About Me

CARLA THIBODEAU
New Brunswick based Graphic Designer with 7 years of experience
GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS
Adobe CC, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fuse
WEB LANGUAGES
HTML, CSS, Javascript
DESIGN SPECIALTIES
Branding, Print Collateral, Advertising, Web Design, WordPress Customization, Illustration, Vehicle Graphics
OTHER SKILLS
English/French, Public Speaking, Writing, Proofreading, Art, Kung Fu

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.
Design is how it works.”

– Steve Jobs

Case Studies

NBACL

Breathing new life into the public image of a non-profit organization by refining their existing brand

Department of National Defence

Making our military's training materials look sharp and professional

WildWood Weaver

Branding a small business from the ground up, including logo design, business card, website, & advertising

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”

– Joe Sparano

Portfolio

  • All
  • Branding
  • Brochure
  • CFB Gagetown
  • NBACL
  • Object
  • Poster
  • Print
  • Vehicle
  • Web Design
  • WildWood Weaver
Art Gallery Website

Art Gallery Website

Client: Personal Project - Art Gallery What I did: I created a customized WordPress website to act as an art gallery and blog, showcasing my watercolour paintings. I chose a c...
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Ballet Performance Poster

Ballet Performance Poster

Client: Personal Project - Ballet Company What I did: This poster was designed to attract attention from a distance, so I placed the focus on the image, rather than the text, ...
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Applied Arts Program Poster

Applied Arts Program Poster

Client: NBCC Miramichi / CFB Gagetown What I did: I designed this poster for information sessions about the Applied Arts Advanced Diploma Program, a partnership between New Br...
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WildWood Weaver Logo

WildWood Weaver Logo

Client: WildWood Weaver What I did: I combined the "WildWood Weaver" business name with the client's love of nature to develop a unique logo that transforms the W shape into a...
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WildWood Weaver Website

WildWood Weaver Website

Client: WildWood Weaver What I did: Playing on the tree imagery and the "W" concept, the website has a wood background and is organized into pages about "Who", "What", "When",...
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WildWood Weaver Business Cards

WildWood Weaver Business Cards

Client: WildWood Weaver What I did: Business cards incorporate the logo on a clean background with a woven edge to reflect the nature of the client's work....
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WildWood Weaver Poster

WildWood Weaver Poster

Client: WildWood Weaver What I did: The poster advertising weaving classes uses large graphics to catch the eye and is not specific to a particular date, so it can be reused f...
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WildWood Weaver Brochure

WildWood Weaver Brochure

Client: WildWood Weaver What I did: This brochure was designed to be colourful and eyecatching, with a graphics-heavy cover to attract attention. Inside, the information is or...
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NBACL Corporate Brochure

NBACL Corporate Brochure

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: The corporate brochure gives an overview of the programs and services provided by NBACL. Because they have m...
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NBACL Collection Truck Side View

NBACL Collection Truck Side View

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: The branding on NBACL's collection trucks gives the organization much better visibility than the original wh...
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NBACL Collection Truck Back Door

NBACL Collection Truck Back Door

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: The back of NBACL's collection trucks informs the public about their dropboxes for used clothing donation an...
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NBACL Roll-Up Banner

NBACL Roll-Up Banner

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: NBACL needed a way to promote their brand in public and attract people to their booth at events and fundrais...
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NBACL Newcomer’s Guide

NBACL Newcomer’s Guide

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: The Newcomers' Guide to New Brunswick Disability Resources and Services incorporates colourful images and an...
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NBACL Dropbox Map

NBACL Dropbox Map

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: This half-page newspaper ad provides a map and list of used clothing dropbox locations throughout Fredericto...
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NBACL Stationery Package

NBACL Stationery Package

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: As part of NBACL's new branding initiative, I designed a complete stationery package, including letterhead, ...
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NBACL Program Brochures

NBACL Program Brochures

Client: New Brunswick Association for Community Living What I did: NBACL runs many programs, each of which needs a unique, distinctive brochure that still fits the organizatio...
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DND Coin Face

