More creative projects from my overactive brain:
EDMONTON IS FINE
A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO EDMONTON, CANADA
Edmonton: It’s Fine Here is a guide to Edmonton, Canada for people who don’t want to see the same stuff everyone else sees in Edmonton. Created in December 2017 as a kinda facetious response to Lonely Planet advising its readers that Edmonton was probably not worth visiting, I crowdsourced hundreds of Edmontonians for their best tips on indie Edmonton. The result is a printed map with local favourite outdoor sculptures, cheap eats, flea markets, The Mall, dive bars, fancy bars, and special views that can make us feel fine about this place we call home. The first 1000 maps are mostly sold out, and an updated version is planned for late Spring 2019.
MAKERS MOMENT PODCAST
A PODCAST ABOUT MAKERS
The Makers Moment podcast exists thanks to my role at the Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair, and my decade of making things for my own product line Mezzaluna Studio, and a sponsorship from Edmonton Made. Mostly, I started getting curious about all my fellow makers in this city - how exactly was it that there are so many of us (and have been for a decade or longer!) and what are we all working towards? Why do we make here in Edmonton? So...I got an audio recorder with a giant red record button (how hard can this be?! famous last words!) and started interviewing fellow makers. The first episode launched in February 2019.
EXPERIMENTAL TEXTILE design
In addition to my graphic design work, I create abstract textile designs for my line of home products, Mezzaluna Studio. Started in 2014, this surface design work awarded me a 2017 Western LIving Designer of the Year by a jury of prominent designers including Jonathan Adler. Mezzaluna textiles have been featured in Uppercase Magazine, the book Print & Pattern: Nature, in the pages of the National Post as well as Canadian House and Home.