Experience

Graphic/Web Design Freelance

June 2008 – Present

In addition to many years of creating and maintaining websites for individuals and companies I have more recently worked with Centennial College producing courses online, including designing and building the Communication Commons and GNED 500 courses and helping to build the overall WordPress based OER.

With extensive experience with marketing materials for musicians (one-sheets, EPKs, posters, vinyl and CD packaging) a regular client is Canadian label Coax Records. In 2016-2017 I’ve also made several book covers (all freelance) for Dundurn Press based in Toronto.

Laura Boyle Design Inc.

May 2017-Present

I’ve worked as the sole employee for the Toronto based company set up by the creative director at Dundurn Press. Through this company I have collaborated on dozens of front covers, interior layouts, and ebooks for self published authors.

lauraboyledesign.com

Envoy Business Services

May 2014 – Jan 2016

This was a part time job near my home at the photocopy centre on Roncesvalles Ave. My duties included the everyday photocopying jobs associated with customer service, as well as overhauling the P.O. Box system to contact and/or clear out deliquent accounts and taking care of various graphic design jobs that came through the shop.

Because the shop is a smaller operation, I worked every shift alone and so generally had to manage the shop and make independent decisions while I was on shift.

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Manulife Financial

June 2008-Feb 2010

A very technically precise job, my duties were to open complex Quark Express documents and update the text to reflect new changes. The job required the ability to adapt as the new changes required without disturbing the existing layout of the document.

Masterfile

Oct 1997 – May 2007

My employment at Masterfile Corporation, a stock photography company, included 3 years as a scanning technician doing color correction, 2 years doing workflow automation and programming scripts for image processing in applescript, and 5 years in the marketing department creating marketing materials (web & print) and front end design of the website.

masterfile.com

Huron Board Of Education

June 1996 to Aug 1997

After being hired out of a high school multimedia course, I was part of a team that made a CD-ROM commissioned by the Ministry of Education dealing with peer to peer sexual harassment in Ontario’s secondary schools called ‘The Joke’s Over.’

After completing ‘The Joke’s Over’ I was sent to another local high school to train five student volunteers and one teacher while creating the educational CD-ROM ‘Canada in a North American Perspective’.

Photography

Jan 2005 – Present

I’ve done a variety of independently booked photography work. Recent clients in 2017 include Thompson Educational Publishing (thompsonbooks.com) and 6 months as the regular Saturday night photographer for The Fifth nightclub. I’ve booked and shot many weddings over the years, and done everything from product photography (schecterdental.com), to family portraits, actor headshots, and many band/musician photos (including Polaris prize nominees Yamantaka/Sonic Titan).

Videography

2010 – PRESENT

Using a Sony A7s II along with a DJI gimbal system and a drone I’ve done all kinds of projects for all kinds of people. Live concert footage and music videos for Toronto musicians, behind the scenes footage for record labels at music videos produced in the Toronto area (Drake Successful, Death Cab For Cutie Meet Me At The Equinox), independently booked weddings, and a variety of other jobs such as shooting dental surgery for training purposes.

I’ve also directed, shot, and edited several music videos for prominent Toronto artists. In 2017 for Toronto singer / songwriter Danielle Duval’s single Undercover, in 2019 for Canadian composer Louis “Lou” Natale’s tracks Workin’ the Mystery & The Singer, and in 2020 I created a video for classical composer Frank Horvat’s Centrediscs release What Goes Around for the track Sunken Carousel.

As a videographer I’ve worked on many projects over the years, most notably Tamar Ilana & Ventanas music video Tutti Frutti and the Jamii (a community arts organization, based in The Esplanade neighbourhood of downtown Toronto) short film At Heart – Citizens of the Esplanade which, among other awards, won Best Cinematography in the short documentary film category at the Five Continents International Film Festival in 2019 (www.jamii.ca/atheart2018).