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.
Content and design are intertwined – the content we are given to work with influences the overall look and feel of a final product. So what do we mean by content?
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.
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
Getting to know a client’s design needs often requires detailed conversations before getting to the point where a creative brief can be produced to guide the design work. At Backyard Creative, we usually engage clients in a discovery process at … Continued
Staying connected to the global creative community helps keep Backyard Creative’s design team current and inspired. Some of us attended the second annual DesignThinkers Conference in Vancouver at the end of May, which was programmed around the theme of “Speak … Continued
A couple weeks ago, I attended Vancouver Island University’s graduate design show, which got me thinking about mentorship. I think it’s important to make time to not only mentor others, but to also be mentored. One of my mentees graduated … Continued