I am an artist and illustrator, educated at the Ontario College of Art, and the Royal College of Art in London, England. My clients include the New York Times, Time, BusinessWeek, Spin magazine, Vibe magazine, Polygram Records, Stroh Brewery International, MTV and Canada Post Corporation, among countless others. I have won over 150 international awards from American Illustration, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Communication Arts Design Annual, the New York Society of Illustrators, the New York Art Directors Club, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, the U.K. Design & Art Directors Club (D&AD), Print Regional Design Annual, Print A-Z, Graphis, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY awards, The National Magazine Awards, Black Book AR100, Visual Impact, Studio, Coupe International Design & Image Competition, Applied Arts Awards Annual, Applied Arts Illustration Contest and the Advertising & Design Club of Canada (A&DCC), including Gold and Silver medals for several illustrations housed in the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum. My work has also been featured on the cover of Adweek magazine and has been animated for American network television commercials.
In addition, I have served as a juror for the National Magazine Awards, 3x3 Annual Illustration Awards, the Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Annual, the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) “Unleashed” contest, and the Juno Music Awards. I was appointed Chair of the Illustration program at OCAD in 2004, and Acting Assistant Dean of Advertising, Graphic Design and Illustration for 2005/06.
In 2012, I was named “Artist | Educator of the Year” by New York’s 3x3 Magazine, selected from candidates representing 17 countries for my “contribution to the Illustration community and development of OCAD University’s Illustration Program.”
In 2016, I was the recipient of OCADU’s “Distinguished Educator Award.” The Alumni of Influence Awards are the university’s highest non-academic honours for alumni achievement.