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A graduate from the University of Toronto, I've learned that you really have to go after what you love to do, not what people 'think' you should do. I love to spend time with friends and family and absolutely love people with a sense of humor. I have an affinity for reality TV and can watch YouTube videos for hours on end.

I'm currently the SVP of Research Services here at Trend Hunter and I get to work with some of the world's top leading brands and help them in their innovation processes.
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I have a Specialist Degree in Philosophy and Political Science.
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Getting the chance to work with some of the biggest brands out there to help push their innovation strategy and prototype new ideas.
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The community. Working at Trend Hunter not only allowed me to enhance my skills in writing and client communication, but it also allowed me the opportunity to interact with the most creative and humorous people around!
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Celeb-Styled Vaporizers
Celeb-Styled Vaporizers
PAX Collaborates with The Weeknd for a Limited Edition Vaporizer Design
Going big with their latest product collaboration, PAX Labs Inc. has partnered with none other than leading Canadian artist The Weeknd to create a limited edition, and super sleek, vaporizer design.... MORE
Creating the Dream Island Experience
Creating the Dream Island Experience
Trend Hunter Goes Behind the Scenes of #TheDreamIsland
The Dream Island experience was chock full of adventure, unexpected surprises and of course, big reveals, and while viewers were able to get a glimpse of what the dream island was like for those 6... MORE
The Beach Bar Experience
The Beach Bar Experience
Trend Hunter Chats with Sabino, Jessica & Lillo About #TheDreamIsland
Heineken’s Dream Island experience was not only about fun in the sun, but it also provided an opportunity for those involved to experience, if only for a little while, what it would be like to... MORE
The Rock Star Experience
The Rock Star Experience
Trend Hunter Chats with German about Heineken's Dream Island Experience
Becoming a rock star and musician is certainly something that many people daydream about,  but when it comes to facing reality, making that dream come true is often unrealistic. Helping a few... MORE
The Dream Island Experience
The Dream Island Experience
Heineken Encourages You to “Don’t Let Your Dreams Die”
At one time or another, most of us have probably dreamt about what we’d love to do, become or accomplish in life if we just had the means. Those dreams, like becoming an astronaut or simply... MORE
Conveniently Zippered Scarves
Conveniently Zippered Scarves
The Nanamica Utility Muffler Features a Unique Zippered Compartment
If you’re looking to add some functionality to your winter wear accessories, then the Nanamica Utility Muffler is just the thing to make surviving the cold seasonal weather a little easier.... MORE
Dual-Purpose Piggy Banks
Dual-Purpose Piggy Banks
The Memo Bank is the Perfect Desk Accessory
Whether you’re working at home or at the office, desks can get easily become cluttered and disorganized, here to make things a littler easier, the Memo Bank offers a unique notepad that also... MORE
Experiential Cookware Devices
Experiential Cookware Devices
Koz Susani Design Offers a Revolutionary Cookware System
Offering a revolutionary cookware system, Koz Susani Design has created a line of smart kitchen devices that are meant to enhance the entire food experience. Called ‘Just Add Water,’... MORE
Cacao-Blended Sugar
Cacao-Blended Sugar
This Mexican Chocolate Sugar is Ideal for Those Who Love Sweets
Adding a little twist to your traditional sweeteners, this Mexican Chocolate Sugar is here to make ordinary recipes much more flavorful. Created by chef Suzi Sheffield, this chocolate sugar recipe... MORE
Uninspirational Stationery Sets
Uninspirational Stationery Sets
This Grumpy Notebook Set is Perfect for Cynical Consumers
Sure to appeal to those with a cynical outlook on life, this Grumpy Notebook Set provides a creative outlet for grouchy consumers to let out some steam about things they may not be happy about.... MORE
