Hello!

Thank you for inviting me to share my work with you. 
I’ve been a proud Kingstonian for 10 years since moving here from the UK and would relish the opportunity to work with the City of Kingston communications team.

My EXPERIENCE WITH

Video

I worked as Post Production Manager at BodyRock TV. Though originally only offering artistic direction, after teaching myself video editing I began frequently editing videos and later became the manager of the post production team. I worked as an assistant on shoots and would oversee the editing. 

My EXPERIENCE WITH

Web

I originally went to school for Computer Programming. Though I discovered it wasn’t for me I have the background knowledge to work well with developers and am proficient in WordPress

My EXPERIENCE WITH

Social

I’ve worked as a social media manager planning and schedulling social channels. I’ve also worked as a content creator, working with blogs, infographics and imagery as well as video. I also have experience with social media advertising, both working with marketers to do imagery, as well as planning and writing myself.

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BENEFITS BY
DESIGN

KINGSTON YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

My EXPERIENCE WITH

Print

My college internship was with Kingston Publications, where I designed for publications such as Kingston Life and Key to Kingston. I specialize in layout design and have worked on many print pieces

I've worked with...

Experience

Cinch Graphic & Web Design | 2012-2015

Junior Designer

Projects included branding, marketing collateral, campaign concepts, and promotional material.As well as routine duties such formatting existing files and creating case studies. 

Kingston Publications | Mar. - April 2015

Design Intern

I had the pleasure of working for Kingston Publications. My duties included redesigning Key to Kingston tourism guide, designing editorial layout and illustrations, aswell as internal documents. I gained a large amount of experience in formatting and designing for print purposes, and factors that need to be taken into consideration for marketing purposes.

BodyRock TV | Nov. 2015 - Mar. 2017

Creative Director & Post-Production Manager

I Began at BodyRock as a designer and was quickly promoted to managerial positions after demonstrating great skills in time and task management. I designed/oversaw all graphics and video as well content generation based on observed trends that would be seen by our audience of almost 3 million. I also taught myself video editing to help address the issue of editor shortage.  

Bento SMB | April 2017 - Jan. 2018

Lead Design & Marketer

Bento SMB focused on webdesign so I came on board to help them develop their branding and design pacakages and worked here as their designer and marketer. I left this January to return to freelance, but still work with the company on contract.

Abbie Crane Graphics | 2012-Present

Owner & Designer

My freelance business that takes on single projects as well as works with a number of agencies on a regular basis on projects such as web design, branding, publication design and email/marketing campaigns.

Benefits by design inc. | oct 2018 - present

Designer

Work with the marketing team to create internal and external collateral and documents. A majority of our client facing forms require AODA Compliant. Work to plan campaigns and advertising initiatives. Most common tasks are layout design, illustration, strategy and video editing. I am currently working towards improving my animation skills to add to our departments current skill set.

MY VARIOUS

Skills

My original education was in computer programming and graphic design, but I have continued to expand my skills into marketing and video and motion graphics. I’m a fast learner and take any opportunity to continue learning. Most recently I attended a course at Sheridan college to learn After Effects and add Animation to my skillset

Adobe Suite

99%

Web Design

75%

Website Optimization

80%

Idea Generation

99%

Microsoft Office

99%

Adobe Premier Pro

90%

Adobe Photoshop

90%

Adobe Indesign

90%

Adobe After Effects

70%

Adobe Illustrator

90%

Branding

90%

Publication Design

99%

Video Editing

85%

Content Creation

90%

Team Work

99%

WordPress

90%

Marketing Strategy

80%

Social Media Marketing

75%

Typography

90%

Photo Editing

85%

Print Layout Design

99%

Digital Layout Design

99%

Illustration

99%

Time Management

99%

What people say?

Abbie is a consummate professional and highly skilled designer with a keen ability to apply marketing and business intelligence to her designs. She works to complete tasks quickly and with care. She is capable of taking on management roles and has strong project management skills. I can’t recommend her enough.
Fred Light
Ceo, BodyRock TV
Abbie is the most talented graphic designer I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Not only was she quick, she made everything look great. Abbie is an extremely creative idea-maker and has top tier leadership skills. I have personally seen her managing various big projects at once and succeeding where most people would give up. It was a pleasure working with her and I hope I can have the opportunity to do it again in the future.
Ben Locke
pRODUCER, bODYrOCK TV
I had the pleasue of working with Abbie for about a year. In that time I found her to be a creative powerhouse with a great ability to work as a team mate or act as a project manager. Abbie is energetic and a problem solver who understands the importance of deadlines
Rob Heeney
videographer, bodyrock tv
I believe how your spend your spare time impacts your career as much as how you spend your work time.

When I am not working I can be found at the gym or at the yoga studio, I enjoy various sports – frequently joining teams in the Kingston Sports and Social Club. I am an avid explorer and from spring til fall (occasionally in the winter) I can be found at any one of our Provincial Parks hiking, canoeing and camping. During the winter I enjoy iceskating, snowshoeing and cross country skiing at the Cat conservation area.

I spend most of my time around downtown Kingston and am very proud to be a Kingstonian for the exact reasons that Kingston advertises “Where history and innovation thrive”. I’ve been an active networker in Kingston for several years and have seen so many initiatives to help new business thrive. But what initially drew me to Kingston, having come from the UK, was the feeling of home among the historical architecture. My favourite Kingston activity is patio hopping indulging in the many amazing restaurants our city is host to.