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Hello

my name is sheldon

I am a freelance Art Director & Graphic Designer—living in Vancouver BC Canada—specializing in Brand Identity Creation.

I work with entrepreneurs & boutique agencies—designing creative & strategic visual communications—towards shaping and expressing irresistible brands.

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Mon Jour

brand identity design

In working closely with the entrepreneur team—acting as brand identity consultant, art director, graphic designer, writer—I was able to provide the brand an identity, including; the brand name, brand logotype, a brand trademark / symbol, brand imagery & graphic, typographic system applied to website, business communication collateral, and digital trade-show signage.

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Macfanatic

brand identity design

Recently launched, Macfanatic’s renewed brand identity—leveraging the heritage of the original brand imagery & customer experience, as well serving to clarify the brands’ vision, purpose & core messages—allowing us to define a valuable & unique positioning. My role with Macfanatic has been as brand & market strategy consultant, art director, illustrator, graphic & web designer.

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Wendy Eyton

brand identity design

Wendy—an exceptional teacher, yogi & mindful business entrepreneur—required a personal brand identity to encompass her distinct biodynamic vision, which would represent her approach, expertise and intentions. Working closely, we were able to articulate a visual/aesthetic system to express her unique conceptual approach to mindful business.

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My Approach

strategic x creative x design

I thrive on assimilating design + art + marketing ideology, into defining a strategic conceptual approach towards solving the visual communication tasks and business challenges at hand.

I enjoy working closely with my clients and other creatives—identifying and understanding needs, objectives & opportunities—in order to develop, communicate and translate concept and vision into compelling brand identity, advertising & marketing collateral.


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West Rock

brand identity design

West Rock, an aggregates & natural resource start-up in Western Canada, needed help shaping their individuality—creating a perception, to influence and persuade their audience—in order to position themselves in the minds of their targets, where they can be recognized, trusted and most importantly chosen.

I was contracted as a freelance brand identity consultant—to provide creative direction & design—from brand naming to defining a conceptual visual approach to telling their brand story.

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Ms Vee Productions

brand identity design

Brand identity creation for B-Girl / Choreographer extraordinaire, Val “Ms Vee” Ho. Representing Brooklyn, NYC [birthplace of hiphop]—with straight vigor, a deep rap-sheet, and tons of street-cred—when its poplin’ off, you can be sure she is in the mix.

My Perspective

design as business solution

From my perspective; graphic design, art direction & brand identity design are first and foremost business solutions, to greater perception, identification & communication challenges.

The way I see it—especially in today’s ultra dynamic, transparent and competitive landscape—the strategic personification of your business, via the design of identity, services, messages and processes are fundamental to the long-term successes of every business.


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LOGO DESIGN

trademarks, symbols and logotypes



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COMMUNICATION DESIGN

advertising, brochure, editorial



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ICON DESIGN

ideograms, pictograms, diagrams



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ARTWORK

illustration, photography, vector, pixels

My Passion

what i can do for your business

The solution will always be to design and produce effective, on-target, visual communication—be it a website, brochure or visual identity—however, it is only in uncovering and defining the true challenge & opportunity at hand, that enables us to produce touch-points & marketing materials, that truly instigate valuable & meaningful connections for you audience, and provide real advantage to your brand.

Branding & Communication Design

My strength is in visually articulating brand stories—crafting perception via brand identity, developing brand messages, and applying the system to collateral and marketing material, across online & print media.

Branding empowers businesses of all shapes & sizes to position their service or product for success, by framing and solidifying the perception which the audience holds of the brand in their mind.

Your audience will organize, categorize and prioritize your brand in their psyche, based on the information they have gathered from the outward expression and portrayal of the brand. It is this communication of image & message, which provides clues to the value, quality, style, and personality of the brand—this is your brand identity.

Graphic Design & Typography

Through the development of appropriate visual language your brand can speak with an authentic and relevant tone, in order to directly engage with your audience, form a bond, build trust and ultimately influence—driving their decision to choose your brand above any other.

This visual language, communicated through the collective image created by the brand identity portrays the service or product as relating to a value, mood, quality, style and personality which the audience relates to, identifies with, and strive to be themselves.

It is the combination of design elements, image, type, colour, composition, etc. which builds and reinforces the visual language, which ultimately forms the perception the audience has of the brand, service or product.

Creative Direction & Strategy

I believe design should primarily function well—inform, communicate messages, and engage users/readers, provoking thought and action.

Furthermore, design should provide identification and convey desired perception—be it; high-value, trust, personality or style—through clarity, detail, simplicity, and beauty.

Influencing your audience to believe intuitively; that your services or products are irreplaceable—is an advantage worth investment.

The ability to position your business for success, based on the look & feel of your brand—as perceived through visual language, personality & image—is an asset beyond measure.



Let’s Connect Today


TELEPHONE:
1.604.830.3446


INSTAGRAM:
@sheldonlawrie