The 2017/18 Saskatchewan Polytechnic Viewbook incorporates traditional print with augmented reality (2016). Winner of Redgees Best in Region award (2016).
SIAST Continuing Education calendar (2014). Contains augmented reality video feature embedded in cover image.
SIAST 2014-2015 Viewbook (2013). Winner of IABC Goldquill Award of Excellence (2014).
SIAST 2011-2012 Annual Report (2012). Winner of UCDA Award of Excellence (2013). Winner of Graphis silver award (2016).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I helped conceive a marketing strategy for the Millennium Library Foundation. Consisting of a tabloid-theme, the successful campaign paired sensationalistic headlines with bright, intriguing imagery to capture the attention of the pop-culture generation and educate them on all that can be found in their local library branch while also soliciting donations in order to "fill the shelves" with more books. The campaign was so popular, people requested (and even put bids in) to keep the in-branch printed banners. Transit advertising, a brochure and direct-mail were also part of the project's scope (2007).
Fitness Businss Radio, an online podcast, required a logo and sleek promotional materials to send to potential advertisers. Oblada Creative was involved with the design of these pieces including a 9"x12" folder with six tiered inserts, as well as a stationery package (2006).
This illustration was created for the textbook 'Algonquin History' by Anita Keith, with contributing student authors. It depicts an early Aboriginal harvest (2009).
This illustration was created for the textbook 'Algonquin History' by Anita Keith, with contributing student authors. It depicts a vision quest (2009).
In collaboration with Lynx Communications, I designed a logo for realtor Clara Mitchell Enns and her "Hearts & Homes" brand (2009).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I developed a logo, stationery package and website graphics for The Exchange Network, a networking group located in Winnipeg's iconic turn-of-the-century downtown neighborhood (2007).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I designed marketing materials for the Community Liaison Committee to the Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health. This included creation of a logo, stationery, website graphics, bilingual annual report and tri-panel brochure (2008).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I created materials for the Women As Career Mentors Dinner, an event bringing together young women with experienced professionals for an evening of information exchange. This included logo design as well as development of associated marketing materials (2009).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I designed the marketing materials for Winnipeg Transition Centre. This included a 4"x9" folder with multi-tiered inserts, as well as the typographic layout of several inspirational quotes (2008).
Lynx Communications is a small marketing company focused on the rural Manitoba marketplace. I developed their logo and stationery package (2009).
A typographic portrait of Marilyn Monroe (2003).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I developed a logo and stationery package for Provincial Tel, a Manitoba-based incoming phone carrier service (2009).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I developed a logo and stationery package for Scenic Solutions, an Information Technology firm that provides a variety of network support services (2008).
As an employee of Tangent Strategies, Inc., I created marketing materials for Sweatmarks Fitness Boot Camps. This included logo design, stationery, website graphics, signage and a variety of other promotional items (2009).
Author/Editor Lynne Ward had painstakingly researched her family's Mennonite roots and compiled the results into a history book like no other. Oblada Creative designed/typeset the 400+ page tome, which eventually went on to win the Margaret McWilliams Award, Local History category, from the Manitoba Historical Society (2002).
This was a proposed cover illustration for a reissue of William Shakespeare's 'Antony & Cleopatra' (2003).
As part of a pro-bono initiative, Oblada Creative helped Winnipeg Animal Services with their 2010 fundraising calendar. To differentiate the piece against similar promotional items that other shelters were distributing, we made it also serve as a guide book for local dog owners and included information on local veterinarians, seasonal hazards, and listings of the best places to take your pet for a stroll (2009).
I created Winnipegdogs.com, a "dog blog" focusing on local news, reviews, tales and tails, in January 2008. The blog gained a readership of over 2500 unique visitors a month and spawned a fanpage on Facebook, all with little promotion besides word-of-mouth and utilizing elementary social marketing techniques. Using the blog to "pay it forward", I run seasonal advertising blitzes wherein any business that makes a donation towards the care of animals at the pound receives complimentary advertising for a month (2008-2011).