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FEB
February 1019, 2013
2013
16-Bit NHL Draft Picks

Now that hockey is back, I finally feel it’s ready to unleash the real reason I started creating 16-bit hockey players.  It’s this poster of the NHL’s first overall draft picks.  The characters are based off of the EA NHL Hockey 95 (PC version).  I have played this game more than most humans on this […]

OCT
October 140, 2012
2012
Moving to SoCal!!

It looks like California is calling.  I thought it would be easier to announce my relocation to America using this infograph!  Please share this with anyone you think might like it.  Thanks everyone!  Hellooooo sunshine!

AUG
August 1423, 2012
2012
Fitness Characters

These three characters were created for a fitness trainer, who wanted some cartoon versions of her characters.

MAR
March 2851, 2012
2012
Hunger Games Minimalist Design

Minimalist poster concept for the popular book series and new hit movie The Hunger Games.

FEB
February 1220, 2012
2012
Super Lintendo

Yes I had to pay homage to the newest NBA sensation, Jeremy Lin!

JAN
January 301, 2012
2012
Hockey Superstars Pixel Art
OCT
October 3055, 2011
2011
Crosby, Staals and Nash
SEP
September 2943, 2011
2011
Isometric Vancouver

These 6 buildings were created for my good friend Rebecca Bollwitt, more famously know in VanCity as @Miss604. You can see the entire header design on her website at miss604.com.  

SEP
September 2242, 2011
2011
Minimalist NHL Teams
AUG
August 2604, 2011
2011
Super Cats at the Fair

“Super Cats” seemed like a good idea at the time…

AUG
August 2517, 2011
2011
Friday Night Lights: The Movie Again

Yes, Peter Berg announced that the TV series, Friday Night Lights, may be heading to a theatre near you!  I loved the movie, the book and the tv series.  But this got me to thinking…

AUG
August 1131, 2011
2011
Creating BC Place

This is a mystery project I’m working on for someone in Vancouver.  I thought I’d create a meme on the steps it took to create my “vector” of BC Place.  I can’t wait to show you the entire thing!

JUL
July 2609, 2011
2011
NFL is back!
JUL
July 1503, 2011
2011
Checklists…
JUL
July 1555, 2011
2011
Great Advice for the Creative Types

Sometimes, all we need…all we seek…is encouragement….some good advice. Here’s Ira Glass, an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, sharing what he’s learned throughout the years. It’s applicable to anyone who’s pursuing a creative path. (originated from mymodernmet.com)

JUL
July 1318, 2011
2011
Daniel Sedin and the Hart Trophy

The Hart Trophy is given to the one player that is voted as most valuable to his team. By definition, each team would have one player that would clearly be defined as most valuable to his team.  Occasionally, a very successful team may be lucky enough to have two nominations in top ten in Hart […]

JUL
July 1311, 2011
2011
Vancouver Sports Posters for the Pumphouse Pub

Vancouver Canucks Opening Day Vancouver Whitecaps Vancouver Whitecaps vs L.A. Galaxy

JUL
July 825, 2011
2011
Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games. Soon to be the blockbuster movie and everyone will know about this story. Until then, it’s just you and I…

JUL
July 639, 2011
2011
The REAL reason the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup

I created this post as a response to the constant question on why the Canucks lost. There are in fact many reasons, but all those reasons pale to the comparison of health. Let me know your thoughts.

FEB
February 1454, 2011
2011
Hi-Resolution Social Media Logos

As the saying goes, “Always start with the highest quality first”.  So I have this small library of Social Media logos for you to use.  Enjoy you fine folks. By the way, if you want all 11 logos you can download the zip here…. umm… let’s one sec.. ok, here you go. hi-resolution_social_media_logos. FACEBOOK LOGO […]

JAN
January 417, 2010
2010
Treat Your Corporate Clients With Respect

Do you recognize this pattern?  “Yippee, I landed a big contract with Corporation X!” – “OMG, this is taking forever and it’s getting nowhere!” – “Phew, we’re finally done finished Corporation X’s project” -  “Woot, look how nice Corporation X looks on my portfolio.  I’ve made it!” – “It’s over a year, I wonder if […]

