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

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 »

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 to purchase tickets.

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?

INSPIRING: Impossible Photography

Posted on February 15th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Inspiration. Comments Off

I’ve come across Erik Johansson’s fantastic and mind-boggling ‘photographs’ a number of times over the last few years, and in this brief TED talk from London he delves into some of the thought process behind his truly unique work. Fans of photoshop or M. C. Escher should get a kick out of this.

The Magic Bus

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

The Tour de Ski. A 9 day European competition for the world’s best XC skiers. For 2010, Cross Country Canada makes a bold decision to ferry our athletes throughout the tour via private luxury coach. The space and facilities to relax and recuperate between events propels our team to incredible results. They nick-named it the Magic Bus. Fast forward to the  2011 Tour de Ski, throw a world championship win for Devon Kershaw and Alex Harvey in the mix, now self-styled rock stars of the XC ski world. The bus is back, but this year needs something extra… and befitting of 3 of the world’s best skiers. That’s when Cross Country Canada called me.

Over the last couple years, I’ve worked with CCC to tighten the marketing for the National Ski Team into a concept that evokes to … Read More »

A Good Night Out

Posted on February 8th, by Kris in Blog Roll, Creative Economy, Peterborough. 1 Comment

I’m quickly discovering networking to be the lifeblood of an independent designer, and despite the good fortune of being busy these first couple months it was time to step out, make connections and explore new opportunities with 3 stops on the calendar tonight.

First up, Hazlewood Images to drop off business cards featuring the new brandmark I recently created. Marlon was thrilled at how they turned out and dove into an impromptu iPhone photo shoot for a quick tweet. We talked about some exciting leads and potential clients before parting ways for a couple hours.

A quick stop at the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at the OFAH Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre was next. If you haven’t been, go. It’s an exciting place and a perfect winter activity for kids. On display are … Read More »

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