 - today
Web Designer - UX/UI Designer - Graphic Designer
Create well-designed, tested code using best practices for website development, including mobile and responsive site design Create websites UX/UI using standard HTML/CSS practices using Bootstrap.
Meet regularly with business stakeholders and management to understand and refine business and functional requirements and determine project scopes and specifications. Layout of wireframe using Adobe XD. Work independently and cooperatively on multiple projects with marketing team and dev team, meeting deadlines and budget constraints, and scheduling project implementation based on workload, which may include five or more simultaneous projects.
Use trend intelligence and an understanding of the current and historical business and market to design and execute specific classifications, for layout of divers documents and annual report.
May 2019 - today
Oct 2017 - Jan 2019
Web Designer - UX/UI Designer - Graphic Designer
Build advanced template-based landing pages and custom landing pages engage your visitor for a great UI/UX experience. Design and deliver high-quality graphic and web elements for advertiser and prominent online advertiser. Design and code HTML & CSS email blast for cross platform compatibility.
Oct 2017 - Jan 2019
Oct 2012 - today
Web Designer - UX/UI Designer - Graphic Designer
Analysis of client business models and needs to deliver a cohesive marketing approach through design and proposes best solutions for Web, UX/UI design and any marketing print materials as well as Design UX/UI interfaces for responsive websites that respond to users, offering the best experience across desktop, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices or applications. Research & understand the target audience for best practices and usability of UX/UI and website/apps design Creation of beautiful engaging visual websites designs that engage your visitor for a great UX/UI experience. Created Wireframes, prototypes using interactive tools such as XD CC or Axure for innovative concept proposals. Created Web pages and sites with fabulous, UI/UX design using HTML and CSS bootstrap or WordPress and Elementor builder. Design print, responsive websites, branding, and engaging visuals Design custom brochures, reports, and other marketing materials to help support and elevate brand.
Oct 2012 - today
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Graphic Designer
Worked on a translation 1 month project creating layouts and type setting designs. Created sales collateral, marketing literature, and print ads. Collaborated with cross-functional & multidisciplinary teams to ensure final product represents client’s vision. Created unique and creative themes to help support and enhance brand uniqueness. Designed of learning manuals, brochures, and other educational materials
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Education

2019 - 2020
Juno College
Fundamentals of programming using JavaScript Introduction to JavaScript Data structures, including Objects and Arrays
2019 - 2020
2009 - 2012
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
Advanced Diploma in Graphic & Web Design for: print, web design,epubs, apps, packaging, environmental and marketing campaigns for businesses publishing, advertising and branding
2009 - 2012

When we hired Michael, we didn't understand how lucky we were to have a designer like him on board. Not only is he a great designer that take feedback and understand the scope of every project we give him, but also he is a company man and will put all his knowledge to benefit the company and do his best to work with every level of direction and team to complete his projects. He is definitely someone that I can recommend.

Adam W.
Director at Summit Energy

We contacted Michael to help us with a redesign of our website. Not only did he offer us multiple solutions, but he also was willing to adapt to what we already had in place. He is knowledgeable, passionate of his work and takes pride in his work. He has a keen eye for what looks good and, walks you through all the process. He has kept me in informed through out the project. There for, I would recommend Michael for any Website design or Graphic Design projects or positions.

Rachelle T.
Owner ESU Massage

Michael has been a great help in getting our website up. His design aesthetics aligned well with what we were looking and he was very flexible where we wanted changes. We would highly recommend Michael and his skills and knowleged to anyone looking for a Graphic, Web or UX/UI designer.

Graham T.
Owner Labyrinth Escape Games

Michael worked with me back in my agency in 2000. I have worked with Michael on multiple projects, big and small. His work ethics and, his attention to details and understanding the client’s needs was always on point. Michael has help me with my new website and helps with all my client’s needs today. I would highly recommend Michael for any Web/Graphic Designer projects or positions.

Patrick L.
Owner WP-mon-site

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