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Canay Riordan | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 15, 2015

Canay Riordan

*Creative * Reliable * Knowledgable * Meticulous*
   United States
  |   Austin, TX
  |  6:38 am Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $55

I have 17 years of design experience working with both small businesses as well as big corporations. I also taught design classes at the University of Texas at Austin. I earned my Master's degree in Design in Milan, Italy. I have tackled many, wide ranging design projects both in graphic design and product design. Worked on projects for local businesses and national giants such as Starbucks®, Target®, Walmart®, Dell®, Sportline®, Yahoo® to name only a few. I created numerous brochures, logos, websites, home accessories, packaging, giftable...

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Jul 8, 2014|Graphic Design|$110|Completed
Jun 18, 2014|Graphic Design|$69|Completed
May 20, 2014|Banner Ads|$82|Completed
May 13, 2014|Label & Package Design|$250|Completed

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I created the icons that went onto a few of the Starbucks collectable mugs including...
Clamshell packaging for Yahoo!® consumer electronics
Sketches that show various form factors for an AC adapter plug with ergonomics in mind...
Fresh design for an AC adapter. 'Butterfly' design for ease of use, built in cord flex...
Fully functional pedometer with a belt clip and a built in zipped pouch.
Fully functional pedometer design with a belt clip and a car key pocket.
Gift card holders made of various materials.
Packaging concepts for various sporting goods (shown here are the reflective vest and...
Clamshell packaging for pedometers.
Label/packaging design for health supplement. The label is for a tube that contains the...
Electronic Cigarettes Packaging
Various gift card holders for a nationwide company. Top row are actually plush toys...
DIY piggy bank packaging for kids.
Business card for a freelance Angelic Energy Healer in San Mateo.
Logo and business card for digital photo and album services business.
Herbal Supplement
Natural Supplements Company
Plate designs created for a major retailer with summer icons.
Giftable item. Party wine glass
A website that promotes a teeth whitening product
A website for promoting electronic cigarettes
A sales brochure that is in the format of a health magazine.
A sales brochure that is in the format of a health magazine.
A sales brochure in the format of a long letter.
Logo and Business Card for Burlingame, CA builders.

Skills (10)

industrial design
direct mail marketing
magalog design
mobile apps
text formatting
page layout
customer experience
Adobe Illustrator

Service Description

My ultimate goal is that... You... are happy with the results. I work on delivering what you need, making sure it's high-quality, within the agreed budget and schedule targets, and with minimal or no glitches along the way.

I am a creative, ethical, and professional designer. I am a full time freelancer, meaning your project will be all that I focus on, and you can easily reach me during your work day.

I believe in win-win partnerships and am dedicated to delivering high-quality solutions to your design needs for an affordable, reasonable cost.

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Freelance Designer
2007 - 2015
- Have been working as a freelance designer since 2007. - Designed and managed numerous projects for various clients. - These included creating product concepts, developing and refining designs,...
University of Texas at Austin
2014 - 2014
Taught senior design course - special topics.
Formation Brands, LLC
Senior Designer
2007 - 2009
- Developed a wide range of products and graphics for products such as mugs, gift card holders, totes, bar ware, plush toys, pet products, house accessories, etc. for various well-known brands.
Fast Signs, San Mateo
Lead Graphic Designer
2005 - 2006
- Designed, printed, produced a wealth of signs for various clients. - Designed, printed and mounted vehicle wrap graphics. - Worked on window graphics, vehicle graphics, architectural and indoor...
University of texas at Austin
Design Faculty
2004 - 2005
- Taught Introduction to Design - Attended several graduate and undergraduate critiques - Organized 2 design related lectures
Dell Computers
Industrial Designer
1998 - 2001
- Led corporate wide customer experience ID initiative, which was later incorporated into the Dell new product development process. - Managed projects for several products. - Designed various...


Domus Academy, Milan, Italy
Masters of Arts in Product Design, w/distinction
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Design, with Honors
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graphic designer
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IPhone App
Logo Design
Website Design
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Member Since
May 2012
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