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I have had a long career as a graphic designer, Art Director, Creative Director, and business owner. My work includes identity systems, advertising, corporate communications, exhibitry, and web development. Each area of expertise is represented by a domain in my portfolio, greaterthanhtml, thebrandassetnet or signagedesignage.

I am often asked if I “did this”? If I didn’t do something you see here, I give credit to whoever “did.” If I worked as a subcontractor I say that as well.

thebrandassetnet logo

Identity: brandasset.net is the domain in my portfolio where I offer Corporate Identity design and development, and Brand Asset Management web applications.

greaterthanhtml logo

Corporate Communications: greaterthanhtml.com is the domain in my portfolio where I offer Corporate Communications and other advertising services.

signagedesignage logo

Exhibitry: signagedesignage.com is the domain in my portfolio where I offer exhibitry and signage design services. I haven’t written a responsive CSS so this domain is best viewed on your laptop or larger device.

Passionheart logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming, positioning statement for Passionheart Enterprises.

Signage Designage logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming for broccolibrand.com.

The Cocoa Pod logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming for The Cocoa Pod.

NodeGreen logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming for NodeGreen.

e4edmonton logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming for e4edmonton.

bigmouth logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming for bigmouth.

Rogue Agent logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming, positioning statement for Rogue Agent.

The Brand Asset Net logo

Logo design, brand consulting, naming for The Brand Asset Net.

Foots Ease logos

Logo design, brand consulting, naming for Foots Ease.

Passionheart Enterprises
Passionheart logo passionheat.ca Passionheart facebook cover Passionheart wedding tweet Passionheart rack brochure Passionheart 8' x 4' road sign

Art direction, design and production of corporate identity, social networking, web development, and branded content.

Eighteen Karat International Product Sourcing
In Bloom Spring Cover In Bloom Xmas Cover in Bloom Pg 2 and 3 in Bloom Pg 4 and 5 In Bloom Pg 6 and 7

Art direction, design and production of English and Bilingual 32 to 64 page catalogue with logo imprints for downline distributors. Philipp Martin-Morice photography.

The Cocoa Pod
The Cocoa Pod logo thecocoapod.com The Cocoa Pod family of products The Cocoa Pod package xoxolatl kiosk concept Xoxolatl kiosk
Argon Security Technologies
Argon logo and strap line argonsecurity dot com homepage argonsecurity dot com splash screens Argon tradeshow display from 3 lightweight rollup banners Argon Security Technologies Inc.

Design and production of corporate communications materials. Photography by Derek Norris.

Aboriginal Times
Aboriginal Times

Design and production of 32 to 64 page magazine including redesign of magazine logo and application to web portal; magazine format and typography; advertising layouts; cover illustrations or photographs (except editorial and advertising photography above). The budget and deadlines were always extremely limited. This branding project also included the installation and development of the web portal, aboriginaltimes.com.

The most pressing design problem is not to make any messaging to Aboriginal People look like it is expensive. It is considered a waste of money to pay for “fancy design and printing” when there is no drinking water on many Reserves.

Ben Bridge Jewellers
Ben Bridge bridal Jessica Fong for Ben Bridge

Layout of in-store signage.

The First Nations Employment Centre and First Nations Employment Society
International Internship Program First Nations Employment Society First Nations Employment Society First Nations Employment Society First Nations Employment Society Haida Gwaii Guitars

The First Nations Employment Centre and First Nations Employment Society operate in downtown Vancouver and serve Lower Mainland First Nations individuals with employment services and initiatives.

Poster for “International Internship” student exchange program, poster for “Spirit of the Squirrel” Career Club; poster for “Gift of the Goose” Career Club; poster for Aboriginal Film and Acting Program and poster for Self-Employment Assistance Program.

Norman Fournier, Creative Director, Executive Producer; Courtenay Webber, Art Director; Karen Refern Photographics, photographer.

Whitewater Communications - Scott Paper Limited

Scott Paper full page FSI

Full page FSI for Scott Paper coupon.

Microsoft Canada

MICROSOFT Software Asset Management

Full page magazine ad for Microsoft Canada anti-piracy awareness.

Green and Huckvale Ltd. - New Home Warranty Program

News Home Warranty Program full page newspaper

Full page newspaper ad for the New Home Warranty Program members. Copy by the late Joan Green. Typesetting by Pola Graphics.

Capilano College for Whitewater Communications

Capilano College for Whitewater Communications
Capilano College for Whitewater Communications
Whitewater Communications - Capilano College

Capilano University Great Teaching ad

This ad was used as a support for Capilano College’s campaign to acquire university status. It uses a satellite photo to illustrate the wide geographic area that Cap College was serving.

