Curriculum Vitae

(PDF of CV)


phone: 416-464-5597 |
email: sylvia.nowak@gmail.com |

PROFILE

Creative producer working in documentary and commercial media, through video production, post-production, photography, web design and development, and research. new ideas. Always exploring new opportunities to create engaging stories.

WORK & RELATED EXPERIENCE

Freelance Creative Producer (2007-current)

  • Creative videography and photography capture
  • Video editing and post-production (Premiere Pro & After Effects)
  • Design and front-end web development
  • Creative photograph retouching work (Photoshop)
  • Digital and print design

Digital Specialist : Plan International Canada (2012-2016)

  • Photography, photo editing, videography, video editing and web/print design
  • Designing, building and deploying email marketing campaigns
  • Regular content updates & site maintenance using Blackbaud CMS
  • Identifying and implementing SEO best-practices
  • Producing Google Analytics reports and identifying KPI’s

Digital Media Coordinator : Phoolan Devi film (2014 – 2016)

  • Design and develop creative assets for web and marketing usage
  • Social media strategy development; content and asset creation

Assistant Book Researcher : Dark Ambition (The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich) (2014-2016)

  • Investigative research for non-fiction book by journalist Ann Brocklehurst – to be released November 2016

Studio Assistant : TC Media (2011)

  • Assisted with still photography set design, image capture, and video editing
  • Clients included: Canadian Tire, Home Outfitters, Zellers, The Bay, Teriyaki Express

Web Developer : 90th Parallel Productions (2011-2013)

  • Redesigned and redeveloped website
  • Site maintenance and updates

Co-curator : Ryerson Gallery
(2008-2009)

  • The Ephemeral Face: Selected Portraits from the Mira Godard Centre exhibition


Communications Intern: Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
(2007)

  • Research and photo editing


New Media Intern: Government of Ontario
(2007)

  • Shot events and submitted images for PhotoLibrary (stock photography database)

RELEVANT SKILLS

PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEOGRAPHY VIDEO EDITING FRONT-END WEB
Film & Digital Video DSLR FCP 7 HTML & CSS
Photoshop ENG Camera Premiere Pro CMS
Lightroom Timelapse After Effects WordPress & NetCommunity
Stop-Motion Avid SEO & Analytics

EDUCATION

SHERIDAN COLLEGE (2011)
Ontario College Graduate Certificate : Journalism – New Media

  • graduated with High Honours

RYERSON UNIVERSITY (2009)

Bachelor of Fine Arts : Photography

  • member of Golden Key Honours Society

LOOK3 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH EUGENE RICHARDS (2009)

VOLUNTEER

  • Hot Docs film festival theatre representative
  • Habitat for Humanity event photographer
  • Ryerson Gallery exhibit representative
  • Mississauga Library clerk

AWARDS

  • Best Imagery Award – Sheridan College – A Day in the Life of Travis… (2011)
  • Best Documentary Award – Sheridan College – Beneath the Fur (2011)

LANGUAGES

  • English: (native language)
  • Polish: spoken (conversational), reading & writing (basic)
  • French: reading, writing, and speech (conversational)