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The Résumé

 

You might be in a rush, and I don't want to bore you with all the details of my life so you can take a quick look at my résume.

If you want to get in touch you can find me all over the internet, but an email or a shout out on LinkedIn is usually pretty easy.

 
Just taking a break
 

Sorry Mom

Usually playing outside when I'm not working

Newest hire at the Krusty Krab
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More than just a phase

Scientist years

I'm pretty used to getting interesting looks when I tell people I studied science at University, most of my colleagues and friends studied industrial or graphic design.

But I have no regrets.

I loved the analytical nature of the research, grappling with the complex concepts and becoming comfortable with the unknown. And a lot of what I learned from university (apart from the Pythagorean Theorem) has helped foster a lifelong sense of curiosity and has driven me to blend the realms of science and design.

 

Oh there goes gravity

Welcome to Reality

After graduating with a major in Biological Science and a minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science I did the next logical thing, took a job working as an analyst at the Bank of Montreal in the bustling heart of Toronto's Financial District.

This is where I got my first taste of working a "real job", it was fun for a time, I got to wear a suit and feel like the Wolf of Wall Street, but I soon realized that it wasn't really what I wanted.

When I was in school I had the most fun solving complex questions, working with limited information to arrive at a potential solution, but I found that challenge missing in my day to day work

 

This is a job?

Discovering Design

 

 It started out with helping a couple of friends set up their Shopify and Squarespace sites and I had almost no clue what I was doing.

Which meant a lot of self-guided learning.

While I was scouring the internet I started reading an article about UX Design, which I was kind of doing but in a very informal way. So I started to reading everything I could get my hands on , I was signing out design books from the library, attending UX meet-ups, listening to podcast interviews and starting to see that design is everywhere.

I had never realized that this was a job people do every day, and I soon realized human interaction is far more complex than relativity or human anatomy, but that made it more interesting and important.

And so...

 

Eyes on the horizon

What's next?

I know I still have a lot to learn when it comes to design (and most things as a matter of fact) but becoming comfortable with the unknowns is a part of life. I'm always seeking to improve, learn new skills and better balance stakeholder interests.

I'm excited for what's to come in the future, and I want to thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about who I am.

If you ever want to get in touch shoot me an email or message me on LinkedIn.

I also write from time to time and all my full-length articles can be found on Medium