This fall I had the opportunity to work with the Community Foundation of Centre Wellington to put together their Vital Signs Report for 2015. Vital Signs reports are released all across Canada each year, starting in Toronto in 2001, the reports endeavour to take the pulse of a community based on relevant indicators. The Centre Wellington Community Foundation hired me to breath graphic solutions into the data they had collected. I wanted to create a fresh solution for the report, and bring in very clean graphics to capture reader attention while not detracting from crucial indicators.
The report examined three major areas of interest: Arts & Culture, Belonging & Leadership, and The Gap Between Rich & Poor. Each section was given it’s own two-page spread, allowing readers to take in each section independently. I brought in crisp colour division using a soft pallet that gave me the range to highlight important pieces from each section. Fonts were kept crisp and modern, giving weight to points using larger or bold text. I loved having the chance to work on a piece of work for a community group, it felt great to see my work in the hands of community stakeholders who will go on to use the work for positive change in the area.
Such a fun project, great collaboration between an important community group, great project manager, community stakeholders and citizens. Hopefully the first of many reports to come! Well done Centre Wellington!
Nothing makes me happier than working on projects for community-building organizations. The Bissell Hoop Project is a fundraising effort out of Centre Wellington, Ontario to bring high quality nets and a safe playing surface to the community of Elora.
Good luck Bissell Hoops, looking forward to practicing my hook shot there this summer!
Dieter Stöpfgeshoff recently turned his home office and studio into a stunning public gallery to showcase his work and feature the work of other artists and photographers. The space, tucked behind his house in Gävle, Sweden hasn’t been open for long but is already receiving large crowds and great praise. It was a treat to work with Dieter to bring his vision of a modern brand for this new space to life.
Below, some of the iterations we looked at, I played around with some ideas around framing and wanted the idea to work well in black and white so we could pop in colour later. In the end Dieter’s initial concept turned out to be our favourite!
Director of Layout & Design | The Ontarion | 2014-2015
Pictured above is the final cover put together for the Summer Edition of The Ontarion. More copies of the work can be found via the pdf archives below. Together with the Editor-in-Chief, we completed a complete rebrand of the paper including an iconic logo, and new formatting. During my time at as Layout Director I had the opportunity to spearhead and redesign the paper for a special Art&Design Edition. Featuring local artists the paper was born out of a desire to highlight the incredible on-campus talent as well as the Brutalist Architecture I had been working amongst during my time there. Here is a copy of that article as well as a link to the pdf edition.
A selection from The Ontarion Archives: