These colourful and engaging flashcards can be used by parents and teachers of primary school children to teach the alphabet and common foods and their health benefits.
Art Directors: Cheryl Mok and Giulia Bonforte
These web illustrations appeared on the company's microsite for an event about design and biomimicry called The Garden of Secrets. The objective was to create illustrations that merged traditional botanical drawing with contemporary design. One of the biggest challenges we overcame with this project was to come up with illustrations that were modern and graphic, but didn't stray too far from the luxury tea company's brand.
Adobe Design Achievement Award, 2018 Semifinalist
Vocal Core is a fictitious music festival that features performers with unique voices. The shapes and line work of the illustrations and the lettering represent the quality of the performers’ voices. Bon Iver’s voice is undulating, Joanna Newsom’s voice is swirling and child-like, and Jonsi’s voice is crisp and intense.
This full page illustration was inspired by an article from The Georgia Straight, a Vancouver-based magazine. Vortex, created by contemporary artist Douglas Coupland, is a new art installation at the Vancouver Aquarium. The piece is a reflection on plastic, one of the artist’s main art mediums, and its contribution to marine pollution.
Client: Capilano Courier
Art Directors: Cristian Fowlie and Cynthia Tran Vo
Spot illustrations for the publication from Capilano University, North Vancouver.
A poster for a fictitious festival hosted by The Cultch. The imagery embodies East Vancouver, the iconic neighbourhood where the jazz festival takes place. The colours and illustration style reflect the raw nature of the music genre. The flowing typography emulates the flight path of the crows that migrate over the neighbourhood daily.
Art Director: AnnMarie MacKinnon
Illustrations for a nonfiction article about the Albanian King in power during World War II, who opened his country’s borders to all refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. The article speaks not only about the compassion shown by King Zog, but also reveals the country’s little known ancient tradition of compassion, which is reflected in the hearts of its citizens today.
Client: Capilano Courier
Art Director: Cristian Fowlie
This cover illustration accompanied the feature story “Before the Curtain Opens”, an article about Vancouver’s thriving theatre scene.
Client: Creative Mornings
Art Director: Rick Etkin
In February of 2018, I created a portrait of Michael Unger for the event postcard at Creative Mornings Vancouver. Michael Unger, astronomy educator and co-founder of Nerd Nite Vancouver, gave a talk about curiosity, and exploring the unfamiliar.
Client: Discorder Magazine
Art Director: Ricky Castanedo
I did these spots for a print and on-line publication out of the University of British Columbia about the independent music scene in Vancouver.
Art Director: Giulia Bonforte
I created a series of conceptual illustrations to accompany stories on the company’s Lunar New Year microsite. The illustration style is inspired by traditional Chinese paper cutting.
Day to Day is a web resource that provides education and support to Canadians caring for family members. The website targets caregivers ranging from their mid-twenties to mid-sixties.
Flavour Bay is a quirky spice company that targets young, environmentally conscious adults with a passion for cooking. The challenge was to develop sustainable packaging they would consider keeping.
The square tins are more space efficient, and the labels and barcode are removable. Additionally, a portion of the profits goes towards protecting the wildlife where the spices are grown.
“Malaria” is a short story that appears the Bellevue Literary Review, a journal with a well-read audience that enjoys subtlety in the stories they read.
“Malaria” tells the story of Orlando, a young man whose girlfriend’s brother, George, suffers from schizophrenia. Orlando first suspects George’s condition after a game of tennis, when George casually mentions he has malaria. The broken tennis string symbolizes the character’s unravelling mental health.
Freedom from Hunger is an organization that offers micro-loans and education as a way to fight food insecurity in developing countries. This illustration shows their positive effects on these communities.
The robust corn plant represents the growth and abundance resulting from properly managed micro-loans. Corn is a staple crop in Latin America and Africa, where Freedom from Hunger does most of its work. The corn’s hand-shaped roots receive the loan, and as the plant flourishes, the money to pay back the loan emerges from the corncob. The plant continues to thrive beyond this repayment point, symbolizing freedom from food insecurity.
This mural design for the Epilepsy Clinic represents Vancouver Coastal Health’s core values as “a world class innovator in medical care, research, and teaching.” The mural illustrates the teamwork required of the medical and non-medical community in disentangling the problems caused by epilepsy. The thread wrapping around the corner and down the hall sparks curiosity in people entering the clinic.
Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel tells the story of a man and his boy migrating south through the country, avoiding perils along the way by hiding in the forest. The illustration, palette, and typography show their seclusion, while the hint of yellow reflects the boy’s hope despite their bleak situation.