My name is Paul Ainsworth and I am a bilingual Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I was born and raised in Northern Ontario and I currently live and work in Southern Ontario.
In 2001 I graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design where I majored in Illustration in the Communication & Design Department. Since then, I have continued to broaden my experience through OCAD by exploring a number of courses in their Advertising Department.
Since the summer of 2012, I have been working as a freelance designer and Illustrator doing large projects through contract with the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), Taxi Canada Ltd., Sid Lee Advertising, Bruce Mau Design and a number of other collaborators. The experience of not only doing work for clients such as Canadian Tire, Boston Pizza, Kraft, Unilever and a number of other projects have made a significant mark on my work ethics, my creativity as well as how I collaborate with others. With that in mind I have been collaborating efforts as well on a number of projects for the Country Music Festival Boots & Hearts. I also have nearly 8 years studio experience within the advertising and marketing world.
I enjoy my freelance work for the exposure that it gives me to other industries such as music, film, fashion, and television. I have also been creating poster art for a number of galleries around Canada and the United States. I am also in the early stages of creating a small independent clothing line. These experiences have given me a better understanding of my client's needs, the significance of deadlines, and the overall delivery process from landing a contract to handing over the final product.
I have collaborated with Tony Hawk Clothing Company, Warner Music Group, the National Hockey League and Craig Kielburger's charity organization Free The Children.
On a more personal side, I’m also a seasoned (out of shape) hockey player, a mediocre guitar player, a husband and a dad to two beautiful girls.
I am always available to discuss work opportunities, freelance possibilities, and the Leafs' quest for the Cup (or lack thereof). Oh and I play in an Axe Throwing League... discuss.