"What's The Rush?" was the first ever project I worked on with Joey. He was looking for an artist would could understand who he was and his poetry, and turn that into art that his readers could relate to. I was up for the challenge!
I sent him initial sketches of my ideas to make sure I was the right one for the job and once those were approved I was given the creative freedom to illustrate whatever I thought would represent his poems.
We ended up using 40+ of my gestural illustrations in the book, and I was also asked to create the cover. I brought Joey's idea to life and helped him format the cover for printing. Many other projects came after the books release such as an audio book cover and a lyric video for a song based on the book.
"WHAT'S THE RUSH?"
CLIENT: JOEY KIDNEY
DATE: OCT 2018 - OCY 2019
I had the opportunity to work with The Canadian Musicians Co-operative, a non-profit organization based in Barrie, Ontario, as a Graphic Designer. I held an 8-week contract with the organization and participated in weekly company-wide meetings, collaborated with other designers on a team, and created various forms of content for both the company and their artists.
During my employment, I was responsible for designing a variety of graphics with a focus on advertising the organization's annual "Showcase" event. I formatted the graphics for use across multiple digital platforms by creating different versions of varying dimensions. I selected energetic and exciting photos from the company's content library to represent the event and, while adhering to brand guidelines, designed a variety of compositions to be posted on their social media platforms. In addition, I ensured that digital accessibility was considered throughout the design process, due to my training in AODA.