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'm a storyteller and a problem solver - figuring out how to communicate anything with visuals, from colour to shape to layout - is my favourite kind of challenge. I love designing that picture that's worth 1000 words.
3M, Apple, Aurora Cannabis, Canada Post, CIBC, Christina Lake Cannabis, Coke, Electrical Safety Authority, Huawei, IKEA, Indigo Books & Music, Interac, Metrolinx, PayPal, Reebok, Royal Canadian Mint, Six Nations Cannabis Commission, Tweed
My love of 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 with a few keystrokes, I quickly set about teaching myself all the code I could find. 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 continued designing and teaching myself code for fun throughout high school and when it came time to pick a post-secondary program, I had to choose between development and design. I went to OCAD, and never looked back.
I started my career client-side and eventually moved into Art Director roles within advertising. I'm now pivoting my career back to my original passion, graphic design. I bring all my knowledge of creating campaigns and big concepts, and integrating research and strategy to my design work, and this varied experience has made me a more thoughtful creative overall.
Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design
OCAD University, 2011.
Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite.
Skilled in HTML & CSS coding.
Familiar with animation (Photoshop) and AODA requirements for print and web.
Art Director, H+K Strategies
Art Direction Instructor, Toronto Film School
Art Director, Publicis
Art Director, Juniper Park\TBWA
Designer, Critical Mass
Web Designer, Indigo Books & Music
Lead Designer, Blue Ant Media
Designer, WIND Mobile