Profile

Technical, Inquisitive, Adaptable, and Motivated

My name is Chris Chang and I’m a Vancouver-area based graphic designer and a graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Graphic Design for Marketing program.

I believe good design and effective communication is like oxygen. It’s essential to the effectiveness of companies and brands. Whether it’s through the use of typography, photography, logo design, advertising, or packaging, I’m passionate about crafting effective visual communications.

Outside of design, I spend my time practising photography, immersing myself in a good story, and geeking out about the latest tech.

Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer
Sep 2016 – Present

Providing branding, web development, design consultation, photography, illustration, and designing communications material for a variety of client needs.

Design Intern
Feb 2016 – Apr 2016
Hangar 18 Creative Group

While interning at Hangar 18, I worked with the creative directors to formulate design concepts and create design comps based on their feedback. I compiled initial research and moodboards to help in concept development. I also had the opportunity to attend client meetings and conference calls.

Education

Graphic Design for Marketing
Bachelor of Design, 2012 – 2016
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen’s Graphic Design for Marketing (GDMA) program is a 4 year selective-entry degree program focusing on the skills, knowledge, and capabilities for effective marketing communication. Subjects of focus include typography, advertising, branding, print and web publishing, and business communication.

Foundations in Design
Certificate, 2011 – 2012
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen’s Foundations in Design (FIND) program allows students to explore design possibilities, develop fundamental skills, and build a comprehensive design portfolio.

Desktop Publishing / Graphic Design
Associate Certificate, 2008 – 2010
British Columbia Institute of Technology

BCIT’s Graphic Design program provides students with a familiarity with the creative tools used by graphic designers. Establishing technical skills within the Adobe Creative Suite and the preparation of work for print and digital distribution.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects

Concept + Image Development
Photography + Photo Editing
Basic Video Editing + Motion Graphics
Intermediate HTML CSS
Wordpress Customization