Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tyson made the move to Montreal, QC in 2003. There he worked as an illustrator/artist as well as opening and operating Headquarters Gallery & Boutique. As of the summer of 2019, Tyson has made Toronto, ON his home.
In 2000 he began exhibiting work as an artist working with galleries from all over the world. In the past nineteen years he’s had 8 solo shows and participated in over one hundred group and collaborative exhibitions. During this time, he has also created work for some amazing companies including, Ford, Cirque Du Soleil, Topps Trading Cards C2MTL and Osheaga Music Festival.
Tyson continues to create work for commissions as well as personal projects using watercolours, inks, textiles and clays.
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Profile Over 22 years as a freelance illustrator and exhibiting artist, over 10 years of coordination and managerial experience working with creatives and in an office environment. Exceptional organisational skills and able to deal with tight deadlines.
Currently, I am working as Production Coordinator and artist for Picnic Dinner Studios. The current project focused on is the "Fightlore" docuseries available on the UFC streaming service "Fight Pass". Skills include: Digital Illustration and animation using Procreate and Photoshop - Character Design - Slack - Google Docs - Illustrator - Illustration (watercolours, inks, acrylic, etc) - Astropad - InDesign - NFTs - Dropbox
Freelance Artist/ Illustrator (1999 - Present)
I have been aninternational exhibiting artist since 2000 and a freelance illustrator since 2006. Some clients include: Ford, Osheaga Music Festival, Cirque Du Soliel, Topps Trading Cards (Star Wars Galaxy 6 series) and The Art Hustle. I also design and create large foam and fabric masks for clients. One was used for the French web series “Amelie est Partie”, which was nominated for best costume design for Toronto’s Webfest. Current projects include small promotional animation loops for bands, NFT collaborations with artists and clients and a weekly webcomic called “Swordface & Beautiful Friends''.
Production Coordinator at Picnic Dinner Studios (2019 - Present) Current project with Picnic Dinner is the UFC series "Fightlore", featured on the UFC Fightpass channel. Duties include: Co-writing the animated segments with the Picnic Dinner writing team, organising and assigning scenes to the art team, providing artwork for boards, preparation of art files to be coloured and updating production checklist spreadsheet.
Artist at Picnic Dinner Studios (2022- Present) Providing art for boards for animatic, background and asset art for finals. Episode 202 of UFC’s “Fightlore” docuseries.
Owner /Curator of HQ Gallery(2006 - 2011) Owner and operator of an independent boutique and gallery that showcased works of independent artists and designers worldwide. Every month a new exhibit opened, featuring artwork from new and/or established artists from around the globe.
Co-Founder and Organizer of Smart Design Mart (2008 - 2013) Owner and one of the founding members of the Smart Design Mart business; a curated annual art and design marketplace showcasing more than 100 designers in a converted 30,000 square foot warehouse. Smart Design Mart was the biggest independent design show in Montreal for its entire 6 seasons.