I worked closely with Tony Dagnone, the former CEO of London Health Sciences Centre, on his presentation for the 2016 CHES Conference. Tony wanted to see some creative “whiteboard” illustrations to bring some visual interest to his narrative. For these animations, I used a combination of stock drawings and my own illustrations.
Most of the time, whiteboard animated videos include a recorded voice-over narration. For Tony’s presentation, I had to time the animations to his live narrative and split the animations to insert into Power Point. This way, an animation would finish before Tony would finish his taking point and remain on the final frame of the video, and he could finish talking before proceeding to the next slide / animation. We also worked collaboratively on streamlining his narrative text.
For some of the slides, a simple photograph sufficed. For others, we needed charts and graphs. Between the several types of media, Tony’s presentation had a great variety and dynamic.
The presentation was very well received, and Tony was complimented on the visual interest of his presentation.
This video is an excerpt of some of the “whiteboard” animations I completed, with my own reading of Tony’s narration.
I designed a few promotional event flyers for music shows in Toronto. Deadlines were very tight, and I provided files suitable for both printing and sharing on social media, including banners for the Facebook events.
I did a quick business card design for a music production client of mine who needed them for an upcoming show. I traced his hand drawn logo in Adobe Illustrator, and used existing artwork provided by the client.
While at the Facilities Management department at London Health Sciences Centre, I was responsible for developing the graphical content for the touchscreen wayfinding features, including maps, buttons, and backgrounds, working primarily with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Special care to be taken with planning and exporting the map graphics so that future edits to the maps did not interfere with the wayfinding data points. I also took and edited the photographs for the homepage backgrounds, specifically for each kiosk in a different area of the hospital, following the existing wayfinding colour scheme.
In addition to co-creating, co-producing, and co-hosting the weekly program Song Talk Radio, I also designed the show’s logo and business card, and co-designed the website and monthly electronic newsletter.
Song Talk Radio is a very safe space for me, and at times, a great venue for me to express my creative side in clever ways. For this logo design, I used musical symbols in place of letters, and of course, the photo we used shows the camaraderie and humour of the team.
Layout of a 24-page newsletter for non-profit housing members with advertising, 6 times per year. Electronic edition included bookmarks and hyperlinked advertisements.
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I was also responsible for research and writing of the “Going Green” section, focused on environmental initiatives and tips for non-profit housing providers.
Going Green writing samples:
I designed many banners for ONPHA’s website and social networking channels, often with calls to action to direct visitors to key content on the website.
Use of Windows Content Manager, HTML, CSS, and Photoshop to manage content, design graphics for, and layout hundreds of webpages. Use of Intelligent Query Architect to include member-specific information from the associated database. Also trained other staff in the content system to manage their own content.
I was also responsible for setting up and managing ONPHA’s social media accounts, including Facebook, youTube, and Twitter.
Visit the site at onpha.on.ca.
I completed the graphic layout for an independent singer-songwriter’s album release, including disc sticker and folding lyric insert. All work was completed on a tight deadline for a Valentine’s Day release. I made use of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and delivered press-ready files to the printer.
I was responsible for developing a fresh, new visual scheme for the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s new blog. The site also needed to be user-friendly enough for other staff to create and edit their own posts.
Content was developed by other staff, while I provided copy editing and tagging for use on the blog.
The site can be seen at writeon.onpha.on.ca.