Meet the team

At TIP, the team you meet with is the team that you’ll work with, from inception to completion. There is no hand-off to the junior squad. Our core group is lean and nimble, backed by a stable of creative partners and fabricators who help us deliver results on time, and on budget every time.

The best design is a diagram of the problem.

Charles Eames
  • Where did you grow up?
  • Galt, Ontario.
  • Favourite childhood toy?
  • Lego & GI Joe.
  • 3 things you cannot live without?
  • My girls, my books, my Volkswagens.
  • What is something you despise?
  • Pudding.
  • What do you collect?
  • Limited edition letterpress books & broadsheets.
  • 3 life changing bands/musicians?
  • The Clash, The Jam, Willie Nelson
  • What is your secret talent?
  • I can vibrate my eyes crazily.
  • If you were not working in design, what would you be doing?
  • Working at a small letterpress shop.
  • What would your last meal on earth be?
  • Peanut butter and crispy bacon on toast.
  • What inspires you?
  • Seeing my daughter on stage performing.
  • What is your favourite part of the job?
  • Working with the printer, checking the job as it's rolling off the end of the press... making those on the spot tweaks to perfect the final results. I also love being on-site installing graphics and working with the team to solve the inevitable unforeseen obstacles that always pop up.
  • What is your dream project?
  • To finally finish the illustrated Kid's Alphabet Book I started 25 years ago.
  • Most inspired statement, heard or said?
  • “The future is unwritten.” – Joe Strummer

Things don’t have to change the world to be important.

Steve Jobs
ampersand letterpress type
  • Where did you grow up?
  • My younger years were spent in Surrey and the later in Vancouver.
  • Favourite childhood toy?
  • Dolly, the only doll I ever played with. I lost her when I was 3 and lost all interest in other dolls after that.
  • 3 things you cannot live without?
  • My work, fashion and wine.
  • What is something you despise?
  • Seafood, a shitty attitude, and bubble tea.
  • What do you collect?
  • Art and Fashion.
  • 3 life changing bands/musicians?
  • Radiohead, Hayden & Madonna (the early years)
  • What is your secret talent?
  • I can play the drums.
  • If you were not working in design, what would you be doing?
  • Very likely I'd be working in fashion.
  • What would your last meal on earth be?
  • Charcuterie. Wine, cheese, meat and all the fixings.
  • What inspires you?
  • Passion. When someone gets fired up by something they are doing, it’s contagious. It makes you look at things from their point of view, it inspires you to get excited and find ways to get excited about what you love and to make it better.
  • What is your favourite part of the job?
  • Solving problems is really gratifying... but more than that, I love surprising people.
  • What is your dream project?
  • I would love to work on a creative program for a Winery.
  • Most inspired statement, heard or said?
  • Look for the magic.

Good design is a combination of intelligence and intuition.

Richard Glasser
  • Where did you grow up?
  • In the middle of a cornfield in central Illinois.
  • Favourite childhood toy?
  • Any of our 300+ farm cats.
  • 3 things you cannot live without?
  • Making art, audiobooks, coffee.
  • What is something you despise?
  • Bad umbrella etiquette.
  • What do you collect?
  • Vintage ephemera, art books, house plants.
  • 3 life changing bands/musicians?
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jungle, and anything 70’s funk.
  • What is your secret talent?
  • Waking up 5 minutes before my alarm goes off.
  • If you were not working in design, what would you be doing?
  • I’d probably own a little oddities shop filled with strange stuff like taxidermy, skulls, and weird local art.
  • What would your last meal on earth be?
  • Homemade pizza and a sour beer.
  • What inspires you?
  • What inspires me most is having a wide range of interests and the curiosity to follow them. I cram my brain full of books and podcasts, challenge myself to try new activities, and spend a lot of time in different environments.
  • What is your favourite part of the job?
  • Every day is different. There are always new projects to get excited about, unique challenges to solve, and evolving technologies and design trends to keep on top of.
  • What is your dream project?
  • I’d love to illustrate an entire set of children’s encyclopedias!
  • Most inspired statement, heard or said?
  • The most powerful weapon on earth is a soul on fire.

The Idea Partner