I've been a graphic designer for over 25 years. Throughout that time I've worked in a pre-press shop, a corporate office, a communications agency, and a college. But most of that time I've been freelance, and much of my work has been with musicians, theatre companies, non-profit and non-governmental organizations. So much fun, and so rewarding.
Aside from design, I've also been very involved with international development and social justice work. I started as a volunteer with Change for Children (CFCA), a small, Alberta-based NGO, and eventually worked with them full-time. With CFCA, I got to travel to Central America several times to visit, work with, and learn from their project partners. In 2000, I was Coordinator of the “Painting Peace” Project, based on the United Nations’ “Culture of Peace” initiative. The project used visual art to explore the themes of peace beyond an absence of war. It included the painting of over 90 small mural panels and three large outdoor murals in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Canada.
A call from Six Shooter Records led me to leave Edmonton for Toronto in 2004. I began working a lot with Martin Tielli - he'd do the painting, I'd do the layout for so many albums. In 2010, we decided to ditch the big city, and now live & work on a fantastic little acreage just oustide of Hamilton, at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment. Love it out here.
Freelance Graphic Designer
1990 - present | Edmonton/Toronto/Hamilton
Projects include posters, advertisements, brochures, booklets, newsletters, annual reports, CD/DVD packaging, promotional items and merchandise such as T-shirts, and now starting to design websites.
EP Canada L.P. (The Love Guru)
Graphic Designer, Props Department | August - October, 2007 | Toronto
Designed and created props such as magazine and book covers - and even a circus logo - for a major motion picture.
Grant MacEwan College
Graphic Designer, Arts & Sciences Marketing | 1999 - 2001 part time | Edmonton
Projects included posters, advertisements, brochures, handbooks, newsletters, displays, and promotional items for Arts and Sciences Marketing and other departments.
The Support Group / Airworks Media
Graphic Designer | 1993 part time | Edmonton
Graphic designer with a team that provided full-service communications; projects included fundraising campaign materials for non-profit agencies.
AGT / Telus
Graphic Designer, Advertising and Corporate Communications | 1988–1990 | Edmonton
Projects included advertisements, in-house newspaper, newsletters, annual reports and brochures.
Graphic Designer | 1987–1988 | Edmonton
Graphic designer for a pre-press service bureau. Projects included advertisment design for many provincial and national magazines.
Visual Communications Diploma (1987), Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton
Web Design & Development courses, McMaster University Continuing Education, 2011-2012
Past and present
Alberta Council for Global Cooperation*
Bernie Breen Management
Bridges to Community Canada
Canyon Creek Hotel & Resort*
CBC Radio (Edmonton)*
The Cheesecake Café*
Change for Children Association*
City of Hamilton
Commonwealth Sports & Fitness Centre*
Factory Media Centre
Grant MacEwan College*
Hamilton Arts Advisory Commission
Leave It To Jane Theatre*
Maxwell Taylor’s Restaurant*
The Orange Record Label
Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre
The Parkland Institute*
The Pearl Company Arts Centre
Peer Music Canada
Pembina / Yellowhead Regions
PERL (Protecting Rural Escarpment Land)
Six Shooter Records
Sukha Health Spa
United Nations Association in Canada*
University of Alberta Faculty of Arts*
The Urban Farmer**
Village Theatre Waterdown
Workshop West Theatre*
and many more...
*Alberta / **British Columbia