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Nick Sieber Photoset

Posted on April 5th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Culture, Culture, Photography. Comments Off

A broader spread of images I shot of Nick Sieber this past weekend. It’s always a blast to slide into an alternative creative role, see things from a different perspective, and work for the hardest Creative Director I know. See my previous post Falling, Falling, Crash to see the final images paired up with my design work, and to hear one of Nick’s tracks from the upcoming EP.



December

Posted on January 11th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Communication, Design, Economic Development, Portfolio, Sport, Tourism. Comments Off

 



ONLINE, ON TARGET

Posted on September 24th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Brand, Communication, Design, Portfolio, Sport. Comments Off

With winter just around the corner, the winter sport scene is ramping up at full pace. Facebook timelines and Twitter feeds are chock full of reports from sport organizations and athletes as the last training sessions wrap up and thoughts are dispensed about the upcoming season. Behind the scenes, work is continuing at a feverish pace as well and along that line I’m excited to announce the release of a recent project, that Biathlon Canada has launched their new web site at biathloncanada.ca

This will be the third time I have provided the creative for the look and feel of the Biathlon Canada site, and this go-round is a marked departure from what we’ve used in the past. Created as part of the overall rebranding that I am working on with Biathlon Canada, the template artwork features … Read More »



On The Fly: Norman Hardie Winery

Posted on August 25th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Culinary, Design, Inspiration, Mixed bag, The Bike, Tourism. Comments Off

[flagallery gid=all skin=default name=Gallery]A small cross section of the many small, inspiring sights that caught my eye during our Ride for Africycle stay at Norman Hardie Winery. The first go in a little creative side project – shooting life as it happens, photographed and processed entirely on my iPhone, on the fly.

Norman Hardie Winery is a beautiful, small winery in Prince Edward County. Run by proprietor Norman Hardie, and his fantastic staff, NHW is producing some outstanding wines. It’s definitely worth visiting NHW for a taste, or a few bottles, of their efforts, or indulge in a wonderful artisanal pizza baked in their limestone brick oven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Noble, name games and other news

Posted on August 7th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Communication, Culinary, Mixed bag, Peterborough, The Bike, Tourism. Comments Off

A bit behind, but here we go…

Nobleness. Six friends staring down 140km of uncharted territory that we call home. Six friends rolling in together hours later as one. The Noble Pursuit pitted resolve, camaraderie and skinny tires against our home and native land and we won, not that anyone was handing out prizes for this sort of thing. In all 54 cyclists tested their mettle against long strips of asphalt, winding country lanes and rugged ATV trails, came out worthy and celebrated with war stories and cold beers at Brio Gusto. Whether we cursed or cheered the day, we all knew we’d be back next year. So should you. Watch for it and in the meantime, be noble.
Name Game. A recent project I was excited to be part of was the naming for a new … Read More »



Everything’s Bigger in Texas

Posted on July 11th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Brand, Design, Inspiration, Mixed bag, Peterborough, Sport, The Bike. Comments Off

In the spirit of “Everything’s bigger in Texas” this update highlights big visuals, rides, inspiration and music.

I’ve been spending the last couple months evolving the Cross Country Canada brand and some cool projects are starting to see the light of day. I’ve worked with CCC to standardize fonts usage, colour selection and application, how we use images, all to present a united look and feel across all the various channels the organization employs. The first projects to come out since are a new 10′ pop-up display graphic along with the first couple corporate bannerstands. The brand has evolved in response to these changes with the addition of a red ‘faceted’ background, accented with a ‘shard’ of fluoro yellow and a greyscale background around the close cropped skiers. The net effect is far more eye-catching and dynamic … Read More »



Welcome Changes.

Posted on July 4th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Mixed bag, Sport, The Bike. Comments Off

A quick update in the midst of shuffling boxes around… The change from June to July meant far more than turning a page in the calendar this year. Not only did I move house over the long weekend, but I’m stoked to now have a proper office space tucked in the corner of Unit 8 – 280 Perry Street (aka Page Design). I’m still an independent Creative Free Agent, but benefit from the great creative energy and space the Page crew have. They’ve been very welcoming and it should be barrels of fun… micro-scooter races anyone? If you’re in the neighbourhood, stop in and say hi!

