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A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, with some postgraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York, I have worked as a designer for almost 20 years, focusing on corporate communications. I have been employed as a designer / art director by a number of studios (Maclean Hunter Publishing in Toronto, Penthouse Studios in Toronto, Cabana Séguin Design in Montréal and Toronto, and Match Art in Toronto). Some of these collaborations evolved into design partnerships. I have concentrated on various communications projects and campaigns as an independent designer working on a contract basis.

Parallel to to my communication design work, I become interested in a fine art career and since 1999 have exhibited in Toronto, Canada, Europe and the United States. Current figurative work involves a unique combination of manual sculpture and leading edge technology to create original fine art prints.

I’m a member and one of the directors of Propeller Centre for Visual Arts in Toronto.

I have also taught typography, design and foundation courses at George Brown College, King Street Campus in Toronto.