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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Brunswick Square Elevator Sign

BSQ Elevator Poster

February 24, 2014

Brunswick Square frequently replaces posters in their elevators. This is an example of such signage.

Stonhammer Interactive

Stonehammer Geopark Multitouch Display

February 24, 2014

This was probably one of the funnest (and most extensive) projects I ever did. I have never done anything like this before but that does not stop me. I have a passion for learning new things! From preliminary research, including hardware and software options, right up to project completion, I saw this through to the end.

Standard Machinery & Equipment

Standard Machinery & Equipment Website

February 24, 2014

A website designed for Standard Machinery & Equipment. It is done from scratch, no templates or prebuilt framework here folks! I really think I’m starting to get the hang of this. It could probably still use a couple media queries though. It is a w3c compliant HTML5 website which contains css3 transitions, form with validation, modernizr, polyfiller, Google Analytics and map. I even incorporated Twitter Cards and Facebook Open Graph meta information for enhanced social sharing. www.standardmachinery.ca

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.

BSQ Expandable Ad - Generic

BSQ Expandable Rich Media Ads

February 24, 2014

This was another one of those “hmm, never done one of those before but am sure I can figure it out” projects. The development wasn’t too bad (just had to brush up on my Flash skills a wee bit) but figuring out how to go about having the ads 3rd party hosted and not pay thousands of dollars to do so was the real challenge. Google’s Double Click Studio and Aviso to the rescue! Visit http://bit.ly/bsqexpandables for a functional preview of the ads as served to cbc.ca