Easy going. Honest. Straight to the point.
When you work with Hop Creative this is exactly what you get. It's about collaboration. It's about smart thinking. It's about working effectively and efficiently to produce the best possible outcome. Working with Hop means you get results.
I'm Trevor. I'm the guy behind this thing.
I grew up in the small town of North Sydney on beautiful Cape Breton Island. For as long as I can remember I had an eye for design. I got into comic books at the early age of nine and started drawing my own super heroes soon after. By 13 I was lucky enough to have a 486 computer which enabled me to play video games early on. I enjoyed these games but what I really wanted to do was make my own. At 14 I started playing guitar and really got into the local music scene. I started using graphic programs to create posters and logos for my friend's bands. I was certainly on a creative path.
College rolled around in 1996. I enrolled into a two year Advanced Multimedia Design course at McKenzie College, where I studied Design, Animation, Authoring, Basic Programming and Freehand Drawing. For me, the highlights were Web & Graphic Design. I really enjoyed creating web sites and magazine covers.
I moved to Halifax NS in 1998 and landed my first job doing web and print design work. I've been at it ever since. I've worked for some pretty big companies over the years. At these companies I've worked on some extremely large projects for clients like: Macy's, Saputo Cheese, Irving, The Chronicle Herald, Tourism New Brunswick and the Edmonton Oilers, just to name a few.
The whole time I worked my 'day job', I worked the 'freelance' circuit as well. As you can tell, I like to be busy. Now I run my own company where I get to do what I love. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
My Creative Checklist.
- Had an IBM 486 thanks to my folks.
- Beat Super Mario in the first week.
- Actually had a Sega Gamegear.
- Used to collect comics. Still love them.
- Once upon a time I mastered 360 kick flips on a skateboard.
- Actually played contact sports.
- Have Steve Yzerman's rookie card.
- Habs fan. Ole Ole Ole.
- Avid PC Gamer. Can still build a computer from scratch.
- Love Apple... obviously.
- Green Day and Nirvana made me pick up a guitar.
- Formed many bands. Can play many instruments. Toured.
- Awesome at 'Air Drums' in the car.
- Drives Swedish Cars only.
We adore our little city of Halifax. Nova Scotia is a beautiful place and we love working with our clients. Half of our time is focused on local business here at Hop.
We also work across the globe. Our clients are all over the map. It's a privilege to get to work on such amazing projects for such amazing people globally.
Hop Creative was established officially in 2009. Trevor has over 15 years of design experience.