I have a strong fixation with all kinds of visual communication. I recognize not just the intricate details of effective design, but the importance of interaction design to the end user. My technical know how helps guide my design process and in the end, realize my vision through intelligently developed projects. I have a strong IT background and know the importance of a seamless system to a smooth running company.
On my free time which isn’t very often I like to read technical books, customize shoes, draw, illustrate, and work on my BMX bikes.
Building a clean user experience is something I am very passionate about. The ever changing web keeps me on my toes and ensures I never get tired of it.
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Software // Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Office, Mac OSX, Windows, Umbraco, Wordpress, Netsuite, Joomla Knowledge // Design Process, Typography, Visual Communications, Grid Systems, Cross browser compatibility, Interaction Design, Usability, Image Optimization, Web Standards, Standards for HTML email, Social Media
My Junk Box // Here are some things that I find interesting, you may or may not enjoy this section...but that's to bad
My friend Mike Gaboury co-owner of http://www.cherrysauceclothing.com/ @cherrysauceco has said to me “Draw everyday it doesn’t matter if you suck at it, just draw!”. These are words that I live by now, I find time to draw as often as I can and since I have started drawing more so has my son. Doesn’t matter if your working on a masterpiece, sketch, doodle just draw and keep drawing until you are doing it without even thinking about it. Continue reading
I have recently read Brian Hitch’s Ultimate Comics Studio. Even though I don’t draw comics I love to see peoples takes and different styles they use. This book gives great tips and tricks about shading, composition, what tools to use and best ways to use them (there is more but that is up to you to find out). This book has great information, is under 120 pages, full of graphics, and easy to read. Continue reading
I made my son custom Adventure Time Valentines Day cards. He is super excited to hand these out to his classmates. Check out the project from start to finish. Continue reading
I love making cool things for my kids and when I stumbled onto a video of someone customizing shoes I thought I could surprise my son with a pair of custom Adventure Time shoes (One of his Top 5 shows). His first time wearing the shoes was at the 2012 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo.