meet me

I'm a graphic designer who strives to create the perfect balance of beauty and practicality through the user experience.

I have experience in editorial design, as well as wireframe and workflow prototyping and copywriting.

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skills & expertise

graphic design

I've worked in the graphic design department at various companies such as at the Center for Extended Learning at the University of Waterloo, in digital content management at Second Funnel, as well as at Artona Photography. I've also volunteered at Imprint Publications for 5 years in the graphic design department.

I've freelanced and done contract work for various clients and companies.

user interface & experience

I was first introduced to user interface and user experience designer at Sony Entertainment Network, where I developed my skills over 12 months of co-op. Through this co-op experience, I found a love for experience design and have been working freelancing as a designer.

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education

I have a Masters of Digital Media from Ryerson University. My thesis focuses on creating user engagement through the use of digital avatars in a theme park queue line. For more details on my thesis, you can find it here.

At Ryerson University, I also completed the TA/GA certification program, and have maintained a 4.0 GPA.

I also have a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Waterloo. I majored in Honours English in rhetoric and professional writing, and I specialized in Digital Arts Communication. I also took part in the Arts & Business Co-operative education program.

personal interests

euro gaming

I love euro-style boardgames. My favourite mechanic is worker placement and set collection. I maintain a small collection of well-loved, and well-played games.

fitness

I'm a powerlifter in my spare time. I competed in October 2016, with a 90kg (198#) squat, 40kg (88#) bench press, and a 110kg (242.5#) deadlifting. I totaled 240kg (529#) coming in 3rd place in the 52kg class.

baking

I am an avid baker, and love baking with fruits. In particular, anything with blueberries or apples are my favourites. You can find my recipes and experiments on my blog.