Once known as the Vancouver Typography Meetup Group, Type Brigade is Vancouver’s type speaker series, with regular typography, lettering, and type design talks from local and extended creative communities sharing their mutual love of typography. Along with hosting workshops and events, the growing popularity of the group led them to further promote themselves online with an engaging visual identity.
Artefact Eyewear makes wooden glass frames—fashionable art inspired by nature that everyone can wear. “Artefact” has multiple meanings: a rare object made by a human, of cultural or historical interest. The word broken down is Arte: by or using art + Factum: something made. The aim of the logo design was to be versatile, accessible and easily recognizable to be branded in all sizes and materials on handmade pieces or wearable handcrafted pieces of art.
CitySmarts provides management consulting on business intelligence and data analytics to local governments and city planners. Avoiding literal cityscape or bar chart visuals already tread, an abstract graphic approach was employed that expressed the idea of making complex subject matter simple, understandable and customized to a city's needs. The design solution focused on process over outcomes, as an ongoing process to use data effectively as a city evolves, adjusts and adapts to change.
Pacific Interior Painting built up their business via word-of-mouth, working for a network of realtors, interior designers, and contractors. To distinguish themselves from local competitors, a modern, clean and engaging visual identity reflects their affable professionalism, reliability, skill and continued customer satisfaction. Avoiding overused imagery (bright rainbow colors, brushes or rollers), this simple graphic mark conveys angled brushes and interior dimensional space while connecting to the PACIFIC name (blue ocean, peaceful, easy, friendly).
Domain Funding is a boutique private mortgage investment firm defined as a true expert in loan origination and administration for commercial mortgages. The multi-layered logo design confidently demonstrates their collaborative nature, their ability to adapt as needed, and their focus towards quick, direct solutions for their investors. Likewise, the tri-colour design addresses the sub-brand divisions associated with the Domain company name.
Specialization in high-end custom portraiture led to a radical shift for photographer Greg Blue. The distinctive monogram depicts his collaborative “process to product” approach covering the emotional & rational sides of one’s personality. There is the thoughtful process of conceptualizing an individual’s story, balanced with the technical aspect of capturing the final image, or product. Also shown is an alternate concept with initial brand applications.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an unpreventable, complex, chronic, relapsing and often debilitating lifelong disease that does not yet have a cure. The IBD Centre of BC is committed to IBD care, education and research. The brand identity focuses on the i in IBD:
• In the middle is the I, the individual living with this life-changing disease. It is deeply personal with the goal to help patients turn stigma/danger/fear (!) upside down. (i)
The BCNDP is the provincial arm of The New Democratic Party in British Columbia. A brand refresh was initiated in preparation for a pivotal 2017 election year. Starting with a historical audit of the visual language for provincial, federal and competitor parties, common strengths and areas for forward momentum were highlighted and built upon. Every logo element was scrutinized and refined, from the smallest graphic detail, to typography and colour for every use of print and digital branding.