Hi, I'm Bretton

I lead design on digital products


Hi! I'm a design leader and practitioner with over 23 years of experience.

Portfolios are tough for senior leaders because so much of our work isn't visible.

But hey — every designer needs a portfolio, so here's mine!

Looking for a three-headline summary of my experience? You're in luck:


Winner of an Apple Design Award, a Cannes Gold Lion, and several Webbys.


Design leader with a degree in software engineering and experience running product.

Startup Veteran

Co-founded five startups and worked with many more. Over 20 years of startup experience.

Case Studies

Borrowell Concept Car

Senior Director of Design

Borrowell is known for providing free credit scores to millions of Canadians, and has since added two new products to help build credit history.

This case study explores a variety of changes to the Borrowell app using a concept car prototype.

Screenshot of Borrowell Concept Car

500px Portfolios

Design Director

A best-in-class portfolio product for professional photographers and hobbyists. Easily create accessible, responsive, customizable portfolios.

This case study examines the methodologies involved in its ideation, inception, and launch.

Screenshot of 500px Portfolios

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

Design Co-Founder

Flixel Cinemagraph Pro, winner of the prestigious Apple Design Award, is an app for creating beautiful photo/video hybrids.

This case study examines the evolution of Flixel from a consumer product to a professional product.

Screenshot of Flixel Cinemagraph Pro

Recent Work


Design Co-Founder

Blendeo is an app for creating long exposures and light trails. It can be used standalone or in tandem with Flixel Cinemagraph Pro to create long-exposure cinemagraphs.

Screenshot of Blendeo

Nanny Lane

Design Director

A platform to help families find affordable childcare. This includes helping families find other families to share a nanny with.

Screnshot of Nanny Lane

TELUS My Account

Design Lead

I led the redesign of the TELUS My Account app, used by millions of Canadians to manage all of their phone and internet services.

Through our efforts, the app went from a 2.4 star average rating across all platforms to a 4.5 star average rating.

Screenshot of Telus My Account app

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