Brew-Scented Candles
Brew-Scented Candles
The Beer Scented Candle Will Fill the Room with an Aroma of Booze
With the variety of scented candles out on the market, you can almost guarantee that you can find a scent to your liking, and if you happen to be a fan of booze, then these Beer Scented Candles will... MORE
Prehistoric Kid Brushes
Prehistoric Kid Brushes
The BONEHEAD Comb & Brush Makes Grooming Fun for Kids
While teaching kids responsibility and personal grooming is important, getting them to actually do it is a whole other story, but the BONEHEAD Comb & Brush is here to make personal maintenance... MORE
Sci-Fi Feline Beds
Sci-Fi Feline Beds
The Star Wars Landspeeder Cat Bed Offers Felines a Cozy Resting Place
Calling all cat lovers, the Star Wars Landspeeder Cat Bed is a fun way to not only give your fiesty feline somewhere to sleep, but also showcase your love for the Star Wars franchise. Designed by... MORE
Connected Earplug Devices
Connected Earplug Devices
The Hush Smart Earplugs can be Connected to Your Smartphone
Adding a high-tech edge to silencing sound, the Hush Smart Earplugs are here to make the experience of creating peace and quite much more digitally efficient. While standard earplugs simply require... MORE
Card-Ejecting Wallets
Card-Ejecting Wallets
The Cascade Wallet Features an Ejection Mechanism for Convenient Usage
If you’re one of those people trying to solve a bulky wallet problem then you’re in luck, because the Cascade Wallet is here to offer a more customized way to keep all your cash and... MORE
Practical Party Jackets
Practical Party Jackets
The Drinking Jacket is Equipped for the Ultimate Party Experience
Here to satisfy all your party-going needs, The Drinking Jacket has been creatively designed to help make consuming alcohol at parties and get togethers much more convenient. While it may seem... MORE
Instant Bottle Cap Removers
Instant Bottle Cap Removers
The Corkcicle Decapitator Removes Caps with One Push
If you find removing bottle caps to be a hassle and a frequent pain, then the Corkcicle Decapitator will help make the process of removing bottle caps much more convenient. While traditional... MORE
Adaptable Party Platters
Adaptable Party Platters
These Wine Holding Party Plates are Ideal for Multitasking
When it comes to eating at parties or holiday gatherings, managing your plate, food and drinks can be quite the challenge, which is why these Wine Holding Party Plates are here to help with all your... MORE
Retro Gamer Jumpers
Retro Gamer Jumpers
The Sonic Xmas Jumper is Perfect for Old School Gamers
Calling all Sonic the Hedgehog fans, this Sonic Xmas Jumper is the perfect way to showcase your love for this iconic video game character. When it comes to classic video game characters, Sonic the... MORE
Alternative Confectionary Garlands
Alternative Confectionary Garlands
This DIY Jelly Bean Garland is a Sweet Decor Alternative
When it comes to celebrating the holiday season, decorating the Christmas tree is often one of the most enjoyable experiences, and this DIY Jelly Bean Garland is here to add a sweet confectionary... MORE
Internet Meme Earmuffs
Internet Meme Earmuffs
These Grumpy Cat Earmuffs as Perfect for Fans of this Famous Feline
If you are looking to add some humor to your holiday accessories this season, then these Grumpy Cat Earmuffs will definitely do the trick. When it comes to infamous Internet memes, or famous... MORE
Customizable Superhero Sets
Customizable Superhero Sets
The DIY 6" Action Figure Kits Encourage Kids to Personalize Their Toys
Encouraging kids to add their own spin to traditional superhero toys, the 6” Action Figure Kits allow consumers to adjust, personalize and alter these action figures as the please. While... MORE
Retro Music Player Mugs
Retro Music Player Mugs
The Boombox Mug will Delight Consumers Nostalgic About the 70s and 80s
While this generation most likely can’t remember anything before the invention of the iPhone or iPod, those who grew up in the 70s and 80s are well aware of how far technology has come, and... MORE
Crafty Biscuit Recipes
Crafty Biscuit Recipes
Showcase Your Love for Sewing with This Adorable Gingerbread Biscuit Recipe