DND Coin Face

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: I created a commemorative coin for the Tactics School at CFB Gagetown, to be gifted to departing military members and civili...
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DND Coin Reverse Side

DND Coin Reverse Side

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: The opposite side of the Tactics School's commemorative coin shows the Tactics School crest as an enameled inlay encircled b...
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DND Model LAV

DND Model LAV

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: This tab-and-slot paper model of a Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) was designed as a handout to distribute to tour participants...
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DND Photography Contest Poster

DND Photography Contest Poster

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: This poster for the annual military photography contest showcases the previous year's winners, with space for additional inf...
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DND Calendar

DND Calendar

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: This 12-month calendar shows off the talents of the photographers in the Tactics School's Imaging Section....
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DND Event Poster

DND Event Poster

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: This poster for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination lists scheduled events and incorporates t...
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DND NB Military History Museum Brochure

DND NB Military History Museum Brochure

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: The brochure for the New Brunswick Military History Museum was developed to promote their exhibits and explain how people ca...
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DND Base Fitness Centre Schedule

DND Base Fitness Centre Schedule

Client: Department of National Defence What I did: This newspaper ad for the Base Fitness Centre's holiday schedule organizes a large amount of information in a clear format w...
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Stationery and Résumé Design

Stationery and Résumé Design

Client: Amber Marie Flynn Photography What I did: Photographer Amber Flynn approached me about creating stationery, a résumé design, and a CD label using her logo. She was ple...
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Christmas Concert Poster

Christmas Concert Poster

Client: Personal Project - Concert What I did: This was a personal challenge to create a poster for a local Christmas concert. I chose a warm palette reminiscent of the h...
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Pipe Organ Concert Poster

Pipe Organ Concert Poster

Client: Personal Project - Concert What I did: This project was a challenge to create a poster design with custom vector graphics, advertising a pipe organ concert. I spent se...
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Miramichi WinterLights Celebration

Miramichi WinterLights Celebration

Client: City of Miramichi What I did: The WinterLights Celebration is the winter version of Communities in Bloom, an annual contest between cities across Canada. The City of M...
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Simply Vegetarian Magazine Cover

Simply Vegetarian Magazine Cover

Client: Personal Project - Vegetarian Magazine Cover What I did: This challenge was to design a concept for the cover of a vegetarian magazine. My goal was to make the cover l...
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“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.”

– Paul Rand

Résumé

Work Experience

2012 to Present — Freelance Graphic Designer — C.A.T. Graphic Design 

  • Delivered effective branding and advertising solutions.
  • Created custom graphics and print collateral.
  • Designed and built websites using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript/JQuery, and WordPress.
  • Successfully transformed satisfied clients into repeat customers by offering excellent quality and value.

Summer 2012 — Graphic Designer (Contract) — NB Association for Community Living 

  • Improved non-profit organization’s visibility by developing more coherent branding, including new stationery, publications, posters, banners, and vehicle wraps.
  • Designed print media for the organization's key fundraising event (which raised more money than any previous year).

Autumn 2011 — Graphic Designer (Temp) — Goose Lane Editions 

  • Assisted with publishing company’s excess work volume.
  • Completed book layout, created posters, and updated online book catalogue.

2009 to 2011 — Graphic Designer (Intern) — CFB Gagetown

  • Maintained a high standard of excellence in the design and production of print material with minimal supervision.
  • Developed a reputation as the go-to person for rush jobs and projects requiring a high degree of precision.
  • Was offered an 8 month contract extension and assumed a leadership role in the training of a new intern.

Education

Applied Arts Advanced Diploma Program

2011 — NBCC Miramichi

Graphic Design Diploma (Dean’s List)

2009 — NBCC Miramichi

Bachelor of Arts (History, English)

2006 —  Mount Allison University

 

“Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.”

– Elon Musk

Contact

I'd love to hear from you about job openings, design inquiries, or feedback on my portfolio! Send me an email to say hi, or connect with me on LinkedIn.

You can also check out my paintings on my art blog, or follow me on Twitter!