2009 to Present
Responsible for photography, design and web-design for clients across Canada
Web Designer & Emerging
2008 Toronto Star
Researched cutting-edge web technologies and built prototypes
for new online and mobile sites
2008 Toronto Star
Responsible for premium online video feature and documentary production. Duties included planning, shooting
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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
Avid Media Composer, FileMaker Pro, ProTools, Microsoft Windows, DaVinci Resolve