This month we’re featuring Madelen, who’s been my collaborator since I started Backyard Creative. Madelen and I go way back!
This holiday season we’re working on creating an attitude of gratitude. We believe, by focusing on what we appreciate, we can shift moods and attitude towards life in general, which feels like a necessary skill in this ever-challenging year. Our collaborators share what they are feeling grateful for these days.
Given 2020 has been full of challenges, the updated First Things First Manifesto has truly re-inspired me to recommit and refocus my own efforts with my business.
Values connect people, and people activate ideas. At Backyard Creative, we activate our shared values for sustainable design by aligning our workflow and process with them. Below I’ve outlined our Integrated Sustainable Design Approach.
The start of the year is a good time to re-establish some habits and re-commit to personal (and professional) goals. For some of us at Backyard Creative, we listen to podcasts as a way to commit to continual learning. It’s … Continued
As a member of LOCO BC since its inception 10 years ago, I always get a little excited when Buy Local Week comes along the first week of December. This year, I had the pleasure of collaborating with LOCO BC … Continued
Sustainable communications design infographic designed in collaboration with the GDC showing different areas designers can create a positive impact.
One of the things I love about running my own business is that I’m able to prioritize my needs and those of my family in and amongst business priorities, without having to ask for permission. Though this is not an … Continued
The past couple of months I’ve had the opportunity to transition back into work after the birth of our son, a year ago (pictured above ‘helping’ set up for a client’s conference in April). In this time, I’ve had a … Continued
On April 25, 2019, I had the honour of being the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Design Grad keynote speaker. The grad show was named SHIFT, which really felt like a timely theme for me, since I’m shifting back into work … Continued