FOOD VIBES ONLY // an ongoing punny lettering project. Using a variety of food-based materials including: all the makings for nachos and dip, dried loose leaf tea, and festive holiday treats.
Chalks created while working as Store Graphic Artist for Whole Foods Market, majority of which were for the Kitsilano store in Vancouver, BC; along with some from store openings in Victoria, BC and Toronto, Ontario. These are a selection of the pieces — all hand lettered with chalk markers for a variety of campaigns, in a range of styles, shapes, and sizes, and sometimes surfaces, following Whole Foods Market brand standards.
A food lettering piece in honour of a favourite movie! Crafted using two varieties of rice.
From 36 Days of Type:
36 Days of Type is a project that invites Designers, Illustrators and Graphic Artists to express their particular view on letters and numbers of our alphabet.
36 days of restless creativity, where participants are challenged to design a letter or number each day, resulting an outcome of the ability to represent the same symbol from many different perspectives.
A project that aims to be a space for creation around typography and its endless graphic possibilities.
For this project, my goal was to improve and develop new lettering skills with pen and ink, but also expand on types of letterforms and see new perspectives by crafting them from various found objects and materials. To give some theme and direction, the letterforms are inspired by objects that begin or have to do with that letter or number.
Check out the project's individual descriptions on Instagram!
Greeting card series designed for the shop; original lettering brush painted, printed on semi gloss stock.
Custom lettered and printed invitations for a special couple and their intimate garden party wedding.
Custom designed and constructed photo background based off Paper Moon style vintage photograph tradition. Three-part (for assembly) painted plywood moon piece and separate bench; final piece measures approximately 6' wide by 7' tall, including bench height.
Special thanks to Jessica Nickel and the family for assistance with design and structural considerations and construction.
Attention Parks and Rec fans: Leslie Knope and Galentine's Day themed cards celebrating the day for gal pals.
More pun with food celebrating National Donut Day! Chalk lettering featuring Lucky's Doughnuts.
Growing New Roots: the Cheungs’ Journey to Canada 1918–1967 is the story of how the Cheung family uplifted their roots in China and Hong Kong and eventually put new ones in Canada, calling Vancouver home. Inspired by a text written by the Cheung grandparents and the style of Wong Family Feast by Joanna Claire Wong, the seventy-page book compiles narratives and accounts of various family members, and historical facts and timeline (written by Gretchen Cheung), and a collection of old photographs documenting their journey to Canada.
Layout and aesthetic for the book were determined much by the people and purpose of the book — keeping things practical as possible and maintaining tradition while modernizing for a new home and future generations. Texts are set in a clean sans serif with a humanist touch, and a Chinese character font selected to complement, with calligraphy hand done with brush pen by Susan Keung. It makes use of a minimal palette employing traditional Chinese colours such as red and gold, while incorporating colour and liveliness through Chinese watercolour style paintings. The layering of stories and its purpose as a family legacy is emphasized by the textures, photographs, and hand painted artwork and calligraphy.
Special thanks to various family members for their support and contributions; this project was truly a labour of love.
A letterpress exploration in the studio at Emily Carr University of Art and Design on Granville Island. Limited prints run on deckle edged papers and vellum in various ink colours on a Vandercook press.
A seasoning-ly appropriate lettering piece for holiday greeting cards. Inspired by a favourite holiday recipe, the lettering uses two of the key ingredients — thyme and cranberries.
Hand lettered wedding sign and custom calligraphy hand torn escort cards with gold leaf accent.
Brick & Mortar Living is a homeware and gift shop in New Westminster, BC. Hosting a pop-up show in their sister art gallery space, these are my submission (Holiday Eats) and final (Winter Wonderland) pieces for the Holiday Chalk Art Show.
Both are completed in full chalk; Holiday Eats on classic chalkboard measuring 16" x 20" and Winter Wonderland on chalk painted board measuring 24" x 36".
The Winter Wonderland chalk was later used for holiday greeting cards.
Lia Hood Jewellery is a locally based designer and jeweller whose pieces are handcrafted with natural stones and metals that are bold and industrial but with a vintage and art deco feel. Seeking to bring elements of her work into the branding, the organic logotype was created with a ruling pen, and grounded with stone textures, and an earthy colour scheme.