Strange Creatures Publishing is the personal imprint of William Davies, a writer, designer, and publisher from the Pacific Northwest. I am currently available for freelance work, although timelines may need to be flexible to work around my day job.
- Phone: (604) 445-5142
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @william7th
- Twitter: @hashtag7thson
- Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat.
- Web development with HTML, CSS, and PHP. Social media and email management.
- Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
Recent & Relevant Experience
Social Media Manager
Jan 2021 – Current // Adbusters Media Foundation
Writing and editing web content, social media posts, and email campaigns.
Designing assets for web content and social media. Creating designs and illustrations for multiple issues of Adbusters magazine. Utilizing existing asset libraries to craft a visual language for Adbusters socials.
Planning and executing campaigns, promotions, and advertising.
Working with a team to plan and execute book promotion, launch, advertisement, and distribution.
May 2020 – Jan 2021 // Sparx Publishing
Writing blog posts, social media, and email campaigns.
Designing graphics for social and video platforms.
Working with a team of editors, designers, and project managers to produce high-quality content marketing material.
Sept 2019 – Dec 2019 // Mountain West Studios
Extensive image correction and composite design.
Designing business cards, staff cards, and assorted collateral.
Print production for mailouts and yearbook design.
Feb 2019 – Apr 2019 // Pacific Rim Magazine
Built print production checklists and guidelines.
Oversaw the magazine production sequence, managing the production team and liaising with other departments.
Worked extensively in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to ensure prepress guidelines were followed.
Founder and Editor
Aug 2015 – Aug 2019 // Strange Creatures Publishing
Wrote, illustrated, and published seven zines.
Collaborated with a community of artists and writers.
Made ancillary merchandise (screen printing t-shirts, pressing pins, etc.)
Organized two successful Kickstarter campaigns.
Diploma in Publishing
Aug 2019 // Langara College
Courses in Adobe CS, graphic design, typography, web development, print production, editing, and marketing.
B.A. Political Studies
May 2013 // Trinity Western University
Concentration in Social Studies, including a number of courses in BC history.
- Published in three editions of [Spaces] Literary Journal.
- Founder and editor of The Undercurrent, a small community publication at TWU.
- Volunteer copy editor and contributor for the Mars Hill student newspaper.
- Office Assistant for John Weston, MP: event planning, financial disclosure, correspondence.