My love of graphic design was founded in web design as a teenager. I stumbled upon HTML and CSS at the age of 13, and once I realized I could make web pages look however I wanted, I quickly set about teaching myself all the code I could find in order to share my love of Sailor Moon with the internet. As I taught myself to code, I also created graphics - first with Microsoft Paint, then Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7, and eventually Adobe Photoshop.
I created and ran dozens of websites throughout my teen years and loved using these new skills to share my interests with anybody who would listen. To this day, I still find joy in using my creative skills to communicate with others, and it's the driving motivation in my career (even if opportunities to talk about Sailor Moon are rarer than they used to be).
I studied graphic design at OCAD University and graduated with a bachelors degree in 2011. Since then I've had the privlege of working at a number of agencies and on in-house teams, serving a variety of clients. I do a range of work, from art directing video shoots and experiential projects to designing brands and websites.
Pushing the boundaries of "normal" is my favourite - I love making something a bit weird and unconventional for clients.