Jay is a designer dedicated to social change and city-building. As principal and creative director, he fosters relationships with RallyRally’s clients and collaborators while providing strategic leadership to the team on all design projects. Since founding the studio in 2011, Jay has led the creation of brand identities, publications, websites and campaigns with clients such as the City of Toronto, Evergreen, UNICEF, and McConnell Foundation.
Jay’s work has been recognized by Adbusters, Spacing, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Adobe, the Canadian Institute of Planners, and earned three So(cial) Good Design Awards. In 2015 he was selected by Next City as a Vanguard fellow. He often speaks and leads workshops on the role of design and communications to promote public participation in building equitable cities. As a certified member of RGD (Association of Registered Graphic Designers), Jay is actively engaged in the Canadian design community and mentors emerging designers.
Jay grew up in the woods of northern Ontario before moving to Toronto for design school at York University and Sheridan College. He eventually fell in love with the big city, where he loves biking through laneways and imagining the possibilities.