Hello!

Thanks for visiting.

Here are some interesting facts about me that you might like to know:

  • Bachelor of Industrial Design, Carleton University (2003)
  • Masters of Applied Arts in Design, Emily Carr University (2007)
  • Co-Director of the Vancouver Design Nerds Society (2009-present)
  • Sessional Instructor and Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2007, 2012)
  • Believer of the slow movement. It is basically my sustainability strategy for life.
  • I live on a boat in Canada’s only cooperatively owned live aboard community (2013-present)
  • Delivered my one and only child at home, in the tub (Nov. 25, 2009)

And here is my professional bio that I share when asked:

I am a practicing designer of graphics, objects, experiences and communication strategies based in Vancouver BC with roots in Ottawa ON. Armed with two professional design degrees and 10 years of experience in the sustainability + design space, I split my working time as a freelance designer, facilitator and instructor.

As a graduate of the inaugural Masters of Applied Arts program at Emily Carr University, my thesis explored how the slow movement and a heightened awareness of time can influence and enrich the design process. I constructed (and deconstructed) a ‘seaworthy’ raft out of salvaged materials as a way to test and apply the theoretical aspects of slow design. Floating is nice.

My freelance offering involves process driven creative strategy + design consulting. Services include bespoke information graphics, brand / identity development, web design, marketing collateral, and exhibit design (I wish). Active listening is one of my super powers.

The people I tend to work with are ambitiously involved in protecting and restoring our creative, environmental and local economies. A better world is possible and I want to help.