CV

Professional Experience

SOFTWARE COORDINATORMPC (Moving Picture Company)
January 2014 – Present
Vancouver, Canada Area

MPC is an award winning Visual FX company with sites in London, Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore, and Mexico City; with recent film credits including Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Cinderella and more. The software department at MPC is responsible for maintaining the many industry standard and proprietary software packages that allow the magic enjoyed on screen by millions to be made.

Support team of 38 developers across Vancouver and Montreal sites, providing coordination to develop tools and provide support for ~800 artists across sites. Collaborate with global software team on multi-site & global development initiatives. Point of contact for artists, production staff, managers, and department heads.
• Coordinate with local and global departments
• Cross-site project tracking, management of support ticket queues, & assignment of tasks to development teams
• Identify and manage support and development priorities & tasks in Canada
• Local and multi-site meeting management and booking
• Event planning for team outings

FREELANCE DESIGN & CONSULTINGGabe van Bergen
April 2009 – Present
Vancouver, BC

Working with clients to help them reach their customers in a meaningful way, engaging with company leaders to identify their core audience and create a design and communication strategy tailored to their organization. Providing support and project management throughout the design process; collaborating with designers, developers, and other specialists during the production phase.
• Consulting, design, and production services
• Branding (strategy and logo design)
• Graphic and web design
• Website development
• Content creation
• Video production and editing
• Motion graphics

INSTRUCTOR – IDEA-x ProgramFreelance – The Centre for Digital Media
July – August 2013
Vancouver, BC

Lead Instructor for IDEA-x, a one month intensive program for undergraduate students, teaching collaborative idea development and fundamentals of design processes. Developed and adapted course content around design-based thinking exercises, collaboration, and production; tailored to Chinese ESL students from the Communication University of China (CUC).

The course consisted of two weeks of classroom instruction followed by two weeks of team based project work, working with AGILE project management techniques, time management, and prototyping.

Course Content:
• Rapid iteration tools and rapid prototyping techniques
• Fundamentals of collaborative idea generation and brainstorming techniques
• Introduction to AGILE project management
• User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design
• User group research and testing

WEB DEVELOPERCanadian Broadcasting Corporation
August 2011 – Present
Vancouver, BC

Contractor for CBC British Columbia creating custom pages for BC section of CBC site, showcasing special features and events. Responsible for creating designs, coding HTML and CSS inside CBC framework, and managing content delivered from writing team.

Design & development created using Adobe Creative Suite

INDUSTRY PROJECTSThe Centre for Digital Media
September 2009 – April 2011
Vancouver, BC

Creative Director – Eatz iPhone Application (January – April 2011)
• Developed creative strategy for restaurant finding iPhone application
• Managed creative direction of project with a team of 6 people
• Feature planning, UI & UX design, communication with technical teammates
• Ensured successful beta release

Assistant Producer – Marking It Work E-Learning Application (September – December 2010)
• Developed 4 modules of e-learning software for Rheumatoid Arthritis education
• Recorded & edited audio tools, prepped for integration with other project elements
• Managed client communication and requests

Digital Media Intern – High School Climate Challenge & Clean Air Champions (April – August 2010)
• Produced, shot and edited 3 minute promotional video
• Managed distance collaboration tools and techniques – team located in Vancouver & Ottawa
• Introduced collaborative design techniques and AGILE framework for project

Motion Graphics & Sound Designer – Digital Bridge / CODE: Live (December 2009)
• Created motion graphics for guerrilla marketing campaign promoting the Cultural Olympiad Digital Edition as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
• Created 2 minute video in two day production window

Office Administrator/Training ConsultantMicroAge Training Center
Sept 2008 – July 2009
Saskatoon, SK

Responsible for management and maintenance of MicroAge Training Center’s Saskatoon office. Application Training Sales consultant, for Saskatoon & Northern Saskatchewan, for Microsoft & Adobe Applications for businesses.
• Phone sales of training services • Understanding of courseware and prerequisites to ensure clients obtain relevant training
• Coordinate scheduling of instructors and classroom availability, ordering classroom materials & manuals
• Instructor for Adobe software • Technical aspects: training room set up with Ghost Cast image refresh, hardware & software upgrades

Educatorlululemon athletica
August 2012 – July 2013
Vancouver, BC
April – August 2008
Saskatoon, SK

Created positive and welcoming guest experience. Extensive product knowledge. Handled guest concerns/complaints. Fast-paced environment. Responsible for sales and returns. Store merchandising and stock management. Community outreach.

DeejayFreelance/Solid Sound/Solid Entertainment
2010 – Present
Vancouver, BC
2005 – 2009
Saskatoon, SK

Excellent musical knowledge, song set planning, handling crowds with many different genre preferences. Skilled with different event types. Set up and take down of sound equipment, on the spot troubleshooting. Client relations.

Skills

• Layout & design skills: video, web, mobile, print
• Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth and Encore
• Experience with HTML/CSS/PHP customization, analytics, and WordPress configuration & setup
• Comfortable with both OS X & Windows environments
• Working knowledge of Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection
• Layout and design experience in Flash
• Confident in design methodologies – AGILE & Scrum
• Proven leadership, communication, and collaboration
• Designer, Photographer, and Videographer
• Timely, organized, and attentive to detail
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
• Event Planning and Organization – created and managed events from idea through execution

Education

MASTERS OF DIGITAL MEDIA
Centre for Digital Media at Great Northern Way Campus

University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University, and BC Institute of Technology
Vancouver, BC Canada – 2011

BACHELOR OF COMMERCE, MARKETING
Edwards School of Business

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK Canada – 2007