Portfolio

The term “portfolio” here is used loosely. This is not a professional collection, simply creative material I have been able to supplement my professional work. As an event and marketing specialist, I have no formal training in graphic arts, so a majority of my work has come from continuing education classes, self-training or instructional videos on YouTube. Regardless, I love taking photos, designing engaging documents and marketing collateral; building brand identities and guidelines; and creating digital and motion design. 

Photo

Photography is a creative outlet that has always been a strong passion of mine. I shoot with a Nikon DSLR and a Fujifilm mirrorless camera. I love to explore documentary style photography through travel, landscapes, and portraits. 

It was on the International Day of Peace in 2011 that I was honored to receive third place in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Hope Photo Competition. For my photo entitled “Form”, the IOC stated: “The jury admired the unusual view of this sports performance, which the photographer has transformed into a moment of poetry.””The jury was composed of David Burnett, the renowned international photo reporter who has been covering the Olympic Games since 1984; Sam Stourdzé, Director of the Musée de l’Elysée photographic museum in Lausanne; and David Herren, Head of the IOC’s Images Section.”

Other favourites

Design

Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and After Effects are all a part of my “design wheelhouse.” I love multi-page/package design; vector art and motion; and brand design.

Sponsorship CollateralI created this sponsorship collateral for UBC Athletics and Recreation as a way to re-imagine sponsorship investment at their varsity, recreation, and facility properties. This package uses engaging media, number-based infographics, and alluring design in an effort to enhance sponsorship sales.

Vector art is simply a geometrical shapes composed of points, lines, curves, and colours. But what happens when you move those points in time? You achieve motion graphics. These cute and primitive animations were used for some of my close friends getting married last year. I asked them for a few of their favourite things and a created a fun and lively story that started their wedding slideshow.

VIDEO

Every year, UBC puts on a massive event called Storm the Wall. The event is a quadralthon that ends with a twelve foot wall in which all team members must conquer before finishing. “Join the Conversation” was designed to share on social media to get others engaged to design their own wall.

This shows the versatility of UBC’s world-class sport and recreation facilities. Watch how a simple timelapse video shows Thunderbird Arena transform from an ice hockey rink to an international Davis Cup tennis court. It was one of UBC’s most-watched videos and featured in The Vancouver Sun.

In the summer of 2012 I traveled through England, France, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Germany. This is a collection of videos I shot. It is amateur to say the least, but it details some abilities in video production and post-production technology.

WEB DESIGN

In my spare time, I own a web design company creating custom, open-source websites for businesses, local organizations, and non-profits. For every dollar earned in web design, I donate 1% (or 10% in web services) to local based charities, grassroots organizations, special-interest groups, and community programs working to end homelessness, promoting healthy lifestyles and communities, representing the underrepresented, as well as promoting environmental actions and initiatives.