I’m a senior graphic designer and art director based in Toronto, Canada. My approach to work and life is directly influenced by Conan O’brien’s farewell speech from the Tonight Show: “If you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen”. I’m a fan of clean, simple design with high attention to detail and a dash of humour.

EXPERIENCE

The Office of Gilbert Li
2018–Present
Senior Designer

The Office of Gilbert Li
2015–2018
Graphic Designer

McCann Canada
2012–2015

Jr. Digital Art Director 

Roots
Spring 2012
Art Department Intern 

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 

Art Direction
Branding 
Editorial
Illustration 
Interactive
Project Management
Production
Typesetting

 

EDUCATION

Humber College
2010–2012
Advertising & Graphic Design Diploma

York University
2004–2009

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

 

CONTACT

alina.skyson(at)gmail.com 
(I promise, I don’t bite) 

I’m not one for writing extended biographies so below are 10 true facts about me

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N° 1—I have an award winning personality

Disclaimer: I do not actually own a gold ADCC award this was borrowed from a very generous colleague

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N° 2—I try to travel to a new place at least once a year

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N° 3My name appears in the Royal Tennenbaums

It's true. Look closely at the graffiti on the back of the bus at 1:07:07  mark.

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N° 4I worked as a visual merchandiser for 5 years

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N° 5I moved from Kiev, Ukraine when I was 11

The model name of this camera is Kiev. It’s also the same analog camera I used in university in my very brief stint as a visual artist

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 N° 6I live with three tabby cats named Farley, Apple and Zooey

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N° 7—My favourite number is 7

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N° 8—I have a deep-seated love for cacti plants  

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N° 9I genuinely enjoy making presentation decks

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N° 10I’m currently listening to No Age.

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