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Born and raised in London Ontario Canada, I grew up wanting to be a fireman” But as luck would have it, my teachers in Elementary and High School noticed that I had something they referred to as “artistic ability”. Drawing dogs and cats playing together under brightly coloured rainbows might have been cool for some kids” but mine was designing huge “torture houses”” large, 20+ room mansions filled with the most diabolical inventions of evil I could think of, every room more perverse than the last” which quickly became the subject of a conversation between my parents, my teachers and my family Doctor. Fear not, all was well with little Steven, it was just a phase.
By grade 8, my homeroom teacher, Mr. Webster wrote in my yearbook, “Most likely to be designing cereal boxes”. I came really close to designing cereal boxes when I worked as an illustrator for a children”s promo items” placemats, cups, etc., but alas, no cereal boxes.
Now, I”m a professional designer living in Woodstock Ontario, working in Brantford Ontario.