Growing up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, I had two passions – drawing and the automobile. Although those two themes remain a constant in my work, that’s only part of my repertoire. After high school an interest in geography lead me to earn a diploma in the field of Cartography from the College of Geographic Studies in 1999. My experience at the college taught my to strive for accuracy, and introduced me to the world of vector graphics and typography.
From here I enrolled in the 3D Animation and Visualization program at McKenzie College. Training here involved both traditional and digital animation, utilizing traditional methods as well as graphics software for photo editing, video editing, sound editing and 3D modelling.
Upon graduation, I was hired as a Graphic Designer at Eastlink Advertising – a position I held for 17 years. While employed at here as a Graphic Designer, I was responsible for working with a team with fellow designers on group and solo projects. Using a wide variety of resources, I created advertising for clients from concept through to creation and implementation for television, print, and the Internet.
Along with developing a passion for vector artwork, I also have a fondness for photography, both of which I sell online a stock imagery on Shutterstock and iStock by Getty Images.
Since the closing of the Eastlink Advertising department in late May of 2015, I have been working freelance in the graphic arts field with several clients. I also started a full-time position at Rentokil Pest Control in June of 2016 as a member of their office staff, where I am currently employed full time.