Taulant Sulko

taulant@sulko.co
https://tautau.co

Designer focused on branding, digital product development and human centred design. Able to communicate design ideas and prototype with open web programing languages. Experienced in branding and development of visual identities.

Work Experience

Toronto ON
2016 - 2019

Tau Tau
Brand & Interaction Design
Self-employed

Freelances on a contract by contract basis with various businesses and agencies in Toronto, including education, healthcare and fintech startups. Responsible for delivering branding projects, marketing visuals, email development, UI design concepts, and web design and development. Uses Sketch extensively for interface design.

Select Projects:

Audiogram - Web Application - For this project my role was a mix of UX, UI and Brand design. I provided the team with a design style-guide and screens. I participated in daily stand-ups to move the project forward. I worked closely with the founder and 2 engineers to help bring the project to life.

Coffee Booster - Health supplements for coffee - Designed and maintained the brand. Crafted their web presence and a Shopify e-commerce store. Created content for social to grow the following. During my involvement the company grew from an Ottawa company to having products all over North America in Canada & US.

Wealthsimple - Simple Investment platform - Web Design & Development Designed and developed a website for a marketing campaign highlighting 5 Rules of Investing. The website was designed to feel like a slideshow.

Nurtured Babe - App for nutrition tracking during pregnancy - iOS design - Worked with Toronto-based Digital Natives to design the UI of a food tracking app targeted at pregnant women interested in better nutrition for their unborn child. Researched existing trackers, identified common design language and created an easy-to-use UI that focuses on macro nutrients important at any given month during pregnancy. The app is still in development and is planned to launch soon in the App Store.

Charlie - Music companion - Android Design & Ideation - Designed a better experience for music discovery and music recognition. Created the UX, UI and the brand. App is currently published in the Play Store and available for download. This is a self-started project I worked directly with a developer to make it happen.

Toronto ON
2015

Design Cofounders
Consulting Firm
Brand Designer

Created visuals and implemented brands across web, social media, and print for various clients. Responsibilities included web design, UI design, front end coding, print design, and occasional hardware design projects.

Ottawa ON
2013 - 2015

Jackpine
Design Agency
Designer, Co-Founder

Co-founded and established the company’s design direction. Helped increase the revenue from the first to second year of business. Lead 15+ branding projects, 30+ web-design and UX/UI projects , and various other graphic design projects for brands like Alterna Savings, Parks Canada, National Art Centre, Coldwell Banker, Canadian Conference on Medical Education, and Claridge Homes. Managed other designers and worked directly with copywriters, web programmers and account managers. Designed and created various brands for local and global clients, nonprofits, small businesses and major corporations.

Ottawa ON
2011 - 2013

Delta Reprographics
Print Shop
Graphic Designer

Responsible for the creation of graphics within the print shop, including logos, flyers, posters, and outdoor signage. Also worked on internal web design projects. Managed projects from client consulting to print.

Skills

Coding Skills

HTML5, CSS3, Javascript & jQuery (experience with prototyping), PHP (experience with Wordpress), Unix Terminal commands

Software Skills

Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop CS2-CC, Illustrator CS2-CC, InDesign CS2-CC, Dreamweaver CS2-CC, Flash CS5 - CC, After Effects CS5 - CC, Adobe XD

Other Software

Sketch, Blender, Fusion 360 Autodesk, Github, Sourcetree, Atom

Achievements

Toronto Life - The worst inventions from the Stupid Shit No One Needs Hackathon at Ryerson University - June 2, 2016

Creative Bloq - Create your own designer biography with this hilarious tool February 05, 2016

Design Taxi - Write-up about a self-started project: “A Tongue-In-Cheek Website That Auto-Generates Twitter Biographies For Designers,” - February 02, 2016

Herdmag Issue 5 - Blurring Lines, Artist Profile October, 2013,

Metro Ottawa - Second Ottawa Nuit Blanche to feature 99 electronic red balloons, Twitter interaction September 20, 2013

Community

Behance Network - Portfolio Review Organiser Organised the first ever Behance Portfolio Review in Ottawa.

Education

Toronto ON
2018

ABZ
International, decentralized school for art, design and computation
Typography Workshop

Toronto ON
2018

George Brown College
Continuing studies
Completed Fundamentals of Programming with JavaScript for the Web & Building Interactive Web Pages with Javascript.

Ottawa ON
2011 - 2013

Algonquin College
Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design
Graduated with honours.

Tirana, Albania
2008 - 2010

University of Arts
Major in Painting & Multimedia

Tirana, Albania
2007 - 2008

Projekt 5.6
Design & Prepress Course