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Heather Lea

Graphic Designer. Web Designer Freelance Writer

Vancouver, BC 604-219-5313 revedmedia.com

SKILLS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS - 6+ years as design and layout artist - 11+ years freelance writing for magazines and newspapers - recipient of Columbia Basin Trust grant for $1700 to begin publishing Reved Quarterly, an arts and culture publication based in Revelstoke, BC. - 5+ years of community business promotion - 5+ years of fundraising, marketing and promotion, newspaper design, layout and printing, including photo editing, content editing, content writing and publishing for Reved Quarterly - advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Pagemaker - transferable skills include: public speaking, teamwork/customer service, office management, staff management, graphic and web design, filmmaking WORK EXPERIENCE Reved Quarterly Magazine - founder/publisher/editor/lay-out artist Revelstoke, BC, Summer 2005-present Founded Reved with the assistance of a $1700 grant. Since then the magazine has been solely funded by advertising. Taught myself software to layout and design a publication. Duties: responsible for managing staff of four, all sales and marketing, some ad design and content, all publishing and printing duties, several written articles per issue, all distribution and invoicing and maintaining a consistent presence in the community. Web and Graphic Designer - Contract Vancouver, BC, Summer 2011 Designed www.stokedbaby.ca from start to completion, as well as business and rack cards. Absolute Creative Design and Productions Inc - Graphic Design Intern Vancouver, BC, Spring 2011 3-week internship with Absolute Creative in conjunction with UBC for the multimedia program I was studying. Duties: responsible for copy writing, copy layout and design for clients. The Job Farmer - Proofreader Vancouver, BC, Summer 2011 Proofread The Job Farmer for the authour. Apex Whitewater Rafting - photo editor Revelstoke, BC, Summer 2010 Duties: responsible for photo editing using iPhoto and Adobe Bridge Pure Studios Photography - Ad Designer/Office Assistant Revelstoke, BC, Spring 2009 Duties: assisted with photo editing using Photoshop, created ad designs for studio using Illustrator. Revelstoke Cable TV - Ad Designer Revelstoke, BC, Summer/Fall 2008 Duties: responsible for still ad design, placed still ads on Revelstoke Cable TV.


Heather Lea

Graphic Designer. Web Designer Freelance Writer Vancouver, BC 604-219-5313 revedmedia.com

FREELANCE WRITING 1996-present I have been published in the following magazines. Article topics range from outdoor adventure and world travel to film reviews and people-of-note interviews. - Climbing Magazine - Experience the Mountain Parks Magazine - Ski Canada Magazine - Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine - Gripped Magazine - Scratch Magazine EDUCATION University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Winter/Spring 2011 Graduate of Multimedia Studies Certificate Program Columbia Basin Trust Summer 2010 Weekend course designed to help participants write successful grants. Implicit Career Search Revelstoke, BC, Fall 2009 A two-week intensive designed to help people find a career based on personality and lifestyle. Simon Fraser University Vancouver, BC, Spring 2008 Part-time evening writing workshops: - The Art of Narration - Travel Writing - So You Wanna Be a Critic College of the Rockies Invermere, BC, 1995-1996 Adventure Tourism and Business Management Certificate Year-long program designed for students looking to start a business in outdoor recreation. CERTIFICATES Multimedia Studies Tourism Business Management VOLUNTEER/COMMITTEE WORK Revelstoke Public Art Committee - board member Revelstoke Community Connections - board member North Columbia Environmental Society - board member Revelstoke Music Festival - volunteer


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Pure Studios Photography - Ad Designer/Office Assistant Revelstoke, BC, Spring 2009 Duties: assisted with photo editing using Photoshop, cre...

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