Looking back, moving forward
As in previous years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021), here is my annual recap of how my year unfolded.
In January, I celebrated my first 10 years of freelance!
•150+ artworks and retail items in my online shop (open and limited editions)
•25+ lettering workshops across North America
•20+ craft shows, markets and exhibitions
•7 articles for Uppercase Magazine (+ Encyclopedia of Inspiration: Ephemera)
•a whole lot of letters!
In February, I did some flaming hot art for the Winter 2022 issue of Corporate Knights, and some speedy letters for Kijiji Auto.
In March, I had my first in-person brush lettering workshop since 2019! I was happy to work with the talented Advanced Typography students at Ryerson (now Toronto Metropolitan University).
In April, I was able to share the new season materials I created for Factory Theatre.
In May, I revealed my new t-shirt designs, available at Swish Embassy! (I also zipped over to Mexico for the first time!)
In June, I joined my favourite colleagues at a community market hosted by Muji Atrium.
July brought some new hand-painted signs for Secret Planet Print Shop. I also turned the big 4-0!
September was busy! I created a new Fika-inspired mural for Axis Communications, a custom autumnal chalkboard for Miele at Yorkdale Mall, a special wedding sign, AND a very cute birthday announcement.
In October, I was featured in issue 55 of Uppercase Magazine.
In November, I launched my new website (mega thanks to Kevan!) There were also new holiday cards, a special book cover reveal, and a super neat surprise on CBC TV. I also shared my new exhibition called Amazon Sucks, located at 2017 Dundas St. West. One more chalkboard for Miele Yorkdale, and then it was time for One of a Kind, Toronto's biggest and best holiday trade show!
In December, I was featured in the new book, The Signs that Define Toronto, published by Spacing Magazine. And then I turned off my computer for the year!
2022 was a year full of surprises. I am so grateful to be able to do and share work that I love. I am looking forward to what the new year will bring.