Résumé etc.

Wendy J. Cotie

Graphic Designer, Photographer, Digital Imaging and Prepress Expert

Art Direction, Graphic Design, Production, Prepress,
and Print Management
and Consulting

Telephone: (613) 290-7681
Email: wendy.cotie@wendycotie

Employment Experience

December 2012 – Present
BigPictureStudio

Graphic Design and Photography

  • Art Director, Graphic Designer for print and web
  • Shutterstock Contributor since 2017. 1,097 image library
  • PhotosUnlimited 2021 (14 on-location [OLP] Photo shoots (Family, Baptism, Wedding Shower, etc.)

April 2002 – 2019 

  • Typesetter, production artist for the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club The Canadian Field-Naturalist Journal  (April 2002 – present) http://www.ofnc.ca
  • Freelancer-at-large; Graphic Design/Photography

2002 – 2012
The Art Farm – Owner
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Typesetting and Production

  • Typesetting, production and layout for the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club (The Canadian Field-Naturalist Journal April 2002 – 2019)
  • Typesetting services Gilmore Reproductions (Federal Court Reports 2.5 years)
  • The Ottawa Fury Soccer Club – graphic design services (Media Guides, Game Day Programs, newspaper ads, etc. 8 years)
  • Graphic design and production for 110% Communications for the Canadian Fertilizer Institute and Nutrients for Life Foundation
  • Produced over 100 magazines in 10 years for The Summit Group (Summit: Canada’s Magazine on Public Sector Purchasing; total access magazine for the Canadian Paraplegic Association and Canadian Disability magazine) and all other in-house design including ads, training guides, media kits and other promotional material
  • Design and production of all types for print and web for various clients including: Gilmore Printing Services, Mission Stream, perception marketing, Trico Group, etc.

2001 – 2002
Mantle & Overall Communications Inc.
Graphic Designer/Production Specialist

1994 – 2001
Cotie Communications Inc. – Owner/Partner
Electronic Production Specialist

  • high speed electronic production of final files for print (colour and black & white) and internet
  • design/creation of various materials (books, brochures, ads, magazines, web pages, etc.)
  • high resolution scanning
  • preparing files for output to Canon CLC 2400 as well as film for traditional print, and
  • troubleshooting difficult files and prepare for output.

1994
VAST Technologies
System Training and Support Specialist

  • System Training and Support. Wrote and provided course material and support to train staff at M.O.M. Printing during a three-month contract to organize/harmonize fonts and provide training for full upgrade to Mac OS7.

1991 – 1994
Photonix Inc. Owner/Partner)
Production Artist, Prepress/Colour Processing Expert

  • high speed electronic production of final files for print,
  • design/creation of various material (books, brochures, ads, etc.)
  • high resolution scanning,
  • preparing files for output to Varityper 5200 imagesetter,
  • output and processing colour film for printers, and
  • preparing colour proofs using a Hoechst Colour Proofing System.

1989 – 1991
W.D.B. Desktop Partners Electronic Publishing Inc. Owner/Partner
Production Artist

  • production and design, and
  • preparing files for printers.

1988 – 1989
Wendy Campbell Word Processing and Desktop Publishing – Owner
Desktop Publisher

  • word processing and desktop production of various materials.

1982 – 1988
Conference Board of Canada
Word Processing

  • Word Processing Specialist II
  • Word Processing Specialist I
  • Word Processing Operator

1982 – 1986
Information Services Clerk

  • Library and Information Services clerical duties for library and all staff

Educational Information

  • High School of Commerce – Commercial Art Program
  • Sir John A. MacDonald High School

Former Professional Associations

  • Society of Graphic Designers of Canada  (member)
  • International Academy of Design and Technology (Advisory Board Member)
  • Nepean Chamber of Commerce (member)
  • West-end Women’s Network (member) 

Software Knowledge

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Bridge, LR, etc.)
  • QuarkXPress
  • WordPress
  • Microsoft Office
  • various imaging software, and all the oldies since the beginning of the electronic era

…  a list of clients past and present

  • Abacus Belcor
  • AC Nielsen
  • ASAP Printing
  • Agriculture Canada
  • Akins Printing
  • Allan du Manoir and Associates
  • Arnprior (Town of)
  • Bayshore Shopping Centre
  • Bell Northern Research
  • Business Sherpa Group
  • CS Co-op
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Defence Industries Association (CDIA)
  • Canadian Federation of Labour
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canvet Publications
  • Century 21 Accord
  • City of Nepean
  • The Conference Board of Canada
  • Correctional Service Canada
  • Doculink International
  • Environment Canada
  • Fine Eye Graphics
  • Fisheries and Oceans
  • Gilmore Printing Services
  • Gilmore Reproductions
  • HB Social Marketing Group
  • Health and Welfare Canada
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  • IT/Net
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • In•Touch Survey Systems
  • Liberal Party of Canada
  • The Log Farm Foundation
  • Lone Star Catering
  • Love Printing Inc.
  • Lowe-Martin Group
  • The Micronutrient Initiative
  • MOM Printing Ltd.
  • Motion Creative Printing
  • Mutual Printers Ltd.
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • National Quality Institute
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • The Niagara Institute
  • Northern Telecom
  • Town of Arnprior
  • The Object People
  • The Ottawa Field-Naturalist Club
  • The Ottawa Fury
  • perception marketing
  • Productivity Point International
  • Prospectus Inc.
  • RICOH
  • Roberts Design Group
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Commission
  • Shoreline Communications
  • Split Rock Ranch
  • The Summit Group
  • Synergy Print & Copy
  • Telecom Canada
  • Tyrell Quick Copy
  • Tyrell Press
  • U.S. Embassy
  • The Weston Ottawa
  • Xerox Canada Inc.

For further experience and details find me on Linked in!
For graphic design PDF samples and A Brief Portfolio… or so I thought: https://wendycotie.wordpress.com/category/graphic-design/

Shirley’s Bay, Ottawa, Ontario
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