Profile

Five years experience producing brand campaigns and promotions for Sportsnet at Rogers Creative (Toronto, ON). Producing broadcast, social and radio promotions for NHL and Sportsnet properties including NHL season launch, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sportsnet United by Sport Brand identity, World Cup of Hockey, and Hockey Night in Canada.

Two years experience designing graphics for news programs at Sportsnet and over six years designing for CBC.

Independent Film and Video Producer with experience making documentaries including interviewing, editing, shooting, directing talent and leading small teams. Received awards and numerous grants for independent projects. Exhibited and screened across North America.

Education

2009 MFA Documentary Media, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
2006 MA Media Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2002 BFA with area of concentration in English, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Experience

2014- Creative Producer, Rogers Creative, Sportsnet & NHL, Toronto, ON.
Create and produce promotional content for NHL Properties. Write copy, direct shoots and talent, source visuals, direct editors, graphic designers and sound mixers, conceptualize creative for brand campaigns, talent showcase spots, episodics and social. Major projects include NHL season launch, Stanley Cup Playoffs, World Cup of Hockey, and tent pole projects such NHL Draft, Trade Deadline. Scripted and produced Sportsnet brand identity spots “United by Sport”.

2012-14 Graphic Designer, Rogers Sportsnet, Toronto ON.
Design daily visuals for Connected, Hockey Central, Blue Jay Central and several other Sportsnet productions. Design over-the-shoulder graphics, monitors, full screen images, promo boards, bug promos, backpages in a high speed and high stress environment.

2007-14 Graphic Designer, CBC Television, Toronto, ON.
Design daily visuals for news programs including The National, News Network, Newsworld, Sunday Night, Saturday Report. Design over-the-shoulder graphics, monitor walls, full screen images, concept graphics, still and animated maps, charts, full-screen boards, phoner-boards, factoids in a high speed and high stress environment.

2010-12 Communications and Administrative Coordinator, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
Develop and execute membership outreach initiatives including membership drives, events, communications, e-mail lists and database organization. Supervised and trained two summer Gallery Assistants, including oversight of their major projects including submissions intake, membership outreach and portfolio review organization and advertising. Trained two new Communication Coordinators, oversaw their projects and acted as consultant. Facilitated and organized weekly professional development workshops with industry professionals for the summer employees and interns. Designed aesthetics and user experience of new website. Migrated old Joomla site to new WordPress site, and carried out regular maintenance. Responsible for design and execution of print, web and social media communication including press releases, advertising and fundraising. Design posters, postcards, programs, essays and other print material. Developed and implemented branding for Photorama 2010 (major annual fundraiser). Maintain website, blog, monthly e-newsletter, social media and online archive. Write copy for communications. Manage interns and part-time employees. Liaison with printers, magazines, and media outlets. Speak with student groups and gallery visitors, assist artists and installers.

2004-7 Videographer & Digital Media Producer, Concordia University - Communications Services, Montreal, QC.
Directed and produced promotional and journalistic videos and photo campaigns for Concordia University including recruiting and department showcase videos. Created multi-platform campaigns to advertise technology services available to student body. Duties included directing small teams, video shooting, editing, interviewing, audio recording, CD/DVD design, graphic design (posters, web banners), archiving.

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Living Documents. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.
2009 Living Documents. Ryerson Gallery. Toronto, ON.
2008 I’ve Been Shot. Xpace Cultural Centre. Toronto, ON.

