Kevin Caradonna is an outgoing, fun, and energetic
creative individual, opening the doors of
Caradonna Design in April, 2001 following
15 years of gained knowledge and experience
in graphic design and marketing.

With local, national and international acclaim,
Caradonna Design is very accomplished at helping
many clients achieve their goals, no matter what the
timeline, budget or circumstances.

Caradonna Design is well regarded as a full service
agency that really goes the extra mile.

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Background

Born in the big city of Toronto but moved at an early age to Little Current on the Manitoulin Island. Kevin is an avid adventurist with the passion for travel has been fortunate enough to explore this great country of ours from coast to coast as well as many other exciting locations around the world. A sports enthusiast, Kevin has been involved in sports since a very young age and always excelled, especially in track and field events. Kevin remains active in sports today and enjoys hockey, volleyball, tennis, and downhill skiing. Mr. Caradonna, through the help of World Vision, has been proud to sponsor a beautiful little girl from Tanzania for the past three years. Her name is Maria Peter Gerald. Now 8 years old, Maria is doing very well.

Education

With a GPA of 3.9 Mr. Caradonna completed and holds a diploma of fine arts with a graphic design major from Cambrian College of Applied Art and Technology, Sudbury, Ontario (1982-1985). Kevin also completed an extra credit night course in technical illustration during that same time period.

Career Profile

Kevin Caradonna has spent the past 21 years building on his energy and creativity to develop a solid reputation in advertising and marketing. He began his creative career working with three Ottawa based design agencies, Carisse Graphics (1985-1987) Hewson, Bridge and Smith Ltd. (1987 to 1989), and the Bytown Group (1989 to 1991).

Following his six year agency "apprenticeship," Kevin joined the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club and Corel Centre as Manager of Creative Services and played a significant role in the marketing development of the Ottawa-based NHL franchise. His experience as head of the design and production facilities provided him with significant exposure to the promotional needs of professional sports and entertainment industries, as well as high-technology clientele.

In 1999, Kevin took on the role of Creative Director with GPC International, a reputable government relations and public relations communications firm. His responsibilities with GPC covered the execution of local and national campaigns involving television, print and radio. Kevin developed promotional and marketing materials from conception to final production, including presentations, trade show and in-store displays and web site design for many of GPC's clients. After two years with GPC International, Kevin moved into his own freelance creative design business full time, opening the doors of Caradonna Design in July 2002.

Kevin's experience and skills don't stop with design. His easy-going and confident personality has made him successful at managing and training support staff, developing customer and supplier relationships and providing oral and visual presentations. Running his own business has honed the organizational, budgeting and administrative skills mastered in his earlier experience.

Kevin has also taught first and second term Graphic Design courses at the International Academy of Design and Technology. In addition to having excellent illustration skills in a variety of mediums, Kevin is fully functional in the following programs: QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.


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