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Inspired By. A night of creativity hosted by The Advertising & Design Club of Canada. June 6th.

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June 6th 2019 | The Anza Club, Vancouver, 6-9pm.

I’m really honoured to be invited to be a featured speaker at this event called ‘Inspired By’ hosted and organized by The Advertising & Design Club of Canada. This club has inspired me since the very early days of art school at OCAD. I still remember vividly how I used to volunteer at the club by handing out the beautifully designed annuals and swag bags to all the attendees during the awards ceremony hosted at the Royal Museum of Ontario. I would try to identify all the advertising superstars that walked through the doors to make sure I got a chance to introduce myself and maybe even get a business card or two.

This was over 2 decades ago and the club has never stopped inspiring me since that day so I’m incredibly flattered and honoured to have been invited to speak at this event called ‘Inspired By‘ where I’ll be talking about why I do what I do and all the inspiration behind it all.

The Vancouver advertising scene has been fairly fragmented and devoid of any sense of community since the passing of the Lotus Awards so I’m really happy to see an event like this is happening.

Hope to see you all there! Grab your tickets here via Eventbrite.

Putting on a macro lens on Vancouver with a Marvel and Transformers lens.

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Sharing a small portion of this mega map of Vancouver done for a gaming company (which we’re not allowed to disclose since we signed an NDA) in collaboration with the talented senior interior Kimberly Baba from Perkins + Will. This is the most detailed and intense map we’ve ever created to date. The map is too big to show the entire piece here but we’ll be posting sections of it from time to time on our blog and eventually on our main portfolio site.

See how many Marvel and Transformer characters you can find in this piece. 👀

Diving into this week head first from 1000 ft.

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It’s a sink or swim mentality but the past 2 months have been quite intense. Projects have been piling in non-stop which is a good thing but also a little nerve-racking. Fortunately, we’ve been getting lots of help at the studio from our amazing intern Aiken Lao from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. She’s one of those rare hybrids that possess the ability to illustrate, design, shoot and write. For the past 2-3 months, Aiken’s been an amazing asset at the studio helping out Hubert Kang, Annie Chen and us! Keep checking this space. Lots of new projects in the works that we’ll eventually share. We promise! ;)

Nikon D600 + Nikkor 17-35mm F2.8
F8 ISO 200 1/250

Waking up to snow days is pure magic.

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Love snow days like today. Brings back memories of our days in Toronto. Luckily we don’t need to commute by car or public transit to work. Just a lovely 10-15 min. walk to our studio. Shot on our old Nikon D5100 and Sigma 30mm F1.4 DX lens. Illustrated on the iPad Pro’s Procreate app. Thanks for reading our silly blog posts!

Vancouver in the details. A commissioned mural illustration project.

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One of our best performing Instagram posts of 2018. We are looking into doing prints for this big ass map of Vancouver due to the popular demand. This commissioned mural illustration of our beautiful city, Vancouver took over 125 hours (Yes, we keep track of these things) and the concept sketching part took over 30 hours (Thanks Freshbooks for helping us keep track of our time!). The client is for a property developer which we’ll disclose at a later date. Brand and creative direction by the talented Chris Zawada and art direction and illustration by yours truly. Read More »

Happy Holidays from Vancouver everyone!

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Happy holidays everyone! Snapped this photo with my new-wish Google Pixel 2 XL by Lost Lagoon this afternoon and then did this quick doodle on my iPad. Although I love my Google Pixel 2 XL, I think the display on the Apple iPhone still reigns supreme. Anyway, wishing all of you a safe and fun holiday from Vancouver! The best coast! ;)

A 2 second glimpse of Ting in UNIQLO’s Vancouver launch video.

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Super fun to be featured in UNIQLO’s Vancouver launch video even if it only means 2 seconds (:34-second mark). It was also extra special when I got to share my wardrobe fitting with my friend Jeff Hamada. Special thanks to everyone at UNIQLO and Rethink Canada for having me part of this special launch.