Sean Sikorski runs an alt. dental empire with a long history of providing access to care for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His House of Teeth toothpaste lacks the long and gnarly list of ingredients used in bigger brands, and comes in a tube that biodegrades. ¡☠️!
The University of Alberta contacted me to work on a print to be included with diplomas in their spring convocation. I had the idea for this image almost immediately, but the execution was a challenge. I kept thinking I had it down, but when I would return to it the 🐇’s proportions or pose would be super wonky and I’d have to start again. Ultimately pleased with how this came out, and the printing and stock are really nice. 10,000 of these buddies went home with graduates. Congrats to all and best of luck wherever you hop next.
Images and type for the 2019-2020 mainstage productions at the Belfry Theatre. Giving the scripts a close read, working through sketches and producing the final work is always an intense but gratifying process.
I spent fifteen or so years involved with gymnastics and trampoline – training, competing, and then coaching. Though I never loved competitions, I had great friendships and developed a general feeling of competence in my body that continues to serve me. Sport can be a threatening place for homos and queer people to exist, so I’m grateful to have been part of a gym where I felt safe to experience and pursue the joy of movement.
For the 2019 Undecimals artist exchange.
5 × 7”, full colour 24 page zine.
Numbered first edition of 100, May 2019.
The Belfry in Victoria, B.C. produces contemporary theatre with an emphasis on Canadian work. Central to their artistic practice is the development of new work, from commissions and dramaturgy, to workshops, readings and productions.
I’ve had the privilege of being the theatre’s graphic designer and illustrator since 2015, producing posters and collateral print materials for events, publications and up to twelve productions per year.
Vancouver's public spaces – our plazas, squares, streets, laneways, pathways, and waterfront – are where public life happens. These spaces are where we connect with the city and with each other – it's where community is created.
The Places for People initiative seeks to catalogue these spaces, create dialogue with citizens around their relationships with the built environment and to form frameworks for the continued integration of public space in the city’s core over the next three decades.
Pop-up events featured an information kiosk, maps, custom modular furniture and participatory opportunities for residents to share their perspectives directly with the city’s planning department.
The program has also seen Vancouver's first Public Space and Public Life Study conducted with the support of Gehl, a global leader in people-centred urban design.
The program will run through June 2019, with future studies planned for Downtown Eastside neighbourhoods, including Gastown and Chinatown, False Creek Flats, and the communities south of False Creek.
Print and digital materials created in close collaboration with;
Downtown Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability
How is our experience of time altered when our domestic landscape and site of employment overlap? Timepiece for Autonomous Worker uses the material language of traditional office signage to voice the quiet rhythms common to sole proprietors of any field.
Each of these eleven lamacoid fronted clocks will bring a delicate touch of the bureaucratic to the designated productivity zone of your dwelling.
Created for @undecimals artist exchange, 2018.
Open edition. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability details.
Lamacoid, PVC, quartz clock movement, brass fittings, AA battery
Long, dark Canadian winters can take their toll on our mental health. This illustration series accompanying a Reader's Digest Canada article on beating the winter blues brings light to the challenges of seasonal affective disorder.
Stawnichy’s is a family-owned Ukrainian food company with a proud Alberta heritage. Working with archival images from their half century history, I produced a series of illustrations and custom type samples for the butcher paper used to wrap products at their in-house deli.
My grandparents have been buying their Christmas ham from Stawnichy's for the past three decades — knowing this paper would be floating into their home each holiday made this a special process.
The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada fosters meaningful connections with the outdoors for children and youth through policy, research, and practice.
My collaboration with CNAC is ongoing and has incorporated a range of print design and illustration.
Poster and collateral print materials for the University of Alberta's new MA program in Gender & Social Justice.
A buoyant illustration to accompany an Avenue Magazine article about rediscovering high tea – a gustatory tradition dating back to the 1800's.
The Learn to Speak series introduces young readers to the worlds of music, dance, fashion and film. Each discipline is broken down clearly, from taking your first steps to the details of organizing an event.
"Inspiration is addressed and not solely in words, but also through the exceptional graphic design and illustrations, which enhance and broaden the musical themes addressed with humor, wit, and style. This book will wow anyone who is ready to recognize that creative spark within themselves." —School Library Journal, Starred Review, Learn to Speak Music
✱ 2nd Place in Reference category (series)
2011 Alcuin Society book design awards
Published by Owl Kids
Korean, Thai and Spanish editions available for some titles.
The business of legal weed stinking up the cover of The Walrus.
Spot illustrations appearing across several issues of Nouveau Projet.
Robot Feels Sleepy is a self-published colouring book written in collaboration with Patryk Stasieczek.
The nature of the illustrations makes it impossible to colour outside the lines. A bit dictatorial perhaps, but also an advantageous limitation for tiny people with unrefined motor skills.
English, French, Japanese, and Swedish editions.
✱ 2nd Place in Children’s category | 2012 Alcuin Society book design awards
A range of spot illustration from the pages of the Literary Review of Canada.
Art Director: Alastair Cheng
Rain-resistant stencils applied across the City of White Rock’s sidewalks and public spaces reflected stories and themes shared by residents in celebration of the community’s 60th birthday.
Process blog: sixtyyearsofrain.tumblr.com
Starting from Scratch is a manifesto on food that will help kids relate to what they eat, whether on special occasions or every day, inspiring both budding chefs and budding food lovers in the process.
"An intelligent introduction to food and cooking." —The New York Times
Written by Sarah Elton
Published by Owl Kids
A literate tiger stalking the front page of The National Post’s books section reflected a year with a surfeit of feline fiction.