Experienced Graphic Designer with a passion for typography + motion graphics.
Strong client/producer interaction skills and creative interpretation of briefs.
Classically trained in corporate design, branding and identity creation.
A dedicated team builder able to create, collaborate and meet tight deadlines with patience, innovation and skill.
Work inc. - Partner, Lead Designer & Creative Director, Broadcast, Web & Interactive Designer, Branding Consultant
2001 – Present
Design and execute various projects, including corporate identities, Commercial advertising, point of purchase, motion picture titles, retail book covers, custom type and illustrations. Work closely with managers, producers and clients in developing creative briefs.
Responsible for Concept creation and supervision of jobs from initial storyboards to mastering. Extensive creative work with broadcast clients including program and channel packages, Station Id's, stings, openings, promos, interstitials, content and supporting print material.
Collaboration with other creative, producers, 3D animators, editors, photographers. Design for Social media and web, including initial research and development phases. Creation of visual material for live performance in a variety of festival and gallery environments.
Crush Post Production -Senior Designer/Creative Head
Complete design and launch of Networks from creation to production using in house/ out of house animation. Promo graphics/ Program packages/ Station ID's/ Channel Packages
Spin Post Production - Creative Design Director
Complete design and launch of Networks from creation to production including pitch work & program packages for clients.
Citytv/Chum Ltd. -Senior Art Director/ Manager - Design Department
1991 - 1998
Manage team of designers, delegating and co-ordinating all projects to meet deadlines, responsible for allocation of annual budget, and studio organization. Head designer for all in-house station requirements (Citytv, Muchmusic, Bravo!, MuchMoreMusic, CP24, Star, Citypulse News, the New VR) including print advertising, special promotions, show animations, logos, merchandising, collateral and photography.
Reactor Art & Design (Louis Fishauf) - Art Director/Graphic Designer
1989 - 1991
Burns & Company (Robert Burns & Pamela Stradwick) - Graphic Designer
References, Portfolio and Reel available upon request, www.workinc.ca
Promax awards x 9 gold x 3 silver x 5 bronze
Broadcast Designers' Association (BDA) x 32 total
Applied Arts x 2 gold
Art Director's Club of Toronto x 4 gold awards
Selected Client list
Chimney Pot Dubai, HGTV Canada, CBC, Slice Network, Twist Network, Sassafras Productions, Me & Lewis, Miller Genuine Draft, Grolsch, Artform, Jay Manuel, Fashion week Toronto, 411.ca, Douglas Copeland, Deepha Mehta, Ron Mann, Temple St. Productions, Buck Productions, Family Channel, Juniper Consultants, Global, CTV, Prime Network, Bravo! Network, Star Network, JV Productions, Stonehenge productions, Insight Productions, Style Dept, Westwind Productions, Zig Advertising, Danier Leather, Backstage productions, Citytv, Citypulse, MZTV museum, Moses Znaimer, ROM, Gemini Awards, Fashionfile, Hockey Night in Canada, Dirty Business, PrimeVista Television, Big City Broker, PetalPushers, Buck Productions, Sex, Toys and Chocolate, Ikea, Zig Advertising, Gray Advertising, Saturn, Cossette Advertising, Crush Animation, Spin Animation,Jorden McGrath, USA Network, AXYZ post, Rogue Editing, Lone Eagle Productions, Nomination Italy, PBS, Partners film, Produce film, Mongrel Media, Bacardi, TD bank, Bitcasters, Focus fireplaces, Above&Beyond, CVH Hospital, Mamone & Partners, Cossette Communications, Fyord interactive, Sony, Chum limited, The New VR, Muchmusic, CP24
Projects of note
Kohn Shnier Architects website
Forrec Architects Abu Dabi animation
HGTV Network promo animation
Twist Network branding package
Slice Network branding package
Miller Genuine Draft After Dark Cinema
Grolsch Ad campaign
Social Game Universe Intro/ID
2007 Gemini Awards CBC
Bacardi, Live Event /Superbowl Graphics
Nomination Italy Commercial
Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge package CBC
Fashion File re-launch CBC
Sabah film titles
Danier Leather Branding
Partners Film ,ID/ Branding
Chelsea Films, ID/ Branding
School Editing, ID/ Branding
Partners Film website
OCAD : Ontario College of Art & Design , Corporate Design/Advertising Design