DEC
December 2842, 2009
2009
10 Best Movies I’ve Ever Heard

The other day I was all excited to watch The Soloist on Blu-ray because Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx are two exceptional actors, and I was told the sound and music was outstanding.  Unfortunately, when I pressed play on my Blu-ray player the disc just wouldn’t spin.  Strangely enough it worked fine in my […]

DEC
December 2130, 2009
2009
Brand Study – Nintendo (Part 3)

continued from Part 2… So we have just looked at Nintendo‘s rise to power in the 1980′s by focusing their brand on promising powerful technology and gaming excellence. We also looked at Nintendo throughtout the 1990′s as the market slipped past them. Gaming console began to proliforate the market and quantity began to prevail over […]

DEC
December 1837, 2009
2009
Robots…Need Love Too [video]

Something sweet and amazing to send you off of for the weekend.
Song and lyrics by Dan Mangan
From the album Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Fan video by Erik Wilting

DEC
December 1850, 2009
2009
The Movie Poster Font You Were Looking For

Have you ever designed a movie poster and you wanted to use that font at the bottom of every movie poster they use for the film credits?  Or have you ever designed a poster that’s faking like a movie poster and you wanted to use that font at the bottom of every movie poster they […]

DEC
December 1433, 2009
2009
I’m not a Garbageman…

Bill had trouble finding work, but finally he got a job as garbage man. On his first day on the job, the boss gave him a written list of the addresses he had to go to pick up garbage.  Bill looked at the list despondently.  “I can’t read,” he confessed to his boss.  “Well,” said […]

DEC
December 1119, 2009
2009
Brand Study – Nintendo (Part 2)

continued from Part 1… Get N, Or Get Out! (cont’d) In 1995, on the eve of Sony‘s launch of the PlayStation, Nintendo had complete domination the home console market.  Kids no longer went to the arcade after school.  Instead, they would race home on their skateboards and reload their saved game of Zelda on their […]

DEC
December 1039, 2009
2009
Featured Artist – Kevin Isaac of Orca Illustrations

Kevin Isaac is a comic-style artist and graphic illustrator based out of Vancouver, Canada who works under his company, Orca Illustrations (est. 2005). I’ve known Kevin many years, and he has always been able to make amazing character illustrations that have emotions and life. If you walk through any Cineplex Entertainment movie theatre in Canada, you’ll see evidence of his artwork in posters, signs and other marketing material.

DEC
December 625, 2009
2009
Brand Study Nintendo (Part 1)

Nintendo is one of the oldest video gaming companies in the market, and surprisingly enough, their logo has stayed relatively unaltered throughout their entire existence in the consumer electronic market space. Not to say they’ve had their ups and downs over the years, in fact, they almost completely disappeared into the video game graveyard until they miraculously took a 90 degree turn in their corporate strategy to save their company.

NOV
November 2747, 2009
2009
I design naked, and you should too.

Starting a brand new WordPress template is pretty daunting.  I might compare it to a painter and a blank canvas, but that doesn’t have a structure or framework to work around.  Maybe it’s more like having dinosaur skeleton, and trying to figure what that dinosaur actually looks like.  You always have the option of downloading […]

NOV
November 2446, 2009
2009
Be Happy…

Christmas is a time of spending lots of money and putting on fake smiles for a pair of socks.  Right about now, a famous phrase comes out – ‘This year, lets not buy anything’.  But we never seem to follow through. Funny enough the one present I cherish the most was a photocopied piece of […]

NOV
November 1116, 2009
2009
Clearing your creative block – CSS Galleries

One of the first things I do when I design a website, even before I open Photoshop or Fireworks, is I start researching other websites.  As the saying goes, “The wheel has been invented already…by some guy…with a big nose…in Pittsburgh…on a Wednesday” (Or something like that.  I never really remember saying that well).  I […]

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