David Dang

181 O'Connor Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 2S9 Canada
Tel: (647) 880-3834
e-mail: David@brilliantboy.com

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Produce creative that inspire people.


• Illustration, Graphic Design, Pre-Press, Website Design, Typography, Storyboards, Photography.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Organized, punctual, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
• Able to follow directions, lead others, and work cooperatively with people at all levels.


• Macintosh OS • Windows OS
• Adobe Illustrator • Adobe Photoshop • QuarkXPress • Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Dreamweaver • Adobe Flash
• Pre-Press Colour Correction and Close-Cropping
• Product Photography • Portrait Photography • Airbrushing • Cartooning


Top Drawer Creative Inc., Toronto, 7/2001 - Present
Advertising agency providing in-house design and production services
Job Title: Senior Designer, Digital Artist

Responsible for creating print advertising campaigns in national newspapers and magazines. Assisted Creative Directors in devising branding strategies and promotional materials for clients such as Honda Canada and Sporting Life Inc. Provided creative team with all necessary artwork, storyboards and technical illustrations. In charge of the Photoshop Department, and responsible for colour-correcting and preparing images for the press. Worked with the New Media Director to create websites, web banners and email-newsletters. Other responsibilities include designing point-of-sale displays, corporate identities, box-packaging, posters, backlit signs and vehicle graphics.

Internet Gaming Software Solutions/Gametronics, Toronto, 11/2000 - 7/2001
Company creating casino gaming software for video gaming terminals.
Job Title: Graphic Artist, Illustrator

Designed on-screen interfaces and playtables for casino video gaming terminals. Worked with 3-D modellers, computer animators, Direct X programmers to produce eye-catching graphics and animations for clients such as Magna Entertainment Corporation and Casino Data Systems. Responsible for developing ideas for new games.

Circus Comics, Toronto, 6/1996 - 8/2000
Publishing company for critically-acclaimed children’s cartoon book, Brilliant Boy.
Job Title: Publisher, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Writer

Devised storylines, scripted, illustrated, and published the children's cartoon book, Brilliant Boy. Responsible for soliciting book information to distributors, and created marketing strategies for book promotions. Brilliant Boy was selected for the “Recommended Reading” list by leading industry magazine, Wizard: The Magazine of Comics, Entertainment and Pop Culture. Designed and constructed the www.brilliantboy.com website.

York University Faculty of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Computer Centre, Toronto, 10/1994 - 4/1995, 10/1995 - 4/1996
Multimedia computer centre where students and teachers go to develop their university and personal projects.
Job Title: Student Monitor In charge of Macintosh network system.

Helped professors and students with technical problems concerning computer equipment and software applications. Responsible for the security of all computers and equipment.


• Summit Award in the Consumer Newspaper Advertising Campaign category for Sporting Life's Winter Fashion.
Role: Image designer, photo-enhancements. Creative Director: Brian Gahan

• George Droulias Memorial Scholarship for excellence in the Visual Arts


B.FA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) with Honours (1996), Visual Arts: Visual Communication Design
• York University, Toronto

Activities: Illustrator on university newspaper, Academic Advisor for 9 university students


References, portfolio samples and additional information provided upon request.