Andersons Group of Restaurants - The Kettle of Fish

The Kettle of Fish

There were matching street banners produced to leverage the awareness garnered by the postcard campaign.

Banded Peak Challenge

Banded Peak Challenge Easter Seals Alberta Pro-bono

Photography by Tom Walker.

Nathan Smith Law

Nathan Smith Law magazine

Nathan Smith Law trade publication appointment ad
Nathan Smith Law trade publication ad

Copywriting by Dick Paetzke. Photography by Redfern Photographics.

Andersons Group of Restaurants

Andersons Group of Restaurants double half page double truck Wedding Bells magazine ad

Double half page double truck magazine advertising for Andersons Group of Restaurants wedding parties.

Whitewater Communications - The Nature Trust

Nature Trust newspaper filler ads

Series of filler ads for The Nature Trust. These ads have been running for a number of years in The Vancouver Sun and Province.

IMPACT Magazine

IMPACT Magazine Health Club Feature

Full page ad in IMPACT Magazine to promote the Health Club Feature to Calgary health clubs and facilities.

IMPACT Magazine

IMPACT Magazine Health Club Feature

Full page ad in IMPACT Magazine to promote the Race Source Guide Feature to Calgary health clubs and facilities.

National Aboriginal Day

Pro-bono magazine ad for National Aboriginal Day

Full page magazine ad pro-bono to promote awareness of National Aboriginal Day events on June 21.

Seawalk

Seawalk Newspaper

Newspaper advertising for False Creek condominium development Seawalk.

Roger Kibble and Associates - MJB Coffee

Coupon ad for MJB Coffee

Scientific Advertising in action. Full page magazine ad for MJB Coffee to promote a discount coupon.

Photography by Ken Meyer. Copy by Roger Kibble.

Roger Kibble and Associates - AMC Jeep Renault Dealers Association of BC.

AMC Jeep Renault Dealers

AMC Jeep Renault Dealers

Newspaper slugs for co-op advertising program for AMC Jeep Renault dealers in B.C.

Copy by Roger Kibble. Photography by Delores Baswick.

Argon Security Technologies
Proxy Wireless Surveillance

Design and production of corporate communications materials.

Creative Process - Le Social

Le Social Restobar and Grill

Le Social Restobar and Grill is housed in a Montreal heritage mansion.

Mason Sewing Machines
Mason Sewing Machines

Art direction and production of magazine advertising.

Judy Gale Inc. - CREO Products

CREO Products optical tape recorder

CREO Products optical tape recorder was the first entry into the terabyte storage category, at a time when floppy discs were available in 5.5" or 2.25" sizes holding 800k of data.

Whitewater Communications - Scott Paper

FSI for Scott Paper

Double truck FSI for Scott Paper to promote the Scott Tournament of Hearts Canadian Womens' Curling Championships.

Scott Paper FSI

The campaign also comprised as Full Page FSI and each creative was completed in English and French.

Emcee Squared - BC Soccer Association
BC Soccer Association, MC2 Communications
BC Soccer Association, MC2 Communications
BC Soccer Association, MC2 Communications
BC Soccer Association, MC2 Communications
BC Soccer Association, MC2 Communications
BC Soccer Association, MC2 Communications
Introducing e4edmonton

Voice-over a composited 3-D animation to introduce a web portal.

Branded content for sharing on social networks as a way to drive visitors to the e4edmonton website.

How-to video for Passionheart

Branded content that demonstrates how Passionheart creates a wrist corsage.

Voice on camera. Creative Commons music by Advent Chamber Orchestra, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusic” by Mozart.

Branded content for sharing on the social networks as a way to drive visitors to the Passionheart website.

Trick photography

Running the film backwards. Going from distressed B&W to colour. Simple in-camera effects provide the unexpected. There are many of these kinds of inexpensive ideas created by early filmmakers as a way to get the shot before CGI.

Archive 8mm

Music video using family archive images transferred from 8mm to .mov format.

Archive images are engaging, unique, and memorable. They are also not available for download from Creative Commons.

SFX filter

One camera, one take filtered in After Effects. An inexpensive way for a band to complete a music video.

Rogue Agent
rogueagent.ca screenshot

Creative boutique offers design and publicity for independent musicians and bands.

rogueagent.ca is targeted at independent musicians looking to promote their recordings.

roguegent.ca offers branding, advertising, publicity and video development creative and production.

The Brand Asset Net
brandasset dot net

Brand consulting, design, and management.

The Brand Asset Net offers digital asset management using Zope/Plone.

