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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.

  • Practical Ethics

    By: Peter Singer

    Cambridge University Press
    For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters and added a new chapter addressing climate change, one of the most important ethical challenges of our generation. Some of the questions discussed in this book concern our daily lives. Is it ethical to buy luxuries when others do not have enough to eat? Should we buy meat from intensively reared animals? Am I doing something wrong if my carbon footprint is above the global average? Other questions confront us as concerned citizens: equality and discrimination on the grounds of race or sex; abortion, the use of embryos for research and euthanasia; political violence and terrorism; and the preservation of our planet's environment. This book's lucid style and provocative arguments make it an ideal text for university courses and for anyone willing to think about how she or he ought to live.
  • The Selfish Gene

    By: Richard Dawkins

    Oxford University Press
    544 pages
    The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
  • The Empathic Civilization

    By: Jeremy Rifkin

    Polity
    674 pages
    In this sweeping new interpretation of the history of civilization, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin looks at the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development–and is likely to determine our fate as a species. Today we face unparalleled challenges in an energy–intensive and interconnected world that will demand an unprecedented level of mutual understanding among diverse peoples and nations. Do we have the capacity and collective will to come together in a way that will enable us to cope with the great challenges of our time? In this remarkable book Jeremy Rifkin tells the dramatic story of the extension of human empathy from the rise of the first great theological civilizations, to the ideological age that dominated the 18th and 19th centuries, the psychological era that characterized much of the 20th century and the emerging dramaturgical period of the 21st century. The result is a new social tapestry–The Empathic Civilization–woven from a wide range of fields. Rifkin argues that at the very core of the human story is the paradoxical relationship between empathy and entropy. At various times in history new energy regimes have converged with new communication revolutions, creating ever more complex societies that heightened empathic sensitivity and expanded human consciousness. But these increasingly complicated milieus require extensive energy use and speed us toward resource depletion. The irony is that our growing empathic awareness has been made possible by an ever–greater consumption of the Earth′s resources, resulting in a dramatic deterioration of the health of the planet. If we are to avert a catastrophic destruction of the Earth′s ecosystems, the collapse of the global economy and the possible extinction of the human race, we will need to change human consciousness itself–and in less than a generation. Rifkin challenges us to address what may be the most important question facing humanity today: Can we achieve global empathy in time to avoid the collapse of civilization and save the planet? One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy¸ The End of Work, The Biotech Century, and The Age of Access. He is the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C.
  • Neither Here Nor There

    By: Bill Bryson

    Anchor Canada
    304 pages
    Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz--also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods--he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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