Catch Toronto artist Elizabeth Lennie at The Artist Project | Booth 608. Her exemplary work is on exhibit until Sunday, March 4th.
One of my favorite subject of hers are the water paintings where it's " ... both abstract and figurative and explores the memory myth of summer".
Her paintings are collected in Canada, the US, the UK and Japan and she is represented locally by several galleries. Elizabeth Lennie lives in mid-town Toronto with husband actor/author Mike Kirby and their three daughters. Together Mike and "Libby" run Voiceworx.
This year, I had a pleasure of creating the Ontario Association of Architects conference logo, one of the most fun logo that I had designed so far.
Architect as Conductor, The Music of Architecture — the theme for this year's conference — "celebrate the symphony — a changing environment wherein the Conductor Architect becomes integral in the process so that every player 'contributes, builds and benefits' together."
The conference will be held May 9 – 12, 2012 at The Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.
Our Kids recently launched their new Facebook page earlier this month and I happened to design the new page. Links to the Our Kids school search and camp search is available as well as a free download to their digital magazine and ebooks. If you become a fan, you get to have a chance to win a brand new camera if you join the photo contest. What are you waiting for? Be a fan!
What songs do you have in your iPod? Does the songs you listen to reflects who you are as a person, does the songs inspire you in your everyday life? How about at work? What songs do you usually listen to?
I, for one, is a music lover. I think you have to be if you're in the creative field. Just go to DesignersMX and you'll know what I mean. Being inspired is one of the things that get me going everyday and one of my inspiration, no doubt, is music. That is why I am sharing these to fellow designers (and non-designers) as a series of posts so you can be inspired too.
This collection of mixes...
Facebook is, as we all know, is a global phenomena... and so are the pages created in them. Facebook business pages design has come a long way from being an obscure FBML tabs to one of the highly thoughtout design in social media.
Here are this month's top Facebook business pages that I think deserves a nod.
Coca-Cola - Not surprising considering the branding of Coke products in itself is amazing. I like how their "home" page is dedicated to all the fans you have been "clinking, drinking, and aah-ing" with Coke: Fan highlights, page creators, a Gift of Happiness with a virtual Coke. ...
With the launch of the new 2011 Comfort Life magazine, I designed a logo for the Senior Care Advisor—a tool to help find care and community support in the retirement community. My idea was simple, the new logo has to communicate the message of senior care and identifiable enough for the industry to be able to relate that this service is a tool designed to help understand your retirement options.
I created two options for the logo: An outline format and a boxed format.
I also created ad banner campaign for the site.
It's not only adults that are aware of Earth Day. Last Saturday, March 26. My 4-year old niece (together with us, the adults), participated in Earth Hour, an annual event to click off the light bulb for an hour. We turned off all the lights in the house, opened up the curtains to let the natural light in, and had "mock camping" indoors. We shared "ghostie" stories, told jokes and sang songs. In other words, we had fun. My little niece asked if we can do it again next Saturday and we told her absolutely.
This week, my niece will enter a drawing contest about the environment—an initiative of her mom's...
PhotoSensitive together with Canadian Cancer Society, held a series of photographic exhibitions across Canada from 2008-2010, documenting the effects of the disease. Today, the Cancer Connections book has finally arrive with its official launch on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 to be held at First Canadian Place in Toronto.
After months of preparation, the book is finally here. I am glad that I was a part of this journey as it's not only an inspiration but a tribute to the human spirit.
March 11, 2011 is the deadline for those FaceBookers out there who have their own "tabs" set-up using static FBML. After Friday, comes iFrame.
I know it sounds dreadful, especially for us designers, but hey, for those who already have "custom tabs" you just need to convert them to "custom apps". However, for newbies, it's not the end of the world. Luckily, there are some pretty cool tutorials out there that are helpful.
Like the one from Paul Kortman. He basically takes you step-by-step guide on how to setup your very first iFrame. Here's another great tip for making the conversion.