FITC Awards: How I Would Vote If I Were A Judge

Posted on April 11, 2014

It’s that time of the year again and FITC Toronto is just around the corner. The finalists for this year’s awards have been announced and to my amazement my website was short listed for ‘Best Canadian Designer Website’. It’s a complete honour to be recognized for the hard work that I have put into this past year. When looking at all the nominees for each award, I find myself in amazing and well deserving company.  This year’s judges are faced with the hard task of picking the winners from a great pool of talent. It wasn’t too long ago that… read more

Why You Should Mentor

Posted on February 4, 2014

In order to become masters at what we do, we need to dissect information and form opinions about the things we study. We need to add our touch to it, evolve it, and make it our own. Anyone who is extremely passionate about a subject is constantly learning more about it. There’s a sense of excitement with every discovery we make. As it relates to design, these things can be something as simple as uncovering a new shortcut in Photoshop, or something scientific like learning how to use better grids in our designs. When we take this knowledge and the… read more

Social Media: Good Habits to Follow and Bad Habits You Should Avoid.

Posted on January 5, 2014

If you’re a company or a brand and whether you’re a fan of it or not, there is no running from the giant that is, social media. Social networks have completely changed the game in regards to how your audience perceives you. Luckily, the only person in control of that perception is you. These social networks are a great avenue to promote and market yourself and I’d like to take a moment to share my opinions on what are some good social media habits you should follow, and some bad ones you should avoid. The selection process Choosing the right… read more

Responsive Design; What you’re most likely forgetting…

Posted on November 16, 2013

There’s a general consensus on what responsive design is, but I have a really hard time being okay with the fact that most people overlook the most important aspect of making a site responsive. Sure, when viewing a site on mobile we need to increase the font size and somehow get that long-ass menu (that the client really wanted) working in this small 5” screen, that’s all fine and well – that is definitely part of making a site responsive. A desktop user is probably looking for different content than a mobile user. The one thing I find people forget… read more

25 Things Related To Design That I Learned At The Age of 25

Posted on June 16, 2013

I was twelve years old when I first got my hands on Photoshop, and I’ve learned many things since that day when it relates to design; but no year taught me more about my professional career than the year I turned twenty-five. It’s still hard to believe that tomorrow I’ll be twenty-six, but as I look back on the past year I’m extremely grateful for the work relationships I’ve built and the experiences I was fortunate enough to have. These interactions and experiences taught me some vital lessons which I know will help shape this next year of my life… read more