So, you want to know what makes me tick.
First let me address my log line, “thinking inside the box”. When you first read the words you may think, what a lame-o. Who would ever employ a designer who is constrained by closed minded thinking? But let me pose this question to you. Have you ever watched kids play in a large box that once contained, for example a dishwasher? You will quickly learn that the box they are playing in is not a box at all. The discovery that is made is that the box transforms into a space ship or a race car or a castle, a pirate ship or even a cave filled with untold treasure. Sometimes some of the most creative and inspired ideas come from inside a box.
I was born and raised in a small town in Saskatchewan in an era when facetime was actually meeting face to face, tweeting was talking thru tin cans attached by a string and linking in was seeing friends playing outside and joining the game … don’t judge me :P.
I am interested in history, specifically by the history of individuals. Recently I learned that the hospital I was born in was being demolished to make way for a new health care facility. A sad day. However, I was presented with 2 bricks, one from an interior wall and the other from an exterior wall. Pretty cool to have a piece of my own history.
In my spare time, I enjoy turning pens on a lathe, painting, acting, gardening and bird watching. I have especially enjoyed my morning visits on my patio from Buzz the hummingbird. I have a great sense of humour, so says I, and am currently developing my own comic strip entitled, Sam & Ella, like I said, I think I am funny.
I have been involved in the print and design industry for over fifteen years. I have worked as a Graphic Designer, a Large Format Print Media Specialist as well as Print Sales. I believe that having a background in these areas gives me a unique perspective into the industry. My experiences allow me to develop a project from inception through concept collaboration and finally to final output whether that be a digital or printed product.
I am currently studying Graphic Design at The Art Institute of Vancouver, and am anticipating to receive my Diploma in December of 2017. I am grateful to my wife, family and friends for their support and encouragement in this new endeavor.