I like knowing things and understanding how things work.
Sharing knowledge is my superpower.
I am a technology enthusiast, who knows enough to figure out how things can be made possible.

Thinking Skills

  • Marketing messaging
  • Creative team facilitation
  • Design thinking
  • Brand positioning
  • Brand persona
  • Customer journey
  • Graphic design
  • Typography
  • UX/UI analysis and design
  • Technology and usability generalist
  • Systems thinking
  • Business systems
  • Training and course design
  • Marketing automation
  • Exhibit design and visitor experience

Favourite Software Tools

  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • XD
    • Indesign (print publications)
  • Elementor (WordPress page builder)
  • Website/Landing page analysis and optimization
    • Unbounce (+ others)
    • Hotjar (+ others)
    • On-page split testing
  • FinalCut Pro (video editing)
  • SoundSudio
  • Notion (information management)

I love a good flowchart

"If I have to say so myself — I am this good..."

Branding (5/5)
Problem analysis/solving (5/5)
Creative collaboration and brainstorming (5/5)
Training and course design (5/5)
Graphic design (5/5)
Page layout, design for print (5/5)
Illustration (3.5/5)
WordPress Page Builders (4.5/5)
Photo editing (5/5)
Video editing (3.5/5)
Landing page design
Sound editing (3/5)

Academic positions

  • Landmark Worldwide (Landmark Education/Academy) Event Leader
  • Discovery Centre for Entrepreneurship, Certified Dreaming RoomTM Facilitator
  • Vancouver Film School: Foundation Visual Arts and Design, Faculty
    Student mentor/project advisor
    Courses: Pre-production, the creative process and project management
  • BCIT Computer Systems Technology program, Student Projects (ISSP) Mentor
  • BCIT: New Media Design & Web Development, Program Advisory Committee
  • Vancouver Community College, Multimedia Production, Program Advisory Committee 1998 – 2002

Professional Development and Training

  • [Metonomy] Facilitators Training Intensive
  • Michael E. Gerber Companies: Certified Dreaming Room™ Facilitator
  • Landmark Education
  • Project Management: A Team Approach – EM Sciences
  • Managing Multiple Projects: PARK University Ent.

Professional and Academic Affiliations

  • AIGA — American Institute of graphic Artists
  • New Media BC – past member
  • Themed Attractions Association – past member
  • UBC Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC Lab) research partner, 2005

Professional Awards

  • Canadian e-Tourism Awards 2007, Best Innovation: metroCode at the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale
  • American Associations of Museums MUSE Award, Gold award winner 2006, for the VUEguide at MOA
  • Canadian New Media Awards, Finalist 2006, for the VUEguide at MOA
  • Yorkton Festival, Golden Sheaf Award, for Defining Canada Interactive (Monro Co./Lead interface designer)

Lectures and Conference Presentations

  • New Media BC/ MAGIC Lab Lecture Series Academic and Private Sector Collaboration Strategies.
  • Museums on the Web, Workshop, Using mobile devices as interpretive tools in the museum environment.
  • UBC’s Centre For Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education presentation of Museum learning using mobilemediating devices.
  • New Media Consortium (NMC): location triggered mobile multimedia
  • American Associations of Museums Annual Meeting, Handhelds on the Horizon: How Will They Change the Museum Experience.
  • Capilano College Guest Lecturer: Designing an interactive environment for themed attractions

Selected Clients and Credits:

Corporate Training and Interactive Systems:

  • Medical/Life Sciences: Abbott, BD, Bioness
  • Real Estate: Coldwell Banker, REA, Century 21, Remax, Keller Williams, Better Homes and Gardens
  • Sporting Goods/Outdoor: Eagle Claw, Mustad, VMC
  • Interpretive Systems: Acoustiguide

Science and Technology Museums:

  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Scitec/Khobar Science Centre
  • The HR Macmillan Pacific Space Centre
  • The Odyssium Edmonton
  • Science World Vancouver
  • Science North (Sudbury, Ontario)
  • Calgary Space Port
  • UK National Space Centre
  • Las Vegas Desert Springs Reserve

Animal Themed Attractions:

  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • American Zoo and Aquarium Association
  • Seneca Park Zoo
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Alaska Sea Life Park

Cultural Themed Attractions and Museums

  • The Museum of Anthropology, UBC
  • MoMA
  • The Vancouver Sculpture Biennale
  • Granville Island
  • Nk’mip Desert Cultural Centre
  • Scitec, Khobar Science Centre, KSA
  • Denver Museum of Art
  • Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Center, Udvar K Hazy Centre
  • Huffman Prairie Flying Centre
  • The Alexandria Museum of Art
  • The HR Macmillan Pacific Space Centre
  • Las Vegas Springs Reserve
  • The Odyssium, Edmonton
  • Science World, Vancouver
  • Science North
  • Calgary Space Port
  • UK National Space Centre

Cultural Partners

  • The National Film Board
  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Mobile Muse Research Network
  • Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

Big ideas

Reality is only a consensual hunch.
Lily Tomlin
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