When you hear the word “marketing” – do you cringe (and feel guilty)?
Creating a thriving business may be the ultimate personal development challenge.
However, being self-employed is fraught with uncertainties…
London Free Press article written November 22, 2017 by Joe Belanger. "London Artist 'Discovered' Abroad"
I am indeed fortunate to know Sarah Hedar from my time living in Vancouver BC when I was young and foolish, and she was... not.
Adam and I met somewhere between Kamloops and Toronto during a long wintery Greyhound bus ride in late 2009. The bus broke down, too many timbits were consumed, and eventually we made it back from the journey.
When Boy George needed a fabulous birthday cake for his birthday party in 2014, who could his friends call to ensure it would have just the right level of beauty and pizzaz? Please meet Sarah Fortunato...
There are only 6 days left of my first ever crowd-funding campaign for upcoming book, The Fun of Baking Bread! What a great experience!
A long-time friend and client, Lili Wexu is sought out as a trilingual voice artist, actor and writer. Originally from Montreal, she currently resides in Los Angeles CA...
Today, I'm honoured to feature Gerda Wirick (my Mom), an artist and musician. She is truly an inspiration . . .
Today is the official launch date for an exciting website project that I was happily involved with as the designer. Audio Postcards Canada is an online exhibit featuring 16 pieces of audio art, chosen from all across Canada. Congratulations to all the sound artists featured on the site and to the amazing team who put it together!
Please meet Wil Wang, journalist & videographer who just returned to Canada after spending almost 9 years in China. Thanks Wil for being with us!
Sally was my art teacher when I took a drawing class at the Cherryhill Library last year. I was really impressed with her patience and skill. Thank you, Sally – for taking some time to answer questions about your art practice and teaching!
Alicia Tobin is multi-talented writer & comedian currently living in Vancouver BC. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer some questions, Alicia!
Mikael Krogerus is a freelance creative person and co-author of a number of intriguing and best-selling self-help books including The Question Book, the Decision Book, and The Test Book. Thank you so much Mikael for taking a few minutes to answer some questions about art, creativity, writing, etc.
When I met Jennifer Ross at the Arts Project during the Visual Fringe opening in 2014, I was completely delighted by her peaceful work, and we hit it off immediately. Enjoy a little Q&A with a very talented London-Canada based artist.
Although the GIF web graphic format has been around since 1987 (more history here), animated GIFs are my new favouritest thing. I never thought much about them until I one day I received the electronic newsletter from a magical place in Vancouver called Blim, and it contained (and continues to contain) some interesting animations by Miniature Films.
Find/choose/purchase a "domain name". A domain name is the name of your website : ) Buying a domain name is a separate issue from web "hosting". I have bought all my domain names through Dollarhost which is a web hosting company (no I'm not affiliated with them, but the service was always excellent : ) If you go to Dollarhost's website, on the left side you will see an area to check whether the domain names you have in mind are available or not. If it is, you can either buy the domain through them, or through any other domain name/hosting company you like. Prices are standard across the board (and regulated by ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers). Or google "buy a domain name" and you'll find many options.
Here is a quote that I love from Barcelona designer Ana Dominguez:
"If you treat typography very delicately, it will end up giving off a special aroma to the project." –Exerpted from Print Magazine, April 2013, page 55.
The below design has inspired me since 2005. The spread is originally taken from a german-language magazine called Die Zeit Leben (sports section, July 2003), and I found it re-printed in Communication Arts (page 76) in the March/April 2005 issue. This spread is so beautiful and perfect!
Favicon means "favourite icon" and the first thing I learn is that it is that cool tiny graphic on the browser window tab (in Firefox anyways)... I always wondered how those got there so today I am trying to make myself a favicon for this website. My first attempt was a failure and the text was not readable...