I am an interdisciplinary creative with a passion for words. Drawing on training from the York University/Sheridan College Joint Program in Design, as well as a lifelong passion for all things literary, my work largely operates at the intersection of typography, graphic design and creative and critical writing. I emphasize research and exploration in everything I do, thrive on variety, and am always eager to learn new things.

currently reading —

"Brother" / David Chariandry
"Uncreative Writing" in No Internet, No Art / Kenneth Goldsmith
"True Stories" / Sophie Calle

articles & features —

"Leslie (Sam) Smart & the Writing of a Canadian Graphic Design Identity"
Devil's Artisan: Journal of the Printing Arts, 2018

"Making to Make Sense" / The Sad Collective, 2018
Profile / adjustyourmargins.com, 2018

awards & recognition —

Designer Initiated Project, RGD Social Good Awards, 2018
Forge Award for Typographic Design, RGD Student Awards, 2017
Applied Arts Magazine Single Entry Winner, 2017
Applied Arts Magazine Single Entry Winner, 2015

exhibitions —

You Focus on Things & They Expand, Solo Show (Spokane, Washington) 2018
COTTAGE Collaborative Arts, Exhibitor (Norris Point, Newfoundland) 2018
Summaery Exhibiton of Bauhaus-Universität, Exhibitor (Weimar, Germany) 2016
Swash & Serif 2, Exhibitor (Toronto, Ontario) October 2015

experience —

Freelance Graphic Designer, January 2018-present
Laboratory Spokane, Artist in Residence, October-November 2018
Unscripted Digital Arts Festival, Presenter, September 2018
Liberty Arts Gallery & Shop, Gallery Manager, June-September 2018
COTTAGE Digital Arts Incubator, Invited Artist, April 2018
LOKI, Design Intern, May-June 2017
YSDN2017, Co-Director of Experiential Design, 2016-2017

education —

University of Toronto School of Continuing Education, Creative Writing
Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction Courses, 2017

York University/Sheridan College Honours Bachelor of Design, 2013-2017
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Academic Exchange, March-July 2016