Hello! Please allow me to introduce myself...

Greetings Karen and the rest of the pet lovers on your team!

My name is Ryan Lavigne and I am a graphic designer and brand strategist currently living in New Brunswick (coincidentally only a few kilometers from one of your amazing stores). I am writing to you today in application for your recently posted Graphic Design Contract position.

Since graduating with a diploma in Animation and Graphics Technology, I have made it my mission to help businesses and individuals put their best foot forward using effective on-brand design. I am a hard-working creative, a stickler for details, and I absolutely love the challenge of taking complex thoughts and data and making them easier to understand, and ultimately more impactful by presenting them visually.

Notable to the position you’re looking to fill, I have an extensive working history with corporations like the Alzheimers Society of New Brunswick and Quality Respiratory Care developing branded annual reports, conference programs, and other booklet-style collateral.

As demonstrated by these projects, as well as the rest of the sample portfolio I’ve curated for you below, I believe I would be a great fit to the Pet Valu team and look forward to the chance to discuss the opportunity with you further!


Ryan Lavigne

My Experience

Work Experience

Fundy Float Corporation | Founder/Owner, 2018-Present
Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business including day-to-day operations, client relationships, partnerships, maintenance, financials, branding, marketing, etc.

FireWing Media | Founder/Owner, 2010-Present
Developing visual brand identity systems, brand strategy and on-brand content for a broad scope of clients ranging from local start-ups to province-wide initiatives.

Maritime Peak Apparel |  Consultant/Graphic Designer, 2020-Present
Technical reconstruction and digitization of graphics for apparel and print applications.

Saint John Hyundai |  Marketing Manager, 2013-2015
Led all aspects of marketing including: brand strategy, web development, social media engagement, event planning, etc.

Signs Plus Ltd.  |  Graphic Designer, 2009-2013
Designed, produced and applied vehicle graphics, signage, and print materials for business throughout Southern New Brunswick.

Design Clients / Projects

Horizon Health Network New Brunswick  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development for Interim CEO, Margaret Melanson

Penniac Wilderness / Penniac Wilderness Adventures  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Web Development

Bait Armor  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Graphic Design (business still in development)

Broken Pieces Rage Room  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Graphic Design, Web Development

JET Realty – Jackie E. Thompson  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Graphic Design

Bait Armor  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Brand Strategy, Graphic Design (business still in development)

Whip’s Adventure Company  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development

River’s Edge Catering  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Graphic Design, Web Development

‘See Life Differently’ with Kerry  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development

National Alarm Services Fredericton Ltd.  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development

Mike Martin Electrical  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Graphic Design

Ultimate Windows & Doors / Ultimate Cabinetry & Millwork  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development

Creative Safety Solutions (previously Scene Safety Company)  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development

Eighty Three Bar Arcade  |  Graphic Design

The Alzheimer’s Society of New Brunswick  |  Graphic Design

Kennebecasis Regional Police Force  |  Graphic/Multimedia Design, Photography

Melanie Crowley RHN | Back to Balance Mind, Body, Spirit  |  Visual Identity/Brand Development, Brand Strategy


2002 – Animation & Graphics Technology
New Brunswick Community College, Miramichi, NB

  • Diploma with Honours
  • Certificate in Advanced After Effects
  • Certificate in Advanced Studio Readiness

2000 – High School  |  Diploma with High Honours
St. Malachy’s Memorial High School, Saint John, NB

  • Diploma with High Honours
  • Member of the ‘Tech’ Crew

Specialized Skills

Windows, Mac OS, Android
Office Applications – Microsoft Office Suite, Mac OS, Google
Storage Applications – Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive
Task Management – Notion, Trello

Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign
Topaz Labs – Gigapixel, DeNoise, Photo AI
Sketchbook Pro

Adobe Creative Suite – After Effects, Premiere Pro, Animate, Media Encoder
Google Earth Studio
OBS Studio

Web Development


Henry Arseneault
Escalation Manager, IBM
Business Partner, Bait Armor (in development)
(506) 333-7851  |  henrya@rogers.com

Gary Crowley
Ports & Coastal Training/Development Lead, Atlantic Towing
Founder/Owner, Maritime Peak Apparel
(506) 647-5113  | info@maritimepeak.com

Andrew Hamburg
Owner, Signs Plus Ltd.
(506) 644-8387  |  andrew@signsplusnb.com

If you would rather view my resume as a downloadable pdf, simply click the button below!

A Selection of My Work

Thank You!

Thank you for taking time to review my credentials and work experience! If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to explore the rest of the site or reach out.

I look forward to discussing the possibility of joining your team! I am available via phone or video conference at your earliest convenience.

Cheers, Ryan

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