Cityscape

Cityscape are the owners and operators of Toronto’s Distillery Historic District. I created an e-newsletter campaign to enhance communications with their commercial lessees, and designed brochures to promote their services as developers of landmark commercial properties across North America.

Art Direction
Advertising, digital, print & editorial
B2B

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Globalstar / Spot

Over a period of several years, I designed advertisements, brochures and manuals and product packaging for Globalstar, and helped design the visual identity for the Spot Satellite Messenger product.

Graphic Design, Art Direction
Advertising, identity, packaging, print & editorial
Consumer, B2B

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Independent Event Posters

Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to be able to indulge my interest in experimentation by working on many different posters for independent events around the City of Toronto.

Art Direction
Illustration, Print
Consumer

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Sheroes

I handled advertising creative, artistic consulting, and event documentation for Sheroes, a monthly limited-run online and offline art event series that featured music, performances and net art from around the world. I succeeded in communicating the idea that each event was very different from the other, and yet strongly conceptually linked.

Art Direction
Advertising, digital, environment, identity, print & editorial
Consumer

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Photography

 

Photography allows me access to a less premeditated, more spontaneous and intuitive side of my creativity. In contrast to the specific goal-orientation of advertising creative, my photographs are documents of everyday impressions.

Some of my images have been published in The Grid and The Toronto Standard.

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net.art Projects

My professional responsibility as an Art Director and Designer is to use type and image to find creative solutions that communicate messages clearly. In my independent artistic pursuits, I consider myself freer to explore murkier waters.

2 GIFs, commissioned for anatomize:

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2 GIFs, commissioned for Melodramz:

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GIF made in collaboration with Rea McNamara, commissioned for Clusterfuck Zoo:

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15 GIFs, commissioned for Sheroes:

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Documentary & Art Video Projects

My professional responsibility as an Art Director and Designer is to use type and image to find creative solutions that communicate messages clearly. In my independent artistic pursuits, I consider myself freer to explore murkier waters.

Marker Starling – Uphill Battle
My acting abilities are infrequently called upon. Too bad for me, because performing in this John Cassavetes-inspired music video by Toronto musician Marker Starling was quite fun!

Voodoo Chicken
Commissioned as part of the Brunette Afro-Caribbean-themed performance at the Closing Night Party for the AluCine Latin Film & Media Arts Festival.

And the Wind Cries Furry
“As a body, everyone is always single. As a soul, never.” – Herman Hesse

Centuries of domestic torpor – so-called evolution – have calcified what Jung called the “shadow aspect” of our collective unconscious, blinding us to our primal instincts. This video re-imagines our archaic remnants – those spaces from which our aggressively-follicled ancestors call to us – as we warm our anima by the crackling fires of the all-extensive world-soul.

This video, and the accompanying remix (“Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict,” by Pink Floyd) score, was commissioned by Yoshi Sodeoka’s Plink Flojd project, and made in collaboration with Rea McNamara.

A Journey with Barry
I composed the sounds, scripted, performed in and edited this video as part of the first “Brunette presents Group Autogenics & Binaural Beats” performance at e-fagia‘s Dystopias on Art and Technology event in 2013.
It was shot by Rea McNamara

Sheroes #10: Grace Jones (featuring Lillian Allen)
Filmed Thursday, May 24, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #10, a warm leatherette remix tribute to the Gendah Bendah. Also featured in the video is live footage of a dance performance by the premier voguing house of Canada House of Monroe and projected digital animations from Les post-Gendered et les autres Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.

Sheroes #9: Dolly Parton (featuring Ada Dahli)
Filmed Thursday, April 26, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #9, a dirt-poor remix tribute to the Backwoods Barbie. Also featured in the video are and projected digital animations from The Light Crust Dough Boys & Girls Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.

Sheroes #8: Marianne Faithfull (featuring U.S. Girls)
Filmed Thursday, March 22, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #8, a pagan rites remix tribute to the Grande Dame (fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/post/19347328379/sheroes-8-marianne-faithfull-press-release).
Also featured in the video is live footage of the projected digital animations from the The Global GIF Aristocracy (von Sacher-Masoch Line) (fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/tagged/global-GIF-aristocracy) Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.

Sheroes #7: Etta James (featuring Lido Pimienta)
Filmed Thursday, February 23, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #7, a rough & peachy remix tribute to the Matriarch (fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/post/17673925723/sheroes-7-etta-james-press-release).
Also featured in the video is live footage of the projected digital animations from the The Global Junkie Elite (fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/tagged/global+junkie+elite/) Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.

Sheroes #6: Erykah Badu (featuring Bizzarh)
Filmed Thursday, January 26, 2012 at The Beaver in Toronto for Sheroes #6, a showly remix tribute to the Analog Girl In A Digital World (fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/post/16074351988/sheroes-6-badu-press-release).
Also featured in the video is spliced live footage of performers Safia Siad & Natalia Ivanovski, as well as digital animations from the The Global GIF Authority – Erykah Badu Chapter (fuckyeahsheroes.tumblr.com/tagged/global-GIF-authority) Group GIF Show curated by Lorna Mills.

Sheroes #5: Yoko Ono (featuring Sholem Krishtalka)

Filmed live Friday, December 16, 2011 at NACO Gallery & Cafe in Toronto for Sheroes #5, a Happening Remix Tribute to the Witch. Also featuring the plunderphonic noise of DJ NoLoves (Alvaro Girón).

Spring
Written, shot and edited in 24 hours, with Steve Himel, this film won the second-prize in the Spring 2005 Toronto Film Challenge.

Sprockets

Sprockets Film Festival needed a new visual identity and, after several attempts with agencies, gave me ten days to design a new look and feel for the seven-day event for 4-16 year-olds. Borrowing from their established colour palette, I gave the brand a fresh, energetic look that would connect with boys and girls of any age, and be used across all touchpoints in upcoming years.

Art Direction
Advertising, digital, identity, illustration, print & editorial
Consumer

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tiff

My role as Lead Graphic Designer at tiff involved the conceptualization and design of editorial and advertising products, including onscreen pre-show content, outdoor & POS signage and posters, advertisements, brochures, and Art Direction of the 450-page programme book and Universal Studio‘s Festival Daily newspaper.

Art Direction
Advertising, digital, print & editorial
Consumer, B2B

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tiff

As Lead Graphic Designer at tiff, I provided concept and creative direction for the Toronto International Film Festival’s advertising campaign, centred around a series of collectable posters that evoked the romance, adventure, and cosmopolitan outlook of the Festival’s programming.

Art Direction
Advertising
Consumer

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