Let me introduce myself. My name is Sonya Adelman and I am a young Graphic Design student in my final year at John Abbott College. I have been taken by world media and the advertising world since I was an eleven year old watching an animated Oreo commercial on cable television. Advertising and Graphic Design to me is the perfect combination of arts and marketing I’ve always sought to aim towards in my future professional career. In this decade I’ve continued to be interested in that same field, not without learning a few things along the way; I love to write, I am obsessed with social media and I absolutely adore anything to do with packaging since you can have fun with doodles, funky colours and shapes!
Currently, I am in my third year at John Abbott in Graphic and Web design. I am a dedicated, hardworking and preserving individual. One of my favorite things to do as a designer is to be involved in branding & illustrating. I can use my skills to help businesses achieve and reach their communication goals.
Drawing interests me a lot and I look forward to perfecting my current skills and developing new ones. I love to draw and convert my work into digital art. Creating innovative designs for branding & illustrating using my drawing skills is a passion.
I am looking for a stage placement and will be available for a summer internship. Next Fall I will be starting my Design studies at Concordia University and will be open to part-time design work. I look forward to collaborating and learning from the team that I will work with.
I am someone who loves to keep expanding my knowledge as this challenges me. My strengths in Adobe software are Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and I am excited to put them to good use in the job market.
For next Fall I am planning on perusing my studies at Concordia in the Design Program. To start my career, I want to expand my knowledge. This will include doing meaningful work towards the sustainability of our planet.
As I begin my career, I am extremely enthusiastic and eager to see where my creative path will take me. I have developed numerous skills using a wide range of Adobe software programs. By getting a stage I hope to gain more work experience. I want to gain and make a positive contribution to a company. Through having had some experience with freelancing, it has helped me gain more knowledge, grow as a designer and become even more passionate about what I do.
I look forward to an interesting and successful career in the graphic design field.
Please feel free to view my portfolio and contact me with any questions.
I am a hard-working and thoughtful graphic designer who is willing to give anything a try. I left high school thinking I wanted to have a career in literature or history but soon discovered that as much as I love those fields, it wasn’t where I wanted to pursue a career.
Finding My Passion
I found a passion for being a graphic designer, and for the constant learning that comes with it. As my skills develop, I find new ways to do things. I can be given a project and accomplish it in a completely different way than someone else. It may be because I prefer a different program, have a different style, or solve problems differently. No matter what, what I design will not be the same as what someone else if they are given the same specifications. What I designed two years ago is not the same as what I would do now, or even in the future. This is because I am constantly learning and evolving, and I am excited to start learning and evolving with you.
It’s taken me time to find my calling, which is turning ideas into design.
I originally studied Creative Arts at CEGEP, I tried Art History at McGill University and I spent a year learning about Fashion Design at Lasalle College. One thing always stayed the same: I’ve never strayed from the creative field. I have the experience of having tried different things.