Do Not Be Afraid To Shine


I am a multimedia artist and technical producer with over 15 years of experience. My early creations took the forms of songs and drawings, and over time my work has expanded into theatre, film, digital layouts, and live events.

My artistic practice has been integral to processing my own mental health. As such, much of my work is intuitive and taps into inner knowing and honesty. It invites the viewer to do the same through their own art. My work can be called ‘spiritual’ as it explores reverence for life, self-consciousness, and role of art in the human experience. I also share my artistic process and experiences through my writing.

I am an award winning musician (Mississauga Music & the Mississauga Arts Council for my work with the band Uforia) and video producer (South Georgian Bay Film Festival for my music video What it Means to You).

I received a BFA for my training in Performance Production at Ryerson University and have continued to learn and grow through work and courses with many organizations including: the Director’s Guild of Canada, Street Art Toronto, the Mississauga Art Gallery, Studio 7 Films, AV Canada, Ell’Events, the Montreal Fringe Festival, Luminato Festival, Youth Day Global, Toronto Visionary Arts Collective, Nasco, Alumnae Theatre, Dundas West Fest, Big on Bloor, and more.

I often have many projects on the go and have recently published my first book 750/66 (which is a collection of journal entries on my artistic process), and a clothing line Art You Can Wear. I continue to produce music, videos, and art regularly.

In addition to my personal art practice I take on work as a freelance artist. I am available for hire providing: video services, print layout and design services, painting services, and as a creative consultant/director. Feel free to contact me at d.salij@live.com.


THE WORLD NEEDS YOU



WHEN YOU SHINE THE WHOLE WORLD SHINES



You are creative. As a human being you make hundreds of creative decisions every day. The way you walk, the way you talk, what you talk about, what you eat, where you work, the people you surround yourself with – these are all creative decisions.

The sooner you take responsibility for your self as a creative person, the sooner you can mould your life into what you want it to be. Embrace your role. Step into your power. Create the life you want.


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