The Local Good is a neat organization here in Edmonton, they are a network of people that promote local and green living for our fair city. For about a year they used my I Heart E-town graphic as a temp logo (with permission of course), at which time they asked me if I would do a customized version of it as a logo for them so they wouldn’t have to rely on Fiverr logo design. I made sure to incorporate so many great local items into the logo and scaled up the elements to be readable at a small size. I even used the path of the river as a EKG pattern for a heart beat.
Spring 2014, I was contacted by the agency Free to create a poster based on quote to be used in a add campaign to promote clean air in Alberta. It was a fun opportunity as I don’t all that often get to work with type and it allowed me to creatively explore and try are few new things.
Last year I was contacted by a local real estate agent who works in Seattle (https://www.apartmentguide.com/apartments/Washington/Seattle/) that wanted to create custom postcard mailers and a public message bus bench. We worked out a rough out line of 12 postcards that we wanted to do. As the year progressed some of the themes changed and timelines changed, and we are still working on some of them now. There was also someone that he recommend in my home state of Florida which was more suited for the Florida Retirement Lifestyle, but it still worked out for me. They are fun and thought I should share them now.
Hey everyone I have some more exciting news, I was accepted into both Fringe Festival and K-Days expo, so below is an updated list of the Markets I will be at this summer!
June 19- July 1, The Works Festival
July 11 – 13, 2014, Edmonton Artwalk
July 17 – 28, 2014, K-Days : Explore…A Canadian Art Experience.
August 7-10, The Edmonton Folk Music Festival
August 14-24, Edmonton Fringe Festival (Confirmed)
Some of you might know that I am not only a BDes Graduate, but also BEd graduate as well. I Finished my Education Degree in 2000 at the University of Alberta, before trekking down to Calgary’s ACAD for illustration. It is still something that I try to utilize when the opportunities arise, like talking at schools or running a workshop. There are some interesting statistics for graduates, years 1,2, 5 after getting a degree and if they are using it in their career. I was asked to participate in a information interview for recent or soon to be graduates of the University of Alberta Education program. Though there is nothing specific that I say in the article, there are things that I provided that contributed to the list. You can read the Article here: Your Daily Approach
This last week I spent a couple of days at the IPAC Conference here in Edmonton, in order to create a visual piece of art. I listened in on the Environmental renewal and environmental wrath panel, and absorbed several of the discussions on how complex the issue is and cumulative effect impact. This is the motivational piece of art I developed based on what I heard.
Here is a illustration that I worked on for the University of Alberta, Student Law Services. A Faculty memeber was retiring and they wanted to give him a present that would represent all his career in law. They also wanted others associated with the Law Faculty to enjoy the piece and so prints are available for order at Vivid Print.
Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is a student-managed, non-profit society dedicated to helping low-income individuals with access to justice in Edmonton since 1969. For the last 45 years, student volunteers from UAlberta Law have provided free legal information and agency in the courts to those who would otherwise be unable to afford these services. SLS provides assistance in the areas of civil, criminal and family law, and offers community outreach in legal education and research assistance to non-profit organizations, although for other cases like injury issues, the use of services as a New York personal injury lawyer is a best option for this. You can also consider the company of our friends where divorce attorney will help solve your problems.
In addition to providing low-income Edmontonians with pro-bono legal advice on this website, SLS also enables students to gain valuable, hands-on experience working with real clients, while at the same time mastering their legal skills and building their professional resumes.
At the beginning of the Year Dianne Kapral with Canadian Running contacted me for a spot illustration for an upcoming issue. The concept was how to portray a classic newbie runner mistake of wearing moisture absorbing material and just ends up weighing them down through their run. After a few sketches this is want she and I settled on.