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I’ve decided to port this blog over to my revamped portfolio site – –

Here you can find all of the previous, and upcoming entries, under the NEWS section :)
Thanks so much



The Art of the Movie Character

I created a couple of paintings for “The Art of the Movie Character” show at Spin in Toronto this week.
The show will be hung until mid May, so pop by if you’re in the area and play some ping-pong :)


Vincent Vega - 24 x 36 inches

Vincent Vega – 24 x 36 inches

A Tasty Burger - 24 x 36 inches

A Tasty Burger – 24 x 36 inches


Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun

I was recently asked by Arts & Crafts Records to create album artwork for the upcoming collaborative album by Gord Downie and The Sadies.

Front Cover

Front Cover

Back Cover

Back Cover

Band Portraits

Band Portraits

The artwork was also used in the video shoot for the first single, “Crater”, directed by Norman Wong.

Photo Copyright Norman Wong

Photo Copyright Norman Wong

Here is some sample footage that will be in the video, which was actually used as the opening song to Hockey Night in Canada last week:

The album will be released April 15th, but is available for pre-order through the band’s website.

Hope you enjoyed the incredible amount of hometown Canadian content in this post!
Thanks, as always, to Arts & Crafts, and ADs Jonathan Shedletzky and Jenn Kitagawa :)

Synbiota: The Changing Face of Research

The good people at Synbiota approached me about creating a short animation to accompany their appearance at SXSW this year.
They presented their research, as well as their new platform, and were awarded the top prize in the Innovative World Technologies category.
I couldn’t be more pleased for them, as well as with how the animation turned out.

Below are a few renditions of concepts that were used in the presentation as well :)







Hot Docs 2014 Poster

I met with the wonderful people at Hot Docs last October to discuss creating the poster art for their 2014 program. We played around with a few directions, but agreed that portraits based on the Hot Docs logo created the strongest narrative.

Hot Docs 2014 Poster

Hot Docs 2014 Poster

I wish to extend my fondest thank you to ADs Jonathan Da Silva and Jane Chisholm for their incredible focus and hard work.




Most importantly, go check out the festival if you’re in Toronto April 24th – May 4th!

Below are samples of working tiles that, while we loved them, didn’t quite make the final cut :)





365 Days of Type

My friend Sabrina Smelko created the 365 Days of Type project last year, singlehandedly tackling each daily creation.
For 2014, Sabrina and her partner in crime Shawn Lovering, are showcasing contributions from other designers and illustrators.

Only 39 days in, there is some really great stuff in their gallery. Check out the website here –, and follow all of the updates on their twitter –

Here’s my contribution, #39 :)

365 Days of Type - #39

365 Days of Type – #39