There’s nothing better than having a scrumptious cookie to go with your tea or hot chocolate during the holiday season, and this creative Gingerbread Biscuit Recipe is perfect for anyone with... MORE
Embellished Heel Accents
Embellished Heel Accents
This Tutorial Showcases How to Instantly Add Some Glamor to Your Shoes
If you’re starting to panic about finding the right accessories to wear to your upcoming holiday party, then these embellished heel accents are just the thing to add some pizzazz to any... MORE
Stylishly Lightweight Headphones
Stylishly Lightweight Headphones
Wicked Audio offers music lovers a durable way to listen to music
When it comes to listening to beats while on-the-go, practicality is often top priority, and the Warden from Wicked Audio allows music lovers to enjoy high-quality music without sacrificing overall... MORE
Festive Couple Costumes
Festive Couple Costumes
The Pinata and Birthday Boy Costume is Fun and Full of Candy
If you and your significant other are looking for a more creative costume choice this Halloween, then this Pinata and Birthday Boy Costume will definitely have your friends and family chuckling the... MORE
Felt Feline Shelters
Felt Feline Shelters
These Cat Caves are Designed with Adorable Feline Ears
Anyone who has ever had a cat knows just how much they adore small and compact spaces, and these Cat Caves are a fun way to offer your adorable feline something cozy to nap in. Shaped like a... MORE
Faux Brick Decals
Faux Brick Decals
This Brick Effect Wallpaper Helps Give the Illusion of a Rustic Interior Space
While natural brick homes offer a wonderfully raw and rustic aesthetic, such homes can often be too expensive or hard to acquire, which is why these faux brick decals offer homeowners a fun way to... MORE
Pre-Packaged Jello Shots
Pre-Packaged Jello Shots
These Ready-to-Serve Jello Shots from Ludlow's Cocktails are Convenient
When it comes to fun party drinks, making jello shots with your friends is often a great way to get the party started, and these pre-packaged shots from Ludlow’s Cocktails are here to make the... MORE
Fruity Campfire Treats
Fruity Campfire Treats
These Blackberry White Chocolate S'mores are a Twist on a Classic
Adding a creative twist to a classic campfire favorite, the Blackberry White Chocolate S’mores recipe combines savory sweets with fresh and fruity ingredients. There is nothing quite like... MORE
Slim-Fitting Robot Costumes
Slim-Fitting Robot Costumes
The Transformers Optimus Prime Bodysuit Offers a Stretchy Alternative
If you’re looking for a more form-fitting costume choice this Halloween season, then the Transformers Optimus Prime Bodysuit Costume will definitely catch your interest. When it comes to... MORE
Open Jaw Skull Chairs
Open Jaw Skull Chairs
This Giant Skull Chair is the Perfect Home Decor Accessory for Halloween
If you’re looking for the perfect accessory for Halloween to dress up your home with, then the Giant Skull Chair will definitely add an eerie yet practical touch to any interior space. When... MORE
Turtle Knuckle Rings
Turtle Knuckle Rings
The TMNT Rings are Perfect for Fans of these Crime-Fighting Turtle Heroes
If you’re looking to add a little more edge to your collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle memorabilia, then these TMNT Rings will definitely do the trick. When it comes to classic... MORE
Fantasy Movie Dresses
Fantasy Movie Dresses
The Harry Potter Uniform Dress Pays Tribute to a Classic Movie Franchise
While the last segment of the Harry Potter movie franchise may have ended a while ago, the love for the saga still lives on, and the Harry Potter Uniform Dress is a great way for fans to integrate... MORE
Eerie Cinematic Costumes
Eerie Cinematic Costumes
The Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice Costume Hoodie is Unsettling
When it comes to infamous 80s movies, Beetlejuice is one those classic cult films that fans still cherish to this day, and the Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice Costume Hoodie is a great way to... MORE

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Avant-Garde Denim Editorials
Avant-Garde Denim Editorials
This Denim Photo Shoot for Manuscript Magazine Features Andrew Smith
