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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Lily's Bistro Menu

Lily’s Bistro Menu

February 24, 2014

This was a menu redesign for Lily’s Bistro (formerly Lily’s Café). You can check out the entire menu here .

BSQ Shop Local Poster

BSQ Shop Local Poster

February 24, 2014

This poster was placed throughout the Fortis Properties offices (located above the Brunswick Square shopping levels) to encourage staff to “come on down” the elevator and shop local!

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.

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

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

Saint John Mill Rats Poster

Saint John Mill Rats Poster

February 24, 2014

As of the 2014/2015 season, iNk is the official graphic design sponsor of the Saint John Mill Rats. This is the poster they decided to go with. All artwork that followed maintained a consistent look.