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

2013 GImli Film Festival. Gimli, MA.
2012 The King and I Present: HOCKEYVILLE BAR. Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Charlottetown, PEI.
2011 The Message. Gallery 1313. Toronto, ON.
Saskatoon Environmental Film Festival. Saskatoon, SK.
San Francisco Green Film Festival. San Francisco, CA
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. Sydney, Australia
2010 Using it. Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. Halifax, NS.
This is uncomfortable. Gallery TPW. Toronto, ON.
Status Update. Doris McCarthy Gallery, (co-presentation with Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and Interaccess
Electronic Media Arts Centre) University of Toronto-Scarborough. Scarborough, ON.
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival. Toronto, ON.
Firehall Films Monthly Screening. Yukon Film Society. Whitehorse, YT.
The Archive of Memory. The Sixth Annual Brakhage Symposium. University of Colorado, New Visual Arts Complex. Boulder, CO.
National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival. Winnipeg, MB.
Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Dawson City, YT.
Video Exchange Series. Xpace Xternal Site @ Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON.
Video Exchange Series. Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, ON.
Video Exchange Series. Video Expressions Film Festival. White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON.
Video Exchange Series. AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.
2009 Cock Block: The Eternal Struggle. Spark Contemporary Art Space. Syracuse, NY.
Video Exchange Series. Artspace, Peterborough, ON.
Documentary Now: (Dis)placements. Lennox Contemporary Gallery. Toronto, ON
2008 Monobandes. Les territories. Montréal, QC.
Gender Agenda. Gallery Project. Ann Arbor, MI.
Lobetrotters. Drifter Video Screening. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.
Cake on the Icing. Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. Toronto, ON.
Contemporary Video Art Screening Series. Gallery Lambton. Sarnia, ON.
Bungalow: a video exhibit. CTRL LAB. Montréal, QC.
2007 Featherweight. Spark Video Canada Screening. Forest City Gallery. London, ON.
Rip Current. Drifter Video Screening. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.
Jerkin’ Paradise. Spark Video Canada Screening. Forest City Gallery. London, ON.
From Looking to Telling. Images Festival. International Screening Section II. Toronto, ON.
2004 Used/Goods. Collaboration with Kim Sawchuk. Salvation Army. Montréal, QC.
2002 Fina. Site-specific. London, ON.
2001 Multi-Mart. Site-specific. London, ON.
Multiples. Forest City Gallery. London, ON.
DigiPop. University of Western Ontario ArtLab. London, ON.

Grants and Awards

Commercial

2019 Bronze - Promax North America Awards - Best Use of an Athlete - "Home of Hockey - Multplex"

2019 Silver - Telly Awards. Campaign-Promotional Online Commercials - NHL on SN "All for the Cup"

2018 Bronze - New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. Sound Design: Promotion/Open & IDs - Sportsnet "United by Sport"

Personal

2011 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
Ontario Arts Council Grant: Emerging Media Artist
Toronto Arts Council Grant for Media Artists: Level One (Emerging)
2010 A&E Short Filmmakers Award
2008 Henry’s Centennial Scholarship Award
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2007 Ontario Arts Council Grant: Emerging Media Artist
Ryerson University Graduate Scholarship
2005 Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques Master’s Thesis Grant

Press and Essays

2014 Fung, Richard. “Sex Traitors: Autoethnography by Straight Men”. in Embodied Politics in Visual
Autobiography. (ed. Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki). Toronto: U of T Press. (upcoming)
2011 Dahms, David. "Potato Salad Radio Show", CKDU radio, 88.1 FM, Episode 22, Halifax, Nova Scotia. November
19, 2011.
Forsythe, Jaime. “Faking Life”, The Coast, November 3-9, 2011. Volume 19 Number 23. p.39
2010 Purvis, Matthew. “Art Agenda: Jack Burman at Clint Roenisch and group shows at Gallery TPW, MOCCA and the Gladstone”, blogTO.com, July 5, 2010.
Gibson, Allison. “Robert Lendrum: I’ve Been Shot”. DailyServing.com, June 28, 2010
Medley, Mark. “Bee Man wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award”. The National Post, June 28, 2010.
2009 Lai, Jodi. “Frankenstein alive at Rye gallery”. The Ryersonian Vol. 63, No. 21, p. 11

