• DIGITAL DESIGN & COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT.

    I Create Bespoke, Digital Strategies, To Maximise Brand Exposure.

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WORK

A professional, Digital Communications Consultant, with 14 years combined – international experience: in digital; broadcast and traditional media; marketing and environmental industries. I work directly with clients to gain a competitive brand presence, through bespoke, creative strategies, maximising digital exposure and mobile reach.

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BRAND EXPERIENCE (INC)

I have worked with international, digital agencies, including: Critical Mass and Sapient (Canada); high-profile, global brands, including: Mercedes-Benz (USA); Bayer Pharmaceuticals; Sprint; start-ups; and international business owners in multi-language, multi-cultural environments.

Bayer
BB
Brick
Chill
Citi
FCT
HYATT
MM
MT
Merc
PRU
QVC
RBC
Rogers
Sprint
TPCC

SERVICES

The diversity of my industry experience has given me extensive professional insights across many industries, which has solidified my understanding of communications & digital design strategies.

UI Design & WordPress

ADOBE CS6
Agency Experience
Art Direction
Clientside Experience
Creative Consulting
Graphic Design
Print Design
UI Design
UX Design
WordPress Design, Setup & Customisation
WordPress Tuition & Consulting

Branding & iD

Branding Strategy
Logo & iD Design

Digital Consulting

Budget Management
Client Facing Experience
Competitor R&A
Creative Consulting
Digital Marketing
Digital Strategy
Environmental Sciences
Google Analytics
Mail Chimp
Social Media
Statistical Analysis
Tech Trending
Work Across Company Hierarchy

Editorial & Print Design

Business Cards
Copy Editing
Editorial
Letter Heads
Print Design
Report Writing

Photography & Art Direction

Art Direction
Image Retouching
Photography
Small Scale Studio Shoots

ABOUT

As a professional, Digital Communications Consultant, I work directly with clients to gain a competitive brand presence, through bespoke, creative strategies, maximising digital exposure and mobile reach.

Gary Flooks: Senior Digital Consultant; Designer; Problem Solver + Creative Chameleon.

As a professional, Digital Communications Consultant, I work directly with clients to gain a competitive brand presence, through bespoke, creative strategies, maximising digital exposure and mobile reach.

A Dual Citizen of Canada and the UK, I have qualifications in Digital Media Design, Media Broadcast and Environmental Sciences; along with 14 years combined – international experience in digital; broadcast media; marketing and environmental industries. I have worked with international, digital agencies, including: Critical Mass and Sapient Canada; high-profile global brands, including: Mercedes-Benz (USA); Bayer Pharmaceuticals; Sprint; start-ups; and international business owners in multi-language, multi-cultural environments.

“The diversity of my industry experience has given me extensive professional insights across many industries, which has solidified my understanding of communications & digital design strategies.”

A natural networker with excellent oral and written communications skills, I am passionate about: establishing rewarding, long-term client relations; creativity; design; photography; technology; working with great people; learning; educating; helping and inspiring others; and the environment.

Having started my career in environmental sciences as a Black Bear Field Researcher, and worked in Canada and the UK, I am especially passionate about working with international clients who can benefit from my dual-citizenship status, or those who have a product or interest in the outdoors / environment, or photography.

I am interested in Senior Communications roles, with international clients, or those who have a product or interest in the outdoors / luxury brands, or photography.

Specialities: Art Direction; User-Centric Digital Design Strategies; WordPress CMS and Training; Project Management; Brand Identity; Refined Interpersonal Skills; Marketing Strategies; Photography; Written Communications; Digital Consulting.

TESTIMONIALS

“Gary is an experienced designer who brings clean creative solutions to each project. His well-considered approach allows his work to amplify both the brand and the user experience.”

Peter Sayn-Wittgenstein
Peter Sayn-WittgensteinCreative Director - Digitaria. San Diego, USADigitaria

“I had the pleasure of working with Gary over two years at Sapient, and as a freelancer with Momentum. He has one of the the best attitudes of anyone I’ve ever met. He has a passion for his design work, and it shows in his cooperation with all members of the interactive team to produce the best possible designs. His flare for design is complemented by his knowledge of technical design limitations, as well as his knowledge of information architecture. He is an asset to any team. I will miss his smile and positive demeanour in our office – he is truly a gem of a person.”

Amy Shea
Amy SheaAssociate Creative Director - NurunNurun

“Client absolutely LOVED the creative and were thrilled with the simplicity of the designs!, GREAT JOB!”

S. Farolan
S. FarolanProject Manager, Brightworks Interactive. Toronto, CanadaBrightworks Interactive

“Gary is a stand-up guy, great designer and brilliant photographer. His positive attitude, creative thinking and the ability to execute make him an asset to any team. I would recommend working with Gary to anyone in a heartbeat.”

Nelson Pereira
Nelson PereiraGroup Account Director - SapientNitroSapient Nitro

“You are a good writer. I only had to edit for the word count.  With my hands full this week - I guess you are the one that did me the favour by gift wrapping me a column this week so I can focus on my family. Thanks.”

Thien Huynh
Thien HuynhSenior Editor, 24hrs.ca. Toronto, Canada24hrs.ca

“I wanted Gary to look at our website and newsletter, to check that ‘our message’ online and in-print is clear to our Supporters and Stakeholders. In a very short space of time Gary provided me with a completely rebuilt template for our newsletter, with a list of design tips for our in-house team to use when producing future issues.  He also reviewed our web site, and made a series of very creative and innovative suggestions, that will definitely be incorporated in the next update.

In short Gary completely exceeded our expectations, and we will be delighted to work with him in the future”.

Neal Williams
Neal WilliamsTrust Secretary, Macmillan Caring Locally (Cancer Care). Christchurch, UKMacmillan Caring Locally

“Gary has extremely high standards for himself and his work; he will seek perfection in his work. He went to great lengths to understand and research qualities and characteristics of what I needed to get across through my website. He was very thorough and reliable to work with.

I was very impressed to see he communicated with the developer in detail and frequently. He dealt with this developer completely in French; obvious the skills and lengths he will go to for his clients. Also dealing with the Japanese translation was of no trouble. Gary is very rational, knowledgeable, and very personable. I am overjoyed with the outcome.”

Marie Tomeoki
Marie TomeokiExecutive Personal Assistant at Galerie Sho Contemporary Fine Art. Tokyo | TorontoMarietomeoki.com

“Gary has transformed our business through a clean, modern – responsive web site, that has enabled us to focus on attracting ‘target clients’.  Although we were offering our clients a high quality service, until we started working with Gary we had no direction in terms of on-line marketing and branding.  He has given our business an amazing boost, with excellent social-media market strategies and creative business development ideas, that have resulted in a 50% rise in new bookings.

Gary is a pleasure to work with, as well as providing a very high quality product, he empowers his clients with valuable knowledge to give them an all important edge over the competition.  We now have a solid identity and a clear vision of business direction for the future.”

Nick Carnall
Nick CarnallDirector, Firstclasstransfers.co.uk. Bournemouth, UKFirst Class Transfers

“We approached Gary for his expertise, as we needed to update our web presence by becoming mobile; overhaul the company brand, whilst making our health services more user friendly.  He explained all the available options and proposed costs through a technology consultation, he is very professional, has extensive knowledge; courteous and detail focussed.

I especially liked Gary’s personal approach to resolving client problems; he took time to explain the process, keeping us updated every step of the way, so we understood what the project entailed at all times; always patient and accommodating.   I would not hesitate to recommend him.”

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