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How’s everyone doing? Here’s a quick update from us working from home.

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We hope everyone is staying healthy, positive and more importantly, staying away from other people by staying home.

As we’ve been working from home, we try to keep our daily routine as normal as possible by keeping our work hours the same and schedule daily status calls with Aiken, our studio manager.

Luckily our lovely clients are still keeping us busy so for the most part, it’s business as usual.

Being stuck inside doesn’t mean we can’t paint murals digitally at home. Here’s a quick mockup of one of our favourite murals we created and was digitally installed in our townhome in the west end.

A digital mockup of the mural in our home in the west end.

This illustrated map of Vancouver was a commissioned illustration piece for CMPNY under the creative direction of Chris Zawada, partner and head of creative at Full Punch. Stay home and creative.

Here are a few close-ups of the illustration:

A quick doodle in the morning as a warm-up before a full day of drawing.

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Westend Vibes. A quick drawing of a street intersection by Nicola and Nelson in the westend of Vancouver where our studio is located.

Doing quick doodles in the morning before I start work is kinda like an athlete doing stretches as a warm-up before a race or a competition. Here’s a quick video showing the process starting with a blank canvas.

Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators Portfolio Peer Review.

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CAPIC Portfolio Review event.

Looking forward to this event tonight. Apparently, I’ll be a ‘Group Leader’ to help facilitate group discussions and critiques. It should be a fun one. See you there!

Make Earth Cool Again. Getting ready for the climate strike again in Vancouver.

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Quick doodle with Posca markers.

We’re leaving early today at the studio to join the climate strike at Vancouver’s city hall at 1pm. Hope to see you all there. Peace.

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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