The Cat Days of Summer

Everything seems to be in a bit of a lull. I have so many projects that are almost finished, but need that last little bit of content or that last cycle of feedback. I’m told that this is normal for the design industry in the summertime. Regardless, it makes me feel as though I’m not […]

Karma, Carma, Karma

I think I’m finally starting to see how everything balances out. I spent a ridiculous amount of effort getting everything ready for my launch party, and ended up accidentally locking myself out of my studio at 7am in the pouring rain. I had one nasty cold, but everyone who came to the launch (and there […]

So, How’s the Business?

It’s only the most popular question asked by anyone who knows me over the past few months. And it’s always hard to answer—my stock response is “It’s too soon to tell”. And it really is, but I’m definitely keeping busy, and new projects keep coming through the door. Every now and again I sit back […]

Everyone’s Moving

So contrary to what the local paper reported, I am not, in actuality, a firm made up of three people, one of whom is named “Dinah LeChaton”. Dinah has actually been missing since November, and Marigold returned to Ottawa, where she may continue doing some client relations work. I decided it was high time to […]

Quickbooks Was Not Designed for Designers

So business is good, I think. It’s still too early to tell, and there’s so much going on that I’m trying to stay on top of. Quickbooks, in particular, is eating up my time like some sort of monster. I used to think I liked numbers, but I think it’s time we broke up. Lots […]

New Website Launches

I’ve been working on this redesign for a long time. It’s actually been redesigned three times, and of course it isn’t 100% ready to launch, but I’m quite sure it never will be, and it was about time I updated my stagnating website. Lots of stuff is new. Everything’s been restructured and rebuilt using Ruby […]

This Is a Lot of Filler

Thanks to combined incompetence at Apple and at my “local” (see: an hours’ drive away, only open when I’m working) Apple retailer, I haven’t had a computer all month, which has seriously curtailed my design activities outside of the gaming industry. I’ve got a few projects on hold and a few nearing completion — expect […]


I’m working on a complete overhaul of the website — every day I add a few more items to my todo list and make more corrections to my Illustrator template. In deference to this A List Apart article, this isn’t just an aesthetic redesign — actually, I initially hadn’t intended to redesign, but then I […]

Going Two-Point-Oh

I’m on a monster self-improvement kick, starting with learning Ruby on Rails, the hot new (old) web development language that may (or may not) be posed to turn the world of web applications on its head. Either way, I plan to be prepared, and hope to be building things on Rails for clients soon — […]

New Projects

I’ve finished the redesign of, and am now working on a business card and brochure. I’m also taking care of a brochure/business card combination for the Walker Inn, which my mum bought a little while ago. I’m working on various smaller projects for the Halifax Cranberry Company, and am today starting on a revamp […]