The feature story for this week’s edition of the Pique Newsmagazine was geothermal energy. I had a lot of fun creating a maze of pipes and playing around with textures to create this cover illustration and was pleased with the final product, an eye-catching target for all visitors passing by the newstands.
The concept for this cover was to create an illustration using only type. The image was built up slowly, with layers of text overlaid to create shadows and definition, eventually revealing the booty in our mountainous backyard.
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.
“From a distinctly Canadian perspective, we look to our neighbours in the Asia Pacific region, discovering issues that intrigue and affect us. Coupling incisive journalism and engaging stories with vigorous design and photography, we have, at every stage of production, built a magazine equipped to treat a wealth of topics, giving our readers insight and information they appreciate.”
In the summer of 2005, I designed the online home for Pacific Rim Magazine, the annual publication of Langara College’s Publishing Program. Please visit the magazine’s website here or view screenshots of the site below:
An editorial layout for the 2005 issue of Pacific Rim Magazine.