Jeff Young-Sterling

  • Full-time Designer. Part-time Every-man.

“People ignore design that ignores people.” — Frank Chimero

I'm a designer with a HUGE passion for People and Storytelling. I aspire to be a creator/show-runner, and I also have a heart for graphic design. I'm constantly inspired by the world around me, and want to be a part of helping to innovate the way we experience new ideas through design.

I'm always looking for opportunities that will not only challenge me to use my abilities and acquired skills, but also develop new ones as well. I enjoy learning as much as I enjoy doing, and in my experience, the best education is not in a class room, or in a lecture hall, but in a work environment that fosters creativity, new ways of thinking, a mind for innovation, and a heart for nurturing passionate employees. To me learning and not being afraid to learn is one of the sharpest tools anyone can have. In our ever changing world, where technology is continuously shaping our daily lives, it's important that we are always seeking new ways to interpret ideas and deliver fresh experiences for people from all walks of life. It's about connecting the dots and inspiring new ways of thinking.

Though I may not know what the next opportunity will be, one thing is for sure, I have a clear vision of where I am going. I never want to get stuck or get stale, which is a constant motivator for me to always try the new thing and take the fresh approach.

“If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.”
— Albert Einstein

Professional Goals:

  • To create and develop film, web, mobile, and television content
  • To work as a show-runner
  • To work with and learn from respected industry leaders
  • To be part of innovative and forward thinking teams of like minded people
  • To have start a production/media development company
  • To always ask questions and work toward solutions

Experience

Designer/Compositor at Portfolio Entertainment

February 2015 – Present Toronto, Canada

Visual Development Artist/Designer at House of Cool

September 2014 – December 2014 Toronto, Canada

Assistant Character Designer at Titmouse Inc.

July 2014 – September 2014

Prop Designer at DHX Media

May 2014 – September 2014 Toronto, Canada

Character Designer/Visual Development at Blue Ant Media

2014 – 2014 Toronto, Canada

Character Designer/Visual Development at Pivotal Media Inc.

January 2014 – February 2014

Funpack Designer at Elliott Animation/Fresh TV Inc

September 2012 – September2013

Character Designer/Visual Development at Captivision Entertainment

2009 – 2009

Character Designer at Humminah Humminah

Character Designer at Loogaroo Animation

Visual Development/Character Designer at Guru Studios

Skills

Character DesignProp DesignIllustrationGraphic DesignWritingAnimationStop-Motion AnimationBackground Design

Clients

Treason Media, Loogaroo Animation, Humminah Humminah, Captivision Entertainment, Pivotal Media Inc., Elliott Animation/Fresh TV, Guru Studios, DHX Media, Blue Ant Media