Recently, Clio, a cloud-based legal practice management software firm (say that ten times fast) gave me the opportunity to try my hand at designing a landing page and some white papers for them. I really enjoyed doing some clean, corporate style work amidst all the band designs I’ve been working on.

The landing page features all the best points about the software above the fold, presenting the brand with it’s best foot forward. Also, I used a simple sign-up form with only a few fields to make registering as easy and enticing as possible. Below, personal testimonials validate the practicality of the software, backed up by logos of publications who’ve published positive reviews.

For the white papers, I created a clean, bold design that can be printed on any office printer. Along with some infographic-y inserts to better illustrate points in the text, the challenge here was to make something enticing to read while providing further clarity to the paper in a design that doesn’t allow any bleeds.

Below are just a few of the pages, with the text replaced with lorum ipsum (since I don’t own the rights to the actual publication.)







2013 Fall Tour - Surrey Poster

One of our tour posters for the Sharks On Fire / Trace The Sky / Old Towns western Canada tour happening this fall.

I haven’t made any hipster logos like this before, so I thought it would be fun to jump on a bandwagon for once in my life.

More show details are available on the Sharks official website.

Tools used:
Photoshop / InDesign


Printed Media

Printed Media 2

Tour overview:

2013 Fall Tour Overview

Post-tour Update:
Way too awesome! Check out the post-tour blog I put up on to see some photos and other cool stuff.

Business Card

Business Card

New business card for this summer!

The branding reflects the hardcover portfolio book I put out in June. Printed on high gloss 24pt stock.

Poster Aug 28 Kamloops

This poster is for Sharks’ first all ages show in Kamloops since 2011. We’re excited, especially since our guitarist’s brother plays in the opening band. Brother bands!

Amazing photography by Katie Hodgson.

Variations: 11×17, 8.5×11, Handbills

August 8 With High Hopes Show Poster

This show poster is for a double CD release party in Saskatoon, SK for Come Hell Or High Water and 10th Avenue. High Hopes are headlining and they’re definitely a band to check out.

Joel is a pop-punk angel.

Book Screenshot

I have a book! I’m really excited.

It’s a 96 page portfolio of my favorite design work in an 10×8 inch hardcover book with a dust jacket. It features my best poster designs, identities, album covers and websites, presented in a super clean layout.

Book Screenshot

Spread 1

Spread 2

Spread 3

2013 July Mini Tour

This poster is for a joint mini-tour between Sharks! On Fire!, The Harbour Sound and Trace The Sky. There’s a variation for each of the cities we’re set to play in: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (pictured), Kelowna and Vernon.

Check out the event page on facebook for this particular show, and for the rest of the dates keep you eyes on the Sharks Official Website. With any luck, we’ll be posting the rest of the details within the next few days.

The Wonderyears Poster

This was an exciting poster to make. Both Silverstein and The Wonderyears are major label bands with quite a lot of pull. This poster features the Wonderyears’ mascot holding a synth. I guess it’s sort of shameless but I think it’s just plain neat.

Check out the event on facebook, it’s probably going to be my favorite show this year. Aside from the Sharks CD release show back in Jan.

Promo Sticker 2013

A few months ago I made this little business card / promo card for Sharks! On Fire! that also doubles as a sticker. It’s been a great guerilla marketing tool for us, and it’s been super cool to see crops of them popping up in different neighborhoods around town.

I’ve been sent a few snap-shots of them out in the wild by friends and fans, so I thought I would post them.

I love that they seem hard to rip off.


Sticker Two Shot

Sticker Full


Sticker On Pole