Monday, March 15, 2010

the artist-for-hire

My name is Peter Ramsay.

I have 40 years design experience.

Examples of my past work can been seen at:

I offer competitive prices for my work.

I am used to tight deadlines.

Whether your needs are for Mailers, Brochures, Pamphlets, Newsletters or Newspaper Ads I can promise excellent and effective designs.

I have worked on Food Service Projects for clients such as

Campbell's, Kraft Foods & Kellogg’s

I have worked on projects for Not-for - Profit

Organizations including

The Barrie Multi-Cultural Association (BM-CA)

and my Synagogue – Am Shalom.

I can be reached at – 705-321-8377 or email at:

Thank you,

Peter Ramsay

Peter Ramsay 


Career Objective  

I have been a 'natural' at design and illustration

since I was a youngster. I was designing packaging at 13. Graphic Design and all of its paths is what I have always wanted to be involved in.


Harvard May / 1978

Certification - International Business

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Specially designed full time course in international studies. Course developed by U.S. Time, NASA and Polaroid.

18 months.

Developed in reaction to a time when U.S. companies were just beginning to reach out to international markets. Established to train candidates for overseas postings and have them understand the markets implied differences.

Weston Collegiate June / 1963

      High School or Equivalent - General Academic

Weston, Ontario, Canada

    Grade 13.

During my 5 years at high school I was part of a 30 student

study. We were subjected to a battery of testing for IQ, Aptitudes in various subjects and many more tests for personality, character, memory, learned

and retained knowledge.

Work Experience  

Ramsay Resources,


March / 1980 - Present / 2011

  Creative Director

Self-Employed Designer. Specialized in packaging design and design of Point-of-Purchase Displays.

Worked with manufacturers/printers to produce packaging and Point of Purchase Displays.

 DRG Stationery,


June / 1978 - March / 1980

  Marketing Manager

Responsible for a product line of 658 SKU's. Also managed Order Department and Customer Service Departments.

Polaroid Corporation,


December / 1965 - May / 1978

Advertising Production Manager/Creative Director

Oversaw all printing requirements for Canada as well as 5 U.S. Spanish speaking Markets/Mexico and Caribbean.


Vice President-International Advertising Production Manager overseeing European and Asian markets.


Zurich Insurance,


December / 1964 - December / 1965


Printing Department Manager


Designed all forms and communications materials for the firm. Supervised two other artists as well a Printer who printed most of our materials in-house.


Gair Folding Cartons,

Toronto, Ontario 

July / 1963 - December / 1964


Sample Maker


Designed packages to fit products.


Professional Qualifications  

q       Certified in Colour Sensitometry      

q       Certified in Audio Visual Staging 



q       Fine Artist

q       Book Illustrator       

q       3D Illustrator



Simcoe Inter-Cultural Political Action Committee,


August / 2007 - Present / 2011


Volunteer Work  

Barrie Multi-Cultural Association,


August / 2007 - April / 2010




Worked with immigrant cultures. Liased with all three levels of government on behalf of new immigrants.

Trustee for Board of Directors – Am Shalom Synagogue



q       3rd degree Master in Akido      

q       Photography

q       Wood Working

q       Fine Artist in Pencil and Charcoal



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