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2012: year of the logo

June 18, 2012

We’ve been working on many different logos this year. Here are a few for sharing! Top to bottom: Thumbnails and concepts for various projects, logo for the local elementary school, logo for a dog groomer and logo for an environmental project manager.

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Good Design Reads

March 13, 2015

We have magazines and books we reference at the studio. I also like to recommend lots of books (especially on visual identity) to my design students. What books on creativity and design are you reading these days? A few on the list to read: Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits – Debbie Millman


3 speaker series – Illustration

April 26, 2012

Hey everyone! I (Amanda) will be doing a talk with fellow illustrators Dwight and Jeff at the end of May for the GDC. I hope you’ll come out.   GDC Alberta North Chapter & Grant MacEwan University present 3 3 illustrators, 3 designers, 3 typographers, 3 photographers, 3 art directors 3 local creative talents speaking… Take a look

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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

April 10, 2012

We have been working on a few pieces for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra this year… both illustrative work and design. It started with family and educational programming pieces and recently we completed their season brochure. You can see all of the different performances they have booked for the year by learning about the season on… Take a look


New Woodward Cards

March 29, 2012

This will sound geeky for all you non print designers out there, but our business cards came in and Kristin used a gold metallic and raised spot UV varnish on a brown uncoated stock. Thank you to Dale & Burke Group for seeing through the details on production of these beauties 🙂


Korean Book Covers

March 1, 2012

Beautiful Korean book covers from the 40’s-50’s. Via Drawn.


The local creators

January 6, 2012

Great photo project: The Local Creators. Jacqueline Jaszka meets the locals in her San Francisco neighbourhood by featuring what her neighbouring businesses are creating. The studio above is three fish studios – love their space!


New WD for 2012

January 2, 2012

Happy New Year to our clients, collaborators and friends! We realized we never really shared pictures last fall of our new studio that we moved into a couple months ago. Here’s a peek, along with a sneak peak of our new branding on the signage that was recently installed 🙂 Our studio is bright butter yellow, the… Take a look


Sprinting in design

November 22, 2011

I’ve been teaching Corporate ID & Self  Promotion to Macewan students this Fall/Winter. We’ve been doing many different fun things, one of them being quick workbook exercises at the beginning of each class to push creative thinking. I thought I would start sharing some of them! Many of them are inspired from the book Graphic… Take a look


Grant Bailey colour lecture

November 23, 2011

Upcoming event – FREE Grant Bailey colour lecture (December 1) ABN is excited to invite Grant Bailey to share his colour expertise. This event is FREE to our ABN Members . Please RSVP as seating is limited. GDC Alberta North presents Grant Bailey, prepress colour specialist Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:00pm SNAP Gallery (10123… Take a look

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UV Varnish Love

November 8, 2011

Making this beautiful with a UV varnish, one business card at a time… 🙂 Clients Featured: Alexis Kienlen (writer) and Infused Studios (photographers)

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Love your logo in grayscale

October 12, 2011

A few logos we’ve designed in the past 6 months that shine best in black and white. I’m teaching logo design to Macewan design students this term and we’ve been having lots of discussions about how logos should be conceptualized and executed. One of the many considerations that has come up is how the logo… Take a look