ANDREA GNANATHEEPAN

Toronto,ON. | Designer & Creative | OCADU

agnanatheepan@gmail.com

INTENT

As a UX/UI designer/creative, my goal is to find simplicity in complexity. My design practice is a constant fixation between functionality and aesthetics. I strongly believe that UX/UI elements can drive data forward to solve many problems. I aspire to work with a multi-disciplinary team and present concepts to a larger audience. As a designer, I am empathetic and provide practical solutions to everyday needs and wants.

EDUCATION

Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) 

2015-2019

EMPLOYMENT

2019 (JUN) - 2020 (APR) Toronto Region Board of Trade : Design Intern 

 Interning with the Economic Blueprint research team to understand the research questions, data, and trends analysis that will underpin the Economic Blueprint and become familiar with the tabular and mapping data used by the team. Reviewing relevant precedents that can inform the design and communication of the data-derived products that will be featured in the Economic Blueprint. Culminating in the presentation of the portfolio of design concepts to senior management of the EBI, Marketing and Communications teams at the Board.    

2018 - 2019 (APR) HXOUSE : Design Apprentice 

Apprenticed on a group project that provided captivating and useful resources for creatives’ mental health in the Greater Toronto Area. In charge of visual/animated presentations via Keynote. Data visualization methods using Adobe Illustrator or tangibly on a whiteboard. Brainstorming ideas collaboratively and independently. And, surveying students using Google Surveys or through social media polls. 

2018 (JUL) Ministry of Attorney General : Co-Op Student 

Interned at the Ministry of Attorney General (MAG) on a project for the New Toronto Courthouse that is being implemented by 2022. The goal was to create an effective wayfinding system that can be easily accessible and legible to many users. In charge of market research within existing kiosks used in courthouses. Observed and noted other courthouse wayfinding systems that are currently in use. Interviewed personnel from MAG for feedback and insights. And, created visual presentations using Adobe Illustrator.

SKILLS SUMMARY

 ANALTYICAL/TECHNICAL AND CREATIVE 

 • Efficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, XD, Photoshop, InDesign) 

 • Advanced in all Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) 

 • Deep understanding of photography + social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat) 

 • Able to analyze data and place trends onto storyboards and experience maps 

 ORGANIZATIONAL 

 • A strong sense of personal drive and self-motivation 

 • Manages time accordingly and meeting deadlines

 • Excellent interpersonal skills; flexible and adaptable to changing priorities  

COMMUNICATION
 • Able to work collaboratively with all disciplinarians 

 • Discusses problems and concerns with clients to reach their desired goals 

 • Excellent at presenting concepts and able to address the value proposition concisely

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