Shiso Tree Cafe is a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant located in the J-Town plaza of Markham, Ontario. I was given the task of redesigning the menus in coordination of the launch of their new Lunch, Dinner, Drink and Dessert menu. I wanted to combine the upscale Japanese/Italian influence within the style of a cafe menu.
The final product was printed on Speckled recycled cotton paper.
Next Music From Tokyo
Next Music From Tokyo is one-of-a-kind undergroundmini music festival that showcases the finest underground rock talent Japan has to offer.
Aiming to revamp the image of a unique and exciting foreign festival in Toronto, the plan was to give this newcomer music fest an equally fresh and distinctive visual identity.The goal is to expose the raw energy, passion, and excitement that is conveyed through their music by using a bold color palette paired with a dynamic typographic hierarchy.
Festival Branding 20" x 30" Poster 2" x 7" Festival Tickets 7.5" x 6" Band Info Brochure Photoshop / Illustrator 2013
Backwater is an outdoor adventure travel magazine exploring the unconventional destinations and journeys around the world. Filled with personal travel stories, destination recommendations, and information on geographic formation, Backwater hopes to inspire travel and exploration. Reading more like a travelogue, photography is used to underline the personal finds off the beaten track.
Editorial Design 6.25" x 9" Zine InDesign / Photography 2014
Ananas is an open-sourced online platform for P2P learning and interaction for people of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in foreign cultures, languages, and affairs. Users will be able to learn from and communicate with people on a personal level in order to become more educated on other cultures and languages.
Anana's Objectives •To create a helpful, accessible space where cultural learning is on a personal and community level without a charge • To promote the acquisition of a second language while simultaneously becoming enriched in the presence of another culture • To change the perception of using online methods for effective language learning into a positive one
Learn languages on a personal level with people from all over the world.
Customize your profile to to include what languages you speak, which languages you are learning, and your hobbies and interests.
Learn languages in an effective and engaging way with anana’s gamification system.
COMMUNITY PAGE - DISCUSSIONS
Join a community of like-minded individuals who are all willing to learn and lend a helping hand.
COMMUNITY PAGE - ADVICE
In the Advice forum you can talk about anything from the best international exchange programs to the local foods in South America.
OPEN MARKING PAGE
Have the Ananas community help you mark your and homework.
Search for your ideal learning partner and forge connections with people from all over the world.
Hitchub is an app that enables a safe and environmentally sound way of travelling within the hitchhiking community. Simultaneously, the app promotes connections with local communities and exploration of the backwaters of a foreign country. Hitchub helps young budget travellers make unforgettable connections while providing an accessible and eco-friendly way of travelling.
Still a Work In Progress. Will be updated with future developments soon.
UI/UX Design Illustrator / Photoshop 2014
• Creating a safe environment between hitchhikers and drivers • Promoting the significance of ‘community’ and ‘trust’ between travellers and locals while also travelling in a more eco-friendly matter • Relying on an open-sourced community to help map out both well-used and hidden/untapped routes and making them accessible and safe to travel through • Connecting hitchhikers to other (solo) hitchhikers and hitchhikers to drivers • Promoting a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of travelling by carpooling between locals and travellers
Bakery Nakamura was established in Toronto in 1993 and has been providing the Toronto with authentic and fresh baked Japanese goods ever since. The bakery was in desperate need of an image re-vamp. With a more simple and modern image in mind, a new logo, website, business card, menu, and gift cards were created. All photos and graphics on the website are done by me.
The goal of the documentary is to provide an in-depth introduction of downtown Toronto’s local design shops. The featured company is Crywolf, a retail store specializing in screen printed T-shirts that first started out as an online shop and later became a brick and mortar boutique. The two owners who are recent OCAD graduates talk about what it’s like running the company, their design inspirations, and working with your best friend.
Time-Based Animation / Stop Motion Premiere Pro 2014
Steely Chan is a production duo from Vancouver but currently based in Toronto. Their music is influenced by the source material of hip hop beat culture: heavy funk, soul, jazz, dub reggae, disco, psych rock, electronica, freak folk, brazillian pop, afrobeat & world music. Their original productions combine turntable improvisation with sampled-based rhythms.
With a modern Chinese-inspired aesthetic, various album and LP designs were created for their World Funk, Left for the Golden Era, and Rawkus Lee tribute albums. Different albums had different themes and looks, but the ying yang series is used as their main brand.