After graduating from the Ontario College of Art, I served an eight-month apprenticeship at Typsettra Ltd. under the late Les Usherwood, designer of many contemporary typefaces.
I then went to work for Chatelaine magazine, Canada's largest circulation monthly. That began a 10-year stint in the magazine industry, designing and art-directing titles like The City, City Woman, T.O., Executive and Saturday Night.
In 1982, I co-founded Reactor Art & Design Ltd, a design studio and illustration repping agency. As Creative Director, I worked with such clients as Roots Canada, Club Monaco, Bata Retail, Softkey Software and Alias Research among others.
Since 1995, I have been doing freelance design, illustration and consulting. My clients have included Sympatico Internet Service, Alias Systems, Adobe Systems, Adbeast Inc, Canada Post and others. I also teach part-time at the Ontario College of Art & Design.
Owning and operating an online design and development agency.
I had a small studio for more than 9 years with an associate. After I went working in a big agency as an senior art director. Back to freelance for 3 years. Now i've created a creative studio with 2 partners called Dpt. (http://www.departement.ca)
Working In London
4 Year Honors Degree in Industrial Design - Swinburne University.
3.5 Years with Angley & Arrowsmith - Retail Designers Melbourne.
4 Years with Shopworks Retail Designers in London
1 Year Freelance in London
2 Years Spread Design Melbourne
Before I finished my course, back in 1996, I had been offered a position at an ISP designing interactive projects for their customers. As well as this, the institution where I studied asked for me to come back and lecture the very next year. I did both for a while, before concentrating on full-time work at the ISP.
From there, I moved to Swish in July 1999, a large design studio based here in Melbourne. As Senior Art Director at Swish, I was responsible for a range of creative projects for clients such as Laminex, Country Road and National Australia Bank.
In December 2002, I left Swish, and founded my own studio- StudioExit. Since establishing StudioExit, we have been responsible for various online campaigns and projects for brands and clients such as Sneaker Freaker Magazine, Australia's largest music festival- Big Day Out, Toyota, Vodafone, Shell and Ford to name a few.
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I started as a detailed cabinet maker, worked in hospitality (good for your customer service skills) studied Network engineering ( good if you need to work out why your internet isn't working) got a job working in a film VFX company where I worked my shift as a IT guy then learnt how to use 2D animation software on a feature film.
Post that I walked over snow mountains in Canada for 8 months and became a rounded photographer and freelance designer. I've taught design and media at university level and then started my web media and design company Alinga.
I have always wanted to own my own business. After obtaining my degree, I started Trinity Graphix.
Started out in the printing industry before moving into publishing, design and advertising.
I began as a junior art director at the age of 19 and have over my working life, worked in various design, marketing, sales promotion, signage and PR companies. I opened my design studio in 1985 and have been running the studio ever since.
To begin with it was Graphic Design where I worked as a Middleweight Designer at a local agency straight after graduation in 2005. I then made the move into freelance design which shortly opened up a path into illustration.
I've been working freelance with design and illustration ever since then.
A freelance and contractual web and graphic designer.
I studied Graphic Design at Bournemouth, worked at Cosmopolitan magazine and design agencies. My first interior project was The Royal Opera House shop in Covent Garden which came to the agency by a fairly circuitous route. My favourite projects have been where I get to design everything from the logo to the boardroom- that way you can communicate a total "feel".
I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2002, traveled in Europe for 5 weeks with the goal of moving to Spain to begin my career. Instead, I moved to Portland, OR where I worked at Scan Design Furniture as their Showroom Designer and Interiors Consultant for clientelle.
After 2 years there, I was hired at Andrew's Fine Woodworking, Inc. as Lead Designer. I wore many hats in this position, managing the Junior Designer, Project Managing 35 clients at any given time, overseeing the installation crews, and designing kitchens, master closets, custom pieces of furniture, bathrooms, etc.
After 1 year with AFWW, Inc., I started my own company, Introspecs LLC, and have been operating now for over 3 years.
Learn. Work hard even if the money wasn't there and now it's to run the most powerful design agency in the Consumer Electronics market.