I have worked alongside clients one on one for illustrations, murals, logo designs, promo cards (etc) for their growing business.
Please contact me if you are interested in working together.
These 9 Jungle Illustrations were a fantastic and amazing project to work on. I was commissioned to create these large, colourful illustrations that would be printed out and used for a mini-golf business.
These next 4 large Motherly Jungle Illustrations were commissioned to me by Pacific Centre Downtown Vancouver. They asked for colourful and whimsical artwork that children would love, and yet also displayed a lovely motherly affection. I designed and digitally coloured these illustrations using Adobe Photoshop. They are located in the Mother's Room in Pacific Centre.
A commission for someone's friends daughter to be illustrated as a mermaid. Of course, I couldn't say no to drawing my absolute favourite thing.
Ginger & Snap
Worked with the lovely ladies of Ginger & Snap to create business cards and promo cards for their uprising children sing-song gigs! So fun to cartoonify these lovely ladies.
I created these magazine layouts in Adobe InDesign, using strong typography and images to catch the reader's attention.
This was an assignment at BCIT, where our headlines were given to us and we were to creatively design an eye-catching layout using images, colour, typography and space.
I choose one of my magazine layouts and took the exact colours, images, headline and typography and created 6 whole new 8.5 X 11 diverse layouts shown below.
I designed an app version for one of the re-created magazine layouts. It would work as an online magazine, complete with a sign-in page, a subscribe button, and the full article.
I designed this magazine insert for InStyle Magazine, to advertise the online shop So Fab. Through research I found that the target audience of InStyle and So Fab are both summer loving, expensive taste, colourful spirits and I designed this insert to catch their attention and direct them to their new savings on So Fab. I kept the design minimal, colourful and fun with the use of typography, and masking elements to give it a quirky feeling. Masked typography and edited image done in Adobe Photoshop; placement of space and elements done in Adobe InDesign.
I designed a tent card insert that would be found in InStyle Magazine, branding the So Fab online shop.
I designed a summer calendar on one side for practical use and purpose to sit on someone's desk. The bright colours attract attention from office visitors, or get your attention if you'd have an online shopping fetish to fix.
Designed in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop for image masking and editing.
Branding & Strategic Design
This project we had to dive deep into researching a non-profit organization, and deliver a campaign that would reach a specific target audience.
The non-profit organization I chose to work with was imagine1day which is actively working within Ethiopia to build schools, supply school needs, train leaders and teachers and provide an education for the children of Ethiopia.
Through concept testing and thorough research, I created and designed a new campaign for my specific audience to bring in more donations, bring awareness, and bring together a community to build up Ethiopia.
My target audience for this project was young families, specifically the parents. I created a direct mail piece with colourful and cheerful characters to catch the parents' attention and of course, the children's. These would be personally sent out to our target audience.
The idea behind the direct mail piece, is to invite these families to my created campaign event.
I designed a "back2school" campaign, where families can come to a picnic in the park. It would be a day of fun and games, with booths of prizes and specialty coupons for parents and kids.
This coupon tucked inside the envelope would allow parents to enter a draw and win a chance to receive a free exclusively designed imagine1day backpack filled with new school supplies for their child.
imagine1day designed backpacks
A thank you card would be attached with each purchase made at the event, this allows parents to keep in tabs with the organization.
imagine1day exclusively designed school supplies. Every backpack or supply bought at the event, would be matched by the organization and given to a child in need.
After concept testing, I designed a weekly coupon that would change vendors every week. This would allow parents to still donate towards the organization, and yet catch their coupon savings.
imagine1day website would have an advertisement for the event leading up to the summer campaign.
After the event, parents and families can still be involved with imagine1day through their website. You can donate directly to the organization, donate new school supplies to a child in need, or simply top up on your own child's supplies throughout the year. Above is where the weekly coupon would be shown online, as well as a calendar reminder for the next family get-together event from imagine1day.
Designed and built all logos in Adobe Illustrator.
I created a logo that represents me in all aspects. I designed the simplistic lower case letters to describe my workflow as professional, clean and tidy; the loose scribble around the letters describe my love for sketching and drawing and a sense of my whimsical touch I bring to each piece.
