Various print and web advertisements for the Ottawa Jazz Festival (photographic) (2017)
In late spring, the look and feel for 2017's festival marketing was changed to make use of photo illustration assets commissioned from Vancouver-based photographic illustrator Emily Cooper. This new look featured young Canadian people and animals marching into the future.
A large advertisement for display on the sides of OCTranspo busses around the city, under instruction to include branding, dates and several key performing artists:
Facebook account banner and icon
An account header banner and icon set as requested by the social media coordinator.
Web advertisement banners
A pair of advertisement images for use on the Ottawa Life website:
A header image for eNewsletters with content as requested by the marketing director, including a reference to Canada's 150 celebrations:
Various print and web advertisements for the Ottawa Jazz Festival (bright) (2017)
The first several advertisements in early 2017 had a very graphic, neon theme. My work with this was based on the look and feel by creative director Julie Anne Madore.
Metro takeover (desktop)
A takeover advertisement for use on metronews.ca. This was broken down into several parts: skin / wallpaper, leaderboard, super button, super big box / double big box:
A print advertisement for publication in JAZZIZ magazine.
Signage and badge sets for Ottawa Jazz Festival's Swing Into Spring event (2017)
I designed signs and name badges for Ottawa Jazz Festival's annual fundraiser auction, based on a look and feel by creative director Julie-Anne Madore:
Catering sponsor tent cards
Name badges for staff, board members and volunteers
Email newsletter for Ottawa Children's Festival de la jeunesse (2017)
I designed and coded an HTML email newsletter for the Ottawa Children's Festival
I designed and coded an HTML email newsletter for the Ottawa Children's Festival (also viewable as the HTML version on the OCF website in English and French):
Hand Lettering: “Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.” (2017)
Hand lettering converted into a vector illustration.
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat website for Pixelera (2017)
I created a new website for The Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat.
SCICS wanted a new website powered by WordPress with particular features. Here are some of the key points regarding my work on this project.
Before I began the project, SCICS had chosen a base theme that they wanted to use for general template layouts. Using this as a base, I applied their branding and made many layout changes as they requested.
Bilingual support — I ensured that the website worked in both English and French, including:
Bilingual support for all post and page content
Bilingual support for all template areas — all template content was set up to be editable for both languages
Third-party API content (i.e. Google Maps, Google reCaptcha) was incorporated in both languages as much as was available
Conference and conference document organization
I created custom post types for ease of organization and maintenance for thousands of conference posts and their associated document posts.
I developed an advanced search form to help users do refined searches to find particular conferences and/or products (i.e. conference documents).
A freelance client project to design a logo and novel cover for author Ethan Kincaid using provided illustration and copy.
Illustration: Flowers (2015)
A gift illustration.
Tap Project poster illustration and layout (2011)
A class assignment to create a transit system poster illustration and layout for Tap Project.
Logo: Rx Health Coach (2010)
A logo created for a health coaching service.
Logo: Queen Mab (2010)
A logo created for a student theatre group at Algonquin College.
Educational handout layout (2009)
A class assignment to design a single-page handout sheet with provided content.
Article layout and spot illustration (2009)
A class assignment to create a 10-minute spot illustration and layout for a single page magazine article.
Illustration: Wasps (2009)
A class assignment to create a scratchboard illustration, with colour added in Photoshop, for an article about wasps.
Second place winner in the scratchboard illustration category at MAD Awards 2009.
My introduction to web design and development began with creating small hobby sites back around 1999. My interest in design grew over the following years and lead to studying graphic design at Algonquin College (Ottawa, 2008 – 2011). As I learned about branding, illustration, layout, interactive design and web coding, I felt as though I had finally found my calling.
A growing dedication
Most importantly, I also love to keep learning new things (and new ways of doing old things)! As any designer or developer will tell you, the learning never ends in the creative and coding worlds.
Odds and ends
When I'm not working, I like to relax by spending time with my pets, playing video games or creating art while watching Netflix or YouTube.
I like Diet Pepsi, sweets, art and animals; I dislike coffee, big noisy crowds, dancing and mushrooms.