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It isn’t that I believe material forms of making are irrelevant. There is a place for such things. In a practice such as architecture materiality holds a very deep, entrenched aspect of the practice. The end result of architecture resides in creating livable volumes (architects create spaces, not only the material boundaries enclosing these spaces, much how typographers are really designing the interior negative and inter-letter spaces of letterforms, not the strokes). Architecture supports…

It isn’t that I believe material forms of making are irrelevant. There is a place for such things. In a practice such as architecture materiality holds a very deep, entrenched aspect of the practice. The end result of architecture resides in creating livable volumes (architects create spaces, not only the material boundaries enclosing these spaces, much how typographers are really designing the interior negative and inter-letter spaces of letterforms, not the strokes). Architecture supports…

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Collections. Making collections, particularly of things that do not immediately relate to “art” or “design”, is a hobby I enjoy keeping up with. The great thing about a practice of accumulation is that over the course of making extensive collections of materials one is left with a wealth of raw content with which to creatively work. The difficult thing about this practice is that stuff can accumulate quickly. Storage can become an issue, as well as maintaining organization over the material…

Collections. Making collections, particularly of things that do not immediately relate to “art” or “design”, is a hobby I enjoy keeping up with. The great thing about a practice of accumulation is that over the course of making extensive collections of materials one is left with a wealth of raw content with which to creatively work. The difficult thing about this practice is that stuff can accumulate quickly. Storage can become an issue, as well as maintaining organization over the material…

There’s a hustle to this practice. I think there is an added degree of struggle in a practice of making for those who have found their way to art / design by passion rather than pedigree. When I was in college learning about creative work, the people who interested me the most were those who came from backgrounds unfamiliar with art and / or design. Their work produced was always much more interesting and recognizable. I was always inspired by the commitment and work ethic required by these…

There’s a hustle to this practice. I think there is an added degree of struggle in a practice of making for those who have found their way to art / design by passion rather than pedigree. When I was in college learning about creative work, the people who interested me the most were those who came from backgrounds unfamiliar with art and / or design. Their work produced was always much more interesting and recognizable. I was always inspired by the commitment and work ethic required by these…

I attended a talk a few weeks ago in Toronto. It was a group of designers — graphic, visual, UX, agency and start-up folks – who got together to discuss design process. Mid way through the talk the topic of ‘taking a step back’ to create room for reflection and personal assessment was introduced. The discussion was lively for a topic exploring the benefits obtained from self-imposed breaks, and naturally, as one would expect from a room full of creatives, many intriguing ideas were…

I attended a talk a few weeks ago in Toronto. It was a group of designers — graphic, visual, UX, agency and start-up folks – who got together to discuss design process. Mid way through the talk the topic of ‘taking a step back’ to create room for reflection and personal assessment was introduced. The discussion was lively for a topic exploring the benefits obtained from self-imposed breaks, and naturally, as one would expect from a room full of creatives, many intriguing ideas were…

The new year has started with a new drawing in orange and ochre. I am aiming to have this colour and design direction cover a 26x20 inch area, which should keep me busy for the upcoming week or two. Looking forward to the challenge! #arteveryday #dailyart #penart #contemporarydrawing #ochre #lineart #graphicdesign #print #pen #art #graphicroozane #pirategraphic #bestartblog #graphicgang #promo_place #picame #illustree #igers #speedart #simplycooldesign #dsart #vscoart #pattern #illustration…

The new year has started with a new drawing in orange and ochre. I am aiming to have this colour and design direction cover a 26x20 inch area, which should keep me busy for the upcoming week or two. Looking forward to the challenge! #arteveryday #dailyart #penart #contemporarydrawing #ochre #lineart #graphicdesign #print #pen #art #graphicroozane #pirategraphic #bestartblog #graphicgang #promo_place #picame #illustree #igers #speedart #simplycooldesign #dsart #vscoart #pattern #illustration…

This collage was created by using the crop marks and bleed area from a hang tag designed as a gift. After trimming out the tags, the leftover paper shards were used as their forms were interesting in shape and colour. The resulting composition was made without the use of a grid, the elements combined in a free, intuitive manner. It has left me thinking about collage and the nature of combining elements intended for specific purposes other than art making, that when repurposed can be made to…

This collage was created by using the crop marks and bleed area from a hang tag designed as a gift. After trimming out the tags, the leftover paper shards were used as their forms were interesting in shape and colour. The resulting composition was made without the use of a grid, the elements combined in a free, intuitive manner. It has left me thinking about collage and the nature of combining elements intended for specific purposes other than art making, that when repurposed can be made to…

A 4 x 6 inch postcard drawing in which two colours are used. Two variations of each colour are integrated to provide subtle texture. Shapes are designed two grid units in width to allow a one grid unit overlap, producing a third set of colours. I have not worked at this small scale in a while, but am glad I've connected with it again as it is such an effective and efficient scale for exploring new techniques and ideating quickly! I am looking forward to explore this form of composition at…

A 4 x 6 inch postcard drawing in which two colours are used. Two variations of each colour are integrated to provide subtle texture. Shapes are designed two grid units in width to allow a one grid unit overlap, producing a third set of colours. I have not worked at this small scale in a while, but am glad I've connected with it again as it is such an effective and efficient scale for exploring new techniques and ideating quickly! I am looking forward to explore this form of composition at…

200 posts. Instagram is such an incredible tool! I can’t imagine my practice without it as I've become completely entranced in what it has to offer. As a means of freely and openly getting work out to countless viewers it is truly awesome in its reach. This is where we are at. If I were a newly-arrived student of creative endeavour, whether design or studio art, I would convincingly suggest using this tool as a means of broadcasting whatever message one has to the world. As the primary means…

200 posts. Instagram is such an incredible tool! I can’t imagine my practice without it as I've become completely entranced in what it has to offer. As a means of freely and openly getting work out to countless viewers it is truly awesome in its reach. This is where we are at. If I were a newly-arrived student of creative endeavour, whether design or studio art, I would convincingly suggest using this tool as a means of broadcasting whatever message one has to the world. As the primary means…

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