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Preview: Elks vs. Beavers (Exhibition)

Posted September 29, 2011 - By | Leave a comment

“Game day.” The first thought in my head when I woke up this morning. We’ve setup an exhibition game against last year’s Midget A city champs, the Beavers. Team’s always change a lot from year to year and the Beavers are no exception but they do have some of their best players returning ...

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Meet the 2011-12 Elks

Posted September 23, 2011 - By | 3 Comments

The Coaching Staff Greg Alexander, Jordan Hay, and myself along with manager, Scotty Miller, return this season with a few fresh (and familiar) faces to help out. Three of our third-year players from last season will be helping our team this year as coaches: Captain, Jordan Pleson, will hopefully be able to train all ...

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Fossfotography Wedding Ad

Posted September 20, 2011 - By | 4 Comments

I must have done a dozen newspaper ads for Manitoba photographer, Tami Foss of Fossfotography but I decided to take a different approach with the latest ad. In the past I’ve found clever and artistic ways to show off a selection of her portfolio. They looked good but really they were merely “awareness ...

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UD Quickie: Gainfully Unemployed

Posted September 18, 2011 - By | 1 Comment

UD Quickie: Last Friday was my last day of official employment. I am now what I like to call “gainfully unemployed”. I’ll be sharing office space with technology firm, Qwantech in the new Thunder Bay Centre of Change (formerly Hillcrest High School).

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Why Logoworks Sucks

Posted June 22, 2011 - By | 4 Comments

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” ~Albert Einstein Sorry for the divisive title. The message of this blog post should maybe be “A good example of why Logoworks and other logo manufacturing sites that treat logo design as a commodity are not your best option and for ...

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Book Review: iheartlogos – season one

Posted June 03, 2011 - By | 1 Comment

I received my copy of iheartlogos, season one, a book put together by the company of the same name, iheartlogos ( If you go to their website, it’s pretty self-expanitory. The site takes submissions of logos by designers (at a fee of $10 per logo). All rights and properties of the logos ...

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Video Review: MOO Mini Business Cards

Posted May 01, 2011 - By | 2 Comments

Recently I placed an order with UK-based MOO ( for myself and one of my clients, fossfotography. Below you can watch my 90-second video review on MOO’s mini business cards and holders, and their Sticker Books. Their products are pretty slick and they put a lot of thought into everything they do right ...

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Intrigued by Deadened Infrastructure

Posted April 04, 2011 - By | Leave a comment

The Audacity! I’ve never done a photo diary before. It might not seem all that odd that a graphic designer hasn’t done one but it was at Photoshop World in Las Vegas in 2008 where I learned that most professional photographers at least do graphic design as a hobby and the reverse is also true. [...]

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Farewell to our Third Year Players

Posted March 28, 2011 - By | 1 Comment

This year we had a pretty even spread of third-years players, to sophomores, to rookies at a ratio of five third-years, six sophomores, and six rookies. We’ve already had third-year players express an interest coaching next season should their schedules allow, which I hope is a compliment to Greg, Jordan Hay, ...

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Semi Finals vs. Canadiens

Posted March 12, 2011 - By | 2 Comments

Coming into this series I knew we’d be hard pressed to make it through the Canadiens. Our season record against them is 3-4-1. There are three things about the Canadiens that we’d have to overcome: Firstly, they are very well coached. I’ve seen first hand the Canadiens adjust their defensive coverage ...

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