In the Fall/Winter of 2005/06 I worked for Briarpatch Magazine in Regina, SK.
From the horse’s mouth:
Briarpatch is a contemporary issues magazine with a chip on its shoulder and a fire in its belly. Fiercely independent and frequently irreverent, Briarpatch tackles today’s most pressing problems from a radical, grassroots perspective. Publishing bimonthly, Briarpatch conspires to provoke, inspire and empower its readers in their efforts to build a better world.
Working out of a small heritage house in downtown Regina, one of my responsibilities was to redesign the magazine’s website. The publishers wanted an edgier web presence, one more in line with their editorial style. Taking my cue from the magazine’s title, the Briarpatch, I came up with a distressed, thorny, web template into which we placed the content. The site has undergone a minor redesign since but please see the screenshots on the left for the original design.
In addition to the website, I also worked on other projects including tshirt screens, business cards, posters, and advertisements.
This position was part of a partnership between Netcorps (now discontinued) and Canada World Youth, an initiative sponsored by the Canadian government providing work placements in Canada and oversees in the field of information and communication technologies and with a focus on community development.