Plone is a mature open-source project that enables web application development to support digital asset versioning, user-generated content, membership and strong security.

The Halcyon Core
thehalcyoncore.com screenshot

The Halcyon Core is a metal duo currently performing in the Vancouver, B.C. area.

Alberta Pharmacists
icareaboutmypharmacist.org screenshot

Public opinion campaign used newsprint and web in tandem to sway public support for Pharmacists in their government negotiations.

aboriginalday.com
aboriginalday.com pro-bono website

Pro-bono website to promote events planned for National Aboriginal Day.

The photography and graphics promote June 21. Some of the graphic design is a modification of the date in typographic form and symbolically with the delta-shaped arrangement of 3-d dots in a rows of 6, 2 and 1 dot.

aboriginalday.com
aboriginalday.com pro-bono website

Pro-bono website to promote events planned for National Aboriginal Day.

Archive and user-submitted portraits of Canadian Aboriginal persons to communicate the idea that the disenfranchised Indians of Canada are human beings by focusing on their faces in order to illustrate their humanity.

Some of the portraits show happiness, other dignity and still others great sorrow.

Aboriginal Times
aboriginaltimes dot com

Plone portal and workflow programming for bi-monthly publication

Unfortunately, this portal was never deployed in the manner in which it was designed, for stringers to be able to submit articles to the publication from remote locations and have them developed wiki-style on the web.

The text of the articles once approved for publishing, would also be easy to use in the publication's camera-ready art which at the time was produced in Quark XPress.

Anderson’s Restaurants
Andersons Restaurants

Web brochure

Creeative Custom Woodworking
creeative dot com

Web brochure.

e4edmonton
e4edmonton

Webportal to promote economic development in Edmonton.

e4edmonton.com is a community portal that encourages Edmonton entrepreneurs to promote their enterprises on the domain.

Visitors are allowed to compile webpages that highlight their business, event or news to the population of Edmonton, as long as their business or category starts with the letter "e".

Signage Designage
e4edmonton

Web brochure

Kawacatoose
kawacatoose.com screenshot

Web brochure

dejour.com
dejour dot com

Web brochure.

emceesquared.ca
emceesquared dot ca

Plone portal allows site owner to edit content without the help of a web master or knowledge of html.

kleinlyons.com
kleinlyons dot com

Web brochure.

lionsgateproject.com
lionsgateproject dot com

On-line info on Lions Gate Bridge upgrade RFEI and RFP.

nathansmithlaw.com
nathansmithlaw dot com

Web brochure.

provinceofsoccer.com
provinceofsoccer dot com

Plone portal for the general public to post information of events planned for the FIFA-U20 tournament in Canada during June and July 2007.

sigsoft.ca
sigsoft dot ca

Web brochure.

skitchine.com
skitchine dot com

Web brochure.

smartseed.com
smartseed dot com

Web brochure. Client didn't like orange. Went for blue instead.

stoh.com
stoh dot com

Web brochure for the Scott Tournament of Hearts in English and French.

thewayband.ca
thewayband dot ca

Plone portal for rock and roll band fan website.

Passionheart
Passionheart

Web brochure

Creative Process
Creative Process

Web brochure

The Cocoa Pod

The Cocoa Pod

thecocdoapod.ca originally featured a complete shopping cart of Bernard Callebaut Chocolates, Gift Baskets, seasonal specialty items like Easter Bunny or Santa Claus moulds, baking items and uses Paypal for a transaction server.

treatystreet.com
treatystreet dot com

Web brochure promoting interactive contest to students.

trilinktech.com
trilinktech dot com

Web brochure.

turtleisland.com
turtleisland dot com

Web portal presenting First Nations news.

bernardcallebaut.net
bernardcallebaut dot net

e-commerce site for on-line chocolate store.

wwater.com
wwater dot com website

Why use html and css? Accessibility. User controlled experience. This site is displayed in the same size window with the type at various sizes. This is one of the main benefits of css, the user can control how the web page displays.

This user-based control of how the design plays is more important than having the type at a certain size or other design considerations that cripple a web user experience, for example when the text is too small for legibility, the window does not fit in the users' browser configuration, or the user has to scroll to get the message.

woodland.com
woodland dot com

Web brochure.

Ten Platers
tenplaters com website

The Plone Content Management System allows greaterthanhmtl to program rich interactive websites that feature security, membership, user-created content, search, internationalization, integrated calendar, news and event, workflow and automated messaging for portal members.

tenplaters.com promotes a recording by Ten Platers, and features streaming mp3 files of the band’s latest record, “Agent Orange.” This allows users to hear the music but not save the files. Purchase is through Paypal and iTunes.

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