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Troy Templeman

I’m a passionate graphic designer in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – the most eastern (and oldest) city in North America. I was born here on August 8, 1977 and raised in Logy Bay, a small community just outside the city. Growing up, I always had a love for art and spent much of my time drawing, which ultimately led me to pursue a career in graphic design.

Experience

In June 2000, I graduated from College of the North Atlantic with a diploma in Graphic Design and started working at The Telegram, the largest newspaper in Newfoundland. My job there was to design print ads for their advertising clients, as well as do some occasional editorial layout. For over two years, I designed hundreds of ads that appeared in the newspaper on a daily basis.

In January 2003, I began working at Applecore Interactive, an award-winning interactive marketing agency. Here I gained valuable industry experience designing for a diverse range of clientele and a wide variety of applications. Logos, ads, brochures, point of purchase displays, posters, post cards, rack cards, signage, stationery, trade show booths, you name it…I designed it. Since Applecore is into interactive marketing, I also learned a lot about the web and became specialized in graphical user interface website design. On top of my design duties, I was also Studio Manager and had a seat on the company’s management team.

In December 2009, I left Applecore Interactive and founded Troy Templeman Design, a small design studio catering to small to medium sized businesses.

Skills and Software

I have a strong understanding of the elements and principles of design, such as colour theory, grids and typography. Much thought, attention to detail and self criticism goes into every project I work on. I am an expert Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark Xpress user. I also have extensive experience with Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects. My technical skills include CSS/HTML, PHP and Javascript.

Work

My portfolio includes design for clients such as Beagle Paws, Carpenters Millwrights College, Compassion Home Care, Hayward’s, Kids Eat Smart, Maxxim Vacations, NuWay Kitchens and PF Collins. You can view my full client list on my clients page. You can see some of this work in my portfolio.

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