As a kid, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I said, “I want be an artist.” Drawing and painting has always been my thing. It wasn't until I watched the documentary Art & Copy, that I realized I wanted to go into advertising - an industry full of all kinds of artists - and not just the finger painting kind. I imagine myself in a career where I am creating, communicating, and challenging myself everyday. As an aspiring Art Director, I am proud to be able to say that my childhood dream of becoming an artist still holds true.
I stay inspired by watching Ted Talks, doodling in my Moleskine, reading the news, cackling at BuzzFeed, and watching obscure comedy series on Netflix. I am known for wearing beanies, making perpetually lame puns, and posting smirk-worthy stories on SnapChat. When I'm not working on my portfolio, downing a coffee, or surfing Tumblr, I am usually playing some sort of sport. Whether it's tossing a frisbee or tossing my copywriting partner an idea, I perform best when I'm a part of a team and collaborating with others. Creating things that make people feel something or think differently about the world is by far my favourite part of advertising, and I can't wait for the day I get to say I do that for a living.