is a designer who specializes in print, publication, digital media, and branding. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he studied graphic design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2016) and received his Bachelor of Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2014–2017).
The New Standard Institute is working with scientists, government officials and apparel industry leaders to develop a better standard for good. My role in this project was to create a logo and brand identity and layout system, as well as develop photo direction sourced from stock photography.
Brand identity, logo design, photo direction
Courtney Vincent & Mathew Swenson
Brand guideline excerpts:
Brand pitch deck excerpts:
Selected brand applications:
The Anna Leonowens Gallery sought a rebrand to celebrate their 50th anniversary. With the rebrand, they took the opportunity to rename the gallery, as it was already known colliquially as The Anna.
These three guiding tenants were followed when approaching the new brand identity: 1) To represent NSCAD’s rich history without feeling overly formal, old-fashioned or status quo. 2) To allow for an amount of playfulness and risky-taking. 3) To bring the Anna to an international level in the art world.
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Brand identity, logo design, print design
Logos and fonts:
Created the brand guidelines and graphic standards manual for It Bed, a millenial-loving subsidiary of the Sleep Number mattress company.
Brand guidelines, graphic standards manual
Designed the direct mail flyer for the 2017 summer programming at the Walker Art Center's Moving Image with Mizna, Reshaping Our World: Cinema without Borders. The series was a response to the Muslim Travel Ban and features films from the seven countries affected by the ban.
Print, direct mail
Designed the identity for Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative 8, an exhibition of printed matter in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme of the exhibition is Inner/Outer Space. The inner and outter space of a city is constantly being redistributed as the built environment is developed over time. For the identity, I took the Halifax city map and liberally reconstructed it, while diligently respecting the margins on the page, in reference to the printed page.
Exhibition identity, print, map design
Map, Poster and Social Assets
Designed the brand identity for the NSCAD University Spring 2017 graduation commencement ceremony, exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, and printed catalogue featuring work from the graduating class, and accompanying materials.
The identity is based on NSCAD’s proximity to the ocean and the interplay of light between water and the architecture of the school. Throughout the identity system, the wave and brick forms are used as a mechanism to obscure, reveal, or reflect light across each application.
Exhibition Identity and Publication Design
Printed catalogue, promotional posters, invitations, exterior signage.
Window installation & launch party:
Nate Ryan sought a printed direct mailer that he could use to share projects with his professional contacts, starting with his work with Minnesota United FC and singer-songwriter, Chastity Brown.
I created a tri-fold/tri-fold template which would allow for his photography to speak for itself and be flexible enough for a wide variety of projects. The sequence of unfolding the mailer allows for a narrative to be crafted, which ends on a full-bleed poster. The assymetrical fold leaves a strip of the poster to peak through the cover.
Print, direct mail, promotional, poster
La Ligne Claire is a self-initiated exploration of the visual language of speed, motion and space in cycling. The project features a wallpapered exhibition space, a looping moving-poster, and an interactive print installation.
Print, installation, motion graphics
Designed a brochure and poster for the National Portfolio Day Association's 2017–2018 academic year. Attention was focused on the sequencing of information that the viewer is given as they unfold until finally revealing one of three possible posters. I designed this piece to reflect the excited, sometimes awkward first year of art school that soon-to-be-graduating high school seniors are approaching.
Print, direct mail, poster design
Designed and developed a simple one-page interactive website as part of NSCAD University's design department graduation show. Emphasis was placed on removing any hierarchy among students by having the class appear in a random order every time the page is loaded. Upon loading, the portraits are scattered randomly across the page. As the user views the students' profiles, the grid of images is rebuilt, only to be scattered and rearranged again with a click of the shuffle button.
Developed a typographic system and typeset +300 page book for the Minnesota Coaliation Against Sexual Assualt while at MCAD DesignWorks. A nativation system of three colour-coded sections and two-levels of tables of contents aids law enforcement officers and social workers to traverse the legal-jargon dense manual.
Self-initiated projects, proposed concepts, sketches, and killed ideas.
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