Guy Mercier was born at home in a small rural Ontario village located between Ottawa and Cornwall named Moose Creek on the third of March 1960. He is a Franco Ontarian now living in the province of Quebec across from the national capital city of Ottawa, Canada in Gatineau’s Historic Hull district.
The middle child of the original family that expanded to two additional half-brothers from his father’s second and third wife.
He is a high school graduate with several college classes in the arts and communications. He is a registered graphic designer.
He has had several titles during his professional careers. He began as a long distance operator at Bell Canada. While working and going to school he climbed to become the production manager within the Stentor Communications department. He managed a team of designer that created all the national sales collateral, point-of-purchase, ad & promo, Internal & External Communications products. They were distributed to each province, as well as, the USA and the United Kingdom.
Stentor was the alliance of all the major telecommunication companies across Canada. Sadly, the CRTC deregulated the industry and Guy along with 700 other colleagues were part of a mass layoff.
He then worked as the senior designer for a local graphic design house for several years. He has since worked for several graphic design houses around Ottawa as a contractor or sub contractor as a graphic designer or web developer.
Guy has worked under contract for several government departments. Such as: Health Canada, CRTC, Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada, Justice Canada, National Resources Canada, and the National Research Council (NRC) as a web developer. He corrected HTML pages until they passed W3C Validation and made them compliant to governmental accessibility web standards set forth by the Treasury Board of Canada.
He has been managing on his own since 2003 by either servicing his clients or by short-term government or trade contracts.
He is a published artist. He was featured in an international art magazine published in France. Guy had a twelve page spread in the magazine that was sold on the amazon.com web site.
He is proud of many things. He does love his work, dog, car, and social media friends. He has a huge global social media network of people.