In February 2014, I co-founded a freelance studio called Studio Toque with Wyatt Clough and Roger Galvez. I designed the identity which is in use on hand-stamped business cards and the website (apart from the landing page) which I am in the process of coding.
For Simon Frank’s upcoming release Double Image, I played with distorted photography. The photo on the front is an blurred “double image,” and the photo on the back side is an iPhone panorama of Simon taken moving in the incorrect direction.
Moniker Partners were looking for a short animated video for pitches to potential clients. The video had to explain what Incentive Travel is and had to show the company's interest in creating a personalized adventure. I made the illustrations in the video and worked alongside Wyatt Clough on the project.
In general, regular issues of The Varsity are template-based, and stay fairly consistent between issues. The exception to this rule is for the centrefold, where design is specific to the feature each week. Here are some excerpts of my favourite work from the year.
I was responsible for the deliverables: letterhead, business cards, the shower hanger, and flyer. I also worked in part on the website and a promo video where we asked young men to demonstrate on a pair of clementines how they'd check themselves for testicular cancer.
The Varsity was invited to Chilly Gonazales's tribute to Glenn Gould at Convocation Hall for the 80th anniversary of Gould's birth. The video is an animation of an illustration I made of the city's Glenn Gould statue.
This is my favourite video that I made as part of The Varsity's video team. Leslie and the mailroom team were really welcoming and enthusiastic about us filming what a day is like in their shoes as much as about the task they perform for the university.
For the Night magazine issue, we made a time lapse video to use as a teaser for the issue. This video became by far The Varsity's most-watched video, and earned more plays for the other videos on the Vimeo channel. The video was also featured on a BlogTO roundup.