Sudden Technologies is a full-service systems integrator with innovative technology services, solutions & technical expertise. They take pride in providing solutions that take the complexity out of the technology, linking business goals with desired outcomes, and connecting systems via knowledgable and skilled personnel. The brand redesign made way for a new color palette, simplified company name and a bold graphic mark that speaks to strategic partnerships, connections and networking with confidence and stability.
Earls was known for fun casual dining experiences, with their share of California & animal-themed motifs. Styles change and so had their target market (urban singles, modern couples). This logo—in use for a decade—reflected that shift, revealing a simpler grown up attitude for the restaurant chain. The classic Earls typography was replaced with a proprietary wordmark, accompanied by a graphic illustration denoting the new offerings in the bar & drink area of their sleek renovated space.
Family-owned Austeville Properties has been offering exceptional rental accommodations in Vancouver for over 40 years. This brand refresh highlights the diversity of buildings and neighbourhoods for those requiring flexible living, and Austeville's fine management of commercial space for retail, office and industrial. I was tasked to update their existing logomark to reflect their new modern approach, working with custom watercolor illustrations by New York-based illustrator, Barry Blitt.
Shapray Cramer Fitterman Lamer is a boutique litigation firm that specializes in corporate and commercial conflict resolution and strategic advice. Originally established as a partnership with Howard Shapray and Brad Cramer, the growth brought on with additional lawyers initiated a brand refresh to replace previous print materials and add video and news content. Modern simplicity, professionalism and experience were the key attributes addressed in the crisp typography and clean execution of the brand materials.
MT Enviro Tank specializes in the detection and removal of furnace oil tanks from residential and commercial properties with minimal disruption to the landscape. Their environmental consulting division, MT Enviro Tech, remediates soil contaminated by hydrocarbons from leaking tanks. To stay competitive and current, simplified naming and a brand refresh was required. The custom logotype uses color to convey each division's focus (land/earth vs. enviro/technical), while the graphic shape (oil drop or lifted tank) connects them visually.
This specialty café on Vancouver's Main Street boasts a fine selection of imported foods, baked goods and freshly made sandwiches. Founded by food stylist Joanne Facchin, the identity reflects the high quality offerings with an air of Parisian elegance.
Serving the Kerrisdale community for over 100 years, St. Mary's celebrated their centennial in 2011 with a rebrand. Inspired by the beauty and contemplative qualities of the stained glass windows, the logo uses spire shapes from Anglican architecture to help draw worshippers heavenward. The transparent interlocking 'M' shape evokes visual cues for the Holy Trinity, the community of worshippers, and the figurehead for which their parish was named. Other creative directions explored are also included here.
Freysmiles is a successful orthodontic practice led by Drs. Gregg & Scott Frey in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Established in 1979, the refreshed brand identity was initiated by Dr. Scott Frey prior to joining his family practice. Known for their incredible personal care, skilled team, and latest orthodontic technologies, they are also continually active in community fundraisers, charities, scholarships and overall goodwill in the Lehigh Valley and with their many satisfied customers.
Joseph Wu is an origami master and paperfolding artist, creating unique and complex art pieces & commercial work professionally for over 40 years. The logo simplifies the basic premise of the Japanese art of origami, where dimensional forms are traditionally folded from a single square sheet of paper. The folded flap at the bottom has a three-fold purpose: to reveal the duality of the sheet (origami paper often has two color sides), to draw out a subtle W shape, and to complete the artist's beard.
Dr. Winnie Su is a well-loved and respected physician specializing in family medicine and childbirth. The identity conveys the kind of audience she caters to—everyone from all ages and walks of life—and her attention to detailed personal care. The two-sided card design addresses the dual language market that she works in.