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).
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.
Co-operatives & Mutuals Canada holds an annual conference celebrating various achievements and awards, and approached Sumack Loft to design the identity for the event.
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.
The Rideau Lakes Public Library needed to refresh their out of date logo and website. I worked closely with the lead librarian to produce the spirited and animated logo seen here. The client requested imagery of a loon taking off, with the open wings recalling the pages of a book and its necklace mimicking a wifi symbol. Everyone is delighted with the new visual identity.
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.
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.
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
Naked Composer – Glorius II / The Open Field: Art direction, concept, and production of illustrative campaign for musical endeavour. Illustration developed to back up idea of Naked Composer depicts man lying in grass surrounded by various elements that seem to be manifestations of the music inside his head. Each element is to be released as cover art with a song once a month until all 12 songs have been published, at which point, any patron who has purchased the complete set receives an electronic copy of the full illustration which they can print out.
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
Annual report designed for the national association representing over 9,000 co-operatives in Canada. An engaging and compelling design was developed based on the geometric shapes contained within the logo, and featuring sumptuous large images overlaid with large typography.
The Little Mississippi Juice Company produces fresh cold-pressed juice, an easy and effective way to get your ‘five helpings per day’ of fresh fruits and vegetables. The client was looking for a logo that evokes the local, organic, sustainable, and tasty nature of her business, and fell in love with this splashy design!
: 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
Long established as one of the top designers in the field of Irish dance, this dress maker recently came to us to help revitalize a brand that had been critically overtaken by some of the big names in the industry. We created a powerful new visual identity of a phoenix rising from the flames, its shape a subtle reflection of a dancer standing in the ready position. Along with an effective new website, an exciting contest, and a series of stunning advertisements Phoenix Designs immediately captured the attention of the Irish Dancing world.