With a strong background in mobile UX design, my work has been in the hands of millions of consumers across the globe. Curious in nature, I’m motivated by intuitive design, aesthetics, and have a particular affinity to motion.
I believe that in order to produce an exceptional UX, not only must it be functional, reliable and useable, it should also be meaningful and even delightful. I help bridge the gap between interaction design and visual design by harnessing the power of motion design.
I’m always thinking of how to improve products. Questioning along the way makes it easier to strip away the clutter. Working at companies like Google, BlackBerry and Riverbed has allowed me to focus on IxD solutions for various platforms from consumers on mobile to professionals in the enterprise arena.
I love to capture film, edit, animate, and create visual effects. Motion opens the door for storytelling and is a way for me to infuse delight. Not only does it bring a product to life, but it gives it personality. The most subtle motion may go unnoticed yet has the ability to instill a positive impression of the product.
I believe feedback is critical to the design process, and I seek it whenever possible. Paper prototypes, static click-throughs and animated mockups are all valuable methods of determining whether a concept is worth pursuing. Knowing when and where to apply each method is important and depends on the target audience and context.
Years of experience
Bowls of cereal this year
Animation on Netflix
After moving back to Canada last year to be closer family, I'm now a proud father!
Defining motion design language across the entire digital product experience for wearables.
Now that I've become accustomed to the beautiful weather in San Francisco. It would be an outright travesty not to ride every day.
Simplified and beautified enterprise networking products with a fresh modern UI. Designing dashboards, widgets and data-visualization.
Between froyo and nerf battles, I collaborated with user research and UX designers to create wireframes and high-fidelity mockups for Google OnHub.
Completed the MDEI graduate program at the University of Waterloo. The program focuses on UX, design strategy and project management.
Lead designer on numerous out-of-box experience projects from BlackBerry OS 5 through to BlackBerry 10, and named inventor on a design utility patent.
Got a temporary hit of adrenaline by plunging over 200 feet from a crane.
Designed and implemented interactive digital courses about environmental health & safety standards and company policies for employee orientation.
Completed a BFA with specialization in Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. I essentially learned by making tons of digital media installations.