Education

University of Illinois Chicago
School of Design with
The Basel School of Design
Master of Design (MDes) in Graphic Design
Completed 2020

Sessions College with 
Musashino Art University Tokyo
Advanced Diploma in Visual Communication
Completed 2006

University of Calgary
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physical Geography
Completed 2001

        Attended Educational Workshops

University of the Fraser Valley
Educator’s Journey Towards Reconciliation
Completed 2022

AIGA Design Educators Community
ShiftED: Shifting, Inside-out: Decolonizing the classroom
Completed 2021

The Visual Communication Institute,
The Basel School of Design
MDes Workshops
Completed 2018/19

Rietveld Academie
Photo Studio
Completed 2004

Rietveld Academie
Screenprinting
Completed 2000
     

        Academic Positions

University of the Fraser Valley
Graphic + Digital Design
Assistant Professor
2022—present

OCAD University
Graphic Design
Sessional Faculty
2012—2013/21

University of the Fraser Valley
Graphic + Digital Design
LTA Faculty
2020—2022

University of Illinois Chicago
School of Design 
Sessional Faculty
2019—2020

Alberta University of the Arts
School of Visual Arts
Sessional Faculty
2013—2017
             

        Teaching Experience

University of the Fraser Valley
Experiential Graphic Design
    2022
Foundations in Web Design
    2021/22
Design Systems II: Transmedia
    2021/22
Interactive Design for Portfolio
    2021/22
Fundamentals of Design
    2021/22
Digital Project Management
    2021
Design Thinking for Creative Practitioners
    2021/22

OCAD University
Design Process 2
    2021
Surface, Object, Space
    2013
Typography 1: Letters and Words
    2012
Typography 2: Structures
    2012

University of Illinois Chicago
School of Design
Color Theory Foundation
    2019/20

Alberta University of the Arts
Web Design
    2015/16/17
Typography 1 
    2014
Motion Graphics 
    2014 



        Talks/Lectures

Digital Humanities Initiative
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, USA 
2020

Department of Architecture
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, USA
2019

American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE
2017

Design Days Dubai
Dubai, UAE
2017

Tashkeel 
Dubai, UAE
2017

Architecture Now
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, CA
2015

Art Now
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, CA
2015/16

Design Talks
Toronto Design Offsite Festival
Toronto, CA
2015

Why Design?
OCAD University
Toronto, CA
2012

RGD DesignThinkers
Toronto, CA
2012

PechaKucha Toronto
Toronto, CA
2012

PechaKucha Tokyo
Tokyo, JP
2007
                

        Conducted Workshops

Storefront
Chicago, USA
2019

Design Days Dubai
Dubai, UAE
2017
 
Tashkeel 
Dubai, UAE
2017
 
Sikka Art Fair
Dubai, UAE
2017

OCAD University
Toronto, CA
2017
 
Toronto Design Offsite Festival
Toronto, CA
2017 

Esker Foundation
Calgary, CA
2016 

OCAD University
Toronto, CA
2015


       Conducted Walks/Hikes

Designers Hike
McKee Peak
Abbotsford, CA
2022



        Exhibitions/Installations
Chicago Art Book Fair
Chicago, USA
2019

December Show
Chicago, USA
2018/19

The Basel School of Design
International Poster Design
Basel, CH
2019 

Tashkeel International Poster Design
Dubai, UAE
2017

Outside the Box
Toronto, CA
2016

Designers in the Classroom
Toronto, CA
2011/13 

Redux Toronto
Toronto, CA
2010 

Iki
Tokyo, JP
2005 

Absence of Time
Tokyo, JP  
2004
   

    Recently Recognized

In Common
Esker Foundation
Calgary, CA
2022

Typeroom
Parachute Type Foundry
Athens, GR
2022

        Affiliations/Memberships

The Digital Humanities Initiative
University of Illinois Chicago
Institute for the Humanities and University Library
Since 2019

AIGA Professional Association for Design
2022

Graphic Designers of Canada
Since 2009

Communication Designers Association
Since 2009

        Select Clients
Chicago Art Book Fair
DesignTO
Esker Foundation
HEAD – Genève
Kate Thomas
LCI Arts Academy Dance
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto
School of Architecture
    University of Illinois Chicago
Tashkeel
TIFF
University of Toronto