abyss designs


628189 15th Side Rd , Mansfield ON
Tel: (905) 599 5664




Resourceful and collaborative Architectural Technologist graduate seeking to secure a position in the sustainable design/construction industry in order to leverage skills that will enhance continuous learning and personal career growth.


BCIN: 41861 - General/legal process/Small buildings

Proficient with Architectural design software; Revit,CAD, 3DS max, Sketchup

Seven years+ in the construction industry


Sheridan College Institute of Technology

January 2010 - April 2013
Brampton, ON

Architectural Technician Diploma (August 2012)

Architectural Technologist Advanced Diploma (April 2013)

Relevant courses:

Advanced residential design

Building Information Modeling (B.I.M)

Building renovations

Building systems

Detailing: residential & commercial

Estimating: residential & commercial

Ontario Building Code (OBC)

Project management

Specifications and contracts

3D computer visualization

Dalhousie University

September 2007 - January 2009
Halifax, NS

Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)

Relevant courses:

Business-to-Business Marketing

Consumer behavior

Marketing strategy



Integrated Marketing strategy

Professional selling

Services Marketing


Relevant courses:




The Great Outdoors Design/Build

Caledon, ON

Designer / carpenter

- Assist in the preliminary and working drawing design process for residential and landscape projects.

- Building Code analysis.

- Carpentry; framing and finishing, basic plumbing and electrical systems.

- Site management; organizing and planning jobsite equipment, materials and tasking.

Abyss Designs

May 2012 - current
Oakville, ON

Freelance Architectural Technologist

- Residential sector design; preliminary and schematic design sketches, working drawings, details, and specifications

- Build and maintain client relationships.

- OBC analysis and implementation.

- 2D and 3D graphics and presentation drawings/renderings.

- Work with local building municipalities/ engineers/ contractors to ensure smooth project execution.

Alliance Homes

January - September 2011
Alliston, ON

Site Manager

- Worked under the VP of construction to organize materials and liaise with subcontractors.

- Reviewed completed work and ensured timeliness were met.

- Ensuring equipment, tools and company vehicles remain in good condition.

- Maintained a productive, clean and safe job site.


Influence Marketing Group

January 2009 - November 2009
Mississauga, ON

Event Manager - National Juicy Fruit Snowboarding Tour

- Training and supervising of regional staff at each activation site across Canada

- Personally responsible for photographing, filming and documenting events while recognizing brand importance for social media.

- Safely organized, assembled and maintained each event site with flexibility.

- Maintaining scheduled time lines for travel, planning and setup to ensure successful event execution.

- Promotion of Juicy Fruit products and events with respect and compliance of company branding and protocols.



Chipka Builders

May-September 2007/2008
Fernie B.C

General Contractor

- General carpentry; framing and finishing, plumbing and electrical work.

- Site maintenance; ensuring a clean, organized and safe job site at all times.

- Interior and exterior finishing work; drywall, trim, siding, roofing, painting.


Demesne Design Landscaping

June - August 2005 - 2006
Caledon East, ON

Lanscape labour

- Installation of landscape materials and systems.

- Job site maintenance, organization and planning.

- Genral irrigation and electrical planning and installation.

Mansfield Ski Club

Seasons of 04/05, 05/06, 06/07
Mansfield, ON

Snowboard Instructor

- Planning and organizing 8 week lessons for groups ranging from 6-12 students; ages 5-15, ranging in skill from beginner to advanced freestyle terrain lessons.

- Terrain park management; design, maintenance, and safety.

- Private personal 2hr lessons for all age group/abilities.

- Providing parents with detailed evaluation of students through out duration of programs.


YMCA of Oakville

September 2004 - June 2007
Oakville, ON

Lifeguard / Swim Instructor

- Organized, planned and managed 6-8 aquatic lessons per shift with kids ranging from infant to teen, skill levels beginner to lifesaving.

- Provided participants with detailed evaluation throughout programs

-Maintained a safe, clean and enjoyable environment.


Analyze technical documents and reports

Architectural drafting

Attention to detail

Audio-visual presentation

CAD software; AutoCad 2D/3D, Revit, Sketch-up, 3D studio max

Communication - oral and written

Critical thinking

Continuous learning



Integrity, self motivated & reliable

Job task planning


Multi Tasking

Microsoft Office - excel, word, project, & outlook

Photography - DSLR equipment & Photoshop

Prepare 2D/3D graphics and presentation drawings

Prepare working drawings

Problem solving

Quantity take offs

BCIN#: 41861 - General/legal, Small Buildings

Ontario Driver License - class G

H2S Gas and Safety Training


Canadian Red Cross: Standard first aid, emergency first aid with CPR C

Canadian Association of Snowboarding Instructors (CASI): level one instructor, level one terrain park instructor

National Lifeguard Instructor (NLS): pool lifeguard

Lifesaving Society: Lifesaving instructor & swimming instructor

PADI: Open Water Scuba Diver


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