About Me

I am a well-traveled designer, inspired by the world and everything in it. While studying design in England, I was exposed to many different design styles and techniques. Working with high-profile designers in England to really hone my skills and produce stronger design concepts. Travel has been a big part of my life and continues to push me forward and drive my creativity. Learning design in different countries, and developing a broader perspective of design, has provided me with a wider range of skills and knowledge.

Extensive coursework and design projects have made me confident in a broad range of Adobe software. Also making me self-motivation with the ability to work independently, with clients, and as part of a team. Working on many design projects has provided me with an aptitude for quick creative thinking, and acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines. With my enthusiastic attitude and strong work ethic, I always complete projects to the best of my ability with continuous self-critique and learning.

Contact Details

Jessica Paquette
Calgary, AB Canada
+1 (250) 947-5218
jessicawraypaquette@icloud.com

Education

Vancouver Island University

B.A. Degree in Graphic Design to be completed December 2017

Extensive coursework and design projects have made me confident in a broad range of Adobe software. I have a strong ability to take ideas and concepts brainstormed by a team and present them in a clean, profession, designed format. Working many design projects has provided me with an aptitude for quick creative thinking, and acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines. With my enthusiastic attitude and strong work ethic, I always complete projects to the best of my ability.

University of Herfordshire

Graphic Design Jan 2015 - May 2015

While studying abroad in England, I had the opportunity to work with high profile designers from across Europe. This allowed me to expand my design knowledge beyond Canada. Learning in different countries made me able to adapt to new environments quickly and take advantage of all new learning opportunities. Strengthening my communication skills and opening my mind to a wider range of possibilities and ideas.

Volunteer & Work Experience

Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA)

Volunteer work in Ecuador May 2016

Working with a team to help provide remote villages with fresh water, teaching English to children and building bathrooms for those without access to such basic necessities. This experience fueled my desire to be a catalyst for change in the world.

Eddie Bauer

Sales Associate Nov 2013 - Aug 2017

Through Eddie Bauer, I've gained strong customer service skills and I understand the importance of product knowledge. Getting to know customers and their personal needs. provided me with the ability to outfit people with the correct gear to live their adventure. Being a highly visual person I often helped plan floor sets and in-store visual changes. I have been highly trained in window displays, mannequins, and other in-store visuals. I've also worked at 2 locations Woodgrove Center, Nanaimo BC and the Eddie Bauer outlet at Signal Hill Center, Calgary AB.

Education Abroad Vancouver Island University

Exchange Agent 2016 - 2017

Presentation on Education abroad program, organizing event for inbound and outbound exchange students, designing promotional material to generate interest.

Plan International Canada

Fundraiser for Calgary Campaign May 2017 - June 2017

Strengthing customer communications and educating people on social justice for children in developing countries.

Skills

Love for design thinking and solving problems visually. Opportunities for learning new things and expanding my skills are exciting. And adapting my skills and knowledge to suit new environments is my life.

  • Self-motivated
  • Design Thinking
  • Presentations
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Problem-solving
  • Adaptability
  • Customer focused mindset
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Illustrator
    • In Design
    • Photoshop

    quotes

    • Design is inspired by the world around you.
      Everything you see and do in life is a source of inspiration.

    • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

      Steve Jobs

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    Design is inspired by the world around you.
    Everything you see and do in life is a source of inspiration.

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