2013 – present: Cagelight.com – Graphic Design & Art Gallery website – Owner, Designer, Artist.
2006 – 2013: Microforum Services Group – Disc/Media Replication Services & Printing – Production Artist /Graphic Designer.
2006 – 2006: Creative Folio Inc. – Advertising Agency – Production Artist/Graphic Designer.
2004 – 2005: W&A Advertising Inc. – Advertising Agency – Production Artist/Graphic Designer.
2003 – 2004: Luxury Magazine – Magazine Publisher – Production Artist/Graphic Designer/Art Director.
2003 – 2003: Sherman Laws – Advertising Agency – Production Artist/Graphic Designer.
2002 – 2003: Strategic Ampersand – Advertising Agency – Production Artist/Graphic Designer.
2002 – 2002: Cundari – Advertising Agency – Production Artist/Graphic Designer.
2001 – 2002: Duo Strategy & Design – Advertising Agency – Production Artist/Graphic Designer.
1996 – 2001: Designworks Inc. – Advertising Agency – Production Artist/Graphic Designer/Coordinator.
Skills and Applications
Macintosh Platform, OSX
Adobe Creative Suite
Production and Pre-press
Kodak Prinergy Evo (Pre-press Applications)
Photography, Photo Retouching & Image Manipulation
Education, Accreditations and Achievements
2006 – 2009– 2010: 3 time participant of International Creative Writing Contest
1993 – 1996: Durham College – Graphic Design
1990 – 1991: Sheridan College – Art Fundamentals
1990: Merit Award Winner, Best Design for anti-drinking and driving awareness campaign – Hamilton-Wentworth Council on Road Trauma
Peter Niro has been a graphic designer and production artist for over 17 years. He has been an important part of some impressive advertising agencies in Toronto such as Cundari, Sherman Laws, Strategic Ampersand and others; he also has plenty of freelance contract experience. He is accomplished in editorial and corporate design, branding, logo development and some packaging as well.
He worked for seven years straight as a full time graphic designer/production artist in a small team at a large media company. He was responsible for Project Management, design, pre-press and trouble shooting hundreds of jobs a month in a very intensive environment, often developing creative solutions for unique printing challenges; both offset and silkscreen print material, cd/dvd discs and USB; use and creation of custom dielines, templates and packages. Working directly with external clients was also an important part of the job.
Peter’s work experience includes Creative Director for Luxury Magazine, a high-end magazine that caters to expensive tastes, he was both Creative Director and Production Artist working closely with the publisher and president. He has many years of experience with design teams on both a full time and freelance basis. Website design is part of Peter’s current projects and he has developed this website to showcase his art and professional portfolio.
Whether it’s being a Project Manager, editorial design and production, working on a logo concept, or meeting with clients and suppliers, Peter has the experience. He is a very valuable asset to any design studio or ad agency.
Peter’s portfolio includes work for such clients as: SONY, Cisco Novell, SAS Institute, AMR, NHL, Andersen Consulting, Canadian Niagara Power, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Bioscrypt, Compaq, SAP, Grand & Toy, The Luxury Magazine, Empire Homes, The Government of Ontario, Pfizer and Canadian Baking Association.