I was born and raised in Canada, then after graduating from university I headed off to travel all over Asia. Most of that time was spent in Japan, though I also visited China, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia while in the area. I've since returned from my trek and am currently living in the nation's capital and working as a graphic designer.
If you like my work and are interested in hiring me I am currently taking on freelance contracts. Please email me directly at mb [at] mikesblender [dot] com.
When I'm not doing graphic design I'm probably oil painting. I've done numerous commissions as well as sold paintings at exhibitions and galleries.
Photography is another one of my hobbies. If you'd like to use an image you found on my site for non-profit use, please ask first and I'll most likely say yes. If you'd like to use one of my photos (or any other image) commercially, my rates are fairly low. Please email me for details. Some of the corporations that have used my work include CNN and DagensNaeringsliv. I currently shoot with a Nikon D300s plus a growing pile of lenses and equipment, and love it all dearly.
Oh and if you came here wanting to read about Japan, just click the legacy button to be whisked back to the good old days of dried squid, chocolate beer and crazy Tokyo life.