In early 2013 my partner and I took two months off to travel in South East Asia and had what was, for both of us, the first real break since university. (COVID-times has me looking back at travel photos these … Continued
We recently launched a new website for the impressive team at Project Seahorse. They’re leaders in marine conservation, focused on saving seahorses and the seas they depend on. This six-month project serves as a great case study on how to … Continued
There’s nothing better than working through the full cycle of a project and building a great, collaborative relationship with one client lead. Sometimes, though, life happens, and you find out your assigned client lead will be changing. Your client lead … Continued
I spend a lot of time trying to protect boundaries and obsessing about planning into a balanced workflow. But sometimes, I break my own rules.
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.
Like everyone else in the world, we had other plans for this month, and for this month’s blog post. But here we are, alongside you, doing our best to adjust to the new normal in the midst of the COVID-19 … Continued
It was a great year at Backyard Creative, one that allowed our entire team to grow and collaborate in ways that we hadn’t before.
I had the chance to attend our client CPHR BC & Yukon’s annual conference in May. I was really inspired by one of the main keynote speakers, Dr. Brynn Winegard, who spoke about how the brain works and how to … Continued
I’m happy to announce that my long-time collaborator and friend, Madelen Ortega, is taking on the ongoing role of Operations Director for Backyard Creative. Working from Edmonton, Madelen is leading all operations and refining our systems, processes and virtual collaboration … Continued
I feel very fortunate that when I moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island nearly 4 years ago now, it didn’t really impact my business too much. I used to feel compelled to save up for a fancy office one day, … Continued