Meghan Cooper

Edmonton, AB



University ofAlberta: 2002–2007
Bachelor ofDesign Degree, with distinction in visual design classes

• John Baldwin Memorial Prize in Visual Communication: Awarded to students for the most consistently
imaginative approach to VCD with a minimum 3.5 GPA
• Jason Lang Scholarship: Minimum 3.2 GPA

The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada: 2010–Present

• Juried Professional Member, CGD (Certified Graphic Designer) since 2012
• Provisional Member since 2010



Freelance Designer: 2012–Present
Art Director and Graphic Designer

• Logo and brand development
• Promotional and information design
• Advertising campaign design
• Front-end web design

Clients Include:
Vanguard College, North Pointe Community Church, Localize Services Limited, MacEwan University, Centre for Sport and Wellness & School of Business, Fresh Accounting, Aquality Environmental Consulting, Full Effect Lighting & Photography, Moving Towards Wholeness


McElheran’s Fine Furniture: 2012
Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer

• Art directed and designed annual catalogue, promotional materials and advertisements
• Worked with developer to completion of phase one of website re-design on time and budget


Grant MacEwan University: 2008–2011
Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant

• Creative direction and graphic design for all internal and external promotional and information related materials
for both print and web campaigns
• Identity and logo creation for local campaigns and a national event
• Determined appropriate art direction and graphic design for all projects: brochures, posters, program guides, booklets, banners, billboards, apparel and promotional products, advertisements published in magazines and newspapers
• Designed building and directional signage, displays for events
• Collaborated on the annual strategic plan, branding, marketing and social media strategy
• Worked with five departments and managers on tight timelines and multiple projects simultaneously
• Member of the University’s website redesign team
• Photographed programs, campaigns and events


Grant MacEwan University: CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship: 2010
Art Director, Sole Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant

• Art directed and designed bilingual tournament logo, identity, branding and poster, which was displayed at universities across Canada
• Coordinated and designed the advertising campaign and all print and web related promotional and information related materials
• Responsible for design elements of sponsorship recognition

Rayacom Print and Design: 2007–2008
Graphic Designer and Sales Representative

• Designed logo and stationary packages, publications and advertising materials
• Created indoor and outdoor signage


Ocean Sports: 2006–2007
Sales Associate and Assistant Graphic Designer

• Created logo and signs; assisted with website updates



Grant MacEwan University: 2010–2011
• Write for Web Course
• Social Media Technology Course

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology: 2010–2011
• CSS, HTML and Dreamweaver Courses
• Photoshop and Illustrator Courses

Conferences: 2010–2011
• The Art of Marketing: Social Media
• Design Thinkers: Registered Graphic Designers
• Marketing Mentor Webinar Series: Ilise Benun
• Gourmet Typography Workshop: The Type Studio



• Proficient on Mac and PC platforms; with CS5 Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Office Suite; Social Media Platforms; Illustration; SLR Photography; Writing; Print Production
• Familiar with WordPress, CSS, HTML, Dreamweaver; Lightroom; Web Analytics
• Experienced working within brand guidelines and from creative briefs
• Thorough with great attention to detail, excellent time management and organization, ability to work under pressure and on numerous projects simultaneously



• Art Gallery of Alberta
• Designed Annual Report for The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada — Alberta North Chapter
with Sarah Jackson
• Member of the Grovenor Community League Board
• Illustration graphics for Corporate Challenge teams at MacEwan University
• Photographed McEwan Student Orientation events for future recruitment publications
• Designed materials and graphics for North Pointe Community Church’s, Village of Hope banquet