30 06, 2016

Free money!

2018-10-03T13:42:24+00:00

Did you know that your BC Government wants you to succeed? Helping business helps people get jobs. (and I’m sure they appreciate the extra tax revenue successful businesses provide) The IAFBC (Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia) has funds available to help your small food business grow through a variety of [...]

Free money!2018-10-03T13:42:24+00:00
29 06, 2016

How do you draw a bike?

2018-10-03T13:24:28+00:00

We think we know what a bike looks like but surprisingly few people could actually draw one from memory. This is harder than you may think. Gianluca Gimini’s “Velocipedi” Project illustrates this in a fun and artful way with bizarre computer generated, photo-realistic images he created from the sketches [...]

How do you draw a bike?2018-10-03T13:24:28+00:00
24 06, 2016

The case for rebranding

2018-10-03T13:41:10+00:00

I was at a discussion panel on Branding last night (yeah. I have an exciting social life). Four seasoned experts were in attendance, sharing their views on branding, process and messaging. — the Creative Director from a well-respected packaging firm, the Creative Director of a web marketing company, the [...]

The case for rebranding2018-10-03T13:41:10+00:00
17 06, 2016

Colour me confused

2018-10-03T13:39:37+00:00

Ever notice how the corporate colour on your vehicles looks all wrong online? Or how the PowerPoint presentation you loved onscreen looked terrible printed out? You’re not going crazy and your office equipment is likely ok. It’s due to the different ways we see colour and represent colour. It’s [...]

Colour me confused2018-10-03T13:39:37+00:00
15 06, 2016

Learning the ropes

2018-10-03T13:28:17+00:00

It was hard for me to break into adverting back in the '80’s. I cold-called scores of Creative Directors, Marketing Managers and Art Directors in hopes of someone giving me a shot. I would call and ask each one—not for a job—but a “portfolio review”. I didn’t want to [...]

Learning the ropes2018-10-03T13:28:17+00:00
14 06, 2016

Remember learning to drive a car?

2018-10-03T13:36:25+00:00

Lately I've been teaching my stepson's girlfriend Jade and my daughter Talia to drive. Its brought to mind the early days of my own learning—albeit over 30 years ago! As an RCMP officer, my dad was a difficult person to learn from. He’d taken all sorts of defensive driving [...]

Remember learning to drive a car?2018-10-03T13:36:25+00:00
10 06, 2016

It’s not too late. Realize your dream now!

2018-10-03T13:29:15+00:00

We live in a youth-oriented culture. Everywhere young achievers are celebrated while the more mature amongst us are largely out of the spotlight. It’s easy to assume that unless we’ve hit our stride by age 35, we may well stay in our career ruts and ride it out till retirement. [...]

It’s not too late. Realize your dream now!2018-10-03T13:29:15+00:00