Over 15 years of experience in graphic, motion and web design, movie production as well as illustration and interactive design ...
... put me in the favorable position of understanding why people react the way they react when seeing a McDonald’s sign, an Apple icon or a BMW logo. Today’s technological advances define our dreams and satisfy the longings for living it.
The richest of life are in the thrills.
Did you ever ponder on why you were feeling so great after purchasing a new iOS device, and yet before another year has passed, you’ve longed again for another latest gadget?
It all has started almost a hundred years ago with the father of public relations, Edward Bernays, opening the doors to all who understood the unstoppable power of manipulating the public perspective. Understanding the mechanism and motives of the group mind allowed companies to thrive in prosperity, sell and grow within the vicinity of perceivable limitations.
I have soaked in the latest technologies of design industry for long enough to understand the complexity of this phenomenon. Working within graphic, interactive and web design, movie production, motion graphics and illustration has marked most of my life.
If you allow, I will share my expertise and lead you from dreaming a business to establishing a successful company. I will guide you through the groundwork; an initial concept, brand development, such as logo, website, print and interactive material, motion advertising and artistic installations. Together, we will plant the seeds and develop strategies, creating a brand with a competitive edge.
Do not hold back any longer. Today, lets begin a journey of working together and making your business dream, a reality!
Who am I?
I am a person who always follow his passions. I believe that without a passion, one’s life loses dimension, a thrill.
My one passion is the family, the other, is art and its implementation in the every day through design, animation and paintings. My on-going passion is knowledge and enquiring it. I am fascinated with the complexity and interconnections between world economics, environment, philosophy, psychology and religion.
I start to draw at about four. As I am facing the challenges of being a dyslexic child, at that time, a picture seams worth more than 1000 words to me. I spend hours sketching, painting and making three-dimensional objects. I recall discovering drawing with ink for the first time; the fine strokes of a rapidograph and high contrasts of the black and white planes. With puberty comes a fascination with a female form and figure portraits.
At 18, just months after landing on a foreign continent, I face my first major career decision. Shall I center my life round art and enroll in the fine arts program, or rather, follow a more recent fascination with the digital world. Taking under consideration the future I hoped for, with family and kids, more less stable financially, I decide to follow a path of a Digital Artist.
Graduating from a graphic design program in the late 90’s, I start my career as an assistant within a special effects department in a post movie production firm, Eyes Post Group. These are the days of Houdini 2.5 on the big blue SGI, and feeling as if I have a flying carpet underneath my arms. I remember being involved in editing a promotional piece for Bingo, working in the first version of Maya 1 and even though, these days are long gone, I still feel the rush of the 3D graphics world.
My next stop is Kingston, Ontario, the city I call my first Canadian home. I work, in a quite forbidden business at that time, in a contracting firm within an on-line casino industry. I speed learn Flash 4, Dreamweaver 3, 3D Studio Max; plow through marketing and e-mailing campaigns, thousands of banners, tracking systems and motion graphics.
After 5 years, I move back to Toronto, ready to swim with the big sharks. For the first 2 years, I work closely with a marketing manager and a programmer, designing, building and maintaining websites for over 3000 books. The next 8 years, I spend at BTI, Brand Innovations Inc., bringing the brand message to life for many local and international companies. I have the opportunity to build the web, and later, the motion graphics departments.
Now, after over 17 years of experience, it comes time, I would pay back to the industry that has molded me over the years; return to the clients who appreciated my expertise and help you to brand and innovate in achieving your business targets.
Your dreams, big or small, modest or ambitious, are my oyster.
I am here to offer a highly innovative approach to creative projects combined with close to two decades of design experience. The multidisciplinary experience enables me to integrate services across the design spectrum – from branding, packaging, film, print, illustration and digital.
Over 15 years of experience in the web business gives me a pretty solid understanding of what goals a business needs to achieve in order to succeed in the realms of the contemporary Internet. With the technology developing at a speed rocket paste, upgrades are inevitable. I recall modifying jpegs to animated gift files, just, because it was HOT. Then flash came over; and today everyone seems to need a smartphone friendly site.
I will adapt your web portfolio to meet all smart devices and upgrades.
In the early 90’s, watching The Mind’s Eye for the first time, I knew that the simple and inept moving objects will soon steel the attention of an entire world.
At the Eyes Post Group, I have worked with digital editing, animation and practiced Hudini. But it wasn’t until my experience at BTI that I have reached the heights of after effects and movie editing. During that time, I have worked on more over 30 Motion Graphics projects. Always beginning from storyboarding, preparing assets, animating, innovating solutions and competing with a professional HD video.I will roll and stitch a professional video for you in a matter of a few weeks. Contact Me
Somewhat with a bit of nostalgia, I admit believing in the next generation slowly stopping to use printed materials. As I will not start a debate here, on either this is a positive or a negative fact, instead, I indulge in being able to still feel, experience, and smell the ink on the tangible.I will prepare your printing materials for high quality output. Contact Me
My early experience with the marketing throw email campaigns commenced at the beginning of the millennium. At first it was only a simple image with a bare line of text. Yet, before I knew, I was spinning designs and implementing marketing graphics to over hundred email campaigns a week.I can reach your target client with a throw email campaign. Contact Me
My adventure with an interactive design has started at the beginning of the millennium while at inSite Communications. The company decided to enter a competition for the most innovative website. I was more than happy to dive right into this opportunity. I’ve conceptualized and designed parts for a scaled down on-line version of a popular, at the time, computer game MYST. I’ve rendered the entire world in 3D MAX and created simple puzzles in Flash.
Later on, I have worked on several interactive projects, from simple touch screen presentations to collaborate online systems. Interactivity assures a marketing edge. By directly involving a client in simple problem solving, allows the recipient to feel empowered and simply clever.I will assure that a simple image and an experience, will stay with your client forever. Contact Me
Banners, commonly known as the billboards of the Internet, have first entered the world in the early 80’s; with Sears and AOL campaigns. The trend has spread quickly. While designing early banners, everything seamed to be about a single mouse click and shaving kilobytes. I recall spending hours determined to deliver animated gif files under 10K.
At one time, I was managing over 50 websites, supplying them with banners in all range of shape and form. It was quite amusing to witness end of day fluctuations in the popularity statistics. Working in real time, designing and posting, while observing how much of a in public attention a simple background colour modification could do.
And then with Flash Macromedia, a new era of banners has begun; full interactivity, streaming sound and movies. Now, we have reached the pinnacle of the cycle, where every byte counts once again.
I believe that everything will eventually move to video.I will motion the graphics and assure public attention you crave. Contact Me
My affair with 3D graphics dates back to the time I have laid eyes on of the perfect imperfections of the Mind’s Eye, an early collection of computer animated graphics. From day one, I knew flow love with it.
I still remember vividly, my first 3D design attempt, a graduating project in design school. I’ve used Imagine 2, a revolutionary program at that time, running first on DOS and later on Windows. It took me two solid days to render a background for my poster!I will recreate the appeal of the first experience implementing the most recent technologies in creating your 3D computer graphics project. Contact Me
One of my greatest creative passions is free hand sketching and color rendering using digital media. There was a time when graphic design and illustration were indivisible. Today, ubiquity of software allows designers to embrace their imagination.I will revitalize the fading stature of illustration in a razor-sharp contemporary approach. Contact Me