“On a boozy afternoon at St Augustine’s Pub, Lindsay, Anya (Ellis, Hair & Makeup stylist), and Steve thought it would be fun to do a creative project that involved buses, interesting people, and storytelling. (Luckily somebody made a couple of notes on a cocktail napkin.) Shot using the same cast, these images are now part of an ongoing series depicting life on public transit during different time periods, reflecting the social norms of the time.”
Following the 2019 brand refresh by creative agency Pendo, I was approached by BB&Co to design a special print piece for the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario. Celebrating their brand story, an enduring legacy in Canada, and highlights of their massive 25 year master plan, the time was right to create an elegant keepsake in tribute to their retiring CEO. Pragmatic design decisions led to a 9" x 12" format that would maximize impact within digital press limitations, while keeping paper waste to a minimum.
Combining a passion for typography and print design made for the perfect team project. Building upon Mitchell Digital’s creative collaborations program, their platform asks “how can Design Teams leverage the mindfulness of design for the greater good?” In our case, we created a useful, prestige keepsake that wouldn’t feel disposable, nor date quickly. This perpetual desk calendar is as flexible and diverse as the typographic styles, paper surfaces and colour combinations used throughout, while demonstrating Mitchell’s digital capabilities and support partners.
This limited edition card (580 prints) was designed to give each side equal importance, showcasing letterpress printing and creative contributors, as a multi-purpose Spicers Paper promotional piece. The 2-step idea of THINK (process) & MAKE (execution), reads in either direction and communicates no matter how it's viewed. The concept is that when people THINK (outward, lots of ideation), it leads to the desire to do or MAKE something (inward, thus the blind deboss), to get inspired or start a dialogue, and continue the creative cycle.
Concept page designs for the 2017 Canadian Pacific Fact Book were explored, balancing heavy data with a modern, corporate aesthetic. The task was to adopt the colour palette and typography of their developing annual report with their national employee publication. Sample spreads used existing imagery as well as proposed graphic applications, which were incorporated into the final version produced by Edelman Canada’s design team for company-wide circulation.
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.
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.
Yaaway Media was an online video sharing social network based on the non-religious aspects of Jesus. The quote marks in the logomark emphasize an exchange of ideas and communication, and represent the 4 books of the Bible chronicling Jesus' life. The cross in the negative space implies the underlying focus of this dialogue, while the color progression suggests a journey from discovery to acceptance. I developed the brand identity further with various print applications, icons and a website reskin.
Tenth Church is a community of people from many different cultural, social, and spiritual backgrounds. Serving for over 75 years in Vancouver, a bold modern approach was taken to reflect its inclusive personality. A simple wordmark was designed incorporating a graphic icon with conceptual themes of worship, welcome, transformation, outreach, and the cross.