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ILLUSTRATION
& DESIGN

words + pictures + ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a graphic designer, I believe in the power of design to help direct or create connections to big ideas, whether that's a product, a process, or an experience. I started with a BA in Philosophy, I've worked in a Toronto homeless shelter, I was a community organizer in Winnipeg, I have retail management experience, and I'm a constant learner... As an independent designer, these qualities have been a great asset to my clients and ultimately to creating great customer experiences.

My design work is informed by a unique breadth of experience, a lateral approach to research, and a deep desire to understand the world around me.

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Recent Roles

  • 2016–now: 
    ERA Architects,
    GRAPHIC DESIGNER
  • 2011–2016: 
    Freelance,
    DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR
  • 2013–2015:
    Direct Focus Marketing,
    PRODUCTION ARTIST

Volunteer

  • 2014-2015: Reel Pride Film Festival, Board Member—Marketing & Communications
  • 2013-2015: Pride Winnipeg, Brand Manager
  • 2012-2015: Downtown Community Residents’ Association, Founding Board Member

Awards

 
  • AppliedArts Magazine
    Design Awards: 
    Design/Packaging (Student), 2012
  • Society of Graphic Designers
    of Canada: 
    National Scholarship Award, 2011
 

Other Experience(s)

  • 2003-2011: Barista + Assistant Manager, Starbucks Coffee (Toronto/Winnipeg)
  • 2002-2003: Intake/Relief Worker, Gateway Men's Shelter (Toronto)
  • 2001-2003: Chief Editor, Tyndale University College newspaper (Toronto)
  • 1999-2003: Volunteer street outreach with street-involved youth (Toronto)
  • 1999-2000: Volunteer tutor with Somali refugee families (Toronto)

WORK & PLAY

See a full portfolio and all the project details HERE

ABOUT ME

I'm a designer and illustrator. 
My experience reaches across agency, in-house, and boutique studio workflows, as well as a deep understanding of client/studio relationships as a freelancer and independent designer. I'm comfortable in print, digital, and environmental graphic design.


I also value the power of design in community and have developed relationships with non–profits, arts organizations, and design industry groups as both clients and collaborators. I've been an active member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada since winning the 2011 National Scholarship Award, and I've been honoured to be featured several times in Applied Arts Magazine and the Annual Design Awards. 

I care about my own personal projects and adventures too: designing books, creating unique products, and producing illustrated wares of all kinds.

Check out the SHOP for a current selection of goods

 

CURRENTLY READING UP:

  • digital type design
  • cultural economies

Need some designering?