PHEINIXX

BRAND DESIGNER | EDUCATOR | TEA GEEK

ABOUT ME

As a designer, I specialize in composing the voice of a brand. This involves me in visuals, marketing and brand development, which I have executed on a local, national and international level.

As an educator, I bring my passion of design and my love of things pedagogic into the classroom: whether I am working with post-secondary students, or the teachers themselves.

To find out the full story, with all the fancy name-dropping, you can check out my bio here.

LET'S CHAT

Send me a message to discuss design, creative studies or speaking engagements.

pheinixx[at]me[dot]com

13-BIRDS

13-birds is my artist maker alter-ego. It offers eclectic stuff made by the joyfully inquisitive.

@13BirdsCreated | 13-birds

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Design differentiates one message from another, shapes consumer perceptions, influences knowledge and defines our visual landscape.

It is too important to leave in the hands of just anyone.

Direction of
content, brand,
and design
comes from
thinking creatively.

Leading and teaching
are both the sharing
of passion, and the
collaboration of knowledge
and experience from
one person to another.

TAKE A
MOMENT TO
NOTICE THE DESIGN
THAT IS ALL AROUND YOU.

add your voice to #noticedesign

the #monstera has come indoors for the season. 🍃
#plantlove #naturedesign
you would think that my 20+ years of experience wi you would think that my 20+ years of experience with video would have taught me not to wear stripes on camera...[laughing] sorry to my students about the moiré while you are presenting #studydesign #noticedesign @torontofilmschool
taking a break from grading to notice the morning taking a break from grading to notice the morning sun and mist the oh-so-fragile #maidenheadfern #naturedesign #plantlove
overhead shooting setup #birdseyeview #studydesign overhead shooting setup #birdseyeview #studydesign #noticedesign
inside my home studio \\ reference guides and the inside my home studio \\ reference guides and the art of print-making by @dawnayer 
#noticedesign #studydesign #printmaking #bookshelfdesign #artdirectorlife
inside my home studio \\ two gifts I enjoy seeing inside my home studio \\ two gifts I enjoy seeing everyday - a little #pilea and #mayaangelou 

 @philosophersguild #naturedesign
The eloquent @chimamanda_adichie says “The singl The eloquent @chimamanda_adichie says “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” The danger of the single story is one topic we are discussing today in Art Direction. Inclusion, visual diversity, systemic racism, exploitation, media sensationalism and editorial ethics - all uncomfortable topics that we are diving into. It is vital for the future visual storytellers to recognize and think about these topics so they can make intentional choices that make a difference. #studydesign #artdirection @torontofilmschool
Check out the latest edition of #artsanatomy @toro Check out the latest edition of #artsanatomy @torontofilmschool - I speak with host @anothermrdarcy about my origin story, what it is REALLY like to be a graphic designer and all things creative.
a moment of breath and focus before a busy day fil a moment of breath and focus before a busy day filled with video recordings, events, classes and meetings @torontofilmschool 
#mindfulmoment #designbynature #studydesign
someone else’s light does not diminish yours. th someone else’s light does not diminish yours. the brighter we all shine, the easier we all are to see.
#challengeaccepted @nadashepherd  #womensupportingwomen
only 339GB to go in the second step of rebuilding only 339GB to go in the second step of rebuilding my system.
some #noticedesign love for the pot filler. the ga some #noticedesign love for the pot filler. the game changer.