Born in Hamilton in 1953, Paul has been a prominent member of the graphic design community in Toronto for over 20 years. He received his Fine Arts degree from York University in 1976 and subsequently studied for 2 years at St. Martin’s College of Art in London, England on a Design Canada Scholarship.
Before founding HM&E in 1991, he was senior designer at Elias Marketing & Communications Inc., design director at The Saturday Night Group and associate partner of Hynes, Haslip & Partners.
Paul is actively involved in the design community through his work with the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. He is past president of the Ontario chapter. He was instrumental in organizing the 25th Anniversary Show for the GDC in 1982 and in 1985 chaired The Best of the 80’s, a national retrospective of design in Canada. In 1985 he was awarded a Fellowship Honour by the Society for his contribution to graphic design in Canada.
As an educator, he has served on the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University and has lectured at the Ontario College of Art, Sheridan College and The University of Toronto.
Paul’s work has won him international recognition, including awards from The Advertising and Design Club of Canada, the Art Directors Club of New York, AIGA, American Center for Design, the Type Directors Club and the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. His work has appeared in the international design publications Applied Arts Magazine, Communication Arts, Graphis, How, and Idea Magazine. The work of HM&E was profiled in Applied Arts Magazine (May/June 2000).