LifeScan, one of the world’s leading blood glucose monitoring companies, partnered with Subplot Design to create a vibrant brand refresh. Alongside their design team I was tasked to explore human, approachable qualities for the rebrand, developing pages of script handlettering executed in various styles, and using a range of drawing implements—dip pens, marker, chisel pens & brush. Shortlisted versions reflecting the right distinct boldness, modern personality, and future-facing approach, were digitized with alternate characters or connecting links considered for each letterform.
Meadowridge School is an independent IB continuum world school, celebrating learning with a distinctive culture of caring, creativity, academic challenge, communication and intercultural understanding. While their existing crest design referenced their physical location and community metaphorically, there were challenges with certain applications and preferences towards less rigidity. I was employed to refresh the mark, exploring various pathways while injecting vitality, and progressive thinking from leadership beyond the nature/nurture rationale.
The Canadian Museums Association represents government funded organizations, with a specialized audience of museum professionals dedicated to preserving and presenting Canada’s cultural heritage nationwide and abroad. My task was to develop visual concepts and rationale to modernize their aged, monolithic brand to be more approachable, inclusive and relevant to its stakeholders. The goal was to communicate the varied connections that CMA fosters through their partnerships, while remaining broad and politically sound as a federal, bilingual and non-public facing organization.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa has been the favourite short trip getaway in the lower mainland area for many families and couples. With the same visual identity for over a decade, it was time to refresh the main brand & spa while keeping focus on their core audiences and main features: their unique hot springs, water recreation and relaxation.
Midori is an modern, sophisticated urban development located in the heart of Metrotown. The unique, art-inspired architecture of the building incorporates a curved exterior detail, bringing forth a sense of fluidity and movement. Thus the handwritten, human quality of script lettering (reminiscent of distinctive upscale fashion brands) reflects the clean, stylish fashion-forward sensibility of the target audience and the surrounding location.
CARAVAN was proposed as a travelling festival initiated to celebrate the best of the Thompson Okanagan region, including fresh produce, wine, recreation, First Nations culture, and yoga retreats. The logomark brings together varied letterforms travelling in single file, adopting cues from the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association brand palette and textured qualities from the BC Tourism identity. The variations in type evoke the rugged, ever-changing landscape of the beautiful country as well as the exciting diversity of events, vendors & goods featured.
I’m often asked to develop concept work in the form of numerous briskly sketched ideas or digital comps. Although the finished work may be completed by other creatives, I am always grateful for the regular work, knowing I am valued by creative directors and clients for my speed, flexibility, quick-thinking and wealth of ideation output. I often tell students there’s always more than one way to tell a story visually and for logo design this is no exception.
The elegant flatware in the logo reflects Chef David Hawksworth’s attention to detail, high standards of fresh ingredients and artful plating presentation. The brand design and typographic tone match appropriately to the stylish restoration of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia where this popular award-winning fine dining restaurant is located.