I've been in publishing for 15 years. I've been a production manager, an art director, an ad designer, an assistant art director and as of tomorrow I'll be a co-creative director of the Georgia Straight Magazine. I'm sharing this title with Janet McDonald who's been the assistant art director here at the GS and a good friend for many years.
It's kind of a strange move for me. I've been here for 10 years and I never saw myself in this position. My career focus was always on the illustration and painting. The Straight was just a great place to work while I realised those dreams. It's not that I plan on slowing down with the art. I just wonder how this will change my late-night work and coffee habits. Anyway, I love a big challenge and I'm sure this will be an interesting chapter in my life. I'm a lover of all things design and I'm going to try to put out the best product possible.