Design Thinkers 2016 – Confessions

Just over a week now until Design Thinkers, Toronto’s must-attend conference for visual communicators. Now in its 17th year, DesignThinkers 2016 will delve into industry trends with visionaries from a range of communications-related disciplines including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media and entrepreneurship.

Looking forward to seeing David Carson, Steven Heller, Erik KesselsFredrik Öst & Erik Kockum and Julien Vallée & Eve Duhamel.


2015 CMA Awards

I’ll be judging the CMA Awards again this year, this time in the Integrated category. I also have a few projects entered in the Experiential category.


I’ve been asked to be a portfolio reviewer at Creative Directions 2015, RGD’s annual career development conference for emerging creative professionals and those looking for fresh perspectives on the industry. Register to get helpful feedback and advice on your work and take advantage of an opportunity to get your name out there.

FITC 2015

I’ll be attending FITC 2015 in April.

FITC is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. It’s a conference that both unites and transforms the industry – assembling its major leaders and players from across North America and the world. FITC Toronto transforms the Hilton Toronto into an international mecca for the digitally creative, abuzz with Creative Directors from multinational ad agencies, studio heads from Canada’s most sought-after digital production companies, the world’s most surprising digital artists and freelancers, cultural influencers and tech lovers from all walks.


I’ll be a judge in the digital category of this year’s CMA awards.

We all have the same tools. The same computers, same notebooks, same pie chart making programs, same research, same inspirations, same budgets, same, same, same. The difference between a campaign that wins CMA Gold and one that doesn’t is how well the team puts all the pieces together.