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New Work: Branding for Pot & Pantry, a Kitchenware Retail Store
Logo design and branding for Pot & Pantry, an Ottawa-based Kitchenware retail store. Read more – ‘New Work: Branding for Pot & Pantry, a Kitchenware Retail Store’.
New Work: Logo Design for CanCyber, A Canadian Cyber Threat Intelligence Company
New work for CanCyber, a Canadian cyber threat intelligence software company. Read more – ‘New Work: Logo Design for CanCyber, A Canadian Cyber Threat Intelligence Company’.
New Work: Ottawa Software Company Evidence Partners Brand Refresh
New work for Evidence Partners, the world leader in systematic review software. Read more – ‘New Work: Ottawa Software Company Evidence Partners Brand Refresh’.
New Work: Premier Real Estate Group Rebranding
Premier Real Estate Group Rebranding
Rebranding for Ottawa realtor Premier Real Estate Group including a new logo, monogram, brand pattern, and collateral. Read more – ‘New Work: Premier Real Estate Group Rebranding’.
Alteriors: Branding and logo design for a modern furniture store in Ottawa, Canada
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N45 Architecture Inc.: Logo design and branding for Canadian architects
Branding for Ottawa architects N45 Architecture Inc, including logo design, website and letterpress business cards
N45 Architecture: Brand creation for Ottawa architects including logo design, website, letterpress business cards, and stationery. view


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Exotic Wood: Branding and logo design for Ottawa furniture designer
Exotic Wood: Branding and logo design for Ottawa furniture designer. view


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Ottawa Health Group: Branding and logo design for health care provider
Ottawa Health Group: Branding and logo design for health care provider. view


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Three Codes: Brand creation including naming and logo design for Ottawa electrical company
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New Work: Software Company TyLabs
Logo redesign for TyLabs, an Ottawa software company specializing in tools to analyze and detect exploits from documents and PDFs commonly used in targeted phishing attacks. Read more – ‘New Work: Software Company TyLabs’.
New Work: Logo Redesign for Software Company Malware Tracker
I was recently hired to update the logo for Malware Tracker—a company that provides malware investigations, incident response and online malware analysis and scanning. Read more – ‘New Work: Logo Redesign for Software Company Malware Tracker’.
Malware Tracker Logo Redesign Rebranding
Malware Tracker: Logo redesign for Malware Tracker, a services company providing malware investigations, incident response and free online malware analysis/scanning. view


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The Role of Sketching in the Creative Process
Originally published in the book Logo Nest, this article offers advice on how graphic designers can approach sketching as a vital part of the creative process of logo design and branding. Read more – ‘The Role of Sketching in the Creative Process’.
New Work: Rebranding Ottawa Home Builder Lionhead
I was recently hired to develop the branding for Lionhead Management Ltd., a friendly, client-centric Ottawa firm that designs, manages, and builds high quality new homes, as well as residential additions and renovations. Read more – ‘New Work: Rebranding Ottawa Home Builder Lionhead’.
New Work: 150 Elgin Dental Branding
I was recently hired to develop the branding for 150 Elgin Dental—a new dentist office in Ottawa, Canada providing the latest technologies to their patients. Read more – ‘New Work: 150 Elgin Dental Branding’.
A Joyful Thing: Brand creation including naming and logo design
A Joyful Thing: Brand creation for Ottawa clutter clearing company striving to improve their clients’ well-being. Includes company naming and logo design. view


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Westboro Nursery School Monogram published in Alphabet Logo Book
Westboro Nursery School Monogram published in Alphabet Logo Book
The monogram for Westboro Nursery School by idApostle appears in the newly published book Alphabet Logo by Counter-Print. Read more – ‘Westboro Nursery School Monogram published in Alphabet Logo Book’.
Letterpress business cards and new logo for Ottawa’s N45 Architecture
Letterpress business cards for Ottawa architect N45 Architecture
Part of a larger branding project, these tactile letterpress business cards with the new N45 Architecture logo are informed by the firms design aesthetic and attention to detail. Read more – ‘Letterpress business cards and new logo for Ottawa’s N45 Architecture’.
Abergel Goldstein & Partners: Corporate Identity for an Ottawa law firm
Branding for Ottawa law firm Abergel Goldstein & Partners, including logo design, business cards, and website
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Altblu: Branding and logo design for an Ottawa interior design company
Branding for Ottawa interior design company Altblu including logo design and business cards
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Tamko: Branding and logo design for an Ottawa painting and contracting company
Tamko: Branding and logo design for an Ottawa painting and contracting company. view


