I've always been focused on a creative career, but have followed three roads so far; animation, illustration, and design. Lucky for me, these paths intertwine and cross-over quite often and I don't feel that I've wasted any of my education or experience. On the contrary!
I've always used visual media to tell stories; from bringing characters to life through their apparatus, to the non-verbal language of animation. Extending this into design helps me build
clean & concise interface.
Creating meaningful stories in an interactive environment can be a challenge, especially when historical methods fall so flat. I've been engaging the community on this particular subject and challenging others to help
develop new processes.
As an award-winning art director on narrative-driven virtual reality, I've gained experience in this new and ground-breaking medium. Established narrative methods and cinematography fail in VR, and it will take new thinking to solve these novel issues.
I'm a design director, writer, and illustrator based out of Toronto, Canada with almost twenty years of combined experience working in several creative capacities.
I began my career working in animation for film, television, and the gaming industries. I worked primarily in 2D pre-production as a concept designer and layout artist. AS my skill set broadened, I gained a level of competency in CSS & HTML and a comprehensive understanding of user experience design.
For the last ten years I've worked almost exclusively in the interactive field, acquiring a diverse and comprehensive skill set that allows me to adapt to a variety of situations.
I am currently the senior Art Director with the award-winning Secret Location, where I work with a dedicated and talented team of professionals.