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Design. Coffee. Music. Breathe. Repeat.

ABOUT ME

I am a designer, artist, avid music geek, and b-movie fan. I’ve worked both as an in-house designer for corporations, media providers, print shops, and as a freelancer. Working in-house, I learned to create and follow brand guidelines, while still maintaining consistency within projects.

The print shop environment taught me to juggle multiple clients and to work fast and efficiently. In terms of freelancing, it has strengthened my communication skills with clients and, developed my independent problem-solving abilities.

The combined learnings from these three worlds have given me the experience and confidence to explore the idea that design is a process, and that through research and exploration, the right solution will present itself.

Recently, I was awarded the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Graphic Design by the Barrie Advance. Thanks to the many people I have worked with over the years as a designer and artist. 

  • Adobe Creative Suite 90% 90%
  • Layout and Print Design 95% 95%
  • Project Management 80% 80%
  • Development 50% 50%
  • Large Format Printing 75% 75%
  • Social Media 80% 80%
  • WordPress 75% 75%
  • Editorial Design 75% 75%
  • Logos and Branding 80% 80%

INSPIRATION

As an artist, I am inspired by good design and the experience of the visual. I look at everything around me and appreciate all of it as a contributor to the creative spark.

“A great soundtrack can help energize the creative process in me.
Plug in a pair of headphones, press play, and I’m in the flow.”

Typography, Branding, Gig Posters, T-Shirts, B-Movies, Album Layout, Banners, Motown, WordPress, Rock and Roll, Event Displays, Vector, Photoshop, Illustrator, Heavy Metal, Colour Swatch Libraries, Magazines, Rick Griffin, Vehicle Wraps, Star Wars, Making Music, Pencil & Paper, Teaching, Store-Front Signs, The Beat Generation, User Interface, Experimental, Peter Saville, Large Format Printing, Britpop, Pixels, Stanley Mouse, Websites, HTML, John Peel, Trivia, Research, Bass, Social Media, Pop Art, Theory, InDesign, Retro Soul, Godzilla, Andy Warhol, D.I.Y. and on and on…

These are a few of the amazing people I’ve worked with:

I  am available for project collaboration and commissions.

 

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“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW!

Wow is the one to aim for.”

Milton Glaser