Hello, I am

Narada Thomas

I am Based in Ottawa

 

Work Experience

Junior Multimedia Developer

Collaborated with Instructional designers, SMEs and clients from around Canada in developing training material. Designed and developed online courses, vector graphics, posters, guidebooks, and presentations to be delivered to the public, business owners and CFIA food inspectors around world. In addition, shot and edited training and corporate videos for CFIA employers

2017 Mar - 2018 Mar

Publishing and Layout Coordinator

Designed and Published 20 case studies demonstrating how faith communities are expanding their intergration with natural spaces through various gardens and activities. Created 10 fact sheets to provide sustainable practises for gardening, and water and energy usage. Designed a newspaper with various page layouts and automated scripts to use for PEN newspaper to be used for future issues.

2017 Feb - 2017 May

Web Designer and Photographer

Provide photographic services to special events both small and large including, weddings, local events, and an international convocation organized by AESIS Ottawa. Experienced in designing and managing WordPress based websites as well as promotional posters for non-profit organizations and small business.

2012 May - 2017 May

Advertising and Promotions Manager

Worked with managers and suppliers to determine, plan and execute special events based on a promotional calendar and sales forecasts. Produced promotional posters, banners and handled social media accounts to promote merchandise and events. Worked with merchandising team to make floor plan and store displays to increase store sales.

2014 Apr - 2014 Jul

Education

Algonquin College

Ontario College Diploma
Dean's Honours List (2015-2017)

2015 - 2018

Seneca College

Ontario College Diploma
Tommy Hilfiger (Canada) Scholarship (2015)
Clara Abbott Scholarship (2014 - 2015)

2012 - 2015

Skills

Multimedia and Design
  • Graphic Design: Graphic design is an important tool that enhances how something looks and communicates with its audience. I flexing my creative gears to generate vector graphics, posters, infographics and branding materials. My prime tools for graphic designs are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  • Photography: I enjoy capturing the beauty beneath landscapes, events and fashion. I shoot in digital and analog. I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to edit my masterpieces. Some of my photographs are available in my my gallery and Instagram. I use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to edit most of my photographs.

  • Videography: Videos are the preferred choice of media to deliver information for education and entertainment. Combining my graphic design and photographic skills has allowed me to sharpen my skills in shooting videos, post-production and motion graphics. I am skilled in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator and Animate.

  • Web Design: Engaging websites have become essential in a connected world. I am skilled in HTML, CSS, Javascript and Content Management Systems (Wordpress and Joomla). I use Adobe XD and Invision Studio for prototyping.

  • eLearning: I have had the opportunity to use my skills in graphics, photos, videos and web to create eLearning materials using Articulate 360, Storyline and Adobe Captivate 2017. I am currently learning how to manage and maintain Moodle and Canvas LMS.


Other Skills
  • Languages: English (fluent), Sinhalese (native) and French (basic)

Interests

I have always loved arts and technology. I’am continuously trying to integrate graphics and technology into my life and my works in new and innovative ways. I love learning new software and tools from Tut+, Lynda and YouTube.


Having enrolled in Interactive Media Design program at Algonquin College, I learned and improved my knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Suit software for design and HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP for web design. In addition, I also learned about accessibility and prototyping tools to improve User Experience for websites and mobile apps.


Whether I design for print, digital, or web, I ensure that people can understand what I try to express from the visual point of view. I believe that every object, graphic and button in my work should serve a purpose and should respond to the audience’s needs.


Apart from being a multimedia designer, I most enjoy being outdoors. In the winter, I snowshoe whenever I get chance. During the warmer months here in Ontario, I enjoy long hiking, biking, rock climbing, and backpacking.


When forced indoors, I follow a number of historical and fantasy genre movies and television shows. Whenever I get a chance, I love reading novels and National Geography magazines.


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