Bio

Hello!

From 2007-2018, I worked at Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality (O&B) - most recently as their Associate Creative Director. I led the in-house design and digital content team, and managed their brand strategy. I saw the company grow from just six restaurants in 2007, to over 20 restaurants, 10+ event spaces, and an off-site catering division in four cities across Canada. I am proud to have had a hand in developing such iconic brands, and contributed to the enormous growth at the company.

Prior to my time at O&B, I worked at Canwest as a web designer for their television and online properties, as well as a photographer and videographer for a start-up travel company. This opportunity allowed me to travel to Turkey, Greece, New Zealand, Italy, Australia and beyond. I also worked as a web / graphic designer for BMG Music Canada (now, Sony BMG) and MapleMusic Recordings while I was studying in university.

Outside of work, I love discovering new restaurants, traveling solo, learning new music on my piano, and watching sports - basketball, baseball, and figure skating in particular! (I was a former competitive figure skater, and am happiest when I'm on the ice) 

I've also been documenting my life online in some form or another since the late 90s. Feel free to send a request on Instagram, and say hello!

Education

2000 - 2004

Ryerson University
BFA (Hons), Image Arts: New Media

2019

BrainStation
UX Design Certificate

Experience

2000 - present

Freelance

Designer & Photographer

2015 - 2018

Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality

Associate Creative Director

2013 - 2015

Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality

Art Director

2009 - 2013

Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality

Senior Designer

2007 - 2009

Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality

Marketing & Communications Assistant

2006 - 2007

Canwest Mediaworks

Associate Web Designer

2004 - 2006

Zoom & Go

Photographer & Designer

2003

BMG Music Canada

Graphic & Web Designer

Skills & Expertise

  • Brand Management

  • Digital Content & Strategy

  • Copywriting & Proofreading

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • HTML / CSS 

  • MS Office

  • WordPress 

  • MailChimp

  • Photography & Photo Editing

  • Video Editing

Make contact:

allisonwoo at gmail.com

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