Introduction

Introduction

Multi-disciplinary artist, graphic designer, architect, polymath or Renaissance man. These are some of the terms that captures my creative identity and work processes. With a wide spectrum of interests that include investigating the human condition, designing green architecture, to sharing my personal experiences through art, I embrace any opportunity that allows me to grow and learn. In particular subjects that address the challenges facing humanity in the twenty first century.

 

 

 

Graphic Design

 

 

 

Statement

As a designer I pride myself on attention to detail. I am conscientious of good typography, colour theory, element hierarchy, and composition to create balanced and clean designs. Always ensuring that a project is void of rhetoric and unnecessary noise. To be diligent in making sure that the message is clear and that the viewers experience is both captivating and pleasant.

My background in graphic design starts in the early 1990s at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design where I studied visual communications. It is here that I learned the importance of proper typography, clean design and the value of strong branding.

After my time at NSCAD I was employed for several years at Apollo Artworks as the lead designer before I began doing freelance work as a contract designer. During this time I took on projects that included creating company identities, pamphlet and book layouts, as well as designing banners and signs. Working in tandem with clients I was able to bring their visions to fruition.

In 2001 I continued my education at Concordia University where I completed my BFA, majoring in painting and drawing. I also took several courses on web design where I learned HTML, CSS and UX. Several years after graduation I opened my own art gallery where I was able to implement my knowledge in both print and web design to create a website and manage all assets of the gallery’s presence. Though the gallery came with its successes I closed it in 2012 to focus on my art career and Lobhta, my magnum opus.

Currently I am concentrating on advancing my career as a graphic designer while maintaining my artistic practices including the Lobhta project.

 

 

 

Artwork

 

 

 

Statement

Art is the means by which we are reminded of beauty, tragedy and our absurdities. It teaches us about ourselves. Things that we might not have known, or truths that we may have otherwise been overlooked. It is in this spirit of understanding the human condition that my work is rooted.

I am inspired by the opportunity to translate experience unfettered, in the absence of formula. Exploring all possibilities without hesitation, no matter where it may lead. Because of this freedom, I find myself uncommitted to any one mode or medium. Through research and contemplation, a project reveals itself, each experience inheriting its own process. This balance between premeditation and intuition is important to me. It allows me to explore things I may not have otherwise conceived. Each challenge stimulating my curiosities, or leading me to new techniques.

No matter how I resolve a project, I hope my art encourages people to engage their imagination, not limit themselves to mine. I am but a composer of possibilities.

 

 

 

Contact

 

If you have a project that requires a creative eye, rich imagination and attention to detail then send me a message in the form below.

I accept graphic design jobs for both digital and print. First consultation is free and all projects will be quoted on a contract basis, not an hourly rate.

You can also contact me if you are interested in one of the artworks or would like to commission a site specific piece. All prices are in Canadian dollars and does not include shipping and insurance. Note that fifty percent of all sales of artwork will be invested into supporting the growth of Lobhta, an organization that focuses on environmental design and concepts. Please visit the Lobhta website for details about its mandate.

Thank you for your interest and I will reply as soon as I can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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