UI/UX design for a digital annual report for the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The digital designs were ultimately translated to a print version.
Only the second annual digital version of the report, communication of CIGI’s primary research for the calendar year was of utmost importance. The mandate from a creative perspective was to present that research in a highly engaging, interactive and visually compelling manner while reinforcing the organizations brand and voice.
Specifically of note here is the minimalist use of fonts and colours, allowing the elements plenty of space, while maintaining the central positioning of key messaging and links.
Final results can be viewed here.
MIXER Streaming Music App
Much like getting your news on social media, the problem these days with getting music on streaming apps like Spotify is the inherent bias in the type of music we end up listening to.
In my experience, applications that 'recommend' similar art to what I've been experiencing, be it music, film or TV shows always struck me as somewhat problematic. I ended up wondering about all the tracks or films I might be missing. What if I don't want to listen to a similar artist, but someone completely different, in a genre I may have never heard of? Where would I stumble onto them?
This is why I felt the MIXER app to be an interesting experiment: A streaming service that cobbles together tracks from a multitude of different music related 'topics', all set up by the user via sliders, not unlike those found on a studio mixing board. They can be specific or vague, which ultimately dictate the type of musical experience the user will end up with.
Design wise, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible, without the user having to navigate through a myriad of menus. Everything needed for listening is no more than a couple of taps away. The similarities to the original iPod are not coincidental. It was, in my opinion one of the most well designed and thought out products ever, where everything was accessible with a single thumb. This was my goal with MIXER.
Software used: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop
Editorial illustration for an OpenCanada.org piece about females (or the lack thereof) in the Canadian Foreign Services.
The style and colours are an intentional throw-back to the “good ol’ days” of diplomacy: Although things are better than they used to be for females in the Canadian Foreign Service, it’s clear that they still have a long way to climb.
For the intended effect, click here.
Various portrait illustrations: UN Secretary General António Guterres, Iranian activist Shaparak Shajarizadeh and author / professor / international lawyer Payam Akhavan respectively.
All three illustrated for various online articles and Q&A’s.
A quick editorial illustration that acted as the banner for a piece about the Trump presidency and its implications for Canada.
Original is here.
Editorial illustrations for Opencanada.org
Cover image is that of one of the most iconic (although definitely not the most beautiful) pieces of Canadian architecture and home to the Foreign Service department. Spot illustration is a visualization of a specific part within the piece.
Entire piece can be read here.
Looper DVD & Blu-Ray
Video editing, motion graphics and layout/structure of sub-menus by yours truly. Extremely fun and fast paced project for a large scale home video release.
Blue is the Warmest Color DVD & Blu-ray
Menus designed and animated for the Blu-ray release of Blue is the Warmest Color.
Retro Motorcycle Alphabet Poster
Personal project: The A-Z's of some iconic motorcycles, illustrated in the most classic of mediums; 8-bit.
Sitting at work with a few minutes to kill? How about trying to name them all? Each letter corresponds with the first letter of the manufacturer. Click the image for larger size. (Cheat notes at bottom)
Illustrated digitally. Prints available for purchase.
Illustrations the first and second annual Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival.
Used on shirts and promotional materials.
Shirt designs for Air Support BMW, a proper old school mechanic specializing in classic BMW airhead motorcycles.
They’re proud to sponsor VRRA racer #83, Doug Forbes, on a 1969 R75 and wanted to pay tribute with these limited edition T-shirts.
T-shirt illustrations to promote all things small (but mighty) Designed and illustrated for Black Widow Custom Paint.
Illustrated digitally & screen printed on premium quality fabric on women's shirts.