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DP Electric: Visual identity for Ottawa electrical company
Branding for Ottawa electricians DP Electric, including logo design and business cards
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Flipped: Branding and logo design for automobile sales company in Ottawa, Canada
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Spark Lifecare: Branding and logo design for Ottawa life services organization
Branding for Ottawa community support company Spark Lifecare, including logo design, icon and business cards
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National Gallery of Canada Magazine: Branding and logo design for art gallery web site
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TaraSpan Group: Branding and logo design for a company that enables accelerated business growth in India
TaraSpan Group: Branding and logo design for a company that enables accelerated business growth in India. view


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Processed Identity: Brand creation including naming and logo design for website exploring the creative process
Processed-Identity-Branding-Logo
Processed Identity: Brand creation including naming and logo design for website exploring the creative process. view


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Modernreach Web Solutions: Branding and logo design for Ottawa web design company
Branding for Ottawa web developer Modernreach Web Solutions including logo design
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Coredge Software: Branding including packaging, tagline and logo design for Ottawa software company
Branding for Ottawa software company Coredge including product naming, logo design and packaging
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Ricochet Creative Thinking: Brand creation including naming and logo design for Ottawa graphic design company
Branding for Ottawa graphic design studio Ricochet Creative Thinking, including naming and logo design.
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Stealth Security: Branding and logo design for security company in Ottawa, Canada
Branding for Ottawa security company Stealth Security including logo design
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Westboro Nursery School: Branding and logo design for Ottawa-based child care company
Branding for Westboro Nursery School including logo design
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Food Bank—Hunger Stops Here: Branding and logo design for awareness program
Branding for Ottawa Food Bank program Hunger Stops Here
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Employee Assistance Program: Branding and logo design for counselling program offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Employee Assistance Program: Branding and logo design for counselling program offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. view


