SAGANA MAHALINGAM

Adrenaline junkie, rock climber, foodie and freelance graphic designer.

Ig. — Tw. — Bhnc. — Drbbbl. — Lnkd.

I am a freelance designer. I specialize in identity, editorial, and interactive design. I also dabble in motion design.

Work Experience

 

Graphic Designer
City of Brampton

07.2017 — 07.2018

Under the direction of the Manager of Creative Services I worked closely with the department of Strategic Communications. Collaborated with senior advisors, internal departments, and external clients to further develop and grow the City of Brampton brand.

Won Employee Campaign of the Year for my work as the design lead for the United Way campaign.

 

Team Lead and Designer
City of Toronto Ward 33

11.2016 — 12.2016
 

Tasked with the design, planning, execution, creative direction and team guidance for the second year of the pilot project: Participatory Budgeting in Ward 33 with Councillor Shelley Carroll and the Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee. Collaborated with the Print and Digital team and the School of Creative Arts and Animation at Seneca College.

Tripled community engagement and participation.

 

Team Lead and Designer
York Regional Police

11.2016 — 12.2016
 

Research and execute a design for a mobile application with a focus on emergency services for the local community in collaboration with York Regional Police.

 

Graphic Design Intern
Premise Design Communications

11.2016 — 12.2016
 

Responsible for the design of creative material across print and digital channels which included: brochures, reports, event graphics, print advertising, presentations, proposals, stationery, websites, emails and banner advertising. The majority of the work spanned the retail, education, human resources and construction industries for clients such as Human Resources Professional Association, The Munk School of Global Affairs, as well as smaller independent clients.

 

Freelance Graphic Designer
SAGANA.DESIGN

05.2010 — PRESENT
 

Manage and execute various projects and campaigns working with small to medium sized businesses along with individuals. Provide various levels of design solutions for clients: Moores Clothing for Men, Peel Elementary Teachers’ Local Union, Shade It Window Coverings Inc., and more.

Volunteer Experience

 

United Way Ambassador
City of Brampton

08.2017 — 07.2018

Created team specific goals and events to help staff connect with the community, and across departments to make a positive impact within Peel.

Raised over 300 lbs of non perishables. Increased staff pledge participation by 30%.

SMILE Mentor
Seneca College

08.2015 — 12.2016

Acted as a personal guide and knowledgeable resource for protégés. Developed personalized strategies for their success such as: study tips, one-on-one tutoring, time management skills, and coping strategies.

Education

 

Graphic Design
Honours Advanced Diploma
Seneca College ╱ 2016

General Arts
Certificate
Seneca College ╱ 2014

Jill of all trades, master of some.

Acrobat

inDesign

Illustrator

Photoshop

Xd

After Effects

Premiere Pro

Dreamweaver

Word

Excel

Outlook

Powerpoint

Videography

Photography

HTML + CSS

Mac + Windows OS

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