For over 15 years I have worked on hundreds of projects across the world, working for a number of different studios and agencies including The Wax Museum, a company I founded and was part of from 1999 until 2010.
After completing a couple of graphic arts and printing degrees at technical schools in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada, I entered the creative industry in two different ways simultaneously. The first was through the actual printing profession, working at an established printer in central Vancouver. Working with offset and digital presses, developing plates as well as working in the bindery I got first hand experience of the process of printing that would inform my own creative design work.
The second “way” was through my activities in the local Vancouver music scene at the time. Being one of the few people with a Mac computer (it was the late nineties here!) and a knowledge of print layout software, my first paid design jobs were designing posters and flyers for local shows as well as print packaging for CDs and vinyl LPs for the local bands at the time. Some of these bands even achieved a bit of a name for themselves!
Taking an interest in web development I was then building websites for these local bands and record labels. Soon enough I crossed over into doing agency work, as well as providing design and development work for charities, online TV channels, small businesses and large brand names not only in Vancouver but from around the world.
Printflow Communications (UK), Argon Telecom (UK), That Design Agency (UK), The Color Company (UK), Group M (UK), London Cocktail Company (UK), Cumbrian Adventures (UK), On Demand Communications (UK), UP Servers (UK/BE), System Analytic (UK), KAS Bank (UK), Leytonstone School (UK), Open Studios Productions (CA), Mulberry House Group (UK), Kitty Ferreira (UK), The Gorj Group (UK), Futurismo Inc. (UK), Apple Capital Print Management (UK), Backcountry Brewing (CA), Ache Records (Hot Hot Heat, Death From Above 1979), Code Hunter LLP (CA), The Element Agency (CA), Global Symphonic Records (Frog Eyes, Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, The Organ), Intimate Productions (CA), Immortal/Sidewinder Records (Warped Tour, Great White, Warrant) Liberty Party of Canada, Lumberjack Distribution/Mordam Records (US), Music BC (CA), Peacock, Linder & Halt (CA), Postfact Records, Thrive Records (DJ Dan, John Digweed, Paul Oakenfold, Taylor Hawkins, Air), Snipe Magazine (UK), Sugarlab Inc. (CA), VMS Group (UK), VS Company (UK) Software and Skills: