Smokey’s Ski and Snowboarding Website

The latest website, done for school, for a backcountry snowboard excursions company.



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Here is my latest work! This is a design for Evian, which was done as a school project. The idea was to come up with a water bottle for Evian, that was flavoured. I chose to name mine Rhone; a large river next to the Evian-les-Bains glacier. In keeping with the French imported tradition on Evian, my water combines the idea of imported with local sustainability. Rhone is imported from France (unbottled) then brewed and distributed locally, with the flavour depending on in-season regional fruits and vegetables. The bottling is done in your region by local workers, with the help of local farmers, teaming up with Evian. This brings down the use of energy to import the water from France, by transporting unbottled in very large quantities. My favourite thing about this idea, is getting fresh flavoured water, that has no sugar added. For example the Ontario flavour is cucumber and apple. Using fresh apple and cucumber juice and pulp, Rhone is tasty and fresh. Because there really isn’t anything better than in season fruits and vegetables that travel a maximum of 100 mile. Rhone could be very influential in the 100 mile diet.  This project is entirely a mock-up, but I enjoyed doing this so much! I am so happy with the results of my water bottle and feel proud of the concept and design.

Bottles-Illustrative mock up


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very much mango

Hi everyone, happy day before the blizzard day!

Here is my latest project, completed about 4.5 hours previously. This is my illustration of the very popular and tasty ARIZONA drink brand, specifically “mucho mango.” The purpose of this project was to recreate a photograph of an object, i.e. a can, wrapper etc etc, using Adobe Illustrator. I love doing projects like this. super tedious. But I enjoy it, because the end result is so splendid. Anyways, thats all I have to say about it. let my can speak for me.


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Worldly Design

Hi again!

For all of us in Canada and the Northern States, today is an absolutely frigid day! I am very happy to be home and warm tonight, with the -28 degree weather.  Here is a shopping bag I made, with a beautiful antique map wrapping paper, and my own design. Shopping bags are little pieces of art we carry around to tell the world where we shop, what we might of bought and ultimately (and again *surprise surprise!) something about our own ideas of print, pattern, colour and texture. So here is just one piece in the world of design and its perfect partner; shopping!

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Happy Design

If you’re looking for interesting, inspiring and fascinating ideas, and you haven’t already been, TED talks is the perfect place for you! TED talks is a website with the tagline….Ideas Worth Sharing.

It is full of thousands of lectures from speakers all over the world covering almost every topic there is, and then some. I’ve come into contact with many lectures from people who really know how to speak and convey a message. One of my recent favourites is one called “Stefan Sagmeister shares happy design.” In this TED talk, Stefan expresses his life and experiences of being a graphic designer and how he has been inspired in his work. One of my favourite things about the talk, is his lists. Stefan makes two lists in this talk, one of them being the top most defining and memorable moments in his life. He speaks of how design and happy moments have often been intertwined events in his life. He regales the audience with funny anecdotes on these particular incidents (*please watch) because they are beautifully delivered, delightful and funny. His second list is from a diary he keeps of important lessons he has learned from himself through experience. He uses these lists to create sculpture/installations that are ultimately photographed and inserted into magazines or as billboards. For example…one being “Everything I do always comes back to me,” and “trying to look good limits my life.” (haha). So after watching this talk, and be inspired by Stefan himself, I made myself a few quick versions of my life lessons, or really, things that make me happy, uncomplicated things that make me happy. I have to say I am also using this idea from a few friends of mine. One being a girl name Brie, who uses her facebook to diligently post a wonderful pieces of work she finds, one that often combine art or photographs with words to convey an idea/feeling/thought. There is something so great about the RIGHT combination of text and visual that gets me going. Another friend of mine, Jill, also does this through facebook. Her posts are not solely on text/visual, but often include those. Jill also posts things that she thinks are beautiful/interesting/fun/thoughtful. I love to peruse both of these women’s collections. They always make me laugh out loud, smile or think for a minute. Here are a few of my own examples from my own photographs on my travels; of things that make me happy and happy design. Enjoy!

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One thing I did today

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