I’ve Devised A Cunning Plan

So basically Trung has concluded that I am fucking insane. I think he might leave me before the new year.

He came over and saw me working on this:

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“What’s that?” he asked. He thought I was working on some prints or more greeting cards.

I turned to him slowly and awkwardly smiled. “Um. I…”

And then he came closer, looking over my shoulder. “Is that…?”

Yes, Trung. I made an Illustrator file of my apartment and all the furniture inside so that I can move things around like a crazy woman without actually physically moving them.

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I’ve set up various artboards to see where the fucking sectional can go, and if it would make sense to put the dining table back into what was originally the dining room. I was up until 3am moving things around and adjusting measurements.

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Look, I don’t know what the big deal is. I think it’s FUN.

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Translink July Buzzer: I Love Transit

I was lucky enough to do an illustration for this month’s Buzzer, a monthly publication from Translink BC.

This month’s big event is “I Love Transit,” which, as explained to me, is a big fun party celebrating all that is awesome about transit.

At first I thought about having a bunch of transit vehicles do the conga line, and shaking their butts.

But later on I started thinking more about what public transit has done to bring various places and communities closer.

It sounds really cheesy, but I started comparing what it was like to travel from Vancouver to Richmond if we didn’t have the Canada Line. I remember having to take the bus from Richmond to Vancouver when I attended York House, and that was enough of an ordeal. I didn’t even want to think about taking another step back and imagining what it would be like without the bus system at all.

So came the idea of different cities and municipalities becoming one small neighbourhood or landscape, all connected by various forms of transit.

After a few iterations and revisions:

And extra revisions to make sure those kids with the fat crayons can colour it without hassle:

Featuring a few landmarks that represent different municipalities, like the airport in Richmond, Science World, the Lion’s Gate Bridge:

And the Totem Poles in Burnaby, and the Pattullo Bridge to Surrey:

I hope you guys make it to the I Love Transit party and submit your colouring!

Sportsbutter 2012

Some snippets of illustration work from the past few months of working with Mainsocial’s collection of fantasy sports apps, Sportsbutter.

nb. I didn’t create the awesome Sportsbutter logo.

Icons for the fantasy pool apps in the Facebook environment
Excerpt from the 2012 Media Kit
Excerpt from the 2011 Holiday Emails
Excerpt from the 2011 Holiday Emails
Background for Sportsbutter’s 404 Page (“Sorry, Cat Got Into the Butter”)