About

I love laughing 😆, biking 🚲, concerts 💃 – and everything about design.

Bringing concepts, experiences and brands to life and put them into the world is the most exciting part of what I do. Whether that be a logo and brand identity, a marketing campaign or a new website. I’ve worked on a range of digital products and services – from startups and nonprofits to Fortune 500 multinationals.

After discovering a love for design I studied a Bachelor of Design in my hometown of Brisbane, Australia. After working at a design studio for two years I took a leap and moved to Vancouver, Canada. Here I have continued to hone my craft and fall in love with digital design.

I combine my skills to deliver effective, targeted and meaningful work. A passionate and hard-working creative who pushes limits and is committed to exceeding expectations.

I am is actively involved in the design community and an avid blog contributor. My articles have been published by the InVision design blog and I’ve presented at Style & Class (a Vancouver meetup for those who design, develop, and create content for the web). As well as my own design blog, I have contributed to several agency blogs on topics of accessibility, web design, UX and UI, customer experience, feedback and process.

What People Say

Damian’s raw talent for visual communication and design combined with his commitment to user experience made him a delight to collaborate with throughout our time working as a team at Forge and Smith.

He has a very professional and solutions-focused approach when working with clients and collaborating internally, always bringing creative and thoughtful ideas to the table. Behind the scenes you would find Damian taking care of the details that made our agency an amazing place to work by fostering a fun and supportive team culture.

Damian’s attention to detail, personal accountability for the goals and vision of each client, and ownership of the final outcome of each project set the bar for our creative team and was inspiring to learn from.

Tess Good
User Experience Strategist tessmgood.com

Damian is an exceptional member of the Forge and Smith team. His consistently compelling designs are representative of his high attention to detail and careful consideration of client needs… Even for our most challenging projects he creates innovative, compelling work that exceeds client expectations and strikes just the right visual tone. Working with Damian is a true pleasure.

Andrina Fawcett
Content Strategist  
andrinafawcett.com

Damian is extremely talented and conscientious which makes him a huge asset to the Forge and Smith team. His design skill set and attentive client relation skills result in projects that surpass client expectations.

Damian’s experience and personality to drive success, ensures he is always cool under pressure, adapts well to any challenge and gets the project done on time without cutting corners. Damian is a professional communicator with exceptional organizational skills, which is instrumental in day-to-day operations to reach project timelines. His willingness to share knowledge and experience is inspiring for the whole team. Damian’s creativity and design style is innovative and fresh.

He is a passionate designer and always has great awareness of new creative strategies and technology, which makes him a great asset to any company. Damian is one of the most talented visual designers I have had the privilege to work with over the years. He has strong personal skills that enable him to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals at many different levels. I strongly recommend him as an exceptionally talented designer.

Maxine Giannelli
Marketing Manager

Damian is a talented creative who brings passion and dedication to what he does. During the time that I worked with Damian, he regularly brought to the table creative ideas that were innovative and fresh. He has the ability to turn complex concepts into simple and elegant visuals. He’s both able to think strategically and willing to get in the weeds, to deliver thoughtful and well-executed work. Damian was an absolute joy to work with.

Cecile Thai
CEO, Aveo Vision 
aveovision.com
Brands I have worked with
Laing O'Rourke
UBC Paragon Testing Enterprises
Jukebox Print
Tools I use (and love)