Hi, I'm Warren. I am a passionate and versatile UX and Visual designer based in Toronto, Canada.
Design was always something that intrigued me, even at a young age. I discovered in high school that I was actually good at it. I fast tracked art class and in my final year I volunteered as an assistant for the Grade 9 class. Before graduating, I was the first recipient of the Mark Agcaoili Award in 1992 at Brebeuf College School. This Visual Arts Award is still active and is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding ability and commitment to the field of Visual Art.
I went to York University and graduated with a BA in Psychology. I had no idea at the time, but my education in this field helped me become a better designer. As a user experience designer, you put yourself in the shoes of your target audience. Understanding how they think and what motivates their actions, helps us to craft user experiences which cater to their specific needs.
After graduating both York and Seneca (for Creative Advertising), I felt that I needed to hone my computer graphic skills, so I attended the International Academy of Design. Soon after graduating, I got my first job as a junior web designer, and as they say, the rest is history.
Hobbies and Interests
I've been an avid video game player since I was a teenager. To me, video games are much more than a recreational activity. They are an artform. They showcase ground-breaking visuals, tell compelling stories, employ movie caliber production, and often involve intricate problem solving.
My love for poker spans almost two decades. Calculating pot odds, getting a read on an opponent, or simply knowing when to fold is a constant challenge. The sheer amount of variance mixed with opponent tendancies calls for multiple micro adjustments and the utmost concentration.
I've been an avid snowboarder for over ten years. I find that as a creative soul, I don't want to be confined to doing mundane and monotonous tasks. I want to run outside and frolick in the sun, and snowboarding offers me just that.