Final chosen logo for BAD BREW Brewing Co.

Final chosen logo for BAD BREW Brewing Co.

Currently working on: beer labels! My brother is pitching a TV show which revolves around a brewery that the main character invents to acquire money… The name of the show, and consequently the beer, is BAD BREW.

I’ve always wanted to design a beer or wine label. These are the first 4 ones that I really like. If it wasn’t for the short deadline for this project, I’d be researching and sketching beer labels for daaaaays.

Working on some freelance stuff for Bill Brioux today.

Working on some freelance stuff for Bill Brioux today.

Added another recent project to my portfolio website — a super colourful map I designed for Station 16 Gallery for a special event featuring Paris street artist, Le Diamantaire!
Check it out on the website!

Added another recent project to my portfolio website — a super colourful map I designed for Station 16 Gallery for a special event featuring Paris street artist, Le Diamantaire!

Check it out on the website!

A few days ago, I was commissioned to create a presentation on Sexual Harassment Awareness During Frosh by the Dean of Students Office at Concordia University. The 3-hour presentation was given to approximately 300+ students who had volunteered to be orientation and frosh leaders for this year’s new term. 

Since sexual harassment, rape, and binge drinking are all heavy topics that arise during frosh and orientation events, it was a big project to take on. The people giving the presentation wanted the visuals to be friendly and eye-catching, but to also take the