I grew up in Calgary, Alberta Canada I wasn’t surrounded by much art, culture, or design. I was headed down the path of becoming a Doctor (following my father) with a scholarship in athletics (following my World Champion mother). After receiving an injury a couple of months before graduation, my high school art teacher helped refocus my time and energy. I wasn’t very good, and I had a fear of drawing (a serious fear) and probably would have quit if it wasn’t for my teacher Mrs. Ridout. I ended up spending all the hours I would have spent training, in the art room with her. She eventually pushed me to apply to Emily Carr University of Art and Design, which to my surprise I was accepted to. At Emily Carr I was able to combine my interest in medicine with design, including my final grad thesis project.
I also studied at Institue de Design, Barcelona, which narrowed in on the technical skills of many design methods. Things like printmaking, typography and calligraphy, photography, marketing, and art direction. After studying in Spain I took a program in Amsterdam, which introduced me to more unconventional design thinking. I focus on combining my knowledge of different mediums and influences from the different schools, to create work that tells a story with personality.