I'm Kristina Schneider and I am an Interactive Multimedia Developer. After graduating from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, I was invited to be on the Advisory Committee for the Interactive Multimedia Developer program at Algonquin. I have experience working with a lot of kick ass companies and clients, building plenty of awesome projects and just having fun.
I like getting inspiration from anything, using it to bring a concept to life and working with great people to create unique experiences. My job is about listening, thinking, creating, sharing and learning, and I love that.
I am so passionate about what I do that I like to take it home with me. Aside from going to work everyday I also do a little freelance on the side. I am currently looking for a fulltime job.
Provide graphic art services to support the pre-press journals program for the publication of scientific and technical journals. These services include converting, scanning, editing and transmitting files, and liaising with production, marketing, and editorial staff regarding graphic illustrations.
Use of the 3B2 publishing system to make corrections to the original automated page composition of scientific and technical journals. These corrections and changes are requested by editors and authors, and must be made without affecting the underlying XML structured data. Prepare and check completed files for problems, such as font usage, color profiles, compliance with software standard, transparencies, resolution of graphics, etc. Preflight problems are resolved before the PDFX files are delivered for printing. As and when necessary, provide fixes and resolve issues with the 3B2 templates.
A close working relationship with the Executive Director of CSP and the marketing and sales department facilitates collaboration and effective graphic design support for creating unilingual and bilingual journal advertisements, newsletters, Microsoft Word templates, slideshows and posters. This work is done using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
Used the 3B2 publishing system to make corrections to the original automated page composition of scientific and technical journals. Made changes requested by editors and authors, such as, placement of elements (e.g., tables and figures, balancing columns, breaking equations between lines, breaking tables between pages, etc.) without affecting the underlying XML structured data.
Prepared and checked completed files for problems, such as font usage, color profiles, compliance with software standard, transparencies, resolution of graphics, etc., using the software tool, Enfocus Pitstop. Reviewing the report from Pitstop, facilitated the resolution of any preflight problems before delivery of the PDFX files for printing.
Designed and developed websites to W3C standards. Designed and produced a variety of creative assets for print, web, and interactive design.
Managed the correspondence in the office, and provided administrative and research assistance to the Ambassador, his Chief of Staff, and his Social Secretary.
Created digital archives of documents, produced hard copies of documents, performed bindery tasks, and tracked supply inventory. Prepared and submitted files to the Fiery RIP Station, designed layouts for internal Embassy booklets using InDesign, and designed covers, letterheads and logos using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Performed various desktop publishing and printing tasks. Prepared customer proofs, and orders for shipping, created digital archives of documents, produced hard copies. Performed a variety of bindery jobs. Provided customer service by answering phones, and taking orders placed by phone, email and in person.
This program will prepare me for a career as an Interactive Multimedia Developer in web and CD-ROM/DVD-ROM development. A strong emphasis is placed on developing the hands-on component, which is offered through courses in design, programming, development and authoring for the web, DSLR photography and digital imaging, media and design, animation, video/sound editing, and motion graphics. The program covers the essential elements of multimedia planning and development, and equal importance is given to the both the creative and technical aspects. We will complete individual, as well as team-based multimedia projects.
In the Interactive Multimedia Developer program I am learning the many different skills that will prepare me to pursue a career in the multimedia industry. Today, most businesses/organizations and government agencies need to communicate information electronically -- through the Internet, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, kiosks, computer displays, and other digital equipment. The software applications that I am using in this program include: Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Primers Pro, Acid Sound Studio, Flash, and Director.
This program emphasized hands-on learning, with a focus on the creation of digital artwork and the production processes leading to a final printed product. We did individual projects to perform all steps in the production process, as well as working in small groups to stress the importance of teamwork. We designed with the industry's best software, including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, and Dreamweaver to produce such items as program newsletters, calendars, brochures, posters and small books. Industry support for the Print Media program is demonstrated by an eight-week "work readiness" placement, where students were required to fulfill the demands of employers, practice the skills and techniques learned in the Print Media program and acquire new skills and knowledge.
I took the General Arts and Science Program and focused on Media and Communication in order to explore career and academic options and to improve my academic base.
I am continuously learning, and keeping up to date with the latest design trends and coding tricks, building on my toolbox of knowledge from design to web programming. I am adept at working in both MAC and Windows operating systems.
Private Freelance Contracts
Graphic Design and Web Project
Graphic Design and Web Project