McWood Studios, 109 Niagra Street — Junior Carpenter August 2017 - Now At McWood Studios I have delved into the world of Scenic Carpentry. I have learned to make flats, jacks, and risers, as well as some more complex structures. While I have been building for McWood I have participated on projects for; The Aga Khan Museum, The AGO’s new Kusama and Riopelle Exhibits, The Royal Conservatory of Music, the Indspire awards Ceremony, The Hockey hall of fame, Autodesk, Google, Hermès , Mirvish Theatres, and BaAm productions. Toronto Woodworks, 89 Niagra Street — Junior Carpenter April 2017 - August 2017 While working with Greg Moogk at his Toronto based company, I assisted him in the creation of multiple kitchen cabinets as well as their installation. We also worked on a project for Autodesk which is still on display in the MARS Research building, downtown Toronto. Education
OCAD University, Toronto, ON - Bachelor of Design Sept 2010 - May 2015 I graduated from OCADU in 2015 with a Bachelor of Design with a focus on material art and design. I explored the use of different materials including wood, leather, metal and electronics in order to produce a costume for my thesis. Too see the progression of my thesis check out the blog section of this site.
Stenebyskolan, Dals Långed - Student Exchange Fall 2013 This four and a half month exchange to Sweden allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone, learn a new language, make new friends and learn amazing new techniques. I studied in Textil, Kläder och Formgivning (Textiles, Clothing and Design). Many of the techniques I learned during my stay, including leather working, became integral components of my thesis work as well as inspiration for future projects.
World Map, Bengtsfors, SE Oct 2015 I was commissioned by Bengtsfors Kommun to create a large scale map of the world in order to mark the countries from which refugees have travelled. The map was 2 x 1.5 metres and was laser cut into wood panels with LEDs placed at the centre of each country. Switches line the border of the map so that for each of the 201 countries of the world, you can turn on a switch, lighting up the country you are from. click here to see the map work!
Making is a passion and a necessity. My hands are always working. I chose my name as a celebration of the endless methods availiable to sculpt the material world. By using a combination of rapid prototyping as well as traditional methods, I strive to create a company that relies on local makers, designers and artists and fair trade materials in the products that M.O.T.H develops. The products produced by M.O.T.H are intended to fuel the enjoyment and curiosity of its consumers. When entering a room with a M.O.T.H made product, one should be drawn to the objects addition to that room's level of comfort, beauty and functionality.