This Designer’s ‘Historical and Significant’ Moment
There were times when I’d think about how the world had changed. I’d think about how it was different and how I’d need to change along with it. I still like that feeling, even though I live and work in a world where it doesn’t really exist. I also have a problem when people ask how I make my money, and they then ask, “Do you design?” I don’t really want to talk about that.
I do make my money on some other business, but most of that is advertising-related. I also like to give back, I like to be good to those that can’t afford to be good to themselves. So I like to make money design, but I’m not making it in traditional ways… I make it in other ways.
I work on several things that I feel give me a sense of satisfaction. I’m very lucky in that my business is more of an exploration with an unknown audience than it is a traditional marketing program. I do it on my own terms, and I do it to make money, but I actually like it. I like that I’m working with people who don’t really give a shit about me, and I like that I get to use my creativity, and I get to express myself with my art. It’s just a lovely thing.
You’re in Toronto, Canada at the moment, where you’re working on an exhibition project?
I am, for what it’s worth, and I’m really working on a project that is going to be a very different kind of show, which will, unfortunately, be the beginning of my collaboration with the city of Toronto, or the beginning of a new project with the city of Toronto.
I have a very long history of collaborating with the city of Toronto. My exhibition, the first exhibition of my new work in the city, was a collaboration with the city of Toronto, and we did a collaborative exhibition of my work with the city of Toronto. My first solo exhibition of my work in the city was a collaborative event with the city of Toronto.
My relationship with the city of Toronto began in 2008 when I opened the exhibition that we did at the Ontario Science Center