Enhancing the visual richness of the in-store experience. Ontario farm locations who supply meat to this butcher shop. Before and process sketch shown. Art Direction by Q30. Visual Identity by Blok Design. Architecture by Giannone Petricone Associates.
Detail. Niagara Falls.
DesignThinker of the Year - Award Winner 2015
I love it when my clients win awards.
Photo by RGD: Glenda Rissman from Q30 presenting the Design Thinker of the Year Award to the founder of Cumbrae's at the RGD Design Thinker's Conference.
I was a second year illustration student when this work was published into American Illustration, beating hundreds—even thousands of submissions from professionals. The book recognizes the strongest images of the year. One of the judges was the guy who did the cartoons on SNL. So it was a great honour.
The twins are in the womb, dreaming of something to come in another world.
Soviet Space Race
This work was also done for fun on my own when I was an art student. I always had wanted to be an astronaut. Being an artist was a pragmatic compromise. Anyway the intensity, innovation and desire for discovery I love. We often in the west overlook the contributions and achievements Russia made. They have an aesthetic that's less familiar than the images we're more familiar with. So that was a fun collection of iconography to explore.
This was when I stopped drawing in the classical style and found the confidence to play and discover my own voice. I did a series of works I can post if you're interested. I love the decisions in this drawing and the others. Some of the best I've ever done. Though commercially, people don't often ask for this look. It would be amazing to draw a celebrity portrait from life sometime.
Rooted, Established, Loved
Good things to be. Love the graphic shapes and fragile lines. These were printed as banners for a church I grew up in where my dad had been one of the pastors as a kid.
Ink on the Carpet
This was made in 2004 if I recall. It was a finalist in the Pizza Express Prospects show and exhibited in the Tea Building in London England—the same building where Tomato's offices were.
The mint chocolate chip ice-cream floats by his fallen comrades in the frozen section of the super market.
I was also an art student sometime in 2002-03 when I did this one. It was based on some sketches I'd done for fun in my sketchbook that our awesome teacher (Paul Dallas) encouraged me to explore further. The brief had been to make something for inflight purchases for Virgin Airlines if I recall. For a sophisticated audience. I imagined a kind of very cool king who could fly with the power of his own beard.
Ben art directed the athletes in this commercial on set as they created lettering for the campaign tagline (#NowOrNever) to be used in the print campaign. At times only 10 minutes with an athlete would be available, so we had to make the best of it. One of the 15-20 final selects was used in the spot directed by Mark Zibert.
Copywriter / Art Director: Dave Laing, Heather Kinoshita
Director: Mark Zibert, Jordan Dashner
Production Company: Sons and Daughters, Descendants TV
Soren Meeuwisse - Mountain biking
The intent of the campaign is clearer here. The COC hopes to raise funds to help train Canada's future olympic competitors. It's a long, tough road.
Ecobee makes smart wi-fi thermostats with remote sensors. To show gratitude to their team they commissioned an illustration of this quote by Jimmy Johnson, "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit extra."
Humour Me Fundraiser
Jerry Seinfeld headlined this comedy fundraiser. CEOs had worked with comedy coaches to write and perform their own stand-up acts for charity. Celebrity judges Amanda Lang and others picked Victor Dodig (President and CEO of CIBC) as winner. $1.4 million was raised for the Sunnybrook Foundation. MC’ed by Seán Cullen. Sponsored by Dundee Corporation. Art Direction by Projekor.
Maureen Saiba, Chairman of the Board, Canadian Tire Corporation
Victor Dodig, President and CEO of CIBC
Donald Guloien, President and CEO of Manulife
David Goodman, Founder Humour Me, Chairman and CEO Dundee Corporation