Now on the Sunshine Coast, previously in the Whistler-Sea-to-Sky area and before that in Vancouver, I have worked in graphic design for three decades now. My start was at the Georgia Straight newspaper in Vancouver doing ads and music posters back when cut and paste was literally done using exacto knives and wax. As the paper evolved so did my opportunities, and within a short time I took over as Production Manager, then later became the Editorial Designer and Art Director. It was a fantastic time to be there and I was privileged to work some of Vancouver's best editors, writers, photographers and artists to create a weekly publication that looked and read well.
Eventually I needed to expand my range of work and the opportunity to work at an agency in Whistler seemed the perfect fit since I already spent much of my spare time in the Sea to Sky Corridor and had property in Pemberton. I worked at Origin Design & Communications for 9 years as Senior Designer and Art director with an amazing team of creatives and learned much about tourism, marketing and the design industry as a whole. Our main clients were Tourism Whistler and Whistler Blackcomb but we worked on a wide range of projects including real estate development, Indigenous tourism, retail, luxury, sport and destination tourism, social media marketing and much more. Now I bring that experience and knowledge to Niche Market Design and enjoy working with my own range of clients.