Fairly okay at things

I am a designer and entrepreneur that calls Hamilton, Ontario (Canada) home. I operate out of a small shared space called Practical.studio.

Currently focused on investing my resources in products, services, and people that help others realize their creativity.


I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from immensely talented groups of creative-minded folks for over 10 years —

  • Shopify was a mass multiplier of leadership skills. I learned how to form and support impactful teams and projects, primarily centered around branding and marketing, all while the company grew from 200 to 2,000 people.

  • Pilot was a startup I helped co-found. We were obsessed with the process of ideation. Our valiant attempt at enabling people to better capture and collaborate around ideas, ultimately led to our crew joining Shopify.

  • Teehan+Lax helped me find a deep passion with and appreciation for the details of product experiences. Leading the design of Readability’s mobile apps for most of my time with T+L was foundational for the depth of my design skills.


Happy to chat about interesting opportunities for speaking, writing, or conversing — hi@travishines.com.