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Over the last several months we’ve been busy doing design work for Debut Atlantic. Founded in 1979, and based in Halifax—Debut Atlantic is one of this country’s most dynamic and prestigious classical music touring organizations. For their current touring season, we’ve developed a new look & feel where we designed poster templates, the tour programs (cover below) and the work has culminated in the recent launch of their brand new website!
This is another responsive website design—where the site layout adapts to whatever device (phone, tablet, etc..) you are viewing it on to provide an optimal user experience. For this site, we defined a custom, easy to use system for the organization to manage their touring artists, concerts, and presenters, in addition to the general information and news they need to communicate. The individual artists have associated video/audio clips and can be easily browsed by instrumentation or touring season.
Check out an upcoming concert in your area to see some of Canada’s top emerging and accomplished classical musicians!
For the design of this report, we continued a theme of that was established for the membership appreciate day at the Centre—using the idea of sports pennants to portray a feeling of celebration and victory.
The report is light on text and heavy on colourful imagery and photographs. Also, check out the fun infographics featured below.
I’ve been doing a fair amount of work for Halifax Biomedical Inc. over the last few months—technical manuals, business cards, a presentation template, a trade show display unit and this Brochure.
It’s a letter size single fold handout. I was supplied with 3d models and renderings of the products they offer, which I modified to create the illustrations below.
Yesterday, the Halifax 2011 Canada Games released the Final Corporate Report for this past winter’s successful event.
This report was a privilege to work on with such a great resource of amazing photography from Games time. It’s a beautiful, colourful, 9.5 x 7.5 inch book peppered with full page photos which are paired with memorable quotes from the event.
I had completed most of this project during my employment with the Games, but had a few details to add this week, along with creating a French version of the layout. For the moment, this has been released online as a .pdf for screen viewing, but we’ll be producing some quality bound copies for the archives and funding partners.
Melissa MacKinnon and Andrea Young did an excellent job pulling together the content. Photos were taken by the volunteer team which was lead by the incredible photographers at Communications Nova Scotia. Copy editing for this project was handled by my old friend Tara Lee Witchen, who I was lucky to work with on quite a few projects for the Games.
See the cover and a few sample interior spreads, below.
I recently completed the layout and illustrations for an interesting project: A technical manual for an x-ray machine. The product—developed by local biomedical company Halifax BioMedical Inc.—is called the Halifax SR suite. Stereo radiography (SR) is the practice of imaging an object from two different perspectives at the same time. The machine is used primarily to analyze artificial joints in the hip, knee and spine.
I worked closely with Ryan Jones from Clear Mirror Editorial on this project. Also, my wife (and local drawing instructor) Anne Pryde helped enormously by sketching the patients for the illustrations.
Below are a couple of sample pages from the manual.
The Souvenir Program for the Halifax 2011 Canada Games was provided to each participant and given out at various venues and events throughout the Games. This is a full glossy, eighty page magazine style publication, fully bilingual throughout.
The program contains general information about Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Canada Games, as well as information on the sports, venues, cultural events, medals, torches, etc… surrounding the Halifax Games. We also included a hard stock insert for holding pins collected. And another fun thing: we took images of real volunteers from our accreditation database and created a mosaic of the Halifax 2011 Canada Games logo.
This was in many ways a true commemorative piece as it really collects and showcases all the various projects and programs we’ve worked so hard on implementing over the last two years. See below for detail images of some of my favourite sections of the program.
For the Halifax 2011 Canada Games we produced a detailed sport schedule which was handed out to the general public throughout the two weeks of the Games.
This was a challenge, to reduce what is a very complex schedule—for 22 different sports at 13 separate venues—to a simplified and unified chart. Each sport has it’s own particularities, so maintaining a consistent system and legend is tricky. An overall schedule with this level of detail had not been produced for previous Canada Games and the work for this involved a lot of hours from a lot of staff. It’s definitely something we are proud of.
The schedule is French on the reverse, and folds to a tidy pocket size which you can see in the detail images below.