A few weeks ago, a girl was searching online for a case for her iPhone. She saw my Chickadee post, colorized the original drawing, and asked if I would be ok if she used it to create a custom iPhone case (through www.getuncommon.com). I was more than happy to let her use the design and she was kind enough to →
I recently recovered these two gems from a box of saved drawings. I distinctly remember being incredibly frustrated painting this chickadee because the only brush I had was caked in dried paint. Now, however, I quite like the effect. This second image was from a high school project called "7 Ways". We were to choose a subject and represent it in →
Having fun with Flash.
This was the final project for my spring studio in the Environmental Design program at UBC. Oakridge sits in the geographic center of Vancouver, a location carefully chosen by the Woodwards family in the 1950s when developing the city's first car-oriented shopping mall. Following the trend established by the mall, the surrounding neighbourhood was designed for the vehicle, with little infrastructure →
One of the most important aspects of Landscape Architecture is drainage. A proper drainage plan will minimize infrastructure and development costs, protect the site from erosion and flooding, stabilize slopes, improve accessiblity, and provide aesthetic features. This site grading and drainage plan was a student project requiring the layout and design of various features including roads, buildings, and recreational facilities as →
I spent a lot of time around Oakridge Mall this January. I wandered the neighbourhoods nostalgically remembering past summers when I worked as a landscaper at a residential complex behind the mall. The neighbourhoods surrounding the mall were developed in the 40s and 50s and are composed of mostly post-war, featureless bungalows and 1980s monster houses on lots where the original →
These graphics were created to illustrate the results from a water usage survey. In the Fall of 2009, 50 UBC students were interviewed and asked to estimate their personal daily usage of fresh, potable water including cooking, cleaning, showering, drinking, and laundry. They were not asked to estimate industrial water consumption for agriculture or manufacturing. The results of the survey →