Style – a simple way of saying complicated things.
As owner and principle designer of Platypus Design, I work closely and directly with my clients in a collaborative manner, providing a highly-responsive service.
“My ‘job’ is to create effective visual communications for my clients. The fun part is becoming a magician, fireman and psychologist during the process.” : )
Roly believes it is important to give back to the community and supports many local charity organizations including the The Royal Victoria Hospital, Maclaren Art Centre and Kempenfelt Rotary Club.
Surprise, it’s actually music not design. For more than 30 years I’ve worked in the Canadian music scene as a live and studio harmonica player before focusing heavily on my love of design in the early 1990s.
1979 to present: Worked as a live musician as well as first-call studio harmonica player in the Toronto jingle/recording industry. Recorded over 1200 national television and radio commercials, film scores and album cuts for artists such as David Clayton-Thomas, Ronnie Hawkins, Susan Aglukark, Matt Minglewood, The Ennis Sisters, George Canyon, Beverley Mahood, Jack Semple, World on Edge, The Stampeders, Rick Fines, Suzie Vinnick, Jason McCoy, Rita MacNeil, Sharon, Lois, and Bram etc.
TV and Animated Series’: Ron James (theme- CBC sitcom pilot), Franklin The Turtle, Berenstain Bears, Rolie Polie Olie etc.
Movies: The Bollywood hit – Delhi Belly, Buffalo Girls, Megasnake, The Dark
Commercials: Ford, Chrysler, Labbatt, McDonalds, Budweiser, Toronto Blue Jays, LCBO, Tim Hortons, Pioneer etc.
1993 to present: freelance graphic designer
1997: formed Platypus Design