I've been practicing graphic design since before I knew what graphic design was.
I spent the bulk of my teenage years converting punk rock logos into stencils and patches, insisted on making all the posters and packaging for the bands I played in, and ran the school darkroom. It wasn't until I started university that I noticed the work posted in the Design department on my way to class, and eventually realized that there was actually a name for all that stuff I liked to do. And that it was a craft that I could actually study, and pursue a career in.
Over the next few years I studied at Grant Macewan, NSCAD University, and The Cooper Union, and began a freelance practice working for clients in the music and cultural sectors. Once I completed my BDes I moved to Toronto and started working professionally. Since then my work has been recognized by Applied Arts, the ADCC, the FPO Awards, Design Edge, and Communication Arts. In addition to being a designer I'm also a husband, father, and bass guitarist. I also used to cook a few hundred tacos from time to time.