Time-Lapse Graphic Design

Here are two of the staple t-shirts available at the Campus Bookstore at Queen’s University. I have redesigned the “My kid and my money…” t-shirt. The Queens University Mom & Dad t-shirt is a simple recreation of the artwork that the printer won’t release.

Queens DAD/MOM T-Shirt

“My Kid and My Money…” T-Shirt

Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation Brochure

This is an old Ryan/Smith job that went through a lot of rounds of edits. The inside was actually black (the background of the photo) and it, surprisingly, survived the injection of colour. This one was actually approved and printed. Yay for me. 🙂

Jedi vs. Hobbits

Six months ago I started a podcast. ‘Jedi vs. Hobbiits’ has a simple wordmark and in trying to create a real logo I ended up laying out an illustration. I’m not quite sure how it could be a logo. But it will make some darn good posters–Which I will, of course, upload for all to see. 😉


Diamond Development International – 2009 Annual Report



This work is some of my favourite to date. The original design for the cover was a little more dynamic but I am still pleased with the straight-edge look and feel we landed on. Producing documents in French and English is always difficult to have both projects completed with the same visual standard but I believe I was very successful.

The difference in control…

This is the 2007 Annual Report I designed for the Ottawa Mission. I love the cover. I designed the cover and the client loved it. They did not feel the need to direct the art before the onset. They let me choose the pictures and only gave me the simplest of criteria regarding logo, date, etc.

Then, on the other hand, there is the 2008 Annual Report. I don’t think it fails necessarily as a design solution. However, everything was directed. From the colours to the photos and the necessary inclusion of a quote. I struggled with a different person than the previous year to create a forced creative solution. I lost the client the following year and was exceptionally disappointed. 😦

One of my favourite projects!

I honestly didn’t know what to do here. The client handed me the copy and it was a page and a half of bulleted points. I decided that it would look best as an advertorial, wrote the copy, shot the photos and laid out the flyer. The client was thrilled and I breathed a sigh of relief!