Justin Broadbent is an accomplished Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist. His work includes video performance,poems, funny ideas, illustration, design, music video direction, and installation. Justin is also a self-taught
photographer. A graduate of Ryerson University’s New Media program, Justin currently ranks among Toronto’s top graphic designers. Among his prestigious accolades, he has performed at the AGO Massive Party and also created the branding and web design for Oscar-nominated Short I Met The Walrus. Justin’s work has been published internationally and he has received awards from Design Taxi. In 2009, Justin was commissioned to create a one-day, experiential art exhibit in an underground subway in Toronto, Canada. Just most recently, Justin co-wrote and directed an online interactive commercial for Doritos.
Co-directing music videos under the moniker HotDogGarbage, Justin has done work for recording artists such as Shad and Metric. He has achieved a CBC Bucky Award and two 2009 Much Music Video Award nominations for his work.
Justin chooses layered projects that challenged his expectations. His work often centers on meaning-of-life-topics, which he delivers with a glimmer of charm and wit. Hence, he’s often reminding people that the sun is a burning ball of fire floating in outer space!
Justin’s work is inspired by the impossibility of a seed becoming a tree, thrift stores, clever lyrics, and human perseverance.