Hailing from the Deep North—Edmonton, Alberta, Canada—I’m a designer and creative with experience in developing brand identities, marketing campaigns and experiential work. As a designer, I seek to infuse energy, humor (when applicable) and authenticity into every project. If it doesn't make the client a little uncomfortable then there's probably room to push. As a leader, I seek to bring the best out in my team, providing them the tools and mentorship to help them develop and grow in their abilities.

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designer, creative, music lover, amateur comedian, professional father, jr. husband, wannabe cosmologist

Humble Beginnings

I’ve always been drawn to the intersection of music and shared experience. In my early 20s, I got involved in an artistic practice called “visuals” that combines multi-media video and film with music and live performance. Employing a collection of 16mm film, 35mm slide, and digital video projectors, displayed across an array of different shaped screens and surfaces, I would transform a large scale music event into a pulsing landscape of imagery that moves and flows with the music. Joining forces with several like-minded artists, I co-founded a collective—Lush Visuals—that would go on to perform at large scale music festivals, nightclub residencies, and several theater productions across the continent, and across the ocean.

College, State-side

During my time with Lush Visuals, I was often approached to create custom content for event sponsors, and it was there that I discovered my love for design. I eventually made the decision to pursue a BFA in Graphic Design at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, before making the leap state-side to complete my education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Here is a sampling of work from my school days.