I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada and initially studied art and design at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. I later received my BFA (Interdisciplinary) degree from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS  in 2007.

I’m an award-winning artist who has shown work across the country. My work is in numerous public and private collections.

I’m also a freelance graphic designer and run my own design business, John van der Woude Designs. You can check out my design portfolio at www.jvdwdesigns.com.

I currently live in Kelowna, BC.