As a co-founder of three creative companies I’m always looking for a better way to work in order to keep the creative mind refreshed and sharp. With my wife as co-founder we started We Work We Live – a workspace collective for passionate people who love work and live. Yoga, digital detoxes, work retreats and lots of green smoothies fuel our work and life. Find us in Berlin, India, Sri Lanka, Panama and the Philippines.
While freelancing I met one of the smartest brand strategists on the planet. I convinced her to leave her full-time role, where she was running Starbucks digital, to open Spencer and Bloom. We’re a brand and product design consultancy collective. Clients: eBay, Whole Foods, Microsoft, Bank of Montreal.
After years of academia and consulting with businesses I took the leap and started what I believe will be the future of children’s book publishing. In a couple short years we’ve become the go to mobile publisher for Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Peanuts, Nickleodeon and hundreds of independent authors.
I had the humbling honour of getting poached to help one of the most vanguard storytelling organizations in the world – The National Film Board of Canada. I worked as an Interactive Producer/Writer. Everything from script, to UX, to tech build-out.
Half-way through my Masters I was hired to help start a Social Media and Emerging Technologies division within DDB Canada, called Radar DDB. I ran creative and strategy for four years before we merged with Tribal DDB.
As the media landscape was changing I left film to go back to academia. I graduated with a Masters of Applied Arts in Visual Art. I also had the pleasure of teaching while I was there and still enjoy going back to teach the odd class in design, publishing or typography.
I kicked around LA, New York, Prague, Cuba, Paris and Florence making films and doing fashion photography.
I graduated with a Deans Honors Degree in Film and TV Production. I focussed on screenwriting and cinematography.
I was in a lot of crappy movies and TV shows. I’ve died on screen 14 times, I’ve crashed 20 cars, I’ve shot thousands of rounds of ammo, I’ve had 16 one-liner parts and once was the stunt double for Hugh Jackman. I also used acting to pay my way through three university degrees.