As a certified member (CGD) and a past President of the BC Chapter of Graphic Designers of Canada, Andy mixes his creativity and design thinking with a visionary sense of brand strategy. Andy provides a collaborative and holistic method for discovering, defining and designing brands. Using over two decades of experience the Fearless Brand process ensures the internal brand purpose and external brand experience are aligned, authentic, unique and drive results.
Andy spent 1988/89 at Emily Carr University's Foundation program and 1989 to 1992 at Capilano University's Graphic Design & Illustration program.
For the twenty-five years since, Andy has worked on hundreds of projects for local, national and international clients. Andy was partner and creative director of the brand consulting firm Octopus Solutions (2002-2007) and since then has provided brand strategy and creative services primarily to the sports and restaurant and hospitality industries as COURAGEOUSb.
Andy has been an active volunteer with BC Children's Hospital, BC Epilepsy Society, Graphic Designers of Canada and coaching for boys, girls and womens soccer associations. He loves soccer, snowboarding, golf, photographing sunsets and nothing more than being Dad to his 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son.
Andy was a recipient of Capilano University’s ‘40 over 40 Alumni of Inspiration’. In commemoration of Capilano University’s 40th anniversary President Dr. Greg Lee honoured 40 alumni, of their past 60,000, whose passion and achievements reflect the schools four decades (1968-2008) of providing exceptional services.
The CGD Certification mark is Canada’s first and only certification mark for graphic and communication designers.
The Graphic Designers of Canada CGD Certification assures those seeking design and marketing services that the provider has met a rigorous and professional standard of services. It is recognized across Canada as a mark of professional services and ethical business conduct.