I grew up in Toronto’s Bain Co-op, in the 1970s, in a house whose bookshelves were filled with Coach House Books and stacks of FILE magazine. Literature, publishing, letterpress and printmaking were early passions. As a student at the Ontario College of Art and Design, I spent as much time as possible in the print shop, graining litho stones, carving woodblocks, making books and learning to set type on a cantankerous intertype machine, though I graduated from the academically rigorous Sculpture and Installation program. My approach to making art evolved over time, from an intuitive and creative activity, to a skill-based material process, to eventually become an intellectual pursuit with an aesthetic dimension.
I began my design career as a web designer, first for the Toronto-based art publication Mix Magazine, and then for the United Way of Greater Toronto. Since those early days I have worked as a designer for Bruce Mau Design, in-house at the University of Toronto, and as the communications coordinator and publications designer for the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. As the sole proprietor of Acme Art & Design, I work collaboratively with clients to find the best design solutions. I approach projects as both a craftsman and a strategic thinker, equally concerned with the conceptual and cultural dimensions of the work as I am with the minutest details of production. Acme grants me the opportunity to indulge my curiosity about the world, to grow and learn as an individual and as a designer, and to offer my clients a unique perspective that enfolds my artistic sensibility into my design practice.