About Me

Hi! My name is Mike and this is what I love to do. It all started in high school with a co-op placement. I was a graphic designer in training at Key Industries. If you're not familiar with them, they mainly do screen printing. I've always had a thing for art and computers - I knew instantly this profession was for me!

Education

There I was, addicted to graphic design, now what? Headed to Holland College on a teeny-weeny island known as PEI. It was a 2 year program with the 1st year focusing strictly on theory and fine arts, while the 2nd year was technology (computer and software) based.

Experience

While studying at Holland College, Key Industries hired me for the summer months. Upon graduating, I got a job straight out of school with Yellow Pages where I spent the next 12+ years. Company-wide layoffs sent me back to the classroom where I picked up web design know-how. I did my work practicum at iNk and have been there ever since.

Skills

I compare myself to a ginormous swiss army knife. I never say "I can't", which translates to invaluable knowledge. From screen printing to multitouch interactive displays, print to rich media advertising, web design to video editing, social media and so much more, I jump at the opportunity to learn.

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Saint John Police Force Welcome Banner

Saint John Police Force Print Material

February 24, 2014

This large banner above was produced and is hanging in the new police station at One Peel Plaza. It was to be signed by all those who had a hand in the development of the building to welcome the new tenants. To the right is the business card I designed for them.

Billy's Seafood Website

Billy’s Seafood Website

February 20, 2014

This is one of the first “real life” websites I did working at iNk. I actually started on it while on my practicum placement. Billy’s objective was to make the general public aware that they are not only a restaurant but also a fish market. We ended up separating the site into the two unique aspects of his business and the market is doing much better. Although you must choose between the market and the restaurant on the homepage, it is important to give the user an easy way to switch between them. It is equally crucial to cross promote the two. Swim on over to their website here

Stonehammer Geopark Brochure

Stonehammer Geopark Brochure

February 24, 2014

First off, I’d like to thank the Stonehammer team for following through with this idea. Thank You! When this project was tossed my way, I asked myself, what can I do different here? I had an idea to make a layered scenery by folding the panels together. I knew this was going to be a costly investment but it was worth a shot. Lucky for us, the client believed in it as much as we did! What a great, challenging and fun project from beginning to end.