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Clean Lines: Communication Design by Brooke Allen


A logo design for the International Schulich Business AssociationLogo design: Internation Schulich Business Association

Brooke Allen is a B.C.-based communication designer and graphic artist. In her portfolio, Brooke showcases an eye for clean lines and impactful use of color, treating each image with her own distinct style as well as an awareness of the client’s aesthetic and goals.


A poster design for Vancouver's annual Car Free DayPoster design: Car Free Day Vancouver

 

In our previous feature of Brooke’s work with logos, packaging, and…

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Theatrical Masks and Headdresses by Pamela Schuller


A photo of a paper-mache face maskWearable face mask

Based on Ontario, Pamela Schuller is active in fine arts and theatre, producing works that blur the lines between the two. Pamela has been involved in numerous workshops and art projects to engage communities in the arts – often helping participants create theatrical masks and headdresses.


A colorful paper-mache face maskWearable face mask

In our previous feature of Pamela’s dramatic masks, we saw how the artist begins each mask with a cast of…

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Informative Layouts: Visual Design by Nathalie Gribinski


An editorial advertisement in a fashion magazineFashion Fair, journal advertisement

Nathalie Gribisnki is a graphic designer, artist, and illustrator based in Chicago. Nathalie’s work in advertising and marketing showcases an eye for composition and informative layouts.


A mock-up of a brochure for a law firmRooney, Rippie, and Ratnaswamy, law firm brochure

 

It’s interesting to see work for clients from a wide variety of different fields compiled in Nathalie’s Marketing portfolio. The artist has a talent for…

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Psychedelic Wearble Textiles: Art by David Faulk


A painting of a combination bird and pyramid figureWings, gouache

David Faulk is a mixed media artist and costume designer who creates works of bizarro pop-art and psychedelic wearable textiles. David’s paintings tend toward flat, saturated color planes and simplified, almost naïve-style figures.


A photo of a pair of surreal platform shoes worn by a performerBlue Platforms

 

In our last feature of David’s surreal pop-art, we looked mainly at the artist’s paintings. I really enjoy the way these works combine a very contemporary cartoon style…

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Modern Interiors: Design by Kolme


A photograph of an interior design scheme for an advertising firm

Advertising and marketing headquarters

 

Kolme is an interior design firm, based in Taipei, Taiwan, that specializes in sleek, modern interiors for homes and businesses. Kolme interiors tend toward right angles and combinations of industrial materials and warm wood accents.

 

A photo of interior designs for a law officeLaw Office

 

It’s interesting to be able to see the difference between Kolme’s designs for business and private interiors on the company website, as subtle…

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Branding Art and Design by Stephen Plunkett


A digital drawing of a rotund space airplaneSpaceplane 3

 

Stephen Plunkett is a graphic designer and digital artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Stephen has worked professionally with corporations like Sportsnet, CBC, and Alliance Atlantis. His portfolio features examples of advertisement and branding art and design as well as fun personal projects.


A digital artwork by Stephen Plunkett featuring a drawing of a dogLola Report 13

I like the range that Stephen displays in his portfolio, which includes detailed drawings of fictional and realistic…

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Studio Sunday: Tokushin Yoshioka


A photograph of Tokujin Yoshioka working in his studio

 

Tokujin Yoshioka is an artist and designer originally from Japan’s Saga prefecture. Yoshioka works as a designer and has collaborated with numerous well-known companies throughout his career. His visual artworks often take the form of room installations, and have been collected by institutions including MoMA, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Yoshioka’s office and studio space is located in…

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Looks for Live Theatre: Costumes by Kathryn Burton Cover


A photo of a performance of Oklahoma, with costumes by Kathryn Burton Cover"Oklahoma," Northwest Missouri State University

Currently based in Weeping Water, New England, Kathryn Burton Cover is a costumer who creates looks for live theatre. Kathryn’s portfolio includes costumes for both men and women, in modern and period styles.

 

A handmade 1880's evening dress1880's evening dress, flat patterned

Kathryn’s costuming work has been used in various productions including productions of Shakespeare plays, restaged Broadway acts and operas.…

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Functionally Aesthetic Objects: Design by John Greg Ball


A modern porcelain cream and sugar setBlend, porcelain cream and sugar containers, designed for Industreal.it

Industrial designer John Greg Ball’s portfolio is packed with examples of functionally aesthetic objects. John frequently collaborates with companies and other designers to create products that not only look good, but also solve common difficulties and annoyances.

 

A stage design in an Alberta public parkGeorge Lane Park - centennial stage design, created for a public art competition in High River,…

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Sleek, Streamlined Products by Joel Yatscoff


A photo of a mirror shaped like a coat hangerHanger Mirror (photo by Lauren Cheong)

Industrial designer Joel Yatscoff creates sleek, streamlined products for a variety of household and other applications. Working to create objects that are serve both as decorative pieces and functional tools, Joel’s portfolio is packed with effort-saving concepts.

 

A photo of the Vitaliti XPrize TricorderVitaliti XPrize Tricorder (collaboration with Cortex Design Inc. Photo: Dejan Kocetkov)

 

While the designer’s style varies…

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Marketing, Advertising, and Logo Design by Nathalie Gribinski


A white paper for a technology companyWhite paper design for Coveo

Nathalie Gribinski, our featured artist today, is both a graphic designer and an artist. In this feature we’re looking at Nathalie’s graphic design work in the fields of marketing, advertising and logo design.

 

A screen capture of the front page of Nathalie Gribinski's websiteThe front page of Nathalie's design website

Nathalie’s works pack a lot of detail into relatively simple and clean aesthetics. I like being able to look through her portfolio and see the way…

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Highly Stylized Minimalism: Art by Geoff McFetridge


A black and white drawing of three men standing on each other's headsUntitled

Geoff McFetridge is an artist and graphic designer from California whose style could be described as highly stylized minimalism. While the artist’s works are generally figurative, McFetridge pairs his subjects down to their most basic colours and shapes, creating images that sometimes seem like abstractions at first glance.

 

A CD cover for Death Cab for Cutie with Magick*Magick OrchestraAlbum layout for Death Cab for Cutie and Magick*Magick Orchestra Live LP (Cover View)

The artist’s…

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