Communications & Public Relations

  • Quickly developed thorough knowledge of various content management systems and web hosting platforms to offer personalized assistance to editors of the Intranet and public website, and effectively promote Island Health's web standards. 
  • Organized and edited corporate Vimeo portfolios with custom CSS, helping to establish efficient use and accessibility of social media channels. 
  • Redesigned internal Web Editor Community SharePoint to improve usability for web editors, and created weekly tip sheets (example below) for a Web Tip month-long feature. 
  • Designed and edited graphics, brochures, tip sheets, web pages and social media posts as needed to support corporate objectives and improve online presence. 

Programs Used

Microsoft Content Management Server - WordPress -
Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Dreamweaver -
Adobe Illustrator 

Skills Developed

CSS - HTML - Graphic Design - Content Management -
Customer Service - Technical Critical Thinking -
Website Design 

Emily is consistently professional in her approach to her work and the people she works with. She demonstrates strong organizational abilities and a capacity to learn new skills quickly. I’d recommend Emily for any role requiring a highly productive and detail-oriented team player.
— Zoe Gray - Leader, Online Communications at Island Health


Entrepreneurial Work Term - "PHOTOGRIFFIS"

  • Diversified portfolio to include weddings, families, models, students, etc. 
  • Maintained a high level of service and product quality by working closely with clients to understand their needs and exceed their expectations to foster long-term relationships.
  • Designed and implemented a targeted marketing plan to increase
    revenue and expand my client base. 
We were thrilled with the fresh and exciting photos taken by Emily Griffis of our show. The images capture the energy and vibe of the live show in a way that few photographers manage. The angles, colours and textures she revealed show a unique vision for her subjects. Emily Griffis was able to showcase each artist and the band as a whole in a way that captures their personalities and style. Thank you for a great job and terrific photos!
— Eileen Wetheral (Wood Rock Music Canada)

Visitor Services

  • Exceeded employer expectations in all areas of focus including visitor interaction, professional deportment, and commitment to quality.
  • Increased visitor satisfaction by providing high-quality service to a multicultural business clientele in a hospitable and dynamic environment.
  • Effectively handled visitor concerns by using conflict management skills, and bringing issues to the attention of a supervisor when necessary. 

Dance Instructor 

  • Encouraged returning students into a safe and fun environment by adapting programs to suit different mental and physical abilities.
  • Ensured a successful learning experience for all by
    maintaining a controlled classroom using assertiveness and leadership. 

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
— Steve Jobs