ABOUT ME

My lifelong passion for helping others drove me to first become an engineer, then a marketing strategist, and now a multidisciplinary designer. I believe that design has the ability to facilitate connection, and that connection often has the power to foster compassion. I enjoy using design to connect individuals to new experiences, resources, and ideas. I am most interested in designing products that simplify people’s lives, and designing stories that challenge people’s perspectives. I am graduating this spring, and I am currently seeking both full-time and freelance job opportunities.

STRENGTHS

  • Human-centered design
  • Communicating & pitching ideas
  • Simplifying complexity
  • Design research
  • Storytelling

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

York University Department of Arts, Media, Performance, & Design | Designer
September 2017 - Present | Toronto

  • Designed and produced assets for courses, conferences, and university events within York University's E-Learning department.

  • Bridgeable | Service Designer
    May 2017 - August 2017 | Toronto

  • Collaborated within a multidisciplinary team to research, prototype, and user test service solutions that reduce road congestion in the GTHA for MaRS Discovery District.

  • Lesli Ink Design | Junior Designer
    April 2016 - September 2016 | Toronto

  • Collaborated with a team of award-winning designers and developers on web and print design projects for clients in hospitality, interior design, and retail.

  • Danielle Sheahan Design | Founder and Designer
    May 2014 - Present | Toronto

  • Drove freelance projects from start to end for clients including TELUS and TIFF.

  • Procter & Gamble | Assistant Brand Manager (contract)
    May 2015 - September 2015 | Toronto

  • Designed and implemented strategetic marketing plans in the Canadian market.
  • Collaborated with creative agencies on in-store and direct-to-consumer assets.

  • Procter & Gamble | Marketing Strategist and Planner
    April 2011 - August 2014 | Toronto

  • Managed a $3 million budget and over-delivered sales targets by 7%.
  • Led an initiative that enabled my team to deliver an extra $2 million in sales.
  • Implemented the sales strategy for Swiffer and Mr. Clean for all of Canada.

  • The Tea Room | Head Manager
    May 2009 - April 2010 | Kingston

  • Managed a $250,000 eco-friendly on-campus cafe serving 500 customers daily.
  • Hired, trained, and managed 4 assistant managers and 60 staff members.


  • EDUCATION

    York Sheridan School of Design
    Bachelor of Design, Honours
    4.0 GPA, June 2018 Graduation


    Queen's University Engineering
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering
    Graduated May 2010 with honours


    DESIGN SKILLS

    • Websites (front-end)
    • Products
    • Motion graphics
    • Videography
    • Branding
    • Information graphics
    • Data visualizations

    SOFTWARE SKILLS

    • Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop
    • After Effects/Premiere Pro/Audition
    • HTML/CSS/JQuery editors
    • Excel/Powerpoint/Word
    • InVision/Sketch/Figma
    • Bootstrap/Wordpress

    HOBBIES & INTERESTS

    • Live music
    • Ultimate frisbee
    • Travel

    AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

    Philip Silver Scholarship | York University | 2018
    Awarded to a single student in York's Department of Arts, Media, Performance & Design in recognition of outstanding creative and scholarly achievement.


    York University Continuing Student Scholarship | York University | 2016 & 2017
    Awarded to continuing undergraduate students for outstanding academic results.


    Faculty of Fine Arts Opportunity Award | York University | 2017
    Awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional academic and artistic potential.


    Adobe Design Achievement Award Semifinalist | Adobe | 2016
    Received five semifinalist recognitions in the Social Impact and Fine Art categories.


    RGD Student Awards Honourable Mention | RGD | 2016
    Received an honourable mention in the Strategic Design category.


    CONTACT ME

    danielleksheahan@gmail.com

    www.daniellesheahan.com

    647 963 3363


    References are available upon request.