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Dwayne Brown Studio: Branding and logo design for Ottawa photographer
Branding for Ottawa photographer Dwayne Brown Studio, including logo design and website
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The Wooden Tailor: Brand creation including naming and logo design for furniture designer
Brand creation for Ottawa woodworker The Wooden Tailor, including company naming, website and logo design
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Brentek Security: Logo design for home security company in Ottawa, Canada
Branding for Ottawa security company Brentek including logo design
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Bland Branding: Can You Spot the Difference?
Bland Branding: Can You Spot the Difference?
Currently featured in the iOS App Store is a Get Stuff Done (Productivity) category. I found it interesting that the first seven Apps all use a check mark prominently in their icon. Read more – ‘Bland Branding: Can You Spot the Difference?’.
Logo Design at 58¢ per Concept
Sigh. After having two recent clients hire me after going through the crowdsourced logo route, I take a glance at some recent logo competitions. Read more – ‘Logo Design at 58¢ per Concept’.
Logo Design and the Misconceptions of Unlimited Choice
100:1 Misconceptions of Unlimited Logo Design
Choice can provide an illusion of security, a false guarantee that quantity will result in something good. The reality is that more crap results in a bigger pile of crap—it doesn’t make it better.Successful brand design relies on understanding, strategy and hard work. Design services that offer unlimited logo designs and revisions also offer very limited understanding and strategic value. Read more – ‘Logo Design and the Misconceptions of Unlimited Choice’.
10 Tips to Avoid Logo Regret
10 Tips to Avoid Logo Regret
Like rushing headlong into tattooing your lower back during a drunken stooper, fast tracking and penny pinching a logo will leave you with a painful and expensive reminder of a bad decision. Slowly, the full effect of your uninformed choices will come to light. The work might have been done by a relative, a “desktop publisher” or an online logo warehouse but the result will be the same—regret. Read more – ‘10 Tips to Avoid Logo Regret’.
The Muni Logo Rolls With the Times
International Metro Logos
On a recent trip to San Francisco, the identity that connected most with me, was the logo for Muni. It’s a great example of how standing by a well designed logo rather than ‘keeping up with the times’ can sometimes provide a deep feeling of authenticity. The identity feels real, lived in and stylish to me—a reflection of San Francisco. Read more – ‘The Muni Logo Rolls With the Times’.
$20 Logos. You Know They Can’t be Real Right?
I discovered a new website this week offering customers unlimited logo designs for $20. What do their customers expect in return for the price of a movie ticket? Do they really believe they are getting a custom identity? Thinking $20 pays for enough of a graphic designers time to create anything worthwhile is like believing in miniature hippos. Read more – ‘$20 Logos. You Know They Can’t be Real Right?’.
It’s Always Been the Colonel (How Logos Acquire Meaning)
The most common example of hidden imagery in a logo is likely FedEx and it’s arrow. For me however, it isn’t what first comes to mind. As a child I saw something in the Kentucky Fried Chicken logo that I can’t help continue to see to this day. Read more – ‘It’s Always Been the Colonel (How Logos Acquire Meaning)’.
Logo Warehouses, Crowdsourcing, and a Lack of Understanding
Two Types of Graphic Design Clients
Logo design should not be approached with the goal of filling that blank spot on the top of your letterhead. It is not the time to recklessly do something trendy and cool. Most importantly, it is not about getting a task off your to-do list so you can move on to selling widgets to your customers. Read more – ‘Logo Warehouses, Crowdsourcing, and a Lack of Understanding’.
Adobe, Does CS Stand For Crowdsourcing?
Adobe Does CS Stand For Crowdsourcing?
The competition is being run by Adobe Creative Juices, a community ‘powered by Adobe’ aimed at a UK and Irish creative community. Graphic designers are being asked to design the new Creative Juices logo with the winning entry receiving an Adobe CS5 product. In return, they promise that the winning logo will be “seen everywhere.” Read more – ‘Adobe, Does CS Stand For Crowdsourcing?’.
Logo Nest Book Giveaway
Logo Nest Book Giveaway Winners
I am thrilled to have contributed the article The Role of Sketching in the Creative Process to Logo Nest 01. The newly released book is now shipping and I am giving away two copies of the limited edition run. Read more – ‘Logo Nest Book Giveaway’.
Logos Before Words
Logos Before Words
It is incredible just how many cropped logos adults can recognize in only black and white. Read more – ‘Logos Before Words’.
Logo Design is Not Like Mr. Potato Head
Logo Design is Not Like Mr. Potato Head
For the past year I have been very active on Twitter but have completely ignored Facebook. Having recently seen that People Use Facebook 44% And Twitter 29% For Social Sharing, I have decided to take the leap and start using the service. I will be posting more frequently on Facebook than I do on this site with unique content related to logo, branding, graphic design, and design ethics. Read more – ‘Logo Design is Not Like Mr. Potato Head’.
What is the Value of a Logo?
What is the Value of a Logo?
A logo is often the fastest way to build brand recognition. It is the easiest way to consistently apply a visual brand, and is usually the most powerful single visual or verbal brand asset companies possess—apart from their name. Read more – ‘What is the Value of a Logo?’.
Why a Bigger Logo Can Harm Your Brand
Why a Bigger Logo Can Harm Your Brand
Inevitably all graphic designers are asked (or told) to make the logo bigger by their client. Possibly out of a sense of pride? A need for their logo to be bigger than their competitors? Concern over an aging population, and their ability to see clearly? Whatever the reason, logos seem to be getting bigger and bigger. Read more – ‘Why a Bigger Logo Can Harm Your Brand’.
Logos and the Lowest Common Denominator
Logos and the Lowest Common Denominator
Photographers grumbled, and now logo designers are whining as stock takes over, making them obsolete.This seems to be the sentiment of a comment left for my recent guest post on the Logo Design Love website. I agree in part. I have heard the grumbling and whining, and I do see a similarity between the increased use of stock photography and stock logos — change does not equal progress. Read more – ‘Logos and the Lowest Common Denominator’.
Logo Design Inspiration or a Bad Habit?
Logo Design Inspiration or a Bad Habit?
My creative process has radically changed over my twenty-plus years of designing logos. The greatest change is the shift away from visuals, and towards words for inspiration. Back in college, every graphic design project I completed had to be accompanied by the material that inspired it. As design students, we had to show how we got from point A to point B through the reference materials. We looked towards other designers work for inspiration, and rarely towards things like data, articles, or market analysis. Read more – ‘Logo Design Inspiration or a Bad Habit?’.

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