Résumé

What follows are highlights from my Curriculum Vitae. Download a full CV here (PDF).

 


I am an Emmy® award-winning Creative Director pushing at the boundaries of collaborative storytelling, helping to shape the future of VR, gaming, and entertainment in general.

I work with clients and partners in television, film and advertising to translate existing IP into compelling digital narratives, games and interactive experiences – especially for VR.

Key Accomplishments

  • 20 years of experience across diverse industry sectors
  • Creative leadership, pitch, and execution for leading entertainment studios
  • International speaking experience
  • Multiple awards and honours for creative excellence

Expertise

  • Brainstorming complex requirements into simple and beautiful solutions
  • Management of large multi-disciplinary teams
  • Collaboration with partners to produce world-class engaging experiences
  • Creative oversight during all aspects of production
  • Management of projects to ensure interactive integration
  • Inspirational communicator, speaker, and mentor

Select Experience

  • 2011 – 2017: Creative Director at Secret Location, an eOne company
  • 2009 – 2011: Senior Art Director at 6degrees Integrated Communications
  • 2006 – 2009: Creative Director at Fenix Solutions
  • 2004 – 2006: Interactive Designer at Pixelera
  • 2003 – 2004: Lead Designer at FAR Technologies
  • 1996 – 2001: Animator/Effects Designer/Layout Artist at Various Studios

Concurrently

  • 1998 – 2017: Freelance Illustrator & Interactive Art Director

Select Honours & Awards

  • First-ever Primetime Emmy® awarded for VR
  • Peabody-Facebook Award
  • Multiple Canadian Screen Awards
  • FWA/Adobe Cutting Edge Award
  • Webby Award
  • Multiple FITC Awards

I’ve also had my work featured on Engadget, Mashable, The Verge, A.V. Club, Upload VR, and in the Hollywood Reporter and Forbes magazine.

Education

  • Graphic Design & Multimedia
    Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Classical Animation
    Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology
  • Fine Arts
    University of Ottawa

Additional Courses

  • Story with Josh Cooley (Pixar)
    The Animation Arts Festival International Masterclass
  • How to Write Comics I and II
    Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp
  • Pixar Artists’ Masterclass with Matthew Luhn and Andrew Gordon
    The Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Select Clients & Partners

  • FOX Television
  • Corus Entertainment
  • NBC Universal
  • CBC
  • PBS
  • PepsiCo
  • Warner Brothers
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Syfy International
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Playtex
  • Nestlé