Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Death Cab For Cutie x Rifflandia gig poster

 A dream come true for Julie of 10 years ago, got to illustrate a Death Cab For Cutie gig poster for Rifflandia Festival this fall! 18" x 24" giclee print, I'm not sure if they're still selling copies, but I should have a few available for purchase in the near future. Thanks Joey MacDonald!

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Hi guys!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Cover & inside illustration for FFWD's coverage of the super rad Beakerhead festival in Calgary last week! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion Book Cover

Illustrative hand type for The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy, for Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers, thanks Heather Daugherty & Angela Carlino!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Man Equals Man Theatre Poster

Poster for the play Man Equals Man by Bertold Brecht for the University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts! A few other concepts I liked below.

Set in British Colonial India, Man Equals Man presents the forcible transformation of a civilian, Galy Gay, into the perfect soldier. Using Kiplingesque imagery, Brecht explores identity as something that can be dismantled and reassembled like a machine in a parable that the critic Walter Kerr credited with a “curious foreshadowing of the art of brainwashing.”

Herr Bertolt Brecht maintains man equals man
– A view that has been around since time began. 
But then Herr Brecht points out how far one can 
Manoeuvre and manipulate that man. 
Tonight you are going to see a man reassembled like a car 
Leaving all his individual components just as they are. 
He has some kind friends by whom he is pressed 
Entirely in his own interest 
To conform with this world and its twists and turns 
And give up pursuing his fishy concerns. 
So whatever the purpose of his various transformations 
He always lives up to his friends expectations. 
Indeed if we people were to let him out of our sight 
They could easily make a butcher of him overnight. 
Herr Bertolt Brecht hopes you'll feel the ground on which you stand 
Slither between your toes like shifting sand 
So that the case of Galy Gay the porter makes you aware 
Life on this earth is a hazardous affair.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Montreal x Airbnb

A project near and dear to my heart having lived in Montreal for a few years, this is for a cover of an Economic Impact Study in Montreal for Airbnb featuring a few touristy stops and favourite locales. Thanks Matt Luckhurst & Nina Arshagouni!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

St Vincent x Sled Island poster

More Sled Island! Very limited edition of 25 silkscreened posters for St. Vincent's show (which was incredible to watch!), 15" x 22", printed with black, silver, and metallic magenta inks. The printing turned out super beautiful, thanks printers! Unfortunately these posters are all sold out, but you can find other rad ones from the festival for sale here!

An Oral History of the Unsinkable Sled Island

 Photo-illustrations and a whole lot of handtypin' for a really great Swerve feature on the best music fest in the west, Sled Island, and last years struggles with (and triumph over) the devastating floods in Calgary/southern Alberta. Thanks Brent Morrison!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Owen Pallett for Exclaim!

Portrait of Owen Pallett for an Exclaim! review of his new album, In Conflict. Page design by Christine Mangosing, thanks James Keast!

(horrible quality layout photo on the run)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Marki portrait!

Commissioned portrait of my good pal & web wizard, Marki Sveen! Check out her website and get her to make some magic for you!

Jayman gameboard & illustrations

Super fun job for Jayman Homes that started with designing and illustrating a full gameboard based on the steps to career development for employees, plus character game pieces representing various job positions, then the illustrations & hand type were used individually throughout the handbook. Kristen Thompson & ZGM did an amazing job on the book design and incorporating the illustrations, thanks guys!!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Albertan Accent

Photo illustration for Swerve magazine, article here!

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Question of Miracles Book Cover

Book cover for The Question of Miracles, by Elana K. Arnold (Houghton Mifflin Harcourtavailable now on Kindle, hardcover to come Spring 2015! Thanks Liz Tardiff for the awesome project!

Synopsis: Sixth-grader Iris Abernathy hates life in Corvallis, Oregon, where her family just moved. It’s always raining, and everything is so wet. Besides, nothing has felt right since Iris’s best friend, Sarah, died.     When Iris meets Boris, an awkward mouth-breather with a know-it-all personality, she’s not looking to make a new friend, but it beats eating lunch alone. Then she learns that Boris’s very existence is a medical mystery, maybe even a miracle, and Iris starts to wonder why some people get miracles and others don’t. And if one miracle is possible, can another one be too? Can she possibly communicate with Sarah again?

I had a lot of fun exploring a few different directions and styles, here are a few roughs of the other concepts!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bokunge Spring Flyer

Some variations on a spring flyer for favourite longtime Swedish clients Bokunge!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Simmons College Alumni/Faculty Portraits

The whole issue is available to read here, thanks AD Kaajal Asher!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Coffee Labels

Got to play around with a few different styles for some coffee labels commissioned by supergood designer Marc Rimmer of Bosk&Beck. The client ended up going in a different direction, but they were a lot of fun to do anyway, I would love to do more of these in the future! 


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

M is for Masks/Invaders Movie Poster

The title has since been changed, but the same great film remains! (er, is in production) For talented filmmaker and long time client/awesome dude, Jason Kupfer.

Staff Portraits

For Kent Picture Framing in Vancouver.

Seaweed Snacks!

Yum! For Swerve Magazine.