Eric Leamen

Content Producer, Writer, and Project Manager.

Family.ca Web Content

Project: Web content creation and management for Family Channel websites

Role: Content Coordinator

– Used Photoshop to create hero images, banners, buttons, ad units, video thumbnails, game thumbnails, character cutouts, and marketing images to populate Family.ca

– Created immersive homepage hero “takeovers” using Photoshopped images and CSS to promote major series launches.

– Managed and scheduled weekly homepage content updates in custom WordPress CMS, including homepage hero boxes, What’s New boxes, Top Videos and Top Games, and Sales or Marketing contest promotions. Ensured homepage was always full and fresh.

– Wrote kid-friendly copy for homepage, show pages, contest pages, and marketing pages.

– Used a combination of custom WordPress CMS and Brightcove CMS to upload and schedule new videos every week, including full episodes and short form content.

– Packaged and uploaded game files to the family.ca website and QA tested new HTML5 and Flash games.

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Box for Cloud Content Management at DHX Media

Project: Migrate all of DHX’s employees from local file shares to Box cloud storage.

Role: Product Owner, Project Lead

– Lead selection and implementation of a content management system across DHX to provide global access to files and improve collaboration.

– Prepared and pitched our vision for cloud content management at DHX to executives and leadership teams in our global offices.

– Single-handedly managed Box implementation, change communication, user training/onboarding, folder structure design, and file migration for departments in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, New York City, and Europe.

– Built and maintained our vendor relationship with Box including executive leadership.

– Administered Box day-to-day including providing user support, adding new users, completing quarterly user review, tweaking enterprise settings, and liaising with Box Support.

Progress

Active Users and Advanced Users are calculated based on user activity – Logins, Previews, Uploads, Downloads, Edits, and Deletes – in the last 90 days.
Users with 1+ activity are considered Active. Users with 7+ activities are considered Advanced.

Cosplay Your Way: The Faces of Toronto Comicon – Emerge

Project: Cosplay Your Way: The Faces of Toronto Comicon photo essay for Emerge Web Magazine 2014.

Link: http://www.emergemagazine.ca/2014/2014/03/09/cosplay-at-toronto-comicon-2014/

Role: Web Designer

– Used CSS and WordPress to create a custom layout for our Toronto Comicon photo essay.
– Comic book style font and colours created a rich, immersive piece for our digital magazine.

The Dragon Comic Book Store – Promotional Video

Project: Promotional video advertising the services and community events at The Dragon comic book store in Guelph, ON.

Role: Videographer and Editor

Synopsis: The Dragon is an award-winning retail establishment, specializing in comics, games and manga. With its wide selection of titles and merchandise, subscription services and weekly gaming events, The Dragon is a staple among its community.

Emerge Magazine 2014 Website

Project: Web magazine for the 2014 Emerge course at the University of Guelph-Humber. Emerge is a print magazine, web magazine, one-day conference, and student media awards program produced from the ground up by the graduating class of Media Studies students at the University of Guelph-Humber, combining the talents of students from the Journalism, Digital Communications, Public Relations, and Photography majors.

Link: http://emergemagazine.ca/2014/

Role: Digital Manager

– Led a team of five students that designed, developed, launched, and published the Emerge Magazine 2014 website.

– Built the web magazine on WordPress using a highly customized theme.

– Worked closely with the Editors-in-Chief to publish longform editorials and shortform stories on a regular basis from January to May 2014, highlighting the stories that best represented our themes of technology, culture, and revolution.

– Used CSS and HTML5 to design custom layouts for longform pieces such as “Cosplay Your Way: The Faces of Toronto Comicon“.

– Published sponsored feature stories like “10 Ways to Use Social Media to Get the Job of Your Dreams” and “Wine Cave Wonder & Muscadet Magic” at a time when branded content was a new concept even in major newsrooms.

– Designed and built a custom, immersive reading experience for our cover story “Bringing 3D Printing to the Kitchen“, featuring an animated cover photo, bold pull quotes, and gorgeous parallax photography. The piece was a collaboration between digital and print, developed by a member of my team and designed by me.

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Caillou.com Website Redesign for DHX Brands

Project: Redesign the Caillou website as a responsive WordPress site in English and French.

Role: Web Producer

– Oversaw design, development, and launch of Caillou.com

– Managed work-back schedule to ensure deadlines were met and held regular progress meetings and daily communication with the designer and developer assigned to the project.

– Gathered website requirements, brand guidelines, and sourced art assets required for the site.

– Completed content population on the site to prepare for launch.

– Created a full CMS guide covering how to update content on all areas and pages of the site, which was handed off to the DHX Brands team post-launch.

Family Channel Big Ticket Summer Concert – Social Media Graphics

Project: Create social media banners and images for Family Channel’s annual Big Ticket Summer Concert.

Role: Content Coordinator, Designer

– Used Photoshop and assets provided by our On-Air Creative team to make headers, avatars, and post images for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube that matched the brand look-and-feel of that year’s concert and featured the performers from the show.

– Images I created reached an audience of tens of thousands, displayed across Family Channel’s social media accounts from May to August. My images were also sent to the artists to share on their own social media pages, and displayed on venue and ticket retailer websites.

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