On the topic, I have to give a big thanks to Katie who let me set up shop in her home office for the month of June while I was between workspaces. Big … Read More »



Race. Space. New work in place.

Posted on June 1st, by Kris in Blog Roll, Design, Inspiration, Sport. Comments Off

A quick update on a rainy June 1st. For inspiration, Ryder Hesjedal’s fantastic Giro d’Italia win, the first win in one of pro cyclings three crown jewels by a Canadian. I’m celebrating with a minor tweak to my header brandmark – a subtle tip of the chapeau to his incredible and historical achievement.

Under news, I will be opening an ‘official’ office as of July 1st. Details to come as the date approaches, but I’m pretty stoked about it even if the days of the 30 foot commute are nearing an end. Instead I look forward to finally being able to join the ranks of the cycle commuter, as it means means I really should buy another bike *grin*.

And finally, my latest work is a small set of exhibit graphics profiling Canada’s three Major League … Read More »



Bollywood Fairy Tale

Posted on May 11th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Design, Not-for-profit, Tourism. Comments Off

In what promises to be a unique retelling of this storied classic, Geetika Dance Company is staging a one-night production of Cinderella, The Bollywood Ballet to benefit the Oshawa Community Health Centre. I’m proud to be a sponsor for this evening of entertainment and to have designed the show poster, working with the photography of Michael Hurcomb and the media coordination of Katie Young.

Featuring the familiar characters set amidst the colour and pageantry of Bollywood, the evening promises to be a fantastic night of family theatre benefitting a great cause.

Cinderella, the Bollywood Ballet plays one show only – June 23, 2012 at 7:00pm. Visit www.regenttheatre.ca to purchase tickets.



A long time gone.

Posted on May 10th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Design, Inspiration, Mixed bag, The Bike. Comments Off

How time flies when you’re running your own business. And enjoying spring. Okay, and getting back on the bike. But… a bevy of updates coming in the next couple weeks, showing off some recent work some designerly stuff and a bit more about me. Okay, about the bike and me.

For now, amigo, music lover and guitarist Jake Dudas has released a single to iTunes titled Get You Alone. I’m proud to have played a small role in this project by designing some cover art for it. It was a fun afternoon’s work, as we designed and rambled on about love and life; how they arrange the pieces and play the game with us, and so often place that we want most tantalizingly out of reach. When you are done here, click your way over to Jake’s … Read More »



It’s a Wrap, Again.

Posted on March 13th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Brand, Design, Sport. Comments Off

Quick update today… Pics of the latest effort in Cross Country Canada’s fleet branding arrived in my mailbox a couple days ago – a Mercedes’ Sprinter 2500 Passenger van getting the treatment this time. The art follows the same concept that I applied to the Tour de Ski tour bus I wrote about here.

I had plenty of inspiration putting this wrap together as Devon Kershaw was in the midst of tearing up the World Cup circuit after his fourth place finish at the Tour de Ski. Chandra meanwhile, posted her best finish in the classic discipline with a 5th place in Drammen, Norway.

Four down and just a Dodge Ram left to do before we close the books on this one. Para-nordic skiers, are you ready for your close up?



Cooking Made Picture Perfect

Posted on February 25th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Culinary, Inspiration. Comments Off

I love to cook. I’m not sure if it was borne out of a love to eat, or the other way around. Either way, the alchemy of flavour and texture, colour and form that cooking offers is entrancing. And as a designer, there’s always the visual appeal of the final step, presentation. So, many a time I’ve looked at a just-finished dish and longed to capture it, to savour long after it’s faded from my taste buds, but always came up wanting.

As a designer with a cooking problem, I have a hearty cookbook problem to go along with it. It’s unavoidable really. Each new one that came home wasn’t entirely about the recipes, but the stories they told, history and traditions passed down and so on. Or so I would tell myself. But as my … Read More »






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Noble, name games and other news

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