I love projects like this.
Speed. Variety and a great group of work.
Design: Adam Jarvis
Structural Design: Naush Ibrahim
Direct Mail Design
Take a closer look at this series of paper ornaments. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
This is not a love song
I’m a busy fella. So when a close friend of mine called and asked me to do some illustration work for a concert, I politely passed. That is until he mentioned that the concert in question was: OMAR.
It’s been 10 years since his last performance in Canada. And as of one of my all-time favourite artists, I could not pass up the opportunity to reconnect.
8 years ago, I sent him some artwork from Canada to the UK. He responded with a signed CD that read:
From one artist to another – Omar.
It has been perched on my magazine shelf in my office ever since. A reminder that whatever I do to make ends meet, at my core, I’m still an artist. Read more:
A decade of vector art
Now, this is not what I would call a “success story“. At least not in the traditional sense. In many ways this is a cautionary tale marinated in stunning digital art. Some of the best I could find.
So, who am I?
Just some guy.
You could look through my portfolio if you wanted or glance at my resume, but that won’t really tell you who I am. At times, I question it myself. To really know what makes me tick, you’ve gotta know what circumstances got me here.
I’m an artist disguised as a designer.
It’s a secret.
This is a graphic design love letter. One filled with triumph and tragedy.
Once upon a time,
In spite of my efforts, I had been unsuccessful in finding funding for Vectorvault‘s Ultimate Search Engine (UVSE). So I turned to a government funded program that matched me with Niagara College to challenge their research department to build the Ultimate Vector Search Engine (UVSE).
I put together a crystal-clear briefing with all of the ingredients. Everything was labeled and easy to find. I presented this project to a young team who were all very excited and confident about building this unique search engine. I trusted a friend, far smarted than me to oversee it’s production and installation.
I was also asked to present Vectorvault to the marketing department and eventually as a project for second year marketing students. That made me feel really great. I’ve always wanted to pass my knowledge on. This turned out to be a very satisfying experience.
I assumed that the technical end of it would go just as well.
How to build a niche search engine with no money
Yellow is the new Black
Branding of Ideo Architekci studio from Wroclaw, working on both interior & exterior design, was an incredible experience thanks to both an open-minded owner and clearly set goals.
The idea behind the logo is maximum of flexibility & adjustable logo size and shape based on the ‘Cross Grid’ system.
The basic logo shape expands on different media. The logo becomes a living form, filling out the space & adjusting itself to the ID area.
The ‘Cross Grid’ system gives also a great possibility to create a text fields inside the logo ID structure.
It might be used for various purposes within ID or any other promotional materials.
On the basis of the new flexible logo system, we have designed all necessary corporate materials plus extra elements such as tape, marking spray & yellow markers.
The most characteristic element of the new identity is the design of business cards. They’re made of 3mm transparent material in which the refracting light creates interesting logo reflections depending on the angle of looking at their edges.
The whole branding process was complemented by a web design and brand manual standardizing the use of the new identity.
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