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Working With The Ontario Nonprofit Network

This past year, I gladly accepted the opportunity to work with Sarah Matsushita, Communications & Network Engagement Manager of the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN). Sarah and I have known each other for years, working so well together at TIFF, back in the day. I jumped at the chance to connect with her again. Organized in 2007, […]

Concept Art, Animatics, and Storyboards

Below is a recent grouping of concept art, animatics, and storyboards I have done for various clients and productions. I am eager to do more work of this kind, to exercise my commercial illustration background. It has always been very satisfying to work collaboratively with a group of knowledgeable stakeholders, creative minds, and good idea […]

Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Post Office Installation

    In spring 2014, Mandi Gould, a longtime friend, and one of several key figures in the now legendary late 1990s “second wave” Lindy Hop revival in Toronto, put out a request online for assistance with Frankie 100: Frankie Manning Centennial Celebration, a massive event endeavour she was project managing for the Frankie Manning Foundation, whose mission is […]

On Steve Jobs

When Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs died, I, like many others, posted a “rest in peace—you were an inspiration” status update on Facebook. Seconds later, a friend responded by posting Jobs’ moving Stanford University commencement address from 2005. A global village was in mourning over the death of someone who was an iconic symbol […]

The Web Is Alive With The Sound Of Google

For the past four years, Facebook and Twitter have dominated my personal home entertainment time, when not reading a good book or comic, or watching a movie of course. This was time I used to allot to television, until broadcasters found new efficiencies with their production budgets by creating an endless sea of inexpensive, “reality-based” […]

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