Done For Fun

a collection of thoughts & projects that don't nesesscarily relate to my day job

Meeting a Hero at FanExpo

April 7, 2015

We all have those people we admire and aspire to when growing up. It might be an athlete, musician, astronaut, actor, what ever, but we all have those people you know had some affect on the direction our life takes. This past weekend, at the FanExpo Vancouver, I actually got to meet one of those […]

5 Years of Gold Tie Day

February 28, 2015

5 Years ago today I was living in Vancouver experiencing the thrill and hype of the 2010 Winter Olympics. I was working at a firm in Gastown at the time, so needless to say there wasn’t much getting done during those two weeks. We were all attending the various public activities and paying attention to […]

TMNT: Quick Sketches

January 11, 2015

This is a new series of TMNT illustrations I started as a way to practice colouring in Photoshop with my Wacom Tablet. Unlike the other TMNT illustrations I worked on, I wanted to really simplify the the style of the sketches & colour palette to see how quick I could make these. I’m slowly adding […]

Secret Santa: Beer Taps

December 28, 2014

Every year myself and a group of friends do a Secret Santa between about 16 of us. The only rule is that the gift must be local or home-made. I love this opportunity to create and give my friends a unique gift and challenge myself with whatever I choose to make. This year I drew […]

Coffee Table Update

July 12, 2014

Since moving into our new house been slowly updating our old IKEA furniture from our student days to more substantial pieces that will hopefully last a lot longer. We found a coffee table style we liked, but just couldn’t justify paying $500–$750 for one. A few months passed and we happened to come across a […]

Making My New Site as Personal as Possible

April 20, 2014

As a designer, the biggest challenge is creating things for yourself. You spend all day developing and/or working with brands that are created to reflect other people’s/company’s values and personalities. So when starting to redesign my new portfolio site I wanted to make sure it really reflected me and the way I like to work. […]

Old Frame, New Whiteboard

January 25, 2014

As I was putting my office together I realized I really needed a whiteboard to help keep track of projects, deadlines, etc. I don’t know about you, but I hate pretty much every whiteboard you can buy. They’re all over priced, have awful layouts, weird sizes, terrible typography, and look like they belong in a […]

TMNT: Then & Now

November 20, 2013

I recently visited my great aunt, and while chatting and giving her a bit of an update on life/work and reminiscing about time spent there as a kid, she brought up that she still had a few drawings I did when I was about 5 years old. Naturally I had to see, and I was […]

Process for Painting the Comox Glacier

November 11, 2013

I was commissioned to do a painting of the Comox Glacier for a client, but it had to tell a very special story. I won’t get in to too many details, but it’s a story of two young lovers that took a boat to a nearby island and spent a wonderful time together, including watching […]

Bull-clip Wallet

October 28, 2013

So I came home to find that my 7 month old puppy, Poppy, had managed to get and chew up my wallet and cards. I spent a while not too worried about replacing it; contently using a spare bull-clip and scrap of leather to hold all my cards & money together. But this temporary setup […]

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