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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

  • 2017-now: The Friends of Allan Gardens, Graphic Design/Communications
  • 2016-now: Forte–Toronto Gay Men's Chorus, Graphic Design Support
  • 2016-2017: Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), Mentor
  • 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)
  • 1999-2000: 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 includes 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, environmental, and exhibit design.

I value the power of design in community:
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. Currently a member of RGD in Ontario, sometimes mentor.

Always a student, I formally began to design typefaces with an intensive course through the Carl Dair Typography Workshops at Coach House Books, in association with GDC and led by Kevin King of CanadaType. I regularly consult on heritage letterforms and (re)create signage and inscriptions in the built environment.


I carry on my own personal projects too: 
Check out the SHOP for a current selection of goods

 
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CURRENTLY READING UP:

  • digital type design & opentype
  • cultural economies
  • music theory—modal interchange

Need some designering?