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 .

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.

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

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 Glass Elevator Sign

BSQ Glass Elevator Sign

January 31, 2015

Brunswick Square came to us with a vision for an elevator banner. I presented them with a couple options, including this one, which led to them scrapping their original idea!

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.