Winona So

Hello

I’m a graphic designer who focuses on the human experience.

My favourite tools include Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.

I have experience in creating user story-driven workflows, mockupprototypes, and interface creation. I also have experience in design documentation, and the proofing and editing of technical and published documents.

Toronto, ON

Education

Master of Digital Media

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Ryerson University

September 2016 - August 2017
  • Master Thesis: Avatars in the Theme Park Industry: Creating a Better Queue
  • Graduate Assistant for Creativy and Collaboration (CRI 810)
  • Teaching Assistant for Digital Skills and Innovation for the Global Economy (EID 100)
  • Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant Program - Learning and Teaching Office
  • Overall GPA: 4.24
  • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship Scholarship

Bachelor of Arts

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University of Waterloo

September 2010 - December 2014
  • Major in Honours English - Rhetoric & Professional Writing, specializing in Digital Arts Communication
  • Arts & Business Co-op Program
  • Overall GPA: 3.3
  • University of Waterloo Merit Scholarship
  • 2014-2015 - Rhetoric and Digital Design Award

Volunteer

Unit Guider

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Girl Guides of Canada


1999 - 2010
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2017 - Present
  • Organized events, campfires, sing-alongs, and games at camps
  • Responsible for purchase of food and camping supplies
  • Received Chief Commissioner's Award
  • Girl member at 8th Vancouver, adult guider at 68th Toronto

Work Experience

Graphic Designer

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Lord Cultural Resources


October 2017 - Present
  • Design and create assets for global clients based in the heritage and cultural industry
  • Create bids and templates in order to win contracts from potential clients

Digital Production Assistant

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Center for Extended Learning


April 2015 - April 2016
  • Develop lecture slides and materials for University of Waterloo online courses using Adobe Captivate and Adobe Audition
  • Collaborated with professors, other production assistants, developers in designing and publishing course content
  • Created illustrations and icons for online courses

Digital Content Management (Co-op)

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Second Funnel


September 2013 - August 2014
  • Assisted VP of Customers with producing screen mock-ups, and presentation materials for client campaigns
  • Created digital assets for advertising campaigns for clients such as Gap, Nasty Gal, and Roots

UI/UX Designer (Co-op)

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Sony Entertainment Network


September 2012 - December 2012
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May 2013 - August 2013
  • Produced user interface sketches, mock-ups, workflows, and prototypes
  • Created icons, graphics, and new features for Media Go software and website
  • Wrote design specification documentation for developers and stakeholders

Staff

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Imprint Publications


September 2010 - December 2014
  • Roles included Graphics Editor, Assistant Design Editor, Social Media Editor, Science & Technology Assistant, and 2014 Misprint Editor, and proofreader
  • Managed teams of designers, reporters, and volunteers to meet weekly publication deadlines
  • Layout of pages in university newspaper with attention to design and visual appeal
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