SOPHIA BURKE

Apt 2 - 111 Dowling Ave 
Toronto On M6K 3A1
Canada
TEL 438 881 8693 
E sophialibertyburke@gmail.com


WORK EXPERIENCE

2014/2015

Graphic Design, Freelance

Freelance graphic design work for small businesses and individuals including branding, logos, album art and catalogues in both digital and print. 

Photographer, Freelance

Freelance Photographer and photo editor for galleries, artists, small businesses and individuals.

Manager, Cardinal Tea Room, Montreal

I have worked at Cardinal in all sectors including service, social media, hiring, logo design, kitchen assistance, research and ordering since before we opened in October 2013.

Studio Assistant, Morton Rosengarten, Montreal

Studio Assistant to artist Morton Rosengarten, aiding primarily in archiving, graphic design and photography since March 2013. 

Studio Assistant, Edith Dora Rey, Montreal

Part-time studio Assistant to artist Edith Dora Rey since 2012. 

Photographer/Graphic Design, Bloom Organic B&B, BC

Graphic designer and photographer for the beautiful boutique bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island since 2008.

2012 - 2013

Jeweller’s Assistant, Barbara Stutman, Montreal, 2007-2013

Studio assistant to Jeweller Barbara Stutman. 

Studio Assistant, Jan Smith, BC

studio assistant to silversmith and enamelist Jan Smith since 2005. 

2011 + past

Server, Hastings House Hotel, BC, summers of 2006-2010

served, including bar at this Relais & Chateau establishment.

Teaching Assistant, Visual Arts Centre, Montreal, 2008

teaching assistant in a jewelry class taught by well known jeweller Barbara Stutman at the Visual Arts Centre in Montreal.

Server/Translator/Assistant, Villa Delia, Tuscany, Italy, 2005

For three months I worked at the cooking school and hotel owned by 

restauranteur and chef Umberto Menghi. 

EDUCATION

2014 Toni Onley Artist’s Project

(recipient of the Joseph Plaskett Fellowship) 

2012 Vermont Studio Center Residency 

(recipient of the Charles C Gurd Fellowship) 

2006- 2012 Concordia University (BFA with Distinction in Graphic Design and Photography) 

2009-2010 École Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France 

(study abroad year through Concordia University)

2000-2005 Gulf Islands Secondary School (High School Diploma)

2004 Liceo di Maria Montessori, Rome, Italy (Rotary Exchange year) 

SKILLS :

Graphic design: typography, layout, logo design, hand illustration, commercial art content, posters, both print and web design, catalogue and book design. (skilled in Adobe CS 6)

Photography: Analog photography (shooting both colour and B&W 35mm, medium and large format film, Dark Room development and printing, Imacon negatives scanning), Digital photography (DSLR Canon 5D Mark ll, Colour correction and image retouching using Photoshop 6, large scale digital printing on archival rag paper) Photo Editing, Shooting, Studio lighting, Event Photography, Set Stills, Product, Art and Food Photography. 

Video: HD digital video, shooting with a Canon 5D Mark ll, editing with After Effects and Final Cut Pro. 

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Wordpress, Dropbox

Object Design: Jewelry design and fabrication (silver, enamel); thrown, printed and hand painted ceramics; fibres, quilting, crochet and sewing.

Customer Service: high standard of customer service experience in management, serving, retail, bartending, as a tour guide and as a translator. 

Personal Skills and Attributes: strong work ethic, open-minded, enthusiastic, approachable, kind, a great sense of humour; a capable writer, researcher and editor; fluent in English and French, working knowledge in Italian and Spanish 

REFERENCES 

Murad Meshgini 514-889-3272

Morton Rosengarten 514-842-4976

Edith Dora Rey 514-849-9884

Jan Smith, Jeweller 250-537-0754 

Barbara Stutman, Jeweller 514-932-9224 


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