Working Design

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

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.


Shooting Vancouver one day at a time

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.