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intuitive and practical creative and adaptive design for all print, web, banners, signs, silkscreen, POP, packaging, displays …



from brief to delivery – quick and detailed expertise in design, layout, typesetting, retouching, prepress and production …



cross-platform creative and production app expertise including Adobe Creative Suite, Quark, MS Office, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Font tools …


Glenn has over 25 years experience in integrated digital and print design, production, IT, project management, sales and service – as a front-line worker, back-room fixer, entrepreneur, business consultant, graphic designer, production manager and instructor.

Glenn is an industrious team player with an aptitude for mastering new tasks and systems, problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking. As an excellent communicator, Glenn is effective working with clients and coworkers in diverse, creative and sometimes stressful environments.

Glenn is currently working as a senior Quality Assurance expert in the Adaptive Design Studio at SGS Marks in Etobicoke. He also continues to freelance in design and production, teach Adobe InDesign at Seneca College and instruct at Brimacombe Snow School. For pleasure, Glenn designs and builds custom longboards, restores classic VW vans and is an avid mountain biker, paddle boarder and skier.

Ontario Experience

2017 – Present

Quality Control – Adaptive Design and Production

Marks – Etobicoke, ON

  • Quality Control for Marks Adaptive Design studio [an SGSco company] specializing in comprehensive packaging solutions for major international brands.

    Analyse and inspect design and production files [primarily but not exclusively PDFs and Illustrator files] to ensure that they follow best practices and meet production, pre-press and press specifications while meeting industry and or government regulatory compliance for packaging solutions – from foods and other consumables to controlled substances, chemicals and general consumer goods – for major international brands. 

1997 – Present

Freelance Intergrated Graphic Designer

ADZedge – Bowmanville, ON

  • Branding specialist, creative director, print and webgraphic designer, digital and pre-press production, copywriter, signmaker, silkscreener, webmaster

2014 – Present

Ski Instructor

Brimacombe Snow School – Orono, ON

  • teach skiing from novice to advanced individuals and groups

2015 – Present

Adobe CC InDesign Instructor

Seneca College – Markham, ON

  • teach Adobe InDesign workshops – both basic and advanced modules – with related components of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat, prepress production and elements of graphic design and typography

2002 – 2014

Graphic Designer / Studio Manager

General Printers – Oshawa, ON

  • built and ran a graphic design studio utilizing up-to-date versions of traditional design and production tools such as Quark, Adobe Creative Suite [InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat, etc] on both PCs and Macs plus social media design tools for QR codes, digital page flip publishing with embedded multimedia, variable data [XMPie], Augmented reality [Layars], etc…
  • directed and supervised freelance designers and interns from the graphic design programs at Durham and Centennial Colleges [most of whom stayed on for protracted periods of time – from months to years – as full time designers]
  • scope of work ran from logos to multi-platform marketing concept and creative to magazine launches, makeovers and redesigns, packaging, posters, websites, etc.
  • copywriting, proofreading and editing content from banners to books.
  • created dies and templates for complex marketing tools

2002 – 2014

Systems Analyst

General Printers – Oshawa, ON

  • deployed, maintained and managed all of the networks, servers and workstations from sales, administration, production, prepress and fulfillment.
  • successfully kept GP up and online, virus free and productive.
  • set up a complete fulfillment division from the ground up with a database specialist colleague.this project involved extensive networking and digital assets management, international print tunnelling infrastructure, and multi platform workstation deployment, security monitoring and management and integrating shipping and receiving from a variety of vendor and shippers.

2002 – 2014

Sales and Client Support

General Printers – Oshawa, ON

  • on-site visits to the design and production departments of clients to assist them in project management, production workflow planning and trouble-shooting with ongoing remote support as required
  • assisted prepress department with problematic design and or production files
  • assisted sales team and account managers to prepare materials for prospect presentations and often joined them in pitches where I offered creative ideas and technical expertise
  • Reason for leaving: business closed operations due to aging ownership and changing market conditions

2001 – 2002

Manager Graphic Design and Production Studio

Trillium Marketing – Toronto, ON

  • Manager of busy graphic design studio responsible for all aspects of production from concept to prepress to press approvals
  • implemented complete overhaul of production workflow including docket management and time tracking Senior Mac production artist and typesetter responsible for design, layout, production and pre-press production of:
    POP and displays; packaging; advertising; signs, banners and trade show materials and multi-media investor presentations.
  • Clients included: Kodak Canada, Rogers, CGC, Ronzoni [Catelli], Disney, National Trade Centre
  • Reason for leaving: shortage of work/restructuring

