WHO I AM
Graphic Design Specialist
I'm not anyone special and I did not go to school to learn my profession, but I LOVE what I do and am thankful everyday for the boss who took a chance on me and offered me my first graphic design job based on my creative side.
The Stony Plain Reporter was where I learned that I had found what I was always meant to do. In the 9 years following I worked at a couple of print shops and for the Purple Pages before we moved to Grande Prairie where I started work at the Daily Herald-Tribune in 1994. After 10 years as a graphic designer I received a promotion to Production Manager where I managed an awesome staff of 13 very creative and talented people until January 2013 when I was laid off due to outsourcing to India.
Things happen for a reason and it was the kick in the pants I needed to venture out on my own. The results have been great and I haven't looked back. I look forward to bringing all of your inspirations to life and can't wait to help you stand out from your competition.
31 years in the making
- 1987Stony Plain Reporter. Where it all began.
- 2014At home or in the rainforest. Where it all continues.
- WEB DESIGN
contrary to popular belief, you can teach an old dog new tricks
The greatest part about my job is being given the opportunity to learn something new every day. Technology is always changing and that means I'm always having to learn new tricks and ways of doing an even better job than the project before. This website is an example of how much I've been learning with web design.
When it comes to designing and being creative I relate each and every project to being in labor. Every time I thought I wanted to give up or I became tired of the hard work and effort, there was always the prize at the end that made every minute of the process worth it.