In a Nutshell

I’m a freelance graphic designer with over 15 years experience. I enjoy collaborating with agencies as well as working directly with clients. In particular I love seeing first-hand the positive impact successful design can have – both on a business and personal level. I specialize in branding but have always enjoyed working in a variety of disciplines.

My work generally falls into three categories; graphic design, motion graphics & illustration, with many projects combining all three. Whether it’s a menu design or a motion graphic video, I tend to obsess over details like alignment and spacing (this also applies to hanging a picture frame, which my wife can attest to).

In a Slightly Bigger Shell Than the Nut Kind

Raised by loving, hippy parents in rural Southern Ontario, a lack of cable tv meant I grew up with a surplus of lego-playing, superhero-drawing, being outside and family games (hello, Rummoli!).

After high school I briefly considered classical animation before spending a year studying jazz at Mohawk College in Hamilton. It’s fair to say I saw my future somewhere in the arts. A random job at a small music agency led to some nascent design skills as I stumbled my way into the field of graphic design, enrolling at George Brown College in 2001.

After graduating in 2004, I began working in the burgeoning tech industry in Kitchener/Waterloo. Before long I was back in Toronto where I worked for a handful of design agencies. Most notably spending 5+ years at OneMethod, working with many talented people on award-winning projects that varied between digital, print & video.

With the arrival of my first child came the opportunity to explore freelance work exclusively, which I have been doing since 2010. Recently our family relocated to Guelph, Ontario, where I work from my home office. In my free time you might find me shooting & editing videos, quietly appreciating craft beer, growing too many tomatoes, or taking photos of dilapidated signs.