EDUCATION STA, HIGHSCHOOL (2013-2017) Studied and Completed my Highschool Education in 2017.
YORKU/ SHERIDAN (2017-PRESENT) Currently Studying to complete my 4-Year Honors Degree.
DUEL CREDIT SHERIDAN (2016) Early Development Program I was Accepted to.
APW PROGRAM (2016)
PAOLO DI MICHELE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Studied and Developed my Art for 6 Months at the Animation Portfolio Workshop.
Based in Toronto, Ontario
CALLUS & CO. (2018-PRESENT)
ABOUT ME My name is Paolo Di Michele! I’m a 19 year old with a passion for art, music, and design. In terms of the steps I’ve been taking to expand my graphic design related knowledge I am both self taught and a current student enrolled at the York University/ Sheridan College Program in Design - YSDN. I am experienced in a multitude of mediums and have gotten my feet wet in a plethora of different settings (i.e. production studios, film sets, etc.) which have provided a great learning opportunity for me - and taught me so much (all will be intailed later in this CV). I am a extremely determined individual who can adapt to many work environments; working in a team setting or on individually. I always enjoy a challenge and i am a hands on learner who constantly likes to be on the move, learning new things. For the last few years, since my heavy design involvement (2015), I’ve been really working on finding myself and trying to figure out, with all the amazing opportunities I’ve been presented, what I want to do and what my design identity should be. Late last year I finally took a leap to design my own website to digitally show my portfolio work which I have full intentions on continuing to develop and improve. I am looking forward from hearing back from you!
PHONE (416) 550 8403
I was hired to do graphic work for Callus & Co.; a fine furniture company based in LA. I continue to do work for them monthly. I’ve designed their current logo(s) for branding purposes as well as masked out their furniture photoshoot images/ edited them for their website.
TRUEGRANT MANAGMENT (2016-PRESENT) I was hired to do graphic work for a good friend of mine, who also happens to Tour with Alessia Cara. The work consisted of general graphics promoting music releases, album art designs, tour booklet outlines, logo work, SVG formatting, recording/ production work and more. I am currently doing comissions on a monthly basis.
LONGOS PRODUCE (2016)
I have previously worked for Longos Canada as a Produce Department employee. Job responsibilities consisted of maintaining the Produce department and make it visually appealing for customers, maintain the income and distribution of produce coming in weekly, keeping the fridges in the backroom stocked, opening in the mornigs, returning all produce back to the fridges to maintain freshness nightly, maintain overall cleanliness of the whole department - front and back, as well as run “taste testing booths” and making seasonal front-of-the-store displays.
CHUCKS ROADHOUSE (2018)
I have previously worked for the restaurant chain called Chucks Roadhouse as a host, server, bartender, and expeditor. Roles and responsibilities varied but moreso consisted of; maintaining cleanliness of the overall space, keeping up the oath of Smart Serve, deliver food/ drinks to the customers, and other dayto-day tasks along those lines.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS ME TO WE FOUNDATION
I Have Done Work for the Me to We Foundation in the Past and have Attended their ‘Me to We Day’ which featured a plethora of artists, motivational speakers, and many more performers to celebrate another year of Youth-based action that transformed lives.
In the year 2014, my brother and I Started a ‘dye your hair blue for Leukemia’ Fundraiser and Donated all funds, $1400.00, to the LSC.
WINTERS COLLEGE COUNCIL
I actively participated as a York Univresity, Winters Council Member from 2017-2019 as a Commuter Representative in my first year, and as a Promotions Director in my second year. Responsibilities included attending manditory - weekly - office hours and overall representing the Winters community with events and such.
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
I am an Active annual Donor to the C.B.S cause - starting in 2018 and donating every 12 months.
INSIDE RIDE CANADA
I Have Done work for Inside Ride Canada from 2015-2017, putting together a rideteam, raising funds, and donating all money raised to the IR..
I Received the Ontario Scholar Achievement with my Highschool Diploma (2017).
I Received the Technologies Award along with my Highschool Diploma (2017).
STUDENT ARTS ACHIEVEMENT
I Received the General Arts Achievement twice (2013/ 2017).
SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD
Adobe Adobe Adobe Adobe Adobe Adobe Adobe
Illustrator Photoshop Premier Pro InDesign Lightroom Draw Capture
Microsoft Word Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Excel
GENERAL COMMISSIONS (PRESENT)
I currently continue to do and complete general freelance design commissions as they come up, there is no real format to commissions as they are all very different upon request. I’ve done logo work, general social media graphic work, smaller rotoscoping edits, masking, 3D modeling and rendering, VFX work, Iphone/ computer wallpapers, package design work, and so on.
OTHER SOFTWARE I USE
Google Softwares (all) Wordpress Squarespace Figma Zeplin Youtube Paper (WeTransfer)
January 19/2017 To whom it may concern: This letter is in support of Paolo Di Michele’s application to Seneca. Paolo is currently finishing the 2016/2017 Session of the Animation Portfolio Workshop (APW) an intensive drawing course covering fundamentals of Life Drawing and Drawing for Animation with the goal of preparing portfolios for application to top animation programs such as those offered at Seneca. As Paolo’s Drawing for Animation instructor, regular opportunities to work with him and see his focused approach to classroom learning have left me with the impression of Paolo as a thoughtful young artist who is dedicated to improving himself and not afraid of hard work. Since the start of the workshop in May 2016, Paolo has embraced each challenge and improved consistently. He brings a very positive attitude and a hard-working approach to each of the in-class drawing exercises. Our program is very demanding and tends to attract self-motivated hard working students. Paolo fits this profile. Paolo’s talent and dedication ensure continuing development of a solid foundation of drawing skills, his openness to learning and willingness to work hard will serve him well as a student of animation at Seneca and later on in his life, as a professional animator. Sincerely, Vince Peets Director/Instructor Animation Portfolio Workshop www.animationportfolioworkshop.com
General Design CV and letters of recommendation for my website!