This is a template I made based on the Adidas NHL jerseys. Layering the artwork and incorporating transparency effects allows for a realistic template in an illustrative style. As a huge hockey fan, I love creating concept logos and jerseys for teams, so this has really boosted the quality of work. A lot (…okay, basically all) of these concepts have been created as personal projects and is a fun way to spend some time and explore some new ideas!
This logo was designed for a pick-up hockey league I play in in Ottawa. The contest was open for all members, with the winner getting a $50 Walmart gift card… being a starving student, it sounded like a pretty good pay, so I entered. The design was a bi-product of a few drafts, and colour combinations, ultimately I kept it black and white whit a touch of silver gradients. Unfortunately for me, the decision was made based on votes, and this came up just short, but is still a logo I’m proud of.
I’m a huge Rush fan, so when I learned how to use repeaters in motion graphics - I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do. I created Geddy Lee’s character in Illustrator and used the Puppet Tool in AfteEffects to animate him walking and playing the bass. I had a fun time with this one, and is something I’m looking to get into further.
This logo was designed as a tribute to the first school I went to. The name of the team was left down to a vote by the students: The New Dublin Dragons or the New Dublin Knights. The Dragons won, and soon came along the new logo. Unfortunately, the school shut down a couple of years later, and no records of the logo were kept. I decided that this would be a great place to give the school a kind of post-mortem re-brand. This is a personal favourite project of mine!
I was approached to develop a logo for a small rural community in Quebec - the Township of West Bolton. It was interesting project to work on, as I had to adhere to Quebec’s logo standards, ensuring the there were French and bi-lingual variants and having it reflect the community and its heritage. This is the first large scale branding assignment that I completed and am beyond thrilled to have it be the official logo of West Bolton.
This is a UI animation I made for a music app. I created the UI elements (navigation + notification bars) in Illustrator, and added the animations in After Effects. This was a fun project to work on and has sparked my interest in UI design and animation.
After being somewhat disappointed with Canada’s 2018 Olympic Hockey logo and jersey design, I decided to take a stab of what I thought would be a cool rebrand for the future of Canada’s Olympic team. I started by looking at the history of Hockey Canada’s logos and jerseys to get a feel of what could be an improvement, but still having the classic Canada feel. From there I sketched some logos and moved on with the strongest concept. This is one of the logos I am most proud of.
Along with the Team Canada, I decided to take on a USA re-brand as well. I looked through the history of USA Hockey’s logos and jerseys to look for inspiration and came up with a sort of mashup between old and new. I maintained the red, white and blue colour scheme, but also added a gold trip as a representation for the search of gold at hockey tournaments such as the Olympics. The stars, stripes and block font have continued onto the new logo as well.
This was a pretty labour-intesive project I worked on. I found a video clip, imported it into Photoshop and traced every frame to get the rotoscoping effect. From there, I slightly eased the animations in After Effects and exported it as a loop-able GIF. The result is a kind of playful / fun one, but that’s exactly how I felt making it.
With typography being a very important aspect of graphic design - I made a poster of all the “anatomical” names for the various parts of letters. This helped me a bit through college ensuring I knew what I was talking about, and better yet, making sure the instructors knew that I knew what I was talking about. Additionally, there are some layout designs I did for a news article.
Dos Oaks is an equestrian farm my cousin works at in Ocala, Florida. When I was approached for the design of the logo - she was looking for a modern logo that reflected a simple farm. The use of the oak tree in the icon creates instant classic, yet timeless foundation for the logo. The dark green was used to reflect the lush landscape and farmland Ocala offers. To tie it in, a fixed-width, sans-serif font was used to achieve the modern feel.
*Photo was taken by Norma Lockwood
This project shows off the design process from a sketch, to the final artwork. I started off by drawing Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’, Image-Traced it in Illustrator, and then used the Live Paint Bucket tool to fill it in. This allowed for relatively quickly colour fills and exploring what palette would work best for this artwork. In the end, I chose the muted blue tones as I felt it best reflected the Alien
Photography became a fun hobby of mine in college as a part of the graphic design course. I use a Canon 70D and like to shoot landscapes / scenery along with lifestyle photos etc. These photos are a collection of some that I really enjoyed to shoot and be a part of!
I’ve had a small fascination for pirate ships and flags since I was young. I like the old fashioned aspect of it all, so thought it would be cool to design a personal flag. I started of with a (VERY ROUGH) sketch to get an idea of what I wanted, and then began in Illustrator. I took out all of the curves of the lines, and made them very geometric and straight. It added more of a rough look that I was hoping to achieve. Once I was happy with the flag icon, I mocked it up to kind of get a feel for what it would look like in action.
I’m a big fan of the Halo video game franchise, and love the customization the game provides your character. I wanted to get a poster somehow done featuring my character. Unfortunately, because there was no online images, it was harder to do. But then I became very excited because I realized there was an opportunity to make my own! I took a screenshot of my character, uploaded it online, then started making my poster. There were many layers of artwork, adjustments, transparency effects and more, but ultimately, this is what was made. I’ve completed a few of my friends characters as well because of how much fun this had been.
I’m a huge hockey fan, and in particular, the Winnipeg Jets. I thought it would be cool to make a poster series with some key members of the team. I made one and brought it to a game in Ottawa I was spotted with it, and was flipped a puck from my favourite player (thanks Perreault!) These were completely done in Photoshop using tons of layers, layer masks, transparencies, effects etc. I had a blast making them, and hope to extend this to some other teams!