Desmond Grundy

About

Dedicated to producing some version of perfection in his work. Gets things done. Uses time wisely. Finds solutions in the dark. Accomplished business person, songwriter, computer systems professional and home builder.

Lives and works in Southern Ontario, Canada. Born in Scotland. Spent over 20 years in the city of Toronto providing creative, production and technology consulting services to advertising, retail, publishing and technology businesses. Built a home and music studio outside the city in 2008. Currently providing document analysis, writing, research and technology to local businesses and groups, UN-NGOs and affiliated agencies. From Hamilton, Ontario

2018 resume

This picture was taken by Paula, east of Blackstock.

Expertise

  • Ability to focus energy and work smart to meet higher than normal expectations;
  • Wide range of computer hardware and software expertise; recruiting and resource mgmt.;
  • Out of the box thinker able to source solutions and manage acceptable workflows;
  • Experienced and patient teacher and support person; personnel management;
  • Flexible and punctual; honest and trustworthy; polite and respectable;
  • Conducting research into both primary and secondary sources; documentation generalist;
  • Organizing and presenting information logically and coherently;
  • Managing computer databases of case documentation; project management;
  • Drafting letters, proofing and editing contracts and mortgages;
  • Travel is not a problem; selling is not a problem; planning is not a problem.

2018 resume

Skills

  • Project supervisor and business management consultant; concept development, reporting, workflows, presentations;
  • Projects and software solutions consultant: software/hardware projects and support;
  • Audio and video production / musician / composer; stagehand, actor, model; publisher
  • Experienced graphic designer, lo-fi audio and video producer, back-to-basics website and print specialist;
  • Corporate communications; copy and technical writer, researcher; content troubleshooter.
  • Award-winning songwriter, part time screenwriter, performing and visual artist; speaker and speech writer.
  • Compatible and proficient with Microsoft, Apple, Unix operating systems / applications;
  • LAMP, CSS, HTML and WordPress development tools.; graphics and data management;
  • Social media and SEO manager; technical and documentation support and troubelshooting;
  • Partnership in WebCatt, family business: boutique style ISP and project/solutions incubator since 2001;
  • Large range of building, landscaping and project management experience.
  • Delivery truck driver, materials handler, mason’s labourer, tool user.
  • Homebuilder and handyman, house and garden renovations, interior design and green solutions; property administration.
  • We started to design this house when we lived in Toronto. We worked with an Architect (Rohan Walters) to establish the structural design of the place and then used some local builders, a lot of green technology and much blood and sweat to erect this home. It was originally a three bedroom bungalow. We added the studio and about 1500 square feet. It was built on the Oak Ridges Moraine in Uxbridge Ontario and has become somewhat of a landmark.

2018 resume

Publishing

I have been into publishing since my time at Sheridan College. At that time, only print publishing was available to me. I started my publishing company (Next Level Press) in 1991. I have been able to publish one, two-volume History (Burma Liberators) by Jack R.W. Gwyne Timothy. I also published an educational video about Equine Massage, which I wrote a soundtrack for, and narrated by a professional travel writer. Next Level Press also published an ebook about teaching university courses online which we made into a free ebook download for teachers.

The three records were in fact self published. I will formalize Mouthful of Records as a true music label this year. I started Mouthful of Records in 2008 as a side busines to support some local talent that were helping me.

My music is also carried by a number of publisher's representatives and available on iTunes and CDBaby and at Music Supervisor, and can be heard on web radio stations around the world.

Reel

A presentation of some of my interests from 1985-2014.

Contact

Grundy Music - Official

Twitter - https://twitter.com/DesmondGrundy

Youtube. - https://www.youtube.com/desmondgrundy

Soundcloud. - https://soundcloud.com/desmond-grundy

Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+DesmondGrundy

Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/grundymusic/

Buy iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/desmond-grundy/id274623664

Buy CDBaby - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/desmondgrundy

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/grundydesmond/

Steemit - https://steemit.com/@desmond-grundy

email: desmondgrundy@gmail.com

Music

Here are some songs from my first record called Oddly Enough (2008) available here

Here are some songs from my second record called Tiles from the Amber Room (2012) available here

Here is song 1 from the new album, One Lane Bridge (2017) available here.

Here are clips from the new album, One Lane Bridge (April, 2017) available here. See the video for Wandering here

This is my EP, released 2010, called Took A Bus -- The 3 song EP can be downloaded for free as a relatively good MP3 here. or listen to it below

This is one of two YouTube playlists of influences.

This is two of two YouTube playlists of influences.

Video +

2012: VIDEO

2011: PHOTOGRAPHY

  • TVO chef for national print advertisement (no link)
  • Indigo product launch web ad (no link)
  • Le Quesada Mexican Restaurant, Gunslinger, Advertising POSTER (see below) or see Sleepy Guy

2011: FILM

  • independent film "Revolution" (twenty-something anarchist surfer dude)

2011: TELEVISION

2009 - 2015: MUSIC VIDEO

PHOTOS:

This picture was taken by Matt Barnes

This picture was taken by Onnig Cavoukian.

This picture was taken by Paula.