I’m a Canadian illustrator and graphic artist based out of Calgary, Alberta. I grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario and attended art school, completing a degree in Fine Arts and a diploma in Design at George Brown College in Toronto. In Alberta I gained the experience and confidence to enter into the sport and clothing industries, gaining connections and making lifetime friends. After starting the skateboard company ‘artschool’ six years ago with my business partner, I found success selling my own designs through many skate shops in Canada and the US. I’ve collaborated with nearly every major snowboard and skate brand I’ve admired and have been fortunate to be featured in Thrasher Magazine’s canvas section and Snowboard Business’ ‘Flight of the Art’.
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I feel fortunate that my work has been diverse — reaching numerous mediums including illustration, print and digital. design. Along the way I’ve had the privilege to work on many notable projects/ campaigns for Volcom, YES. Snowboards, Etnies, Fallen Shoes, Electric Eyewear and SPY. No company is too small – I’ve created branding for local construction companies, event planners, real estate firms, law offices and even a few clothing lines. I execute each and every project using these key elements:
Creative, Strategic, Conceptual Thinking
Extreme Eye for Detail
Years of experience
Currently the Senior Graphic Designer at the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies for 15 years. Illustrating for the skate and snow industry through my company for 20+ years.
I've skateboarded and snowboarded for close to 30 years, I love birds and feed close to 100 sparrows, chickadee, pigeons, finches weekly in my back yard, I don't like ketchup, I love hot sauce, I love foosball
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