💌 email me at: josh at holinaty dot com
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Hi, welcome to my website! I am an illustrator, designer, artist, recent master's of computer science graduate, and now a UI/UX Artist at Inflexion Games. I currently live in Edmonton, AB, with Genevieve Simms, and our doggo named Birdy.
Over the years I've worked primarily as an illustrator. I taught illustration for a couple years in Edmonton at the now defunct Edmonton Digital Arts College, and love mentoring up and coming illustrators. Some of my previous clients include:
New York Times, WIRED, Barron's, Slack, the Walrus, Reader's Digest Canada, The Hollywood Reporter, UD&SE, Broadview, Euroman DK, Runner's World, Transworld Snowboarding, Quill and Quire, Owl, Chickadee, the Globe and Mail, l'actualité, Swerve, Landyachtz Longboards, Sled Island Music Festival, ATB Financial, Lukes Drug Mart, Farrow Sandwiches, and more.
I received a Master's of Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2021, where I researched as a member of the dgp lab under the co-supervision of Fanny Chevalier and Alec Jacobson, two wizards with big hearts. My research interests touched upon human-computer interaction, visualization, graphics, and a fondness for creative authoring tools. In the end, I published a paper on how we can better support artists using reference imagery in today's digital landscape.
- In The Dark, Lisa Deretesti Betik. Kids Can Press, 2020
- Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings, Naseem Hrab. Owlkids, 2018
- The Space Adventurer's Guide, Peter McMahon. Kids Can Press, 2018
- Innovation Nation, David Johnston and Tom Jenkins. Tundra Books, 2017
- Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend, Naseem Hrab. Owlkids, 2017
- Liam Takes a Stand, Troy Wilson. Owlkids, 2017
- The Beginner's Guide to Immortality, Maria Birmingham. Owlkids, 2015
- It's Catching, Jennifer Gardy. Owlkids, 2014
A Timeline of Events
- 2021 - Moved back to Edmonton, AB
- 2021 - MSc Computer Science, University of Toronto
- 2018 - Certificate in Computer Programming Applications, Ryerson University
- 2014 - Moved to Toronto, ON
- 2007 - BFA Drawing, Alberta University of the Arts
- 2006 - New York Studio Residency Program (semester abroad)
- 2004 - Fine Arts Program, Grande Prairie Regional College
- 1983 - borned