In my life as a visual artist and designer, I shape text in creative ways to bring delight, new visualization, and contemplation.
This dichotomy sets me on a lifelong design quest.
Weekdays, you will find me coordinating communications projects at the University of Toronto. I am a wordsmith and love bringing order to wayward texts to clarify their meaning.
Weekends, I am a mixed media artist experimenting with acrylics, gouache, and watercolour on paper and canvas. Oftentimes I design handmade books. Sometimes I etch glass and carve soapstone. On occasion I have the privilege of teaching adult art workshops.
I am not a traditional scribe, but I value the legacy of letters.
My preference is for modern lettering that pushes the limits of letterforms. The “letters” become a design element. They may or may not be legible or discernable.
I enjoy crafting text so that the identity of the constituent elements is not immediately evident, but upon closer examination may reveal their meaning. I love creating opportunities for those delightful “aha” moments when meaning dawns.
That is the quest.