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Toronto Food Strategy
Report booklet

Toronto Food Strategy

Report booklet design

Date: Oct 2017
Client: Toronto Public Health (Toronto)
Dimensions: 14" x 8.5" x 28 pages
Medium: Graphic design, photography, diagrams and charts

While making the cover for this project, I noticed that there are a remarkable number of food-related objects that are circular in shape.

Lauren Baker
Website

Lauren Baker

Website design and development

Date: Aug 2017
Client: Lauren Baker (Toronto)
URL: laurenbaker.ca
Platform: Wordpress

Nice and clean design that developed from the aerial landscape illustration on the home page

MichelleFit
Fitness website

MichelleFit

Website design and development

Date: Aug 2017
Client: MichelleFit (Ottawa)
Collaborator: Huy Nguyen
URL: michellefit.ca
Platform: Wordpress, WooCommerce

Fitness and health oriented website with full members area and online courses.

Owl Ridge
Wine label & branding

Owl Ridge

Wine label and logo re-branding

Date: Jul 2017
Client: Owl Ridge (California)
Dimensions: 7.5" x 4.25"
URL: owlridge.com
Medium: Digital illustration, graphic design

There were several designs developed for this project, all of which were quite good in my opinion.

Now Presenting
Wine label

Now Presenting

Wine label

Date: Mar 2017
Client: Owl Ridge (California)
Dimensions: 3.75" x 3.9"
URL: owlridge.com
Medium: Digital illustration, graphic design

This design was inspired by classic snake oil salesmen carts and cirque de soleil posters.

FoodReach
Food access website

FoodReach

Website design and development

Date: Mar 2017
Client: FoodReach (Toronto)
URL: foodreach.ca
Platform: Wordpress

This website helps food agencies and programs order bulk food directly from distributors and also features many resources, articles and recipes. The design had to be clean and simple to allow for dense content.

FoodReach
Pamphlet

FoodReach

Informational pamphlet

Date: Feb 2017
Client: FoodReach (Toronto)
Dimensions: 14" x 8.5" folded
URL: foodreach.com
Medium: Graphic design, photography, diagrams

The colour scheme that was required- two greens and an orange- were fairly challenging to incorporate into this design.

Whiskey Bourbon Americana
Whiskey label

Whiskey Bourbon Americana

Whiskey label design

Date: Oct 2016
Client: Krobar Craft Distillery (California)
Dimensions: 5.4" x 4"
Medium: Photography, digital illustration

A lot of wood texture was used in this design.

Ledge Vineyards
Winery website

Ledge Vineyards

Website design

Date: Sep 2016
Client: Ledge Vineyards (California)
URL: ledgevineyards.com
Platform: vin65

This design was borrowed heavily from the Peachy Canyon Winery website, at the request of the client. The landscape you see is the same one displayed on the bottle, and is near the actual Ledge vineyards.

Mary Mac
Logo and branding

Mary Mac

Branding and promotional material

Date: Aug 2016
Client: DJ Mary Mac (Vancouver)
Dimensions: Vector scalable (logo), 8.5" x 11" folded (brochure)
URL: djmarymac.com/
Medium: Digital vector illustration, fontography, layout design

Achieving the right balance of bling, class, hard edges and soft tones in this logo was a fun challenge.

Talent 2 Lead
Employment program website

Talent 2 Lead

Website design and development

Date: Jul 2016
Client: CHRC (Ottawa)
URL: talenttolead.ca
Platform: Wordpress

A very helpful website for those who want to advance their career in Canada's cultural sector.

QuickServe
Branding and promotion

QuickServe

Logo and brochure design

Date: Apr 2016
Client: QuickServe (Vancouver)
Dimensions: Vector scalable (logo), 8.5" x 11" (brochure)
Medium: Vector illustration, fontography

I employed a pseudo-isometric / flat perspective for this design, which is en vogue lately, especially for IT products.

New Years Card
Holiday card

New Years Card

Holiday card

Date: Dec 2016
Client: Fondation Michaƫlle Jean Foundation (Ottawa)
Dimensions: 8.5" x 4" folded
Medium: Graphic design, digital photo processing

The simple act of applying tasteful and restrained filters to a photo can really make an enormous difference.

Grab Some Good
Informational guides

Grab Some Good

Informational guides and charts

Date: Nov 2016
Client: Toronto Public Health (Toronto)
Dimensions: 17" x 22" unfolded
Medium: Digital illustration, graphic design, charts

The art of cramming a lot of information into a small area and making it visually appealing and clear through the combined use of colours and forms in strategic ways.

Tim Wood
Mascot illustrations

Tim Wood

Themed mascot illustrations

Date: 2015-2017 (ongoing)
Client: Compass Group (Alberta)
Collaborator: Mark Cabuena
Dimensions: Vector scalable
Medium: Digital illustration

Mark designed the original mascot and I re-drew him in various costumes and themes for use in a monthly newsletter.

Cannabis Advent Calendar
Box design

Cannabis Advent Calendar

Advent calendar

Date: Sep 2015
Client: Cannabis in Canada (Alberta)
Dimensions: 15" x 10" x 2.5" box
Medium: Digital illustration, graphic design

This job was the first of its kind for me, and I relished every moment of it.

Bakers Farm
Logo

Bakers Farm

Logo design

Date: Jul 2015
Client: Bakers Farm
Dimensions: Vector scalable
Medium: Digital illustration

Certain industries embrace more detailed and intricate logos than others. Pot cooking related companies definitely fall into this category. I also really liked the unused design for this project.

The Holmes Law Firm
Website

The Holmes Law Firm

Logo and website design and development

Date: Apr 2015
Client: The Holmes Law Firm (California)
URL: theholmeslawfirm.com
Platform: Wordpress

Reginald Holmes, a lawyer from L.A. who practices alternative dispute resolution, is a tremendously personable and intelligent person that I encountered by complete chance while attending a musical.

Arts Access Fund
Poster

Arts Access Fund

Poster

Date: Dec 2014
Client: Neighbourhood Arts Network (Toronto)
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
Medium: Digital illustration and graphic design

This is one of my favourite posters I've created in recent memory.

Grantee portraits
Digital portraits

Grantee portraits

Illustrated grantee portraits

Date: Nov 2014
Client: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (British Columbia)
Dimensions: 5" x 7" each
Medium: Digital illustration

It is amazing just how diverse and varied human faces can be.

Heroes & Antiheroes
Boardgame tiles

Heroes & Antiheroes

Boardgame tiles

Date: Oct 2014
Client: Marco Cultrera (Ottawa)
Dimensions: 3.75" x 3.75" each
Medium: Digital illustration, graphic design

Some artistic jobs make me feel like a kid again. Or at least, a shy teenager immersed in heady fantasy.

House of PainT
Posters and promotional campaign

House of PainT

Posters and promotional campaign

Date: Sep 2014
Client: House of PainT (Ottawa)
Dimensions: 11" x 17" each
URL: houseofpaint.ca
Medium: Graphic design and digital illustration

I've worked closely with House of PainT for years, and this was one of my favourites in terms of design style.

Alex and Victoria
Wedding portrait painting

Alex and Victoria

Wedding portrait painting commission

Date: Aug 2014
Client: Kathleen
Dimensions: 28" x 20"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

PureSkate 2
iOS game graphics, UI, icon

PureSkate 2

Game graphics and UI

Date: May 2014
Client: ORBI Designs (Ottawa)
Platform: iOS mobile game
Medium: Digital illustration, graphic design

While it may not bring the same amount of glory and recognition, working on indie games is much more enjoyable than being a small cog in the development of a major product.