It is the language through which we address and solve problems, share new ideas, and help people do great things. The placing and patterning of any act towards a preferred result constitutes a design process. It's what we human beings do.
The focus is to create authentic design that tells a simple story. Each project should touch on emotion, either through wit, humour or craft.
Relationships, media and space should be harmonious, make sense, and in totality help focus the desired outcome or intent, whatever it may be.
The final results from graphics and illustration to programming and printing, words, code, fixtures and furnishings—all professionally produced with the utmost of care and attention to detail.
• Communications Problem Solver
• Identity & Visual Language
• Sales & Marketing Goodies
• Site Design & Development
• Site Content Management
• Clever Advertising
• Environmental Way-finding
• Exhibit Design & Graphics
• Interior Design Integration
• Fixtures & Furnishings
• Art & Sculpture
• Shaping the Wonderful
• Harnessing the Whimsical
• Reader of 'Between-the-lines'
Over the years, I've been privileged to have assisted a broad and interesting range of client's. These have included:
Air New Zealand, Anthony Field Associates, Blake Cassels & Graydon, The Brok’n Plate Restaurant, Bull Housser & Tupper, Canadian Airlines, Canac-Microtel, Carolyn Vose Associates, Commerce One, Continuing Legal Education of BC, Dancecorps, Downtown Custom Metal Works, Gastown Printers, Harbour Dance Centre, Heffel Galleries, Hemlock Printers Ltd., Juricert Services Inc., KhannaFedina Group Inc., The Kimpton Group, The Law Society of British Columbia, The Listel Hotel Vancouver, The Listel Hotel Whistler, Listel Canada, Mad About Food Inc., Marcel Furnishings, medilloyd.com, Mercury Adjusters Inc., New Zealand Tourism Board, North Shore Arts Commision, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar, Offshore Systems, ORACLE Corporation, Pacific Palisades Hotel, Poorboy Clothing Company, Quattro Restaurants, Sweettooth, Tahari Clothing, Teckcominco Limited, Theatre Projects UK and The Wickwire House B&B.
A few testimonials.
For me, the act of designing is never just about a finished product, but rather a continuing narrative that extends from the conceptual thinking that informs the vision, through playful exploration, experimentation and implimentation, culminating with the people it touches and the places it transforms.
My primary focus is working with clients to present and structure ideas & information to maximise their business concept. I add greater value, interest and intrigue by forging connections with different media and experience.
I know that with any given project, it's not necessarily the service or product alone, but in the provision of a whole set of creative opportunities that orbit around it that can offer the most effective points of interest, value and engagement.
With good experiences comes good relationships, and fostering these relationships, which build through engagement, honesty, conversation and value, is what my work is all about.
Everyone enjoys clever and thoughful experiences, and I take great pride in my business record—having created successful visual vocabularies, products and experiences that are relevant, credible and recognizable in the marketplace.
I'm proud to work with individuals and suppliers who are influencing positive change by creating work that generates discussion, conveys important information, attitudes and values. Additionally, I applaud those individuals and businesses that employ fair workplace policies and sound environmental practices as vehicles for growth and positive social change.
I believe in longstanding relationships built on straight-forward business principles, client service and kinship. Everyone involved, from initial creative to the final production are extremely talented and passionate about what they do, and I think it shows—I believe my work and clients speak for themselves.
— Courtney H.
ETSY Shop buyer
— Allyson Nelson, President,
Mad About Food Inc.
— Sanjay Khanna, Principal,
— Paul Koivukoski, Principal,
Mercury Adjusters Inc.
— Dr. Geoffrey J. Lloyd,
— Lise Magee, Director Marketing & Communications,
The Listel Hotels
— Gary Donaldson,
Anthony Field Associates UK
I'll be in touch as soon as I'm able.
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