Publications

2009 “Looking Back: Containment, Absence and Memory in Erika Kierulf’s Chants de lassitude”. Exhibition Essay. Les territories. May 22 - June 9, 2009
2006 “Still Video”. Les Fleurs Du Mal Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2006.
2005 “Sorting it Out at the Salvation Army: class, context, and new media production”. (co-authored with Dr. Kim
Sawchuk, Don Goodes, Andrea-Jane Cornell and Vanessa Chu). Public No. 31. Winter 2005.
“The Super Black Macho, One Baaad Mutha: Black Superhero Masculinity in 1970s Mainstream Comic
Books”. Extrapolation: Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Vol. 46, No. 3, Fall 2005. p. 360-372.
“Queering Super-Manhood: Superhero Masculinity, Camp and Public Relations as a Textual Framework”.
International Journal of Comic Art. Vol. 7, No. 1., Spring/Summer 2005. p. 287-303.
2004 “Queering Super-Manhood: The Gay Superhero in Contemporary Mainstream Comic Books”. Graduate
Researcher Journal for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2004. p.69-73

Conferences and Public Talks

2017 Guest Artist Speaker - Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. February 6, 2017. Converge Lecture series. view here.

2012 Guest Artist Speaker - Ryerson University, Toronto. ON. Class: Modern Movements/Issues in Photography, Prof.
Marc Losier. February 16, 2012.
2011 Artist Talk - Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS. November 3, 2011. Accompanies solo exhibition: Living Documents.
Canadian Art Foundation - School Hop program - Facilitator, Toronto, ON. February 25, 2011.
2010 Artist Talk - MDIA 3250 Studio Intermedia: Media Landscape. Prof. Jan Peacock. NSCAD University, Halifax, NS.
October 18, 2010.
Canadian Art Foundation - School Hop program - Facilitator, Toronto, ON. May 13, 2010, October 21, 22, 2010.
Guest Speaker - Project Talk: Avatar. Toronto Wearables Meetup. OCAD, Toronto, ON. May 11, 2010.
Guest Artist Speaker - “Image Making and Performance”. Prof. Kate Schneider. University of Guelph Humber, Toronto, ON. February 11, 2010.
2009 Canadian Art Foundation - School Hop program - Facilitator, Toronto, ON. October 29-30, 2009.
Artist Talk - "Performativity and the Self". Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey (CEDIM), Monterrey, Mexico. Oct. 8, 2009.
Sunday Scene: Discussing the work of Candice Brietz - The Power Plant, Toronto, ON. Sept. 27, 2009.
2008 Guest Artist Speaker– “Impostor”. Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. Oct. 28, 2008.
“Cake on the Artists” – Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. Toronto, ON. July 11, 2008. (Moderator: Shaun Dacey).
“Just the Facts Ma’am: Experimental Documentaries” – Xpace Gallery. Toronto, ON. May 13, 2008. (Moderator: Richard Fung).
2007 Guest Artist Speaker – Fine Arts 250: The Fine and Performing Arts in Canada. Leigh Davis (TA). Concordia University, Montréal, QC. March 2, 2007 and July 12, 2007.
2005-6 Guest Artist Speaker – Communications 286: Introduction to Digital Communication Media. Dr. Matt Soar. Concordia University, Montréal, QC. Sept. 22, 2005, Feb. 19, 2006 and Sept. 21, 2006.
2005 Toronto Comic Art Festival – “Smarten’ Up: Comic Books in Academia”. Toronto, ON. May 28, 2005.
Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. June 2-4, 2005. Presented Paper: “Salvation Works and Me: Discussing Comics as an Observational Methodology”.
2004 International Comic Art Festival, International Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, September 31 – October 2, 2004.Presented Paper: “Queering Character Property: The Gay Superhero in Contemporary Mainstream Comic Books”.
Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MA. June 3-5, 2004 Presented Paper: “The Black Super Macho, One Baaad Mutha- Shutch ‘yo Mouth!: Black Super Hero Masculinity in 1970s Mainstream Comic Books”.