Patch designs for NFB Space School

NFB Space School

NFB Space School

NFB Space School

NFB Space School

Been designing a lot of patch designs over the last little while, and been loving every second of it. I’m proud to show these mission patch-style logos created for the mighty National Film Board of Canada in support of their Space School initiative. Bit of a story here…

About 2 years ago I designed a handful of patches for NASA, unofficially. See, NASA has been a dream client of mine since I was a little kid learning about the stars, SkyLab, space shuttles, the whole thing. So I tried to get NASA’s attention through designing some patches and tweeting the hell out of them. In short it didn’t work, but I had some neat portfolio pieces in the end. Then a few months later I got a call from the NFB to design the suckers you see above, a direct result of those NASA patches. You never know what will happen when you put your stuff out there, man.

I was blown away when they launched the NFB Space School site, because right at the front was my logo on a bigass rocket. Dream come true. That top notch animation was done by my pal Joël LeLièvre. Quality goods.

A big thanks to Paul and the Space School team for rolling the dice on Signalnoise!

Patch designs for Opera Browser

Opera Browser

Opera Browser

Opera Browser

Opera Browser

I’m proud to show some work I recently did for the awesome people over at Opera Browser. Today they released their Made to Discover initiative featuring an amazing cliff-jumping short film that you should definitely check out. Opera reached out to Signalnoise to do some custom “boy scout style” patches to sync up with their idea of discovery. So Mystery Box and I got to work.

Shown above is the brand new website designed by my talented pal Radim Malinic, where you’ll see my little patches scattered throughout. The second image above shows some other styles and variations we explored before settling on the nice orange ones above. Can you tell I was stuck on that compass idea?

Now you have to understand, Opera is a browser that I’ve been seeing during my entire “online” life. Back in 1995 I remember seeing Netscape and Opera… those were the 2 browsers at the school I went to, so getting the opportunity to work with these guys means a heck of a lot. Never would have thought 18 years ago, man…

Big thanks to the wicked people over at Opera for rolling the dice on Signalnoise!

The New FITC Identity

I’m super excited to show my newest identity work, a logo re-design for my friends at the mighty FITC Events, who are going through some heavy changes and redefinement. Check out the full details right here.

I’ve been attending FITC events for the last 3 years, and have had the opportunity to speak twice in Toronto. I’ve gotten to know much of the people behind the event as well as friends whom I only see at FITC. I look forward to my annual trek to Toronto each year and I hope to attend the other events around the globe at some point.

While attending FITC Toronto 2010 in May of this year, I was approached by my pal Shawn Pucknell (the Grand Poobah of FITC) to develop the creative for the following year’s event, FITC Toronto 2012. I’ve spoken at FITC twice so far and being a huge fan of the event and the entire crew behind it, I jumped at the opportunity to work with my friends. Shawn gave me creative freedom to develop the bits and pieces they will be using to promote and showcase at the event next year. I started looking at everything including the FITC identity which, at the time, had no idea if it would be used or not.

Here are a couple of snips as I worked on the identity, but you can check out the full FITC Logo Process over on Web Design Wall. All kinds of behind-the-scenes images and babbling. Be sure to check it out.

I’m super proud to have been able to work with my pals at FITC, and I’ll see you all at FITC Toronto 2012 next April!