Daniel Bernal
Daniel Bernal
Digital Artist
Toronto, Canada

Summary

I’m a digital Artist with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. Besides dabbling in all forms of art and design, I have knowledge and experience in topics including biology, sculpture, and traditional drawing media. I am eager to bring my unique perspectives to the next project you need to succeed.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

+ Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
+ Proficient in Apple and Microsoft Office Suite (Pages, Keynote, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
+ Extensive knowledge in human anatomy, and application of lighting and colour theory
+ Experience in logo and digital asset creation, and maintaining brand identity across media platforms
+ Thoroughly organized, with accessibility for other team members particularly considered
+ Excellent communication skills, able to improve from constructive criticism professionally
+ 8+ years experience using traditional media (acrylic paint, ink, charcoal, graphite)

Skills

Concept ArtIllustration

Software proficiency

Illustrator
Illustrator
Photoshop
Photoshop
InDesign
InDesign
Acrobat
Acrobat

Experience

  • In-House Artist at Drinks and Dragons
    Toronto, Canada
    July 2017 - Present

    + Managed conception, design, and execution of company logo and other marketing assets

    + Maintained colour and built brand identity across logo, furniture, and T-shirt prints

    + Created, and responsible for updating t-shirt designs available on the company online store

  • Keyholder at Deserres
    Toronto, Canada
    June 2017 - Present

    + Managerial access to open and close store, and responsible for closing cash operations

    + Facilitated all framing consultations, and provided excellent service to customers including frame installation, and custom mat and glass cutting

    + Placed, received, and updated frame orders from our suppliers to complete customer orders in-house

    + Mentored coworkers in framing duties and responsibilities at store location

  • Fabrication Lab Monitor at University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada
    September 2013 - April 2016

    + Technician access to power tools, and to open and close fabrication lab

    + Supervised students and ensured WHMIS/safe tool practice in the lab workspace

    + Daily maintenance of the lab space after each class, and repair to the gallery space following each art exhibition

  • Lead Muralist at University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada
    March 2016 - September 2016

    + Designed, and painted the 24 x 10 ft mural displayed at the University of Toronto marketplace

    + Delegated with the client during the design phase to create a mural composition indicative of the client’s project goal and vision

    + Sourced the material, location, and reference photos necessary to complete the mural illustration

  • Creative Advisory Consultant at University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada
    March 2015 - September 2015

    + Created storyboards for pre-calculus module videos to be used in courses at UTSC

    + Worked in a team to find ways to communicate abstract concepts using animation

    + Tailored pacing and content of videos to easily communicate ideas and methods for first-year university students

  • Logistics Coordinator at University of Toronto
    Toronto, Canada
    April 2015 - October 2015

    + Sourced location and installed artworks for the yearly campus festival Artsideout (2015)

    + Designed and fabricated all prop assets used for the advertising the event on university grounds

    + Coordinated artwork acquisition and pickup, and location placement of artworks on campus grounds

  • Exhibition Technician Assistant at Toronto Zoo
    Toronto, Canada
    March 2014 - September 2014

    + Fabricated and installed all advertising and enrichment assets on the Toronto Zoo grounds

    + Worked in a team to maintain and create enrichment objects and animal enclosures

    + Converted the winter elephant enclosure into the winter giraffe enclosure

    + Coordinated with the senior technicians to complete maintenance orders around the zoo grounds, and ensured that all objects were safe for animals and visitors