Rocky Nick Bergen

109 – 60 Baylor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 3K1
204-250-2070
e-mail: rockasoo@yahoo.com          LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/rockybergen

DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer, The Winning Combination, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2016 – Current

·     Product design and rendering
·     Design advertising and promotional materials for print and web

Digital Designer, Centre for Education and Work, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2015 – 2016

·     Designed and implemented E-Learning modules
·     Created responsive HTML-5 layouts and animations
·     Published media to print, web and devices
·     Worked closely with management

Creative Director, Image Productions Ltd., Winnipeg, MB,  2010 – 2015

·     Coordinated the development of Brand Identity of Canad Inns and their sub-brands
      Includes hotel identity, multiple restaurants, night clubs and associated properties
·     Worked one on one with the marketing staff at Canad Inns
·     Oversaw daily operations at Image Productions and supervised Junior designers

Illustration/Web Development, Faculty of Fishing, Kenora, ON,  2009 – 2010

·     Developed the Brand Identity for Faculty of Fishing website
·     Developed a series of interactive flash-based fishing tutorials
·     Lead illustrator for the online course

Cover Design/Electronic Prepress, Friesens, Altona, MB,  2002,  2006 – 2008

·     Excelled at working within an established workflow
·     Digitally prepared files for a variety of printing methods:
      offset, silkscreen, die-cuts, embossing
·     Designed covers for yearbooks and other annual publications.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Instructor, Osaka Municipal College of Design, Osaka, Japan,  2006

·     Designed and taught an original Creative English course
·     Prepared multiple interactive presentations
·     Gave feedback and support to students' design work

Assistant Language Teacher, JET Programme, Osaka, Japan,  2003 – 2006

·     Taught students of all ages and skill levels across Elementary, Junior and High School
·     Responsible for preparing and teaching lessons for classrooms of up to 40 students
·     Liaison to Newly Arriving Teachers, Board of Education, Osaka, Japan

EDUCATION

Red River College, Winnipeg, MB,  2010

·     Digital Multimedia Technology, Major in Motion Graphics
·     Pertinent Coursework: Motion Graphics, Graphic Design, 3D & Web Development Skills

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB,  2000

·     Bachelor of Fine Arts - Honours First Class, Majors in Drawing and Video
·     Pertinent Coursework: Video, Drawing, Basics of Design, Conceptual work

EXHIBITIONS

A Night at the Argyle, Rudolf Rocker Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, MB, 2014
Up and 2 the Right, Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, 2014
Art Catalogue, Flatlanders Studio, Winnipeg, MB, 2014
WNDX Super 8 One Shot, Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB, 2013
Parlour Coffee Post Card Contest, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB, 2013
Up and to the Right, The Edge Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, 2012
24-Hour Film Festival, Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB, 2011
24-Hour Film Festival, Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg, MB, 2009

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

Level Magazine, Mode - Sneakers - Illustration Spotlight, July 2016 http://loading.se/
Red River Ransom, Episode 4, 2016 redriverransom.podomatic.com/entry/2016-02-05T14_57_58-08_00
March of the Robots 2015 Wacom Sketch Challenge, Participant, 2015 community.wacom.com/inspiration/blog/2014/march/draw-a-robot-a-day-with-dacosta
RetroChallenge Competition 2015/01, Super Mario Bros. graphics pack C-64, 2015 www.wickensonline.co.uk/retrochallenge-2012sc/rc201501-entrants-list/
Astute Graphics, Featured Artist – Month of September, 2014 astutegraphics.com/blog/featured-artist-rocky-bergen-agseptember2014-winner/
Midnight Brew Podcast, Graphic by Design, Episode 2, 2014 themidnightbrew.com/mnb/episodes/2
Meat Popsicle, Fifth Element Fan Book, Illustration, Magnet Design, 2014 Heart Container, vol. 1, February, p. 3, 7, 2012
Signature Awards, Best Poster – Canad Inns – Stay and Play, 2011
The Manitoban, Cover, 2002

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

Art, Music, Cycling, Running, Pop Culture, Movies, Photography

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

References can be made available upon request.