Here is a sampling of my latest work.
This could all be yours! Go ahead and give me a call if you think you’d like to hire me! You can see the full portfolio for brand, print, and web design by following the links in the menu at the top of the page.
(Click on any of the images below to open up the full gallery).
In 2019, Mills Community Support, a long-standing community non-profit agency that fosters caring, strong and inclusive communities, proceeded with a rebranding to become Carebridge Community Support. Once the name had been decided, Sumack Loft was approached to design an identity that would help position the organization as a leader in its field and communicate their mission clearly — a caring, person-centred agency.
Selfie Scan: Animation produced for software company specializing in identity verification services. Sequence demonstrates how to correctly use app for scanning face. Illustration and motion graphics by Sumack Loft.
Each month my web developer partners and I put an ad in the local arts and community newspaper The Humm. This one we had some fun with!
Rosemary and John were married summer 2019 and approached Sumack Loft early in the year to design a logo of their names for the wedding. They provided a rough hand drawn doodle of a bow and arrow as inspiration with a heart incorporated into the design. We selected a beautiful script typeface for their names, and a charming custom illustration was developed for the heart, bow, and arrow.
Orange Shirt Day: Inspired by the beautiful and evocative work of Kenojuak Ashevak, a volunteer illustration for Orange Shirt Day, a day on which we commemorate the thousands of indigenous children who were taken from their homes to residential schools. Every child matters indeed.
Eko Solar Engine: Art direction and design of illustration/infographic showing the component parts of the passive house building solution offered at EkoBuilt. A passive house is powered by the sun and requires no furnace, allowing its residents to live off grid if required, thus the illustration has been designed in such a way as to convey a wealth of information in a quick and simple way.
Concept packaging produced last year for an international award-winning chocolate maker in the region.
Rideau Lakes Public Library requested imagery of a loon taking off with the open wings recalling the pages of a book and its necklace mimicking a wifi symbol. This logo was selected for the LogoLounge 11th annual “best of the best” book.
Fun labels designed for the five flagship flavours for our cold-pressed juice client. The gradient from the main logo, also designed at Sumack Loft, has been used as a background in the design, with other cheery elements to form a lively, fresh, and compelling layout.
Co-operatives & Mutuals Canada holds an annual conference celebrating various achievements and awards, and approached Sumack Loft to design the identity for the event.
Surya Daya Yoga & Wellness is an established studio in Almonte, Ontario, taken over by its lovely new owner in 2018, who wished to make it her own with a rebrand. I was delighted to hear that she was quite set on having a ring of elephants for her new logo, surrounding a sun mandala.
The highly successful Thanksgiving studio tour in the Almonte and Clayton area keeps expanding in scope. In 2018 Sumack Loft helped the tour organizers move to a new brochure format to make a wealth of information manageable and easy to navigate for attendees. The overall look and feel of the branding has also been updated with a cleaner, more sophisticated approach. Logo and tagline also developed by Sumack Loft.
Co-op week is the opportunity for Canadian co-operative and credit union members to celebrate their achievements. A lively, engaging design with honeybees and a heart being created by the honeycomb represent human cooperation and goodwill. With six different colour ways following the brand colours at Co-op Canada, members can pick and choose their favourite, or print them all out!
Crooked Mile Brewing Company Craft Beer Labels: Crow’s Castle. Art direction, design, and illustration for a microbrewery in Almonte, Ontario. Crooked Mile commissioned me to create illustrations for each of their flagship beers based on vistas the owners fell in love with during a walking tour in the UK. Crow’s Castle is a Welsh Best Bitter featuring the “Dinas Bran”, or Crow’s Castle, sitting atop a tall hill in Wales, with the requisite murder of crows wheeling and soaring all around.
A passionate and intuitive tarot reader and reiki practitioner was looking for a logo and website to offer readings to a larger audience. The logo for Luminous Path Divination reflects the desired brand characteristics: a wandering path illuminated by a mystical source of light; beautiful, symbolic, and joyful. Website also designed at Sumack Loft: https://luminouspathdivination.com
This Ottawa custom log home building company needed an updated logo and website in order to compete and excel in today’s marketplace. They do this by emphasizing sustainability in a big way while building homes that are as energy efficient as possible. The logo is designed to represent both the traditional nature of the build as well as their creative and modern process. The new logo shows a seamless integration into the environment, a sense of living lightly, with a small carbon footprint. Website also designed at Sumack Loft: http://www.kealeytackaberryloghomes.com
Surya Daya Yoga & Wellness
is an established studio in Almonte, Ontario, taken over by a new owner in 2018 who wished to make it her own with a rebrand. Working closely with the owner, we designed a new visual identity and website which is consistent with the studio’s warm, inviting, and compassionate services. To see the full site please go to: https://suryadayayoga.ca
Our local midwifery group, for whom we created branding and a new website in 2015, were finding that there still appeared to be a lack of understanding about midwifery among medical professionals and potential clients. This inviting and informative brochure was produced for distribution in medical offices and for outreach in the community.
Kealey & Tackaberry Log Homes:
This Ottawa-based custom log home builder specializes in sustainability while building homes that are as energy efficient as possible. Their new branding and website, designed at Sumack Loft, represents both the traditional nature of the build as well as their creative and modern process. It emphasizes a seamless integration into the environment, a sense of living lightly, with a small carbon footprint. To see the full site please go to: https://kealeytackaberryloghomes.com
: Sometimes a logo design can inform website development to a large degree. The site for LCB Consulting is a simple development which is anchored by the corporate branding in a big way. To see the full site please go to: https://lcbconsultinggroup.com