I think design makes the world a better place. Simpler, clearer, more beautiful, more interesting. Great, purposeful design helps businesses and institutions communicate their message more effectively. Within design, my biggest passions lie in branding, typography, page layout and information architecture.
I have a bachelor's degree in Visual Communication Design from the University of Washington where I received classical training in design theory, graphic design, and art history. My skills were honed through my work experience in tourism, media, advertising, and under two of Canada's leading voices in design, David Coates & Rod Roodenburg, partners at Ion Branding + Design
While I'm still learning and improving by the day, I've been fortunate to get significant recognition for my early-career work to date. In 2009, I was chosen to apprentice under design legend Massimo Vignelli in France, and in 2011 was named one of Canada's Top 10 Designers to Watch.