Logo Paint Joel Kesler

Joel Kesler is an award-winning web-designer and developer, film and video creator,
and advertising creative.

As seen in:

Applied Arts, BBC Radio, Gizmodo, PetaPixel, Nokia, Testspiel.de, DesignBoom, Communication Arts, CNet, The Bessies, ABC News, Fstoppers, National Press Photographers Association, Image Source, Flicks Film Festival, Saskfilm



(647) 636-3415

90 Sumach Street #617
Door Code 830
Toronto, ON M5A 4R4 Canada


Work Experience

Freelance Creative

2009 to Present

Responsible for photography, design and web-design for clients across Canada

Web Designer & Emerging
Technologies Analyst

2008 Toronto Star

Researched cutting-edge web technologies and built prototypes
for new online and mobile sites

Multimedia Intern

2008 Toronto Star

Responsible for premium online video feature and documentary production. Duties included planning, shooting
and editing

Writing & Art Director Intern

2007 Padulo Integrated, Toronto, ON

Worked with multi-national companies to create print, television and online content

Director/Editor for Wrigley’s Gum

2006 Dashboard, Toronto, ON

Produced five shorts emphasizing the word “extreme” for the launch of Wrigley's gum.

Director Observer/Assistant

2006 “Corner Gas” Season IV Series

Worked and observed all aspects of production of the hit Canadian television comedy “Corner Gas” under the guidance of director/producer Robert de Lint.

Production Assistant

2006 Sparks Productions, Toronto, ON

Duties included location setup, marking shots with the clapperboard, and general Mac troubleshooting.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies

2003-2007 Ryerson University, Toronto

Awards & Recognition

Communication Arts

2013   SuzyJohnston.com website featured by Communication Arts Magazine.

ABC News, Applied Arts, BBC Radio, Gizmodo...

2013   Nikon Symphony viral video created with photographer VonWong and Nikon featured around the world.

Nokia International

2011  Created a winning entry using the Nokia N8 camera phone. Prize included zero-gravity training at Cape Canaveral.

National Press Photographers Association

2008  Won in multiple categories, including individual video, multimedia project, and second place in Team Video

Canadian Advertising Awards

2007  Walter Bell Award for Creative and Human Excellence in Advertising

Ryerson University Deans List

2004 2006  Awarded to students exhibiting exceptional excellence in their programs of study.

Golden Key Society Membership

2004 A membership awarded to the top 15% of post secondary students.

Skills & Training

Film & Television

  • Advanced Cinematography
    Trained under Torbin Johnke, ASC
  • Anamorphic Cinematography Workshop For Panaflex Cameras, Panavision Toronto
  • Advanced Practical Motion Picture Effects Training by FX coordinator Ron Craig
  • Set Safety and Protocol Training “Nabetiquet” course by NABET Toronto


  • Excellent knowledge of HTML including HTML5 and CSS3
  • Experienced with optimizing content for mobile devices including iOS and Android
  • Experienced with leading content management systems
  • Google web apps suite and webmaster tools


Excellent working knowledge of:
  • Final Cut Pro Studio,
    Mac OS X, Quicktime Pro,
    Keynote and Pages
  • Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop,
    Lightroom, Illustrator, Indesign
    and After Effects
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
Working knowledge of:

Avid Media Composer, FileMaker Pro, ProTools, Microsoft Windows, DaVinci Resolve