Narada Thomas – Résumé 

Profile:

A skilled designer and analyst with over +5 years of combined experience in developing print and digital content and creating business intelligence dashboards. Known for being a versatile professional with strong analytical and creative skills and a deep commitment to promoting accessibility and equality. Currently seeking opportunities to apply my expertise in information systems, content creation, and data analysis.

Experiences:

Data Analyst

Canadian Western Bank (2022)

Summary

Recognized for my leadership and contributions to the organization’s new accessibility plan, provided technical support and promoted a positive company culture by organizing employee engagement initiatives. Created 40 Power BI and Excel tools, contributing over $12,000 in benefits to the organization.

Advocated for increasing accessibility by inspiring and promoting inclusivity in the department and employee resource groups.

Program Coordinator

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (2021)

Summary

Successfully carried out 18 fundraising and advocacy projects, raising over $2,000 and gaining 350+ followers on social media. Created graphic assets, wrote communication copies and blog posts, and organized webinars and events to amplify the organization’s reach and advocacy initiatives.

Supported and coordinated to build partnerships with external organizations. Assisted clients with varying hearing loss to amplify the organization’s vision.

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

CAMM Holdings Inc (2021)

Summary

Streamlined accounting for four businesses with QuickBooks, reducing errors by 60%. Reduced costs by 33% and improved productivity with a new payment method and filing system. Expanded the customer base and service calls with promotional materials and outreach. Provided exceptional customer service to 80+ clients.

By applying technical expertise, bookkeeping knowledge, and exceptional organizational skills, Successfully enhanced the efficiency of a small business by redefining informal procedures and processes.

Multimedia Developer

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (2017)

Summary

Designed and developed 40+ interactive e-learning materials, new employee onboarding guidebooks, graphical reference sheets with interactive components, seven training and internal communication projects, and an innovative interactive video learning material. Revamped training and communication materials to enhance accessibility, modernize user experience, and reduce printing costs.

Championed accessibility and equality, ensuring all employees had the necessary tools by incorporating accessible features in training materials and participating in committees for employees with disabilities. Recognized for providing technical support to colleagues.

Publishing & Layout Coordinator

Faith & the Common Good (2017)

Summary

Developed a layout template with automated scripts and provided Adobe InDesign training for the editor to standardize a volunteer-run print newspaper. Designed case study booklets and fact sheets to promote sustainability to approximately 120 faith communities in Canada.

Enhanced knowledge in desktop publishing, Adobe scripts, and sustainability practices to create intriguing publications still used by many communities across Canada.

Graphic Designer & Photographer

Freelancer (2013)

Summary

Communicated with clients to understand their project requirements and designed various marketing materials such as advertisements, annual reports, brochures, logos, stickers, web pages, and other branding and communication materials. Contributed to the success of an education start-up company by proposing innovative ideas and creating marketing materials.

Maintained effective communication with clients and delivered high-quality projects on time, resulting in recurring projects.

Skills:

Tools

Content Creation
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom
    • Photoshop
    • Premier
    • After Effects
    • XD
  • Canva
  • DaVinci Resolve
Data Analysis
  • Power BI
  • Tableau (learning)
  • SQL
  • Google Analytics (learning)
E-Learning
  • Articulate Storyline & Rise
  • Moodle
Office Suites
  • Microsoft Office
  • MS Excel Visual Basics for Applications (VBA)
  • MS SharePoint
  • Google Workspace Suite
  • Monday.com
Web Design
  • HTML & CSS
  • PHP (learning)
  • Content Management Systems
    • WordPress
    • Ghost
    • Joomla
  • Website Builders
    • Wix
    • Webflow (learning)

Knowledge

Accessibility
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
  • Accessible Canada Act
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • Accessibility features on modern devices (Windows, Android, Mac OS, and iOS)
  • Analyzing Digital Accessibility (Web, Document, Dashboards, Content etc.) (Learning)
Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts Receivable & Payable
  • Fashion Buying
  • Search Engine Optimization (learning)
  • Social Media Management and Advertising (learning)
Information Systems
  • Hardware & software troubleshooting
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Integrated IT systems for small businesses

Education:

The University of the Fraser Valley

Bachelor of Integrated Studies with Business Minor (2023)

About the program

This interdisciplinary program will broaden my knowledge in business administration, management, adult education, and e-learning*.
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* Completing certifications in Workplace Education and Integrated Learning Design

Camosun College

Certification in Business Administration-Accounting (2023)

About the program

The program gained me further knowledge in accounting, economy, finance, marketing and bookkeeping.
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Algonquin College

Diploma in Interactive Media Design (2015)

About the program

The program covered fundamental topics in graphic design, web design, content management systems, user experience design, accessibility, and project management.
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Seneca College

Diploma in Fashion Business (2012)

About the program

The program provided a comprehensive understanding of business, digital marketing, visual merchandising, and retail management within the fashion industry.
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Licences & Certifications

CompTIA A+

Preparing
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Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies

Preparing
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