You've caught me mid development. I'm working on the site, so if you see something missing or broken, that's why.

Employment

eightySix Interactive (May 2015 – Present)
Clients: Levine Sherkin Boussidan, Keek, Art-Kitect, Four Star Metal

Teehan+Lax (April 2011 – January 2015)
Clients: Bell, YogaGlo, Shipwire, SFX, Spotify

Montana Steele Advertising (April – August 2010)
Clients: Lanterra Developments, Reids Heritage Homes, Lifetime Developments, Ink Entertainment, 45 Charles Ltd., Edenshaw Homes

Nubrand (April – August 2009)
Clients: Wellington West, RBC

IWD Canada (April – August 2008)
Clients: Altus Group

LGG Media (April – August 2007)
Clients: The Discovery Channel, MSN, The Comedy Network, Bacardi

Freelance

Bureau Group
Clients: Accranada, Captain 1337, La Paysagiste, You’ve Changed Records

Rhyme With Orange Creative
Clients: Swiss Diamond Cookware, The Gourmet Burger Co.

eightySix Interactive
Clients: Rob Ramsay (actor)

Exclaim! Magazine
Bands: Yukon Blonde, Comeback Kid, Madison Violet, The Darcys, Hollerado, Rural Alberta Advantage etc.

Education

Fanshawe College
Advanced Web Development
2010 – 2011

Western University / Fanshawe College
Media Theory and Production
2006 – 2010

St. Michael’s College School
2002 – 2006

While at Fanshawe I designed and developed a web application called iData. It’s used to archive, share and comment on statistical data like surveys, research and polls. I am proud to say I won an Applied Arts student award for the project.

Interests

I really enjoy music of the seventies and eighties, particularly country rock music. I also like some classic rock, folk, disco, jazz, classical and even some shoegaze. I play drums in a local band, The Flying Museum Band.

In my spare time I designed and build personal projects like Toronto Type, a website showcasing typography on Toronto streets and Minyl, a very simple web app used to track your vinyl collection.

I like to read non-fiction, mainly cultural theory and philosophy. Some of my favorite authors are Peter Singer, Richard Dawkins, Malcolm Gladwell, Jeremy Rifkin, and Bill Bryson.

Most of the time I’m hanging out at coffee shops reading, drinking beer with my friends, rehearsing with my bands, or watching movies, hockey and football. I like walking around a lot and sometimes enjoy skiing in the Winter and playing tennis in the Spring and Summer.

Bitbucket

@michaelynch


Recent Blog Posts

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2017 in Review

I felt like I really honed my craft quite a bit. I launched a real estate site at the beginning of the year and then monitored it throughout. I dipped my toes in devops for the first time and then in the Fall I got the chance to iterate on the theme and improve it significantly. That felt good.
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Guerilla Open Access Manifesto
by Aaron Swartz

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You'll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.
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26 Types of Animals
by Jeremy Pettis

Coming across the typography of Jeremy Pettis is a humbling experience. I was lucky enough to do so while looking through the works being featured on citid.net, a collection of typographic illustrations representing cities across the globe. Jeremy represented Milwaukee. His artwork on citid lead me to his website, which I quickly learned was dedicated to a gallery called "26 Type of Animals," very much in the literal sense as it is actually 26 typographic treatments of animals A-Z.
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