Workingfolio: Affordable websites for visual artists

December 9, 2010 Posted by workingdesign in Workingfolio

Visual artists need professional and affordable websites to show the world their work. At Working Design –as keen supporters of the arts and artists– we know that marketing is often well down the list of artist priorities. That’s why we’ve developed a web template called Workingfolio especially for visual artists. More...

Fundraising to help friends

Posted by workingdesign in Uncategorized

This past summer a group of friends came together to successfully raise money for a friend needing an important operation to address her Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) symptoms. Many of you have probably heard about about the Liberation procedure. It's an operation that clears blocked arteries and has shown some success in alleviating a variety of M.S. symptoms in some patients. More...

A great garlicky good time!

August 30, 2010 Posted by Kris in Clients

Our client, the Pender Harbour Summer Garlic Festival, drew hundreds of people on the Sunshine Coast to their first annual event this past weekend. More...

Saving the earth one crayon at a time…

August 16, 2010 Posted by Kris in Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered what happens to old crayons? Neither have I. More...

Loving beautiful book covers

August 11, 2010 Posted by Kris in Design

Remember books? And book covers? Actually, far from being forgotten in the digital age, beautiful book cover design is still a going concern I was just introduced to a site devoted to great cover designs thanks to Facebook friend Mary Frances Hill More...

What’s in a name: Working Design (and some other “working” titles)

July 9, 2010 Posted by Kris in Working Design

When we named our company more than 20 years ago, we chose Working Design because of its multiple meanings. A “working design” or drawing is a step along the way towards preparing a finished piece of art or design whether it’s for a magazine, product or something else. It refers to a work in progress. We like the name because it speaks to our approach of client collaboration as we work together to build a website, a brand, a poster or piece of direct mail. More...

Shooting Vancouver one day at a time

July 7, 2010 Posted by Kris in Arts

A couple of days ago I ran into photographer Tim Van Horn as I was cycling by Jericho Beach. The strip of foot-high photos around his van accompanied by some signage on top caught my eye. Van Horn is working on a project he calls Vancouver 125 to mark the city’s anniversary in 2011. Currently travelling and living in his van, Van Horn is taking an on-the-ground, on-the-street approach to his project meeting people and capturing images. More...

Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health site launch

June 22, 2010 Posted by Elaine in Branding, Clients

We launched our latest site for the Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health last week to coincide with the Centre’s launch at Simon Fraser University. For the next five years, the Centre will be doing global research on how its three main areas of concern overlap to shape our lives and health. One overall aim is to inform the development of policy for governments everywhere to target populations in need with appropriate services. More...

On to Ottawa Trek anniversary commemorated

June 10, 2010 Posted by Kris in Clients

Today CRAB Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is a rare patch of quiet waterfront greenspace. 75 years ago, it was the launching site of the famous Depression-era protest, the On to Ottawa Trek. Twelve hundred unemployed workers clambered on to boxcars to travel to Ottawa demanding “work and wages.” They made it to Regina, where attacks by police ended the rolling protest, though not the struggle. Many historians consider the Trek and the "Regina Riot" a turning point in the fight for social justice in Canada. More...

Working Design clients win Labour Media awards

June 8, 2010 Posted by Elaine in Clients

Each year,  CALM (the Canadian Association of Labour Media) recognizes and celebrates Canadian union publications, ads and campaigns as well as websites in their annual awards. Working Design projects have consistently been winning  CALM prizes for almost 20 years. This year's kudos include "Best Overall Publication" for the Hospital Employees' Union "Guardian", a magazine that Working Design has been involved with since 1990 when we did the first of two overall redesigns. More...