This avant-garde denim editorial for Manuscript Magazine features model Andrew Smith wearing traditional blue jeans in an eclectically artistic and abstract manner. While denim is traditionally... MORE
Sci-Fi Tie Clips
Sci-Fi Tie Clips
The Star Wars Darth Maul Necktie Accessory Pays Tribute to the Well-Known Villan
Any Sci-Fi enthusiast looking to accessorize their formal wear with some nerdy touches will absolutely love this Star Wars Darth Maul Necktie clip, which pays tribute to the iconic Star Wars villan.... MORE
Subtle Sci-Fi Neckties
Subtle Sci-Fi Neckties
These Star Wars Ties are a Modest Way to Show Off Your Nerdy Side
Wearing clothing to work that features iconic Star Wars characters is something you normally couldn’t do, but these subtle sci-fi neckties are a great way to incorporate your appreciation for... MORE
Multi-Functional Beach Chairs
Multi-Functional Beach Chairs
The LoungePac Conveniently Folds Out to Provide a Variety of Options
When it comes to visiting the beach, carrying all your necessary accessories ends up being quite a hassle and inconvenience, but these multi-functional beach chairs are cleverly designed to provide... MORE
Iconic Monster Slippers
Iconic Monster Slippers
These Godzilla Slippers are Ideal for Stomping Around in Something Cozy
With the winter season rolling around, finding something cozy to keep your feet warm at home is important, and these fierce Godzilla slippers are ideal for anyone looking to add some monstrous... MORE
Victorious Award Gown Infographics
Victorious Award Gown Infographics
The 'Winning Oscar Dresses' Chart Shows Outfits Worn By Winners
If you’re a big fan of the Academy Awards and interested in finding out what connection there may have been between past winners, then this Winning Oscar Dresses chart will definitely offer up... MORE
Hot Cocoa Dessert Pops
Hot Cocoa Dessert Pops
Popbar Brings Chocolate Lovers Hot Chocolate On a Stick
As if hot chocolate wasn’t awesome enough, the cool peeps at Popbar has created a way for hot chocolate lovers to enjoy their cup of hot cocoa with a little more pizzazz—by having it on... MORE
Heroic Golf Club Covers
Heroic Golf Club Covers
The Marvel Comics Golf Club Covers Will Add Humor to Your Golf Game
Perfect for those looking to add some pop culture humor to their golfing game, the Marvel Comics Golf Club Covers will definitely help keep your clubs safe while showcasing your affinity for iconic... MORE
Seasonal Beauty Recipes
Seasonal Beauty Recipes
The Apple and Pumpkin Pie Spice Lotion is Perfect for Fall
There’s nothing quite like the scents and aroma of seasonal holidays like Thanksgiving, which is why the Apple and Pumpkin Pie Spice Lotion recipe is the perfect activity for the fall season.... MORE
Whimsical Fairytale Fashion
Whimsical Fairytale Fashion
The Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2013 Collection is Eclectically Chic
Designer Ulyana Sergeenko’s new Spring Couture 2013 Collection is a stunningly striking blend of 19th century fashion, Victorian influences and a touch of modern fairytales. Sergeenko’... MORE
DIY Twist Tie Shirts
DIY Twist Tie Shirts
This Twist-Back Top is a Great Way to Revitalize Outdated Tees
If you’re not afraid to showoff a bit of skin, then this DIY Twist-Back Top is a great way to customize an old or outdated top with some revealing features. Perfect for those looking to... MORE
Upcycled Blue Jean Slippers
Upcycled Blue Jean Slippers
This DIY Project is a Creative Way to Make Use Out of Old Clothing
With the summer season finally amongst us, there’s no better time to start cleaning out your wardrobe to make room for new items, and these upcycled blue jean slippers are a creative way to make... MORE
Floating Feline Furniture
Floating Feline Furniture
The Cat Cuddle Pod Lets Your Pets Relax While Suspended Mid-Air
With the wide variety of feline furniture available nowadays it’s hard to anticipate what your furry friend might like, but the Cat Cuddle Pod is the perfect option for owners looking to give... MORE
Painting-Inspired Phone Covers
Painting-Inspired Phone Covers
The 'Hand-Painted Canvas iPhone 5 Cases' Feature Iconic References
Expressing your appreciation for artwork is often a great way to showcase your knowledge of culture and diversity, and these Hand-Painted Canvas iPhone 5 Cases are a fantastically convenient way to... MORE