Jason Matlo is an accomplished Canadian designer based in Gastown.
Neighbours is an exclusive Vancity Buzz feature in collaboration with award-winning photographer, Matthew Chen, celebrating the diverse individuals that makeup up our community, one story at a time.
“I always wanted to create an authentic life, not a safe one and I think I’ve achieved that. A friend once taught me that the most dangerous risk is spending your life not doing what you love on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”
“I was a construction worker for a while. It was short lived.”
“Being bullied as a small child was no walk in the park. I’m talking beat up; punched in the head bullying. I harbor no residual anger though as all of it shaped the person I have become. I believe it made me a more compassionate and self-aware person. I’ve overcome it.”
“I gave my partner a ring last year at Christmas. Seeing his eyes in that moment will stay with me forever.”