things I'm thinking about


The Headband Sample Book


You know how some people have a map and they put a pin in all the places they’ve ever been, to keep a record of their travels? Well, as a book designer my travel map is the headband sample book from China. [headbands are that tiny little piece of fabric at the top and bottom of hardcover books which one gets to select]. I dream about projects that might arise where I can use some of the myriad of options that are available. This headband book is like the holy bible of tiny multi-coloured corded ribbon. If you can dream it up, I swear it’s in this book. I haven’t even utilized a fraction of what’s available—but I can guarantee I won’t use the same one twice. I have a mental catalogue of which ones I’ve used and which are still to come.

And now I have one of my very own. And it arrived at my front door. And I am happy.


Found Type


I love it when I come upon stuff like this and I actually have my camera with me :)


Hello Figure 1


I’ve been with Figure 1 Publishing for two full months now. It’s been a whirlwind of activity with trips to Toronto and Calgary; an upcoming, very soon to launch rebrand (that I am excited to unveil); numerous great projects currently underway; sales conference; and very soon a new office. A little bit of everything, a whole lot of action in an intense amount of time, but a whole lot of fun and well worth it. Shown above is a sampling of my most recent cover designs.


The Alcuin Society Website





I am very excited to see the new design for the Alcuin Society launched and live. A very rewarding project I had the pleasure of being a part of. Myself along with ZG Communications were thrilled to bring the old site up to date and hopefully attract the attention of a wider audience. Those involved in the running of the Alcuin Society are a special bunch of amazing and dedicated people; thank you Leah and Lumi. It’s also great to see in use on the site the new logo for the society designed by the lovely and fascinating Dr Shelley Gruendler.