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.
Privately owned and operated for 35 years, Westcoast Air specialized in business and scenic travel in the Vancouver/Victoria area. With changes and growth within the company (prior to Harbour Air Seaplanes' 2010 acquisition), a contemporary identity was created while remaining mindful of their successful track record and heritage. The seagull continues to be a powerful symbol for longevity and reflects the natural beauty of their travel routes.
Infographic series created for the Vancouver Sun’s Weekend Review. Content would be supplied by newspaper librarian, Kate Bird, who compiles all the statistics and information. Concept, design, typographic layout and illustration—or on the rare occasion, photography + Photoshop—would be developed and completed within 1-1.5 weeks time, always working within the same rectangular space.
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.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s luxurious five-star Vancouver bar experience, led us to build upon themes of mystique, taboo and "half-hidden" as per the Prohibition era. The concept of "Vintage Modern” uses sophisticated letterforms and timeless stylistic cues to bridge the past with the present. A graphic florette comprised from logotype elements, evoke a sense of gathering and energetic celebration, while referencing the mixology aspect of drink ingredients.
For over 40 years, Colette Gouin has been passionate with her painting, emotively capturing the raw colour and textures of nature on large scale canvases. Promotional pieces for Colette's 2014 Vancouver exhibition celebrate her “Seduction by Colour”, providing viewers and fans alike a closer glimpse at the dynamic energy found in her beautifully layered brushwork. The show was a resounding success with the majority of works sold and proceeds of select pieces donated to Pediatric Cancers Survivorship Society of BC.
St Paul’s Anglican has been serving the broad Newmarket Ontario community for several decades, providing a very traditional church experience. A more modern approach was required for an evolving generation, and to manage expectations while extending to a wider demographic in need of spiritual growth and hope in their lives. The new logomark expresses St. Paul’s positive focus for growth, outreach and connection with others, no matter how diverse their backgrounds.
Fraser Academy is a school empowering the potential of students in Grades 1-12 with language-based learning disabilities. An interim logo design refresh was employed using crisp new typography, while maintaining the brand equity of the academy crest and roundel configuration. Prior to this, a refreshed stationery system was developed using photography depicting authentic daily activities.
Webtech Wireless develops and delivers end-to-end technological solutions providing effective, efficient remote management of vehicle fleets. The iconic W speaks of their integrated computing, wireless communications and global positioning systems for sending, receiving and storing info over vast networks, as well individual parts coming together to form a single solution. The directional arrows suggest themes of speed, efficiency, reduction (costs, environmental impact) and enhancement (service & instant communications).
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.