Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, I am a versatile and experienced designer and creative. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in developing compelling brand identities, designing impactful marketing campaigns, and navigating successful co-branded collaborations. As a designer, I strive to infuse each project with an invigorating blend of energy, humor (when appropriate), and a commitment to authenticity. I firmly believe in pushing boundaries and challenging stakeholders to venture beyond their comfort zones, as true growth emerges from embracing discomfort. As a leader, I am dedicated to nurturing the potential of my team members, equipping them with the necessary tools and providing mentorship that fosters their development and growth. I currently reside in Durham, NC, with my wonderful wife Anna and our two incredible children, Cosmo and Zella.

designer, gamer, musician, pro dad, mid-level husband, amateur comedian, wannabe cosmologist

Humble Beginnings

I have always been to the intersection of music and shared experiences. In my early 20s, I became involved in a form of artistic expression known as 'visuals'. This involved merging multimedia elements such as video and film with live music performances. Utilizing a combination of 16mm film, 35mm slide, and video projectors, I created captivating visual displays across various screens and surfaces. Through this transformative experience, I turned large-scale events into dynamic landscapes of imagery that synchronized seamlessly with the music. Joining forces with other artists who shared similar passions, I co-founded a collective called Lush Visual. Together, we performed at numerous music festivals, held residencies at nightclubs, and even collaborated with touring theater productions across Canada and the UK.

College, State-side

During my time with Lush Visuals, I often received requests to create customized content for promoters and event sponsors. It was during these experiences that I discovered my deep passion for design. Motivated by this newfound love, I made the decision to pursue a degree in Graphic Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Eventually, I took the leap and crossed the border to continue my education at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Shown here is a cover I created for the SAIC student paper. The artwork showcases a self-portrait darkroom experiment from my time at NSCAD. This distinctive cover design was awarded First Place in the Newspaper Front Page Design category by the National Student Society for News Design.