About.

My professional design experience includes in depth use of Adobe Creative Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premier, After Effects, presentation/ PowerPoint design, web design and content production, responsive design, content management, SEO, analytics & metrics, Facebook, and Twitter marketing, as well as extensive print work, publications, directories, infographics, corporate reports, and other marketing materials.

I have worked on large and small teams as well as independently to complete successful projects with strict or critical timelines. I am familiar with constraints of maintaining a company’s corporate brand and design standards. I enjoy the challenges of communicating user-friendly design principals and liaising between marketing, IT, clients, and outside stakeholders on projects. I’m adaptable to the needs and design aesthetics of my clients while staying up to date with web/print and user interface design trends.

Experience.

Web development and online content production, content management systems (IMIS, WordPress, Wild Apricot ), informational architecture, video and photography production and editing. Print production on publications, directories, brochures, signage, trade show and other marketing materials.

Work samples available upon request

Skills.

HTML5 95%
CSS 95%
CMS (Content Management Systems) 90%
UX/UI Design (informational Architecture) 90%
PHOTOSHOP 95%
PREMIERE 85%
ILLUSTRATOR 80%
INDESIGN 80%
AFTER EFFECTS 75%
FINAL CUT PRO 75%
POWERPOINT 85%
MS OFFICE 85%
PHOTOGRAPHY 80%
VIDEOGRAPHY 75%
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 75%
COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT 75%

Reviews.

Talented designer…check.

Proficient and creative photographer…check

Highly effective developer…check

However, I am writing this recommendation because I will never forget the times he selflessly stood up for others or provided real help to others when they needed it. I was the beneficiary of his generosity when I was new to my position at Amadeus and again during a time when I needed work after Amadeus. Gary may have a great wit, be quick on the uptake and offer great ideas on projects, but in my opinion, his greatest characteristic is that he helps his colleagues succeed. That is why, after so many years since we worked together, I’m still proud to name him among my friends and am happy to write this recommendation.

Yvonne Hourruitiner, Marketing Automation & Campaign Management

Gary was one of the top students in my Facebook marketing course. He impressed me with his professional, well thought-out presentations, excellent use of photography and especially the game app he created from scratch, something which no other student attempted. Gary showed initiative and insight in his marketing approach and really made the most of the class. Plus, his photography consistently impressed myself and the students in the class.

Mark Farmer, Senior Digital Strategist

I recommend Gary Kane without reservation. I enjoy working with Gary who is both motivated and passionate about his work. Gary is always ahead of the game when it comes to new technologies & trends bridging gaps with his impactful solutions. Gary exhibits a “never stop learning” attitude and having worked together on many projects I appreciate his promptness and overall good vibes.

Terri Hayes, Administrator ONPHA Centre for Housing Excellence

I worked with Gary on a strategic communications team for several years. Gary is a great collaborator who brings creative ideas to projects. He is always willing to lend support to his colleagues and brightens the workplace with his friendly personality and sense of humour.

Sarah Fisch, Communications Advisor at Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Not only is Gary a positive and welcoming presence in the office, he also brings the technical and strategical skills to any digital communications strategy. Plus, he has the patience to help other people who aren’t as technically savvy as him! We worked together on multiple projects, but I especially enjoyed making videos with him. He expertly executed my storyboard into a smart video that captured the essence of the story and, most importantly, resonated with our audience.

Kristen Gentleman, Content Marketing Writer at Speakers' Spotlight

Gary is a great addition to team dynamics; he brings his strength in collaboration and focus on detail to all of the projects he’s working on. His extra attention made the difference between regular, and great outcomes.

Isaac Coplan, Supervisor - Research & Evaluation at Covenant House Toronto

I was lucky to work with Gary on a number of websites and video productions. He brings a wonderful balance of creativity and practicality to every project he works on. Gary is always keen to learn and picks up new skills very quickly. Gary is a true people person and his cheerful personality makes him a pleasure to work with.

Leah Blunden, Communications Advisor at Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

Contact.

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