Since 2014, I have been a member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) as a student member . I was also a Student RGD between 2005-2008. Here are a few projects that I have completed since 2006:
The design concept for this ebook is to illustrate four core principles of: change, transitions from summer to fall, technology, and health care. All of these ways of knowing are ingrained in Indigenous cultural heritage.
In the beginning of the book, I juxtaposed forms and shapes in sweetgrass, which represents positivity, with hard lines in architecture, and tools in health care. The ebook aims to teach medical students in early years of their training about Indigenous ways of living, and knowing health care. The buttons with plants and trees are fragmented and abstract on one side, and realistic on the other. The colours are from three of Farrow and Ball’s nine new fall colours, and they are also sampled from the sweetgrass braid.
Overall, my goal in designing this ebook with the medical directors was to reference this need to transition away from Western ways of knowing medicine, in the visual and graphic communication of the ebook, and for students to fully realize the need to provide positive, helpful, and informed health care for, and with Indigenous patients in the GTA.
“Improving Health Care With Indigenous Peoples”, http://culturalsafetymodule.ca/. A project with the Office of Indigenous Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dec. 2015–Jul. 2018.
Indigenous Student E-Handbook (Cover), the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
Logo design, and brand for Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, and quarterly design of cover pages.
The Body Electric brand and product design: https://thebodyelectric-lecorpselectrique.ca
SOIHAS 2012 Conference Poster (Digital and Print)
Postcard-catalogue design for the inaugural exhibition of work by graduate students in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media, and Design program, at OCAD University, 2010. http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm
Portage Poster (2007)
An invitation and flyer for an organization that I was founder, and director of between 2006-2011, Canadian Artists Against Sexual Assault (CAASA), https://caasa-accas.igloocommunities.com .
Globe and Mail, and NOW Magazine advertisements for the XVI International AIDS 2006 Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Published August 10-26. Logo by Forbes Design Group
Graphic design work for the XVI International AIDS 2006 Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Published August 10-26. Logo by Forbes Design Group
1 Incorporated by an Act of the Ontario legislature in 1996, the Association is the only professional body in Canada which has the right to regulate and govern its members in the practice of graphic design and confer to those who qualify the exclusive use of the designations “Registered Graphic Designer” and “RGD”. https://rgd.ca