Writing is something I took for granted for years. It was always something that I could do without thinking about it. I often received praise from teachers and professors about my writing. As much as I knew what the written word could do, I understood the power of visual imagery, and was drawn to fine art and then design. I learned so much from my training and work experiences in these fields, but neither of them provided a fulfilling career unto themselves.
The missing piece was staring me in the face.
I derive a real pleasure from the process of turning an abstract idea into a concrete one using just a few key words. I have a confidence with the written word that I’ve never had with anything else, and the avenues for applying this confidence feel limitless.
I was born and raised in Ottawa. I’ve studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, and Algonguin College, where I earned a diploma in Graphic Design, and recently a graduate certificate in Technical Writing.
I’m fascinated by the quirks of the user experience, and deeply interested in content strategy.
I keep a cool head, because nothing is worth getting worked up over. Everything is solvable if you take a breath, sit down and have a good long think about it. I’m also a bit of a goofball. (See photo above).