Illustrator – Designer – Art Director

Cell: 613.447.4136


A creative, motivated Illustrator Technical and Interpretive, Graphic Designer and Art Director with solid academic credentials, extensive private and public industry experience, strong interpersonal skills, vast conceptual capacity, capable of combining traditional art and technical illustration with current technologies, Strong team player and management skills, positive professional work ethic to get the job done with a smile.

Professional Experience:

Illustrator – Designer – Art Director 2002 to present:

  • 2016-2019 Logo, slogan concept design, garment design, Shopify online store development and social media campaign promotion for Golf Wear Specialist Lonsumcro Liv2Golf.
  • Product trademarks and logos
  • Technical Illustrations for product development
  • Technical Illustrations from Architectural drawings and CAD files
  • Print collateral: brochures, flyers, direct mail, design templates
  • Printing, publishing and production
  • Graphic and UI/UX design to assist in the development team of .net content database software driven website creator focused on community engagement to promote local business growth through e-commerce
  • Develop and re-design e-commerce websites for clients on 3d Cart and Shopify
  • Application user interface graphics such as icons and splash screens
  • Application software interface design focused on creating visual interaction designs and solutions
  • Interactive media design for software and online promotions, web applications, forms and landing pages
  • Creation and management of the complete icon suite for CorelDraw SuiteX12 (2,400 icons) and
  • WordPerfect Suite 12 (2,000 icons)
  • Application documentation graphics for manual covers and page layouts
  • Advertising campaigns on Facebook, Google AdWords, and Twitter
  • Point of purchase materials
  • Online product demos
  • Online tutorials learning and development
  • Online advertising campaigns, email blasts, newsletters and mobile solutions.
  • WordPress and web site graphic and design for multiple clients
  • Coordinate writers, translators and external freelance sources
  • Responsible for the supervision of Production Designers to ensure the highest quality products, supporting materials, technical illustrations are created to client specifications. I understand each client’s product, business environment, goals and objectives for every project. Effective project management is essential in coordinating and managing suppliers and design agencies, printers, illustrators and photographers.

Certapro Painters – Ottawa, Ontario

JSS – Job Site Supervisor Professional Painter 2014 – 2019

  • Responsible for painting production, materials and personnel management on job sites
  • Commercial and Residential
  • Prepared and delivered daily production updates
  • Commercial and Residential
  • 2016 Winner of Highest NPS (Net Promoter Score) Franchise wide


PROFESSOR – Graphic Design level 1 and 2
ART INSTRUCTOR – Oil and Acrylic Painting
2013 – 2014

  • Responsible for development of painting and graphic design course outline and materials
  • Instructed and taught adults evening courses in acrylic and oil painting
  • Prepared and delivered presentations
  • Communicated and prepared and delivering written, oral and visual material for the classroom
  • Teach and instruct weekend courses in Design1 and Design 2 and real life branding of design
  • Teaching students on Mac or Windows in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Attend professional development for learning and teaching practices provided by the college
  • Facilitating the acquisition of new knowledge and skills


  • Provided graphic support and technical illustrations for RFP proposals, brochures and fact sheets
  • Application user interface graphics such as icons and splash screens
  • Graphics for proposal covers and page layouts for publications
  • Organization, flow chart and product illustrations
  • Created and modified interactive online forms via pdf. Format
  • Provided and outline of a website to enhance the company’s proposal process
  • Provided a graphic draft and coordinated architecture of the proposed website tool
  • Managed and developed content of final intranet website
  • Provided graphics for final intranet website
  • Enhanced and NATO security clearance and training
  • Received award for achieving a high level of professional accomplishment as a Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Technical Illustrator with General Dynamics (Certificate and monetary award)

1996 – 2002:

  • Designed interior product graphics
  • Led team of graphic designers through large scale graphic UI/UX interface upgrade
  • Re-designed the Corel Draw 11 Suite icon set
  • Coordinated teams of Designer/Illustrators in the creation of manual graphics
  • Creation of Illustrations and Design Templates with Corel products and Competitor applications
  • Supply Vector based and Raster images as sample Art – High end images and clipart samples
  • Presentations and training for Corel’s launch of new brand “procreate” Mac World, New York City
  • Develop Online tutorials, animated instructional gifs to support new software tools
  • Lunch and Learn presenter, teaching college’s new drawing tool techniques
  • Conference presenter teaching consumers and professionals new drawing techniques
  • Painter 7 – versions 10 up. Specialist –product sketches and hand rendering sketch animations and live presentations at conferences

Software Knowledge:  

Graphic Design / Illustration:
CorelDRAW Suite X4 to 18
CorelPHOTO-PAINT X4 to 18
Corel Painter X4 to 18
Adobe Creative Suite CC
Adobe Photoshop CS – CC
Adobe Illustrator CS – CC
Adobe InDesign CS – CC
Wacom tablet
Corel Bryce
Corel CAD
Corel KnockOut 2
Corel Designer 10
Corel QuattroPro 10
Corel Paradox 10 – Interface design and developer engagement to enhance usability of database software

HTML / Publishing / Web Development
Shopify – 3D Cart
Chrome (developer mode)
FireFox (developer mode)
Javascript (jQuery)
Windows Sever .net
Adobe DreamWeaver CS
Adobe Designer CS
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Corel Presentations X4
Corel WordPerfect X4

3D / Animation / Multimedia
Flash – Adobe Animation
Adobe After Effects
3D Studio Max
Corel Bryce 5
Corel R.A.V.E. 2
Corel Presentations 10
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
Macromedia Flash MX
Icon Creation
Interface Design
KPT 3, 5, effects
MicroAngelo Icon Studio
MS Developer Studio
Gimp (linux)

Security Clearance:
Reliability Security Clearance Certificate 2008-2011
Enhanced security 2019-2029

Volunteer and Donations:

CHEO Murals – Donated time and materials to Cheo 5th floor activity room and 4th Floor Oncology – Mural painting at CHEO Candlelighters Sen’s Den by Stephen Sammon

NCC Ottawa Winterlude Snow Sculptures –
Ottawa Human Society
Ankylosing Spondylitis awareness

View Portfolio at: – Resume Portfolio – Mural site – clothing and online shopify site design
LinkedIn: Stephen Sammon
View Published Children’s book at:

Cell: 613.447.4136

Stephen Sammon