Designer, Graphic novelist, Illustrator & Writer.

Award-winning graphic designer, art director and writer for the entertainment and leisure arts fields. Editorial Art Director / Designer for print, software and high-end collectibles. Book cover and publication design for science- fiction, young adult and juvenile books. Graphic design, Illustration and scripting for comic books and animation projects such as Star Wars, Wolverine, Spongebob Squarepants, Batman and Superman. Clients include DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamite Comics, Image Comics, Marvel Comics, Platinum Studios, Scholastic Books, Vanguard Productions, Warner Bros. Stores and Turner Animation.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


    1993 - 1997 DC Comics
    Manager / Art Director Creative Services

    DUTIES

    HIGHLIGHTS

    1990 - 1993 Byron Preiss Visual Publications
    Editorial Art Director / Designer

    Art direction and publication design ranging from fantasy and science fiction to children's books. Production co-ordination for a wide range of illustrated books and interactive products.

     

    1986 - 1989 Main Artery Inc.
    Partner / Art Director

    Co-founded design firm specializing in packaging and promotional marketing materials for Canadian entertainment industry. This focused primarily on record covers, videos, posters, ads, concert tours, corporate sponsorships and event promotions. Clients included American Express, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvey and Mather and Harlequin Books.

     

    1981 - 1986 Modern Imageworks
    Owner / Art Director

    Operated studio specializing in graphic design for Canadian entertainment field: Record companies, film companies, agencies, tour promoters, specialty stores and book & magazine publishers. Clients included A&M Records, Capitol Records, CBS Records, Concert Productions International, RCA Records and WEA Music.

     

    1979 - 1981 CBS Records Canada
    Art Director

    Design for album, cassette and CD covers, videos, posters, POS, print ads, corporate presentations, artistic supervision of in-store displays by regional display representatives.

     

    1978 - 1982 The Ontario College of Art
    Part-time Instructor- Strategies for Photo-Electric Arts

    Taught integrated multimedia course involving photography, video, film, electronic sculpture, holography and other disciplines.

     

    1976 - 1978 Holt Rinehart & Winston of Canada Ltd.
    Staff Illustrator.

    Illustration and publication design for various Children's Books, activity books and catalogs, both trade and educational. This included production work, darkroom, and press checks.


    EDUCATION

    Fanshawe College, London Ontario. Fine Arts \ Recording Arts and Sciences.

    Post-graduate studies with Marshall McLuhan at the University of Toronto's Center for Culture and Technology.


    AWARDS

    2014 Innie Award Best Limited Series- Mister X: Eviction

    2009 Print Magazine Regional Design Award- Cover. Mister X: The Archives With Paul Rivoche

    2002 Design concept for Amie Metcalf-Brockway's Eisner Award-winning Publication Design- Batman: Nine Lives

    1985 Toronto Art Directors Club, Best of the 80's - Album Cover- Honeymoon Suite

    1985 Casby Award - Album Cover: Jane Siberry: No Borders Here

    1984 Juno Award - Album Graphics: The Nylons: Seamless

    1983 Juno Award - Album Graphics: Anvil: Metal on Metal

    NOMINATIONS

    2006 N.M.E. Mine Black Music Award - Package Design: Westlake 99: It's a Black Thing

    2005 Harvey Award - Excellence in Presentation: Mister X: The Definitive Collection

    1998 Eisner Award - Best Mini-Series: Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti

    1997 Harvey Award - Best New Series: Terminal City

    1997 Eisner Award - Best Mini-Series: Terminal City

    1995 Eisner Award - Publication Design: The Ray Bradbury Chronicles

    1986 Juno Award - Album Cover: Metal for Breakfast (Various)

    1985 Casby Award - Album Cover: The Tenants: Visions of Our Future

    1984 Juno Award - Album Cover: Honeymoon Suite

    1982 Juno Award - Album Cover: But, I'm Just a Kid

    1981 Juno Award - Album Cover: Loverboy

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