Ivan Zhao
Ivan.zhao@ivanzhao.design

About Me/
I am a Toronto-based visionary designer specialize in UI/UX design, web development, and data visualization, my ambition is to effectively apply my expert design skills through leading the project and expertise to promote innovative ideas and design concepts.

Education/
RED Academy
User Experience Design Certificate
JAN 2017
Ontario College of Art and Design University
Bachelor of Design 
SEPT 2009 - MAY 2014
Seneca College
Business Administration Advance Diploma 
MAY 2005 - AUG 2009

Certifications/
Figma - UI/UX Design
DEC 2018
Certificate Number: UC-0IVU7JFH
Design Thinking
NOV 2018
Certificate Number: UC-0IVU7JFH
Prezi Next Masterclass
NOV 2018
Certificate Number: UC-87KKXQST
Photography Composition & Portrait Photography Masterclass
SEP 2018
Certificate Number: UC-AUY3XWG9
Photography Masterclass
SEP 2018
Certificate Number: UC-9CMVTNWS

Skills/
User Experience Design | User Interface Design | Web Development | Data Visualization
Branding Development | Creative Concept Direction

Selected Honors & Awards/
2018 Featured at UI.world Worldwide Gallery
2018 Featured RGD at Registered Graphic Designer Association / Toronto 
2016 Creative Quarterly Illustration (Professional) Runner Up CFE 43 / International
2016 Applied Art - Photography & Illustration Awards / Toronto
2015 Creative Quarterly Illustration (Professional) Runner Up CFE 41 / International
2015 Creative Quarterly 39 Award of Excellence - Illustration / International
2015 Illustration (Professional) Winner on Creative Quarterly CFE 39 / International
2014 Graphic Design Winner on Creative Quarterly CFE 36 Runner Up / International
2014 Creative Quarterly 35 Award of Excellence - Graphic Design / International
2014 Graphic Design Winner on Creative Quarterly CFE 35 / International
2014 RGD (Registered Graphic Designer Association) Student Award Finalist / Toronto
 
Published/
2014 Design Works Published on Color & Two Dimensional Design – By Glenn McArthur
 
Gallery Shows/
2016 INDEXG - Art Brownie "Fiesta"
2016 INDEXG - “50.2016” Group Exhibition
2015 Project Art Gallery - "Belonging" Group Exhibition
2015 INDEXG - Art Brownie "Magic"

Clients I have worked with (Selected Clients)/
Embreate | Exacto Systems Inc. | Finnovate | Proliteracy | Evermight | OpenHouse.Ai | ASAP app
Vitamin T | 
Munich Re | JA Canada | Art Calorie | SimpleOne.Love Bridal Studio | Sultan Realty Inc. Brokerage | National Bank of Canada | TD Canada Trust | Hang Seng Bank | Montague Credit Union
First Ontario Credit Union | PACE Credit Union | Hex Tone Financial | Desjardins Financial Security
Buduchnist Credit Union | Hilltop Securities | US Bank | Hollis Wealth | Collabria Financial | Odlum Brown
Westminster Savings | Servus Credit Union | APEX Clearing | Brock University Student Association
University of Toronto Student Association

Proficient In/
Adobe Illustrator | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Indesign | Adobe After Effects | Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Experience Design | Adobe Lightroom | Principle | Figma | Microsoft Office | Prezi Next
Visual Studio Code | Zeplin | InVision | Sketch | Unbounce | HTML | CSS
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