Ivan Zhao
Ivan.zhao@ivanzhao.design

About Me/
I am a Toronto-based visionary designer specialized in UX design, data visualization, and digital illustration. My ambition is to effctively apply my design skills by leading diverse projects 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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