Vocal Core is a ficticious 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 Newsome’s voice is swirling and child-like, and Jonsi’s voice is crisp and intense.
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.
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.
During my practicum at the luxury tea company, TEALEAVES, I created a series of conceptual illustrations to accompany stories on their 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.
I did these spots for Discorder Magazine, a print and on-line publication out of the University of British Columbia about the independent music scene in Vancouver.
This fictitious 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.
Spot illustrations for the Capilano Courier, a publication from Capilano University, North Vancouver.
Lisa Genova’s novel Still Alice tells the story of a Harvard professor battling early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The wilting leaf in this cover design represents the protagonist’s deteriorating mental health. The colour purple represents Alzheimer’s disease awareness.