Wow. A lot has changed since the last time I posted. The family and I moved to the city (goodbye to the 3 hr commute each day!) I left the Park. And, I got me an amazingly talented partner, John Farquhar, at a new agency called Rain43.
Well, it’s no mystery that I’m loving this new gig. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’ve been walking on cloud nine since joining up.
In fact, we just finished these two spots for Ontario Power Generation. Take a look.
I’d like to point out that we have great clients. What a terrific experience. Thank you Kathy and Kathy.
We’ve officially launched Only in a Woman’s World. LOL with the ladies.
As far back as I can remember, Lays Chips have been at every backyard BBQ, family and friend gatherings, or simply a snack when watching my fave show. My dad would distribute a bowl to myself and each one of my siblings for Sunday night Disney hour. Frankly, it’s just one of those brands that has a special place in one’s heart, tied to all those simple moments of pleasure in life.
Take a look at “Fireworks” – It’s inspiring in so many ways and the timing couldn’t have been any better for an audience who’s so primed for optimism and hope for the future.
Kudos to my colleagues.
It’s been far too long since I posted. In fact, I almost deleted my blog but I’ve decided it’s time to make a new commitment. You see, I’ve made a big move this past year. I left the landscape of interactive agencies and big builds. I’ve joined an agency that works on big consumer experiences (yes, advertising) without the boundary of medium. Hello, Juniper Park! We start with an idea and then develop the experience based on where the consumer wants to hear it, feel it and live it….
So this is the project that has consumed me for the past several months. Only in a Woman’s World!
An amazing series of hilarious webisodes that will make you laugh! Here’s the trailer.
Check it out. I’ll reveal more over the months to come.
acrylic 6 ft x 4 ft
I painted this for Mandy and Tania. Truly friends.
It’s the largest canvas I’ve painted thus far and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The process was somewhat unique compared to how I typically approach my paintings. Or rather, complete them. Aside from navigating this larger size–rotating it, leaning against the wall (I hit the ceiling fan once which almost sent both the canvas and I sailing through the air _ not pretty) and laying it on the floor–I never approach my paintings strictly from the direction they eventually hang–I invited the ultimate owners to participate. To say the least, they were intrigued.
Tania turned me down flat but Mandy couldn’t wait to lay the paint on. I brought the picture to a point and knew when it was time to call in my co-artists. It turns out that Mandy has quite the consistent paint flicking flare. She piled on the caramels, creams, and whites and as usual, the walls and floors did receive a refresh in the process. Sara McLaughlin lilted on the stereo and everyone dove into the experience. Marty (hubby) and Tania felt pleased to direct the odd string of paint flying across the canvas. A little eggnog and rum helped worked off any edge that may have been there after a stressful week at the office and all in all the painting was hung in their hall with care in time for St. Nick to .. ok ok… .
We completed it the eve of Christmas Eve and I can tell you it was a perfect start to my holidays. Simply, because Tania and Mandy loved it. In fact, they couldn’t steal it away from my studio fast enough.
PS. This painting was a special request in which borrowed the position of the body from another artist’s painting. However, the experience was original and one of a kind.
Thanks Tania, Mandy and Marty.
Thinking in terms of the ambiguous label ‘web 2.0′ …I’ve incorporated several layers to this concept* all based on the needs of today’s consumer including the necessary two-way interaction that brands MUST provide to thrive.
This site is for any user who wishes to wear their own art on their nikes. This equates to the trend of consumer-made products and the need for people to create content. In addition, users are able to create a personal Nike blog to express themselves, selecting from a series of Nike templates. The ‘nikegallery’ is an actual place in Second Life that allows millions of users to view and/or purchase Nikes for their virtual life. The creator receives royalties for any Nikes sold. (For those who haven’t heard or tried it – Go check out… Second Life it’s the most popular virtual world today.) This experience speaks to social networking and the need for establishing skills status. Featured artists and top 100 designs are showcased on nikeartist.com along with a rating system. The ‘nikestudio’ provides the tools to apply the users’ art to their Nikes as well as a toolbox for creating.