In collaboration with the Fitbit team, I designed a series of watch faces to complement the design of their latest smartwatch, Versa. The goal was to create engaging, modern and elegant interfaces that are in harmony with the Industrial Design and product color palette. Layer and Light are pre-loaded on the new device and featured on the product packaging.
Role — Art Direction, UI Design Client — Fitbit Studio — level
The dream-like photography in Il Sogno transports you into the world of Italian Cinema, rich with family drama, passion and murder. The photographer’s compelling work, printed on impactful newsprint format, is highlighted by darkly poetic text that creates a distinct blend of beauty, bleakness, and a jolt of madness.
Role — Creative Direction, Art Direction, Design, Story Development, Strategy Agency — GRIP Client — Lorella Zanetti
The Juicer Press
A newspaper was created as a recruitment tool to attract highly skilled students to GRIP's apprenticeship program. Stories and advice from Alumni of the program were featured as well as agency leadership. The Juicer Press success was it attracted in an overwhelming volume of applicants to the program.
Role — Creative Direction, Print Design, Web Design, Illustration, Strategy Agency — GRIP Client — GRIP
Brand design for a young Industrial Design Studio in San Francisco.
Role — Creative Direction, Visual Identity, Print Design, Web Design, Strategy Client — level
The driving experience is something that is multi-sensory, these brochures aim to capture this notion through pleasurable tactility, exhilarating imagery and informative illustration —highlighting the engineering for which Acura’s exceptional reputation of performance, luxury craftsmanship and dependability is built upon.
Brand Design for a sustainable methods farm in Northumberland County, Ontario. The owners, a city-turned-country farming couple, are passionate about growing in an ethical fashion, selling at farmers markets and through the CSA delivery program.
Role — Creative Direction, Print Design, Packaging Design, Illustration, Strategy Client — Black Tractor Farms
Celebratory, Diverse and Iconic. These words are the building blocks for this Canada 150 logo. The vibrant colours symbolize the diversity of Canada’s many cultures. The multi-coloured lines represent fireworks celebrating the joyous occasion and collectively form the iconic maple leaf.
A book made to introduce and generate excitement for the Acura's flagship vehicle, the RLX. Inspired by a coffee table book, the story of this premium vehicle is brought to life through original photography, copywriting, and given a luxury feel using the finest papers, premium print finishes finishes and innovative binding.
Role — Art Direction, Print Design, Strategy Agency — GRIP Design Partner — Nancy Ng RLX Photography — Chris Gordaneer
The Audi A8: A to Z
When the new Audi A8 launched, we created these beautiful book sets to educate dealers about the vehicle’s many features—notably an innovative touch pad that recognizes finger-traced letters. This feature inspired us to create a whimsical A to Z alphabet book, case bound, with pages of thick card stock. COnstructed with matte black cloth covers and a glossy black foil emboss, embodying the refinement of Audi’s new flagship luxury sedan.
Role — Art Direction, Print Design Agency — Lowe Roche Client — Audi
The Details Are Not The Details
Inspired by a quote of Charles Eames, this piece exhibits typography set in a 3D format, physically constructed of small details but as the quote describes, it is about the entirety of the object’s design which makes it whole.
Role — Creative Direction, Design Exhibited — Creative Type Four, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, 2012 Industrial Design — Brian Paschke
Switch Light is an object with no defined top or bottom in a traditional sense. This is because it has two functional sides, one to receive light and one to emit light. The button-less device is turned over and a tilt switch—hidden in the object—turns the light on. The result is a liberated experience where light is free to move around the home or outdoors. The size is large enough to cast a pleasing amount of light while being small enough for a child to turn over with their hands.
Role — Art Direction, Print Design, Packaging Design Industrial Design — Brian Paschke
Inspired by compressed emergency clothing found in Japan, these sugar cube-sized objects expand into full-size cleaning cloths when placed in water. To emphasize this miniaturization, the cubes are packed into little boxes approximately the size of an ordinary dish sponge. Each box is assigned with a colour depending on its quantity for easy identification. The white cube graphic on the box conveys actual size of the product. Minimal copy with many translations plus the use of infographics make this product internationally friendly.
Role — Creative Direction, Packaging Design Product Creation — Brian Paschke
Honens is an arts and culture organization that hosts The Honens Piano Competition—considered one of the world’s most prestigious events of it’s kind. Their annual gala, Honours, was branded with a small budget as the main restriction. The playful use of their corporate typeface became a simple, cost-effective, adaptable and elegant solution that was applied in a custom method to all collateral, based on the identity itself.
Role — Art Direction, Print Design Agency — WAX
Audi R8 Campaign
The direction for the this campaign was inspired by the work of artist Barbara Kruger, particularly her photo collage work that comments on modern day consumerism. A cheeky, yet bold approach to launch this expensive super car.
Role — Art Direction, Design Agency — Lowe Roche
A selection of identities created for organizations ranging from start ups to global leaders.