Hello, I'm

Stephen J. Read

Multidisciplinary Designer & Developer

About

Stephen J. Read: St. John's, NL native, technophile and not-so-starving artist.

Through a mingling of education, experience and raw enthusiasm, I managed to merge my love of art and technology through the pursuit of graphic design and computer science. This has given me a cognitive balance between the perception of a visual artist and the immensely technical mindset of a programmer.

Although I'm often drawn* to the more quirky, whimsical and 'geek chic' side of things, I also appreciate the corporate approach to design and development and am particularly skilled in the execution of effective branding. No matter what the project, I pride myself on my ability to give attention to detail whilst being aware of time restraints and deadlines.

When I'm not creating things or fixing gadgets, I can usually be found immersed in a book, invested in a video game, or suspended in the air at the Cirque'letics school of circus arts in Mount Pearl, NL.

If you're interested in viewing my CV or discussing a freelance venture, by all means, contact me.
Stephen J. Read
*Pun most definitely intended

About

Expertise

Web Design

Full stack development; responsive web design; infographics.

HTML5; CSS; JavaScript; PHP; web frameworks

Graphic Design

Posters; advertisements; brochures; labels (corporate branding); T-shirt design; album design (CDs; LPs); digital signage (e.g., Visix imaging software)

Preferred Mediums: Graphite pencil; pastels; pen and ink; watercolour; spray paint; block printing.

Computer Science

SQL; Java; Python; C++; Linux servers

Hardware/Software Diagnostics & Repair: Operating systems (Windows; Mac; Linux); hard drives; RAM; WiFi; application troubleshooting; network security.

Notable Achievements & Freelance Work

➤ Designed the logo for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science’s Engineering Computing Services (ECS) group. (2016)

➤ Designed promotional material for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science hallway monitor displays using Visix digital signage. (2016)

➤ Designed brand labels for NLC (Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation) products to be used throughout Canada. (2008)

➤ Worked as a background image designer for the interactive Irish Experience kiosk at The Rooms. (2008)

➤ Runner up in the ICE (Interactive and Creative Excellence) Awards. (2007)

➤ Project coordinator for College of the North Atlantic’s Designopolis 6. (2007)

➤ Photographer and designer of a What’s Upstairs clothing catalogue. (2007)

➤ Designed and produced a brochure for the College of the North Atlantic Career Fair. (2007)

➤ Developed album artwork for local music composers and church groups. (2007-present)

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'It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.'
-Albert Einstein

'Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.'
-Oscar Wilde (A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated, 1894)

'It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one.'
-Chuck Palahniuk

'To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes.'
-Akira Kurosawa