Office of the Deputy to the Premier

Thursday, June 25, 2009

When British Columbia's Deputy to the Premier wanted to spark a new wave of innovation and collaboration in BC's Public Service she decided they needed somebody who was "outside their box"... me. I spent eight very interesting months working under contract, collaborating with some really smart and dedicated folks on the development of a number of new web and print tactics to help convey the new message set. RSD

Victoria Classic Boat Festival® poster

I designed this year's poster with the Committee's direction to acknowledge a legendary vessel of another sort. She's the MV Coho, Victoria's vital automotive link to Port Angeles, Washington, for the past 50 years. I took the picture as she rounded Laurel Point to enter Victoria Harbour, an iconic scene in this part of the world.
I've been designing the festival posters for the last 14 years and also designed and maintain the festival website:

Mown hay

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

This is my first pencil drawing in decades and decades.
was driving down a quiet country road on my way home from my pal Ed's place in Naniamo when I glanced this sunny field of mowed grass framed by big, shady trees. I stopped the car, got out pencils and sketch pad, sat in the long grass and made this picture. RSD

Willows Beach

I made this picture looking across Oak Bay to the marina while sitting at a shaded picnic table as an army of carneys set up the rides for the Oak Bay Tea Party. It was great to watch them roll in with the tilt-a-whirl, the ferris wheel, whack-a-mole, the cotton candy booth and the rest of the wonderful attractions that make an old-fashioned fair. Summertime... and the livin' is easy! RSD