I'm a strategic thinker who likes to get his hands dirty.
I admire innovators like Elon Musk and designers like Stefan Sagmeister. I believe that thinking outside the box produces tangible results. I believe that education, technology & communication will inspire creative solutions for all forms of sustainable design on a global scale.
I'm excited about the future of problem solving through innovation.
I'm also fascinated by transitions, the down time, those moments when not completely engaged, to reflect on what you've done and what's next to come. I've gone from being a NYC lifeguard, who directed a feature film in Manhattan to strategizing marketing & design campaigns for Apple's iStudio retail stores in Bangkok, Thailand. I've floated in the Dead Sea. I've met Mickey Rourke at the Cannes Film festival and had an extra acting appearance in Mariah Carey’s video “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak”.
I've water ski’d with Moby. I've been to Angkor Wat, Cambodia, four times. I was on the cover of the platinum selling cd, Godsmack Faceless. I've resided, studied, worked and thoroughly enjoyed my life in Manhattan, Los Angeles, Aix-en-Provence, France, Southeast Asia and Vancouver, where my area of expertise was in visual communication and digital media design, both as a professional and academic.
I'm agile... I've always been a lifelong learner, interested in improving and building upon my skill set, to excel in life when given the chance. I have a BA in economics from Concordia University in Montreal, a BFA in film-making from SUNY Purchase in New York and most recently a Master’s degree in digital media from The Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver.
Below is the 1st video I made & edited on a computer in 1995.
I use digital engagement to communicate.
I've used Trello & Slack to project manage and disseminate lesson materials to my students at Emily Carr and the University of the Fraser Valley. I build word press websites. I freelance. I frequently use 90% of the software in the Adobe Creative Suite collection. I use Microsoft Office. I have years of interactive media experience, creating, editing and producing content for the web, youtube, print and other social media platforms. I'm eager to share my strengths in finding communication solutions focused on social media, technology and digital engagement. I have a passionate desire to learn from and collaborate with others. Though I'm older than your average Master's graduate, I have a 3 year old daughter who keeps me young and inspires me to think about technology, education and her future well-being.