"36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrators, and visual artists to express their particular view on the letters and numbers of our alphabet." —36daysoftype.com
In three years I sought to experiment and and try completely different approaches to type design and typography:
In the most recent campaign I decided to combine a new interest in food styling and food photography with my undying love for typography. Over 26 consecutive days, I cooked, carved, sculpted, staged, shot, edited, and ate every single thing you see in these photos. The result, a series titled “TastyType,” is an expression of three of my favourite things in life: food, photography, and typography.
In 2017, I created a series that captures the geometric modularity of the alphabet and uses a few simple shapes to represent each letterform.
In 2016 I handlettered submissions honouring heritage letterforms from various eras with a few experimental interpretations for good measure.
I worked as a UX/UI designer at CBC Music, the Canadian authority on local and international music. In my time there, and with help from a team of developers and other designers, we re-launched the web-based streaming service and continually refined usability and added new features.
In addition, I worked on interface elements and graphic treatments throughout the product, and occasionally contributed to the editorial side of the site (See blog for writing samples).
Skills utilized: UX design, UI design, information architecture, graphic design, web design, photo editing, iconography, and copywriting.
On the Grid
"Our mission is simple: to help you discover local gems, secret city spots, and new favorite places as you explore every corner of the globe. We have teamed up with hundreds of creative companies and designers from around the world to curate the most exceptional places in each neighborhood to share with you—from interesting architecture and vintage shops to beloved local bars and bakeries, we’ve done the hard work for you." —OnTheGrid.city
I take a lot of pride in my city and community; so when OnTheGrid asked me if I wanted to contribute to the Vancouver guide I was delighted. I created a list of my favourite spots in Vancouver's West End, made contact with the people running these spots, and ran photoshoots and interviews accordingly. This was the outcome.
Skills utilized: project management, photography, photo editing, and copywriting.
VSAFF is the first significant festival of South African films held anywhere outside of South Africa. Over their sixth and seventh year I worked on re-branding the festival and created promotional and communications material.
Skills utilized: Graphic design, identity design, typography, and illustration.
I worked as an art director and designer at Kashoo, makers of award-winning cloud accounting solution by the same name. There, I collaborated with a team of developers to create multi-platform app interfaces, a product websites, and various marketing campaigns.
Skills utilized: graphic design, web design, iconography, copywriting and editing, interface design, information architecture, and branding.
Be the Change
Be the Change Group Inc. is a population and public health firm that provides creative and technical services to clients who are creating positive change.
I've worked with this team as an art director and designer on a number of internal and client projects, and currently sit as a contract-based designer and consultant. Some of Be the Change's clients (with whom I've had the opportunity to work) include the United Nations, AIDS Vancouver, and the University of British Columbia.
Skills utilized: branding, art direction, graphic design, web design, iconography, identity design, illustration, storyboarding, and information architecture.
Internal branding and brand assets project
Client: BC Emergency Medicine Network, UBC
Client: United Nations Convention on Climate Change Research, design, and production: Be the Change Group Inc.; narrated by: Mark Ruffalo
Saul Good Gift Co.
The Saul Good Story project was a collaborative effort made by Terra Long (video), Jeff Yellen (sound), and myself (illustration and storyboarding). The video is a frame-by-frame whiteboard illustration animation that shares the vision of the Saul Good Gift Company.
Skills utilized: Brand development, illustration, and storyboarding.
Here is a small collection of logo design projects I have worked on.
Skills utilized: Graphic design, typography, and illustration.
This is a collection of some poster art I've created to promote various events in Vancouver and Montréal, my two residences in the last few years.
Skills utilized: Graphic design, illustration, and typography.