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Jun 3rd 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0
Art Direction: Coercion Design
Design: Chris Young

This illustration/graphic showcases a time-line of Townline’s corporate milestones in chronological order. This 3-fold-spread appears in Townline’s corporate brochure.

 

See also the Townline Presentation Folder, Townline Corporate brochure, and the Down to Earth logo.
See all projects tagged ‘Townline Group of Companies’.

 

Jun 3rd 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0
Art Direction and Design: Chris Young

This illustration, an elevation view of The Salient Group’s three developments on Water Street (from left to right, The Alhambra Building, Garage, and terminus) was created for the cover of a presentation folder, but was never produced.

 

See also The Salient Group Terminus Storefront Signage, The Salient Group Corporate website, and the Terminus brochure.
See all projects tagged ‘Salient Group’.

 

 

Jun 3rd 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0
Art Direction and Design: Chris Young

These illustrations of various audio players, and a mock-up of the product in use was used on the Shelter’s packaging, as well as in print ads. The ‘Shelter’, is a heavy-duty neoprene audio player holder, worn around the waist for use when riding your bike, or being active.

 

See also Shelter packaging and Ronin ads. See all projects tagged ‘Ronin’.

 

Jun 3rd 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0

Art Direction, Design and Editing: Chris Young
Filming
: Props Visual/Brian Hunt

A short video for potential sponsors as part of a sponsor/media package to showcase the Metro Jam BMX contest experience, and how it differentiates from the big TV contests. Filmed by Brian Hunt plus some additional footage provided by Props, I put together the edit, and intro graphic.

 

Footage was all filmed at the 2006 Toronto Metro Jam at the Ricoh Coliseum.
Song: ‘Hip Hop’ by Mos Def.

 

See also Metro Jam Contest Logos, and Metro Jam Contest ads.
See all projects tagged with ‘Metro Jam’.

Jun 3rd 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0

Art Direction, Design and Editing: Chris Young
Filming
: Dan Rigby

A Pro Highlights reel from the 2005 Toronto Metro Jam BMX contest at the Ricoh Coliseum. This video was put together within a couple days of the contest finish, which was pretty much unheard of back in 2005.

The Metro Jam is a BMX contest series we put on from 2001-2007. Flying in on the Thursday evening of each contest, we’d stay up all weekend doing the event and after parties/video premieres, then tear down the course late into Sunday night, and finally jumping on a plane first thing Monday morning back to Vancouver.

For this video, after I got home, I then stayed up for the next 2 days straight through reviewing the footage, importing and editing this highlights clip to get onto the Ride BMX Magazine website for the Wednesday morning.

What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger, and these contests just about killed me every time. I don’t miss doing these things at all. Okay, maybe a bit.

 

Footage was all filmed at the 2005 Toronto Metro Jam at the Ricoh Coliseum.
Song: ‘Like Eating Glass’ by Bloc Party.

 

See also Metro Jam Contest Logos, and Metro Jam Contest ads.
See all projects tagged with ‘Metro Jam’.

 

May 17th 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0

Things have been pretty quiet over the last few weeks… Which is a good thing. I’m making really good headway on my design portfolio website, which is both tedious, and a joy. It’s been fun pulling a few of my older projects from the hundreds of CD’s and DVD’s boxed up in storage, cracking open the odd vintage Quark file (with InDesign of course) and creating nice previews/layouts of the projects.

Mixing up a bit of my older stuff with all my latest stuff, and putting it all side-by-side is pretty interesting. I’ll weed through it all once it’s all together to see what makes the final cut… Above in the graphic you can see a few things that probably won’t be making into the final collection, but it’s been nice to get it all into place just for my own records. There’s been lots and lots of projects over the years, but I’ve noticed that it’s amazing how much of the website work just slips through the cracks. Or even worse, there’s so much web work that’s just no longer live, and sometimes screen captures don’t do the websites justice.

I’m going to try and stay on top of it better now that this new portfolio is built using WordPress – that will really make it easier than ever stay on top of this all this stuff. I’ll be photographing some of my work as well, but I’m saving all that to do at one time when I have everything pulled together, and I know exactly what I need to shoot.

That’s all I’ve got going on for now… Back to it.

May 13th 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0

 

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Art Direction: Sheldan Wood Creative
Design: Chris Young

This oversize exterior trail map showcases Sun Peaks extensive Mountain Bike Trails. The sign was based off of the previously designed Summer Trails Map as well as the Hiking Trails Map.

 

See also the Sun Peaks Summer Trails Map Brochure.

 

Jan 13th 2010 | Posted in: Blog 0

The Salient Group corporate website v2.0

With the downturn in the markets – particularly real estate, which I’ve spent much of the last several years focused on, what better time for a developer to reflect on their website? Companies always seem to make the mistake of cutting back on their advertising, and web presence in times like these, but that need not be the case.

I’d started on some comps and wireframes of a new website for the The Salient Group some months back, when the market was really hot, but there just wasn’t the time needed to devote enough attention to it. Fast forward to February of 2009, and the markets had cooled (to say the least). Salient wanted to take advantage of this time to get the new website (version 2.0) back on track, and take advantage of all the latest and greatest forms of communication and social media integration.

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