Archive for the ‘About design’ Category

You must be living under a rug (or new to the city, in which case welcome!) if you don’t know about shopping on Main Street in the Mt. Pleasant area ‘cos it’s AWESOME!!! The streets are lined with independent shops and boutiques with unique offerings including (and not limited to) antique, graphic novels, print and […]


On an unusually sunny weekday afternoon, I visited my local IKEA to get some supplies to organize my office. I was hungry, so I stopped by the cafe. After scanning the menus with close-up photos of various Swedish gourmet, I settled on a $2.99 meatball combo that included ten meatballs, fries, a dab of Lingonberry […]


Inside the Nov 17 – 24, 2011 Georgia Straight, I found these 2 ads:   Both advertise for the coming Vancouver Opera Roméo et Juliette, both use the heart shape. Which one catches your attention? I say they’re both brilliant!


Yaletown in British Columbia is a neighbourhood well-known for the young, hip and luxurious boutiques, specialty stores, businesses and apartment residence. And of course, the abundance of food places of all sorts: family-oriented restaurants, pubs & breweries, lounges, coffee places etc., and of many ethnic varieties: West coast, Thai, French, Italian…The food scene in Yaletown […]


Glory to God the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14 Merry Christmas, everyone! P.S. Bonus:


Being new to graphic design, not only in trade but also in the business, at times I feel lost. And lonely. People in my network are mostly supportive of my career change venture; however, little of them are from the creative business side. In short, I feel that I got no one to talk to […]


As mentioned in the previous post, I was in need of some business cards for an industry event. As I was unable to commit to a design I like, the pressing deadline made me quite stressed! Luckily, I stumbled upon a wooden press block with the letter ‘G’ that I quite like. So I decided […]