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CV

Professional Experience

UX ASSOCIATE

September 2018 - present

As a UX Associate within the Trans Media Zone incubator, Dustin is currently working in collaboration with xSensa Labs performing user research and testing on the Sensaflow app. Dustin previously served with xSensa Labs as a game writer and communications associate for the Sensaride app. It was also through the Trans Media Zone where Dustin successfully completed a variety of video editing projects with Origins Media Haus. A portion of Dustin's work with the Trans Media Zone has since been published in the 2019 issue of Rough Draft Magazine.

VIDEO EDITOR

September 2013 - present

Dustin's first job was as a Freelance Video Editor, with that work becoming his full-time career for much of the time between 2015 and 2018. In this time Dustin built up a strong network of clients and created a variety of digital media content for both commercial and artistic release. Clients include brands such as Mediaface, Ryerson University, CAA, and the Ontario Government.

PAYROLL AGENT

June 2018 - August 2018

As a payroll agent, Dustin worked to ensure that payroll information was communicated efficiently and effectively to the more than 52,000 employees of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer following the 2018 General Election. This was the largest general election in Ontario history.

SPECIAL BALLOT OFFICER - COMMUNICATIONS

April 2018 - June 2018
April 2014 - June 2014

In 2014 Dustin served as a member of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer for the duration of the 2014 General Election. During this time he led several teams handling quality control and communications with mail-in voters. Dustin was asked to return to this role in 2018, leading the communications team for missing information. During this time Dustin personally handled the cases of thousands of users, and alongside his team achieved the most successful absentee voter election in Canadian history.

STUDENT ASSISTANT - COMPLIANCE

April 2015 - August 2015

Serving as an assistant in the compliance division Dustin aided in the handling of all compliance records for the 2014 General Election. In this role Dustin also successfully redesigned the complaints system, improving user efficiency and learnability.

DATA ENTRY CLERK

June 2014 - August 2014

As a data entry clerk, Dustin worked alongside team members to successfully ensure that the voter registry was updated and quality was maintained across all Ontario voter databases.

 

VIDEO WORK

 

VIDEO EDITING & MOTION GRAPHICS

Dustin Krysztofiak has edited several award-winning and nominated projects. His commercial credits include: the CAA 2017 Safety Patrol national video campaign, Comms week 2018, Ryerson Master of Digital Media promotional material and a variety of Origins Media Haus productions including Dalewood Golf Course, Ryerson Speakers Corner, Social Lite Vodka, We Need Date Night, and many more. 

Dustin has also worked with a variety of independent artists on award-winning short films including Grads (2017) [Official Selection RUFF 2017], Miss You (2017) [Official Selection RUFF 2017], We Are Like Dust (2017) [Official Selection RUFF 2017], Louie (2016), and 1968 (2016) [Winner: Screenwriting Miami 4 Social Change Film Festival. Finalist: USA Film Festival. Official Selection: Regina International Film Festival, Toronto Black Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Youth Lens Film Festival, IFFSA, Dumbo Film Festival, APA Film Festival, Inshort Film Festival]

DIRECTING

Dustin Krysztofiak has several years of directing experience personally creating and directing a variety of productions ranging from narrative to documentary and commercial productions including credits on What's Funny (2016), Poposophy The Web Series (2016), Radio to The Sky (2016), and Mind Over Spine (2016).

PRODUCING & CONSULTANCY

Dustin has produced a range of projects largely in collaboration with Ryerson funded entities including Poposophy The Web Series (2016) which was fully funded by the Ryerson Communication & Design Society as well as the 2018 Master of Digital Media video campaign funded by the Ryerson MDM program. Dustin is currently serving as a consultant on the documentary Agents For Change which is in development through the Ryerson Digital Media Experience Lab.