The Fix Bicycle Products Inc is the best bike shop on the planet. Yes… I know, everyone has their favourite mechanic, the shop they visit exclusively. But where else can you go for outstanding service, a good chat, while watching bike parts (and a multitude of other items) being milled on the shop’s own, full-sized, Haas VF-2 CNC Milling Center? And to top it off, walk out of the shop with a bike tuned to perfection?
This was a simple html website designed for the shop with a Flash intro. Click on a thumbnail below to see screenshots or visit the site live at: www.thefixinc.com.
Behind the Grind was a Whistler icon. A coffee shop that felt like you were sitting in your own living room, albeit right next to the lifts, with outstanding service and an amazing patio to boot! I jumped at the opportunity to design a simple html website for the shop. An online landing zone giving simple details such as the café’s location and menu.
The coffee shop was sold in 2009, replaced by an equally outstanding watering hole, minus the history.
Please click on a thumbnail below to see the site design.
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:
Design and development of The Hang Out Indoor Climbing Centre’s website featuring a custom Flash intro and animated menu. The Hang Out operated out of Richmond, BC, from 2004-2008. In 2008, the business was sold to Cliffhanger, and the site was taken offline.
Please click on a thumbnail below to see screenshots of the original website.