Stoked to see the Calypso Trading Co. project featured on the front page of Branding Served today!

Stoked to see the Calypso Trading Co. project featured on the front page of Branding Served today!

J’adore Shiner’s branding & packaging!

J’adore Shiner’s branding & packaging!

PUBLISHED again
This time the Kingswood Wine project has been featured in Gestalten’s Boxed & Labelled 2 (out on store shelves now)! The layout and assembly of the book is actually quite stunning. If your into design and unique packaging, you should definitely pick yourself up a copy.

PUBLISHED again

This time the Kingswood Wine project has been featured in Gestalten’s Boxed & Labelled 2 (out on store shelves now)! The layout and assembly of the book is actually quite stunning. If your into design and unique packaging, you should definitely pick yourself up a copy.

wicked advertisement, big up vans!

wicked advertisement, big up vans!

(Source: zenyx, via pussylikesdick)

Let’s peruse the essentials of cool…
Pretty sure that starts with the 51-30. Nixon, doing it again… love this ad! I love companies who can destroy their product in an advertisement and it just makes it that much more appealing to the target audience. Sexy, Intelligent & Cool!

Let’s peruse the essentials of cool…

Pretty sure that starts with the 51-30. Nixon, doing it again… love this ad! I love companies who can destroy their product in an advertisement and it just makes it that much more appealing to the target audience. Sexy, Intelligent & Cool!

Redemption
An ongoing series about getting out by Ken Meier

Redemption

An ongoing series about getting out by Ken Meier

The ilovedust ”Black Book” 
It contains new works from the last year, both  commercial and personal. Housed in a sleak black stock slip case with  gold foil illustrations adorning the outside.  The book is 44 pages in  capacity and features new work for Nike, Toyota, Kiehls and the Ride  Journal.

The ilovedust ”Black Book”

It contains new works from the last year, both commercial and personal. Housed in a sleak black stock slip case with gold foil illustrations adorning the outside.  The book is 44 pages in capacity and features new work for Nike, Toyota, Kiehls and the Ride Journal.

An Interview with BRANDEVER

In the second year of my degree I saw a CBC special on Vancouver’s ‘Brand Man,’ Bernie Hadley-Beauregard. After working with large clients such as Starbucks, Purdy’s Chocolates and Granville Island Brewing, he started his own strategic brand consulting and creative design firm BRANDEVER. I’ve admired his ability to think outside of the box and flip brands nearly overnight, like ‘Lotusland Vineyards.’ The opportunity arose in my final year of schooling to interview someone in Vancouver’s design industry whom we admired. Of course without hesitation I chose Bernie. To my surprise he invited me in, made me a latte and shared with me for over two hours about his career and gave me incredible advice for my future as a designer/marketer. The man is brilliant, I’ve never met anyone who has inspired me as much as he did. Not to mention I had my hands full with bottles of wine when i left, like i really needed an extra perk! I compiled my interview with Bernie and created a perfect bound book with accordion fold pages. I embossed the BRANDEVER logo/logotype and used illustrations from his past work the grace the inside of the folding flap cover. After drooling over so much of his work on thedieline it inspired me to do a wine packaging project of my own in hope that it would make it to thedieline and sure enough it did! This book is not just a keepsake and moment in my design career i will never forget, it is my ode to BRANDEVER!