Founder and CEO, Voice Over Artist, Head Writer
Ian has been doing voice over work since he was 10 years old, starting with reading the morning and afternoon announcements at his local school for several years. He then attended Fanshawe College to take journalism broadcasting and learned the ins and out of reading copy for the broadcasting industry.
Not realizing the serious nature of the position he was training for, Ian felt his passion lay else where but was very unsure "where" exactly.
He joined the Canadian Armed Forces, using his vocal skills as a Radio Operator serving in 2 units, 3RCHA and 1CDHSR. Again, Ian knew deep down, that his heart was never really into it. Fast forward to 2006, where Ian participated in a "Fun Audition" at a Transformer Convention in Toronto and ended up being called back 3 times to re-read for characters against other fans, he knew then, this was his path.
Finding out he needed training, he approached Deb Munroe, who finally convinced him that she could help him move forward. And through her training and workshops, he was able to hone his voice over skills and learned to create new characters instead of doing Jar Jar Binks impressions.
Some past projects Ian has really enjoyed include: the sci-fi movie podcast, which he co-hosted for three years; and the Japanese anime series Black Jack, for which he voiced 240 different characters.
Now he pursues his dream and passion of character work, by teaming up with like-minded and creative individuals to bring his first creation, ZUG THE FRIENDLY ORC, to life.
In 2014, Ian was nominated for a Voice Arts Award for writing the Outstanding Animation Demo for Christina Smith, and he has been a judge for the 2016 and 2017 Voice Arts Awards.