Portfolio

To design is to “[devise a] course of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.”

H. Simon

Alberta Parks

The project involved the creation of a new media resource and decision-making mechanism to assist with the management, recreational use and stewardship of Alberta Provincial Park protected habitats. We designed an on-line information and trip booking system for K-12 educators and an equivalent management system for park staff. For the educators, the site’s core functionality lies in the Trip Planner, consisting of six linear steps and a real-time updated map of the park.

ampDamp

ampDamp is a concept web browser extension that interacts with a USB knob to manipulate social media websites. Binary controls provided within existing platforms offer a vast horizon of possible interactions and the capacity to mute the dynamism of social media environments. Our current design is focused specifically on improving peer to peer learning on Twitter. It was developed as part of a team, in a week-long intensive, at University of California, Irvine. The user twists the physical …

Dylan Richards, Storyteller

Mr. Richards commissioned us to design a website that illustrated his multi-dimensional role as a storyteller, community builder, and educator within the sex-positive and the Aboriginal communities.

Horse Council BC

Horse Council BC is a membership-driven not-for-profit association representing the interests of the equine industry in all sectors throughout British Columbia. We were commissioned to re-design the original site, however the designs were not implemented due to a funding issue.

Layouts for Chefs Gala 2005 – 2009

From 2005 to 2009 we worked with UNICEF, Calgary chapter, to design all promotional materials for their largest fundraising event: Chefs for UNICEF Gala. Each year featured a new design, and a set of printed materials: invite, RSVP card, envelope, letterhead, sponsorship card, tickets, report to donors, and thank you ad. We also designed a 60+ page program and cover.. For the first three years, we created illustration-based logos, then used them to brand the materials. For the …

Old Bailey

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913, is a “fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court.” We were comissioned to re-design the look-and-feel of the site as well as key, data-rich pages.

TAPoR: Text Analysis Portal for Research

TAPoR is a discovery research tool portal for textual study. It contains links to tools for humanities research, reviews of these tools, and sample projects. Users can browse tools by type or tag, search and use tools, read and create tool reviews, contribute and advertise tools. We have been involved in the TAPoR project since its inception in 2010.

Tax Service Calgary

Our client asked us to re-brand Tax Service Calgary with an updated logo, new website, all new written content, and customized social media presence. The client’s mission is to provide high-quality tax accounting representation, for both personal and business needs. Our website design focused on approachability and ease of use in order to reduce the stress and intimidation factor that’s often association with tax preparation.