Curriculum Vitae of Nigel D. Allen

Nigel D. Allen
6 Silver Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6R 1X8
Telephone (416) 535-8916
Web page:


Mac Artist, Typesetter and Web Designer, August 1995-present.
Clients for Mac artist services included Delta Group (printing company), Artefact (advertising agency's studio), American Express senior management conference. Developed Nigel Allen's Telecommunications Information Web page at and designed Lymphovenous Canada web site at Provided Web training to University of Toronto Staff Association.

Typographer/Computer Artist, Graphics and Photography Services (formerly IMS Creative Communications), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, May 1982-August 1995.
Preparing printed documents and computer-generated slides in a Macintosh environment. Training new staff as required. Extensive experience with applications such as Quark XPress, Aldus PageMaker, Aldus Persuasion, Excel, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Adobe Illustrator, AppleScan, and Aldus Freehand, and equipment including Apple Scanner, Linotronic 300, and DAT drives. Some experience with forms design software and Adobe Photoshop. Extensive dealing with clients and photography and video production staff. Translating documents from English to French.

Production Manager, The Varsity, June 1981-April 1982. Operating typesetting equipment and stat camera. Hiring and training student typesetting staff. Some writing and editing of news stories and other materials. Managing subscription department. Previous and subsequent work as volunteer. Giving seminars as needed.

Staff member, The Dalhousie Gazette, 1976-1979. Layout, writing, editing, training staff, production work, participation at conferences, covering both student affairs and external news.

Volunteer, Canadian University Press. Author of a guide to subscription management for student newspapers which appeared in the CUP Style Guide, organizing and participating at regional and national conferences, assistance with developing and maintaining electronic mail networks.


Undergraduate studies in physics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 1975-1979. Degree incomplete. Additional coursework at Université Laval (French as a second language) 1976 and 1979, and University of Toronto, 1980-81.
Extensive training in desktop publishing. Completed courses in Photoshop and C++.


Good knowledge of computer networks and their potential for use as a cost-effective means of disseminating information to a target audience. Fluent French.


  • Molly Schlosser
    Manager, Graphics and Photography Services, University of Toronto Press Inc.
    (416) 978-8693
  • Edward Harvey
    Professor, Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto
    (416) 923-3942
  • Joseph Burdzy
    Fenix Graphic Design
    (905) 270-4730