After graduating high school, I moved to London, Ontario to attend Western University and Fanshawe College for the combined Media Theory and Production program. At Western, I learned the importance of strong writing, through diligent research and planning - and was introduced to a lot of philosophy and theory. At Fanshaw, the experience was much different, but valuable in an entirely different way. There, I was exposed to the hard skills required to succeed in the creative industries: Photoshop and image manipulation, Illustrator and vector graphics, video editing, and 3D modeling.
My proficiencies lie somewhere between design and development: I don't have a computer science background that would have directed me towards a career in software engineering, nor do I have much of an artistic background that might have let me to branding or graphic design. With my love for creating things with computers, I've always prioritized an approach to my work that yields a product that is both aesthetically pleasing and, above all, functional. The tools and skills I use in web development are reinforced as a result of self-teaching, practice and experimentation, and experience developing projects for the real world. I feel extremely lucky to be involved with an industry that motivates all of its members to further their own self-improvement, and encourages so much collaboration.
Western University Web & IT Team
October 2008 - March 2010
Hall Marketing Communications
June 2010 - December 2013
June 2015 - Present