Illolab Featured in Creative Quarterly – Fall 2010

Posted on Oct 4, 2010 in Blog, Exhibit, Publishing

Some of my illo work has just been included in the current issue of Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art & Design. Issue N0. 20 is on news stands now. My work for the Teti’Aroa project in French Polynesia can be found on page 54. There’s heaps of other great art, design, illustration and photography […]

YVR – Pacific Passages – A Welcoming Arrival

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 in Blog, Exhibit

While coming back from a short trip Santa Monica yesterday, I couldn’t help but reflect on how wonderful the Vancouver YVR airport is. It’s a striking contrast to the utilitarian corridors and smelly carpets of LAX. The lightness and transparency of the building is a relief after the byzantine sprawl of LAX and the confines […]

Winter Games – Vancouver 2010

Posted on Feb 14, 2010 in Blog, Conceptual Renderings, Exhibit, Interactive

The Winter Olympic Games have officially started here in Vancouver, there is an incredible amount of energy in the city at this time. Over the last three years, the lead up to the games has impacted virtually all of the city’s residents. The amount of revenue generated is surely incalculable. I’ve personally worked on several […]

The Digital Gateway at the 2010 Commerce Centre – Conceptual Sketches

Posted on Feb 13, 2010 in Conceptual Renderings, Exhibit, Interactive, Portfolio

Here are a couple conceptual sketches commissioned by Vancouver’s Switch Interactive. A once neglected utility corridor in the Robson Conference centre was transformed into an vital and interactive experience promoting BC’s technology sector. Although somewhat loose, the conceptual renderings were guided by strong art direction and the ended up being remarkably similar to the final […]

Red Panda – Museum Illustration

Posted on May 28, 2009 in Exhibit, Portfolio

This is a museum illustration featuring the Red Panda (Ailurus fulguns), sometimes known as the “shinning cat”. This digital illustration was completed with layers and transparent backgrounds so there would be no need for close cropping, etc. The .PSD files could be placed in a an InDesign document and colours, text, etc. could be used […]

Silvertip Resort Elk Illustration/Mural

Posted on May 1, 2009 in Exhibit, Portfolio

This illustrations was comissioned by Vancouver’s Envisioning + Storytelling for their client Silvertip Resort in Canmore Alberta. The end use was as backdrop mural for an exhibit in the Discovery Centre. A niche filled with a detail of a folk-art forest with familiar local trees and animals like porcupines and owls. This illustration was output […]

Thingamajigs Exhibit Illsutration – Science World

Posted on Apr 30, 2009 in Exhibit, Portfolio

This is a fun illustration I just came across. It was completed a number of years ago for an exhibit at Science World called Thingamajigs. The show was all about wacky inventions and was set in a space designed to took like the house of a family of inventors. This was one of the exhibits, […]

Vancouver International Airport Exhibit Illustration – 1 of 3

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 in Conceptual Renderings, Exhibit, Portfolio

1 of 3 – Here are samples of some of the illustrations I created a few years ago for graphic panels in the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). They were featured alongside text and refer to beautiful First Nations sculptures on display. I’ve travelled through many airports over the years and YVR still stands out as […]

Vancouver International Airport Exhibit Illustration – 2 of 3

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 in Conceptual Renderings, Exhibit, Portfolio, Uncategorized

2 of 3 – Here are samples of some of the illustrations I created a few years ago for graphic panels in the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). They were featured alongside text and refer to beautiful First Nations sculptures on display. I’ve travelled through many airports over the years and YVR still stands out as […]

Vancouver International Airport Exhibit Illustration – 3 of 3

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 in Exhibit, Portfolio

3 of 3 – Here are samples of some of the illustrations I created a few years ago for graphic panels in the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). They were featured alongside text and refer to beautiful First Nations sculptures on display. I’ve travelled through many airports over the years and YVR still stands out as […]

His Holiness The Dalai Lama – Poster Illustration

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 in Advertising, Exhibit, Portfolio

This was a commission to provide a portrait of the Dalai Lama for use to promote a celebration of collaborating cultural institutions concurent with His Holiness’s visit to Vancouver. It ended up on various materials; posters, pins, brochures, banners, websites, etc. The portrait was approved by HH offices in New York for reproduction.

Artifacts from the Vatican Library

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 in Conceptual Renderings, Exhibit, Portfolio

This illustration was for a series of conceptual renderings for a proposed touring exhibit of artifacts from the Vatican Library collection. The exhibit was to be entitled “Gloria”.

Silvertip Resort Map Illustration

Posted on Apr 16, 2009 in Conceptual Renderings, Exhibit, Portfolio, Uncategorized

This illo for a resort in the Canadian rockies was a beast to complete. I learned a lot, had fun doing it, the client was happy, and I think it is safe to say that there aren’t many people around who could have pulled it off. I had a very complex creative brief that envisioned […]

Easy Living – Art Deco Exhibit Illustration/Mural

Posted on Apr 15, 2009 in Exhibit, Portfolio

1 of 4 illos for a Discovery Centre in Florida.

Water Everywhere – Art Deco Exhibit Illustration/Mural

Posted on Apr 15, 2009 in Blog, Exhibit, Portfolio

1 of 4 illos for a Discovery Centre in Florida.

True Florida – Art Deco Exhibit Illustration/Mural

Posted on Apr 15, 2009 in Exhibit, Portfolio

1 of 4 illos for a Discovery Centre in Florida.

Close But Away – Art Deco Exhibit Illustration/Mural

Posted on Apr 15, 2009 in Exhibit, Portfolio

1 of 4 illos for a Discovery Centre in Florida.