2000 – 2001

Graphic Designer / Typesetter

Moveble Type – Toronto, ON

  • Senior Mac artist and typesetter responsible for design, layout, production and pre-press production of: annual reports; POP and displays; newsletters; packaging; advertising; and multimedia investor presentations.
  • Clients included: Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Manulife, Toronto Film Festival, Sherritt, ING Direct, Toronto Hydro, Onex,…
  • Reason for leaving: shortage of work/restructuring

1997 – 2000

Graphic Design and Production

Bryan Mills – Toronto, ON

  • Senior Mac artist and typesetter responsible for design, layout, production and pre-press production of:annual reports; employee communications programs; newsletters; marketing and corporate collateral materials; advertising; and multimedia investor presentations.
  • Clients included: Four Seasons Hotels, Sun Life, Symcor Services, Aramark, HUB Group, Cooperators, Franco-Nevada, Southam,…
  • Reason for leaving: shortage of work/restructuring

Yukon Experience

1993 – 1997

Owner Operator Full Service Design, Print and Publishing

Centennial Promotions – Dawson City, YT

  • Responsible for sales, design, administration and production work of print ads, brochures, menus, newsletters, tickets, retail sales kits, promotional materials.
  • Responsible for ad sales, design & layout, production and distribution of publishing products: I started a weekly news advertiser with TV listings (1994) and published an annual mining directory.
  • Promotions: Initiated, coordinated, sold, designed and distributed numerous region-wide publications that promoted local special events/activities and community-wide sales promotions.
  • Silk screening: sell, design and produce silk screen printing products (shirts, banners, uniforms, hats).
  • Sign making: sell, design and produce signs (from in-store displays to highway billboards).
  • Clients included: Hotels, restaurants, commercial and retail businesses, mining companies in Yukon, Parks Canada, Canada Post, Government of Yukon, City of Dawson, Yukon Anniversaries Commission, Klondike Visitors Association (Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino), various organizations and agencies..

1992 – 1997

Managing Parnter / IT Support

Computer Solutions – Dawson City, YY

  • Managed office; sold, setup and serviced PCs as a business partner
  • PCs, peripherals, networks, servers

1991 – 1993

Managing Director

Dawson City Chamber of Commerce – Dawson City, YT

  • Managed office; initiated and coordinated considerable Chamber activities and events including annual Dawson City International Gold Show
  • Priority boarding program for Yukon River ferry, Manpower/Yukon College training program, business and mining directories, AGMs, economic profile survey for Yukon Government Economic Development Department
  • Served as an executive member of the board of directors [VP] 1993–1997

Education and Personal


Ontario High School Graduation Diploma

Woburn Collegiate – Scarborough, ON

  • Grade 13 Performing Arts Award

1986 – 1990

Advanced Industrial First Aid

Red Cross – Vancouver, BC

Advanced Wilderness First Aid

UBC – Vancouver, BC

Advanced St. John Ambulance First Aid

St. John Ambulance – Whitehorse, YT


Apple Networks and Servers Administrator Certification

Apple Canada – Markham, ON


OSEB Small Business Program

Essential Communications – Whitby, ON

  • Business Planning, Market Research, Financial Forecasting, Accounting, Administration, Communications, Sales, Social Media, Coaching

1982 – 1991

Travel and Work Abroad

Lake Louise, Vancouver, LA, Whitehorse, etc

  • Spent most of 1980s traveling in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, California, UK, Ireland, Western Europe, India, Nepal, Southeast Asia, USA and Canada and or working while based in Lake Louise, AB and Whitehorse, YT.

  • Got married and started a family and business in Dawson City, Yukon in 1991.

has the right profile

… as a creative, industrious team player with an aptitude for mastering systems, problem solving and innovative thinking 

integrated designer

intuitive, integrated design solutions that are innovative yet practical


proficient in cross-platform design and production applications and systems

branding specialist

clear understanding of how to develop and implement branding guidelines


able to plan, prioritize and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines


empathetic and reflective listener with refined oral and written skills


working knowledge of HTML, CSS, WordPress, CPanel, webhosting, DNS

sketch artist

can story-board and wire-frame and work a cocktail napkin on-the-fly

team player

receptive and appreciative to a wide diversity of opinions and approaches