Above are lots of thumbnail concept ideas I went through, changing style, width, weight and overall look to finally decide on the final design.
Colour concept ideas for the final logo, business card, and stationary pieces. I chose the bottom right to work with for my final logo piece. I loved the neutral calming tone this colour brings, as well as a punch with the shocking white.
Final logo placed into mock ups to show potential stationary and business card designs.
This was a school project where we had to design a menu based on a restaurant of our choice. My restaurant I created was a fine dine Italian Cuisine named Gustoso's, which means Tasty in Italian. I researched through Italian culture and history, and created an underground wine-cellar inspired restaurant, filled with beautiful wood, old stone bricks and that rustic Italian romantic feel. This is the main restaurant logo I designed, maintaining the old vintage feel with a wine-cellar key. Below are two adaptations I have created to follow along with this theme.
Gustoso's drink menu logo.
Gustoso's dinner menu logo. Please check out my Menu designs to see these logos come to life.
Gustoso's gluten free logo displayed beside the dinner item inside the menu.
I created this classic logo for an assignment on designing our own menu. I created a small, home-style bistro that would welcome in a younger crowd. Check out the full design in my menu design board.
An adaptation of the previous diner logo, to give it a little more flair and an illustrated appeal.
I designed these menus using Adobe InDesign; the menu logos were created in Adobe Illustrator. Backgrounds and image editing were done using Adobe Photoshop.
Benny's Bistro is designed to be a quaint, home-style, casual, sit-down place. You'd find your new favourite meal here, at your new favourite affordable price.
I researched small cafe's and bistros to get the look and feel of the classic and somewhat retro appeal to this menu & restaurant.
Created in Adobe Illustrator, I wanted to create a classic, home-style feel to the bistro logo.
I re-designed the current logo with a bit more of an illustrative flair, giving it a modern yet excentric look.
My assignment was to create a new restaurant, and I designed a fine dine Italian Cuisine, Gustoso's, meaning "Tasty" in Italian. Through research of Italy, I found pieces I wanted to portray in my menu and overall feel to the restaurant. I created a romantic, candlie-lit underground wine cellar restaurant, filled with dark wood and old bricks to catch the essence of a rustic wine cellar in Italy.
I created both a dinner menu, "italian dine" and a drinks menu, "house wine" for Gustoso's. Above, is the italian dine dinner 10X10 4 page square menu
I designed a corresponding square 7X7 drinks menu. It catches the same emphasis as the dinner menu, with the romantic dark wood and rustic logos. I changed the logo for both the dinner and drinks menu to fit to that particular piece, below you can see larger images of the logo designs.
Gustoso's logo was created in Adobe Illustrator. It catches the essence of the old vintage vibe, with its wine cellar key. Above shows the classic Gustoso logo, while below display the different concepts of the dinner and drinks logo to add an extra spark to the menu.
Gustoso Italian Dine dinner menu logo
Gustoso House Wine drinks menu logo
Gustoso Gluten Free logo displayed on the Italian Dine menu beside the corresponding dinner plate.
These editorial pieces are designed for newspaper ads. I used Adobe InDesign to grid out the concept idea, and then brought into Adobe Pohotoshop to illustrate the images.
I created this horizontal ad to be placed in the Georgia Straight newspaper. I designed this ad with its pipeline illustration to showcase the trouble that India is in for clean water. I designed the ad to be clean, clear and tidy, to attract attention of the reader.
The vertical ad designed for the Georgia Straight.
This assignment was to research the Northern Gateway Pipeline and choose a side of where I stand, and create a newspaper ad that would be shown in the Metronews paper.
I designed 4 different sizes of the ad, displaying what it would look like vertically and horizontally. The sizes all fit into the exact specs of the Metronews paper guidelines.
I designed this ad to showcase the negativity of oil spills, as the black contrasts highly with the white and splatters all throughout the design.
Vertical ad for the Metronews paper.
Horizontal ad for the Metronews paper.
Square ad for the Metronews paper.
Designed by hand, I first sketched out the concepts and ideas. Then I brought the sketch into Adobe Illustrator to create the final piece.
I created this entire art piece in Adobe Illustrator, using the mesh tool. I created new fish designs, while using realistic images of fish to maintain the colours. I created the seaweed using a bristle brush. The ocean, and all 3 fish were created using the mesh tool.
Created and designed in Adobe Illustrator
This project was to create an environment poster on anything we desired. I wanted to design an illustrative poster to display my drawing skills in Adobe Illustrator, as well as creating an attractive poster endangered elephants.
These posters I created using Adobe InDesign, and they all have a respective purpose, whether decorative, informative or interactive, these posters I designed are eye catching and use colour, typography, space and shape for an appealing design.
I researched the Georgia typeface and created this decorative & informative poster from my findings. I designed the poster to represent the typeface - elegant, classic, legible at small sizes, and easy to read.
This informative poster I designed for Uber. Our assignment was to create an informative poster on the mobile world - and I chose to create and work with the mobile app Uber, that is quickly becoming a huge success globally. I used minimal colours to show a classy, and professional design, as well as plenty of contrast to attract the eye.
I designed an informative poster for New York, the city where all the amazing business happens, and it's always buzzing about. I created this poster using shapes to attract the eye. I used Adobe Photoshop to edit the images used in this poster.
This assignment was to create a music poster based off of an app or website. I chose Apple Music and designed a classic, retro, and young feel to the poster. Centered around upcoming artists, this poster showcases new albums and highlights the important perks when joining Apple Music.
I created this poster as an online interactive donation page for Coca Cola, where one can easily navigate through and donate towards saving the Arctic Polar Bears. I designed the poster using minimal colours, giving the Coca Cola red a chance to stick out and grab the readers attention. Adobe Photoshop was used to edit the image.
Look through my own whimsical illustrations and characters. All sketched by hand, then taken into Adobe Photoshop to be digitally coloured.
I fell in love with Illustration and character design after my Animation program at Capilano University, and ever since then have explored brushes, environment, characters and more. I took classes at Emily Carr University of Design for Picture Book Illustration and I'm on the road to illustrating my very own children's book.
Anything and everything underwater themed is always my absolute favourite to illustrate!
Work In Progress of a few cozy characters! Now to add mood lighting & a background.
And the finished piece!
A portrait of a classmate done in Adobe Photoshop - we were to interview someone we barely know and create an art piece that represents them. This is Alexis, who is bold and beautiful and stands above her city, whether Vancouver or Seoul. The buildings represent these two different places as her home and the working industry she is boldy walking into. The piece is art-deco inspired, by Alexis' love for all things old and vintage.
An assignment to create an illustration for a Children's Book. We were given the story, and created characters and concepts from there.
A love of mine is to illustrate children's books, and I had the amazing opportunity to write my very own storybook while I was taking a class at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.
These are final illustrations displaying the colours, characters and even a little glimpse into the story. Of course, you'll have to read the book to figure out how it ends with all the crazy bees, bears and pirates!
On its way to be published, and maybe Polly Piper will one day be available on bookshelves!
Illustrations were painted using Adobe Photoshop.
Below shows the final illustrations for 2 pages in my storybook.
Some whimsical characters I've created using Adobe Photoshop
Little self-portrait done on a Tuesday night
Sketchbook work and process work. I'm in love with the classic technique of pencil and paper; this is usually how I start all my illustrations. Once scanned, I'll take the image into Adobe Photoshop and add linework and colours.
Ski Wee Mural
Click here to read about the Ski Wee Buildings new look.
Grouse Mountain contacted me and commissioned me to paint 5 murals inside the Ski Wee building on top of the mountain. This would be used as a locker room for the children's ski schools.
As daunting a project as this was in the beginning, I loved taking the tram up the mountain each day and painting until the wee hours of the night.
I painted the room using Acrylic paint, and this helped the characters bounce right off the walls. I wanted to create a story in the mural, and characters that the children could laugh and fall in love with.
Practicing ink techniques - an art form I'd love to dive deeper into