Masquerade by James Jean pairs well with our home office bouquet.

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We’ve been working from home much more than at the studio since the pandemic hit a year ago and honestly, we don’t know how we could have done this without tools like Slack. With Aiken working remotely from Calgary we are still able to maintain regular office hours using tools like Slack, Google, and just the telephone.

Here’s a photo of our current home office. The James Jean ‘Masquerade’ (signed, 207th print of 500) piece just looks too good with the bouquet to not share. Have a great week!

Photo taken with the Google Pixel 4a.

Shortlisted for Communication Arts Illustration Competition 2021.

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Very proud to have our ‘Look For the Blue Cow’ illustration for the Dairy Farmers of Canada be shortlisted (1188 entries shortlisted from 4,074 entries submitted.). However, we didn’t get selected as a winner this year but we’ll be at it again with more new work for next year. Onwards and upwards! Congratulations to all the winners!

London Drugs Cards For All is back for Valentine’s Day.

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It’s back! This fun little card I illustrated for London Drugs #CardsForAll is back for the second year in a row and this year they’ve added 8 new cards to the collection. Cards are now sold in all London Drugs locations and online. Remember, All proceeds are going to the United Way’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund.

Returning to the stage for Creative Mornings, Vancouver. Feb 5th 2021.

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I free styled this illustration for this post.

Exactly 7 years ago, I gave my first Creative Mornings talk where I also did a live drawing session instead of using slides. Well, on Friday I’ll be returning to the stage (online) as a Creative Mornings Alumni for an event called ‘Divergent’. A wonderful topic that many like myself would welcome to hear how things have diverged since the pandemic hit.

This time, instead of a talk, I’ll be returning to draw live (streaming via Zoom) for all three speakers Rachel McKinley, Darryl Condon, and Juno Kim. I always get giddy when I get to freestyle draw and improvise as the unknown excites me.

Big ups to my studio mate and good friend Hubert Kang for helping me set up with all his fancy video equipment for the best visual fidelity (No pressure Hubert!) an illustrator can get at our studio. Also big thanks to Rick Etkin for all his video tech wisdom.

There will also be a live musical performance by Craig Addy, a Musician, Pianist, Composer & Improviser.

Hope to virtually see you all there this Friday. The event is free to register.

Aiken Lao on Collective Arts Brewing.

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We’re so proud to see Aiken’s work featured on Collective Arts Brewing’s ‘Amplified Voices’ section. Not only does she manage all our projects at the studio, but she’s also a kick-ass illustrator, a serious triple threat alert. We can’t wait to see her art on those brew cans in person.

If you still haven’t checked out Aiken’s amazing illustration and design work, you really should. Just saying. ;)

Our latest animation hype reel.

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Our animation hype reel. A quick compilation of some of our latest animation work. We work closely with various motion designers and animators to bring our artwork to life.

If you have any questions about our processes, feel free to contact us.

Tangible Interaction is offering its studio for free for a day. Here’s how.

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Have a great idea for your next art-related project but need the space to make it happen? Here’s your chance by submitting your idea to Tangible Interaction’s studio site.

I am very honoured to be one of the 3 judges for selecting the winning idea. The deadline is Jan 30th. Show us what you got.