GRAPHIC DESIGNER + ART DIRECTOR
Once upon a time Alina and I sat at opposite desks and edited a lot of product photos for Roots Canada. We bonded over music, design, cats, and a mutual love for Aritzia. We've since moved onto different career paths, but she is a wealth of knowledge who makes a great cup of coffee so I try to work with her as often as I can.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I tend to find a lot of my inspiration online. I keep a close eye on a few people and studios I admire. I also really love flipping through books and magazines. I used to make an effort to go to bookstores, but now I work at a studio that has one of the best book and magazine collections I've ever seen. The other day, I found a book on dessert that looked like a bite was taken out of it! Living in Toronto, there is never a shortage of inspiration. You just have to pay attention.
What kind of work are you focusing on now?
At work my main focus is editorial design. We have two magazines that we design and art direct. I'm learning a ton about typesetting, which has been really satisfying. I'm also wrapping up a few branding projects and helping out with an interactive lookbook for a friend's brand this summer.