“From the beginning, art has been a special metaphor connecting me with the visible and invisible forces of nature. Everything around us has a visual message, waiting for both moment and purpose. In my process of photographing nature there will at times be art revealed in nature, just as it presents itself to me as a composition. At other times design will appear as a framework or an incredible structure presenting the hidden networks within nature. Each speaks to me in a different way and where I play my most important role is capturing light that adds emotion to both colour and capture. These are the digital moments I enjoy.”
~ Tina Monod, B.F.A.
As an artist I have enjoyed pushing the boundaries of glass making, sculpture, rendering and painting. For a while these artistic processes were put on hold to retrain in graphic design, web design and web development. As a designer my first experiences were working in communications, marketing and business development for MDA Corporation. This lead to many interesting design projects with the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Canadian Space Agency, Cleanup Oil, Digital Globe, Environment Canada, ENVISAT, ESRI, European Space Agency, GeoTec, GIS India, Government of Canada, ICT Development Group, International Network Stations, LANDSAT 7, MDA Geospatial Services, QuickBird, Space Imaging, RADARSAT, RADARSAT-2, Spot Image, The World Bank and Urissa.
After this my work as a web designer grew from aerospace to media and publishing with IDG International brands: ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, PC World, MacWorld and CIO Magazine. Also a few IT World Canada brands: Direction Informatique, CDN, IT Business, InterGov World, Tech Learning Space, You Find IT, Lac Carling Congress, CIO 100, Smartest IT, Showcase Ontario and Visability. From here my portfolio grew with branding, graphic design, web design, lead generation and online marketing campaign expertise for tech partners DELL, Fujitsu, Global Knowledge, IBM Canada, HP, IT Weapons, Juniper, Kotra, Microsoft, Oracle, Primus, SAP, Symantec, Tech Data, Toshiba and View Sonic.
Currently I design and consult for these 2 social media companies Artful Ingenuity and If You Love Dogs. Both lend a social presence to my work and have brought me back to the focus and balance once again of being an artist.