tattooed bottoms & other interesting things


Dragon & koi tattoos, from Jonathan Vaughn Strebly’s 2011 talk on the stories told by tattoos.

I’ve just finished a fun little project illustrating some promo materials for the talented team who have put together this year’s Interesting Vancouver. The primary use is for the website, so that informed the format. They are intended as visual texture behind the content and were inspired by soundbites from past Interesting Vancouver talks.


High-flung soles, from Todd Sieling’s 2011 talk on his photographic obsession.


Drifting Bucket, from Tori Holmes’ 2012 talk on rowing across the Atlantic.

There are so many other great topics, with so many evocative stories I wish I had time to illustrate too, like: suits/armour/codpieces, iguanas, incarceration, terrified dancing dads, chocolate science, perfume science, beer, a transgender journey, foraging in the wilds of Vancouver, BC’s absurd liquor laws, and sex work in Vancouver, to name a few.

All the past talks are available through IV’s Vimeo page (where you might catch a glimpse of an actual tattooed bum).

This year’s Interesting Vancouver edition, taking place at the Museum of Vancouver, is sold out! As is the pre-talk dinner. If you’re interested in taking in next year’s Interesting Vancouver talks, subscribe to updates through their blog, twitter, or facebook page.

Something interesting…

Sandwiched in among all the exhibit design work my partner and I have on the go right now, I am working on something a bit fun and interesting.

More details on that to come shortly, but in the meantime here’s a piece that started out fun, but then started to become annoying when it didn’t work out as I wanted.


A Creative Mix

I’ve been so busy the last little while that I don’t know where my head is. Also, I forgot to mention earlier that I’ve been collaborating on a little creative diversion for an event that’s happening… tomorrow. Rachael Ashe invited Darren and I to create a little multimedia installation with her for the Creative Mix conference (Roundhouse Mews, November 4, 2010). I’m doing the illustration portion of it.

Come by and check it out – the exhibition portion is open to the public, 9am – 4pm and free. There’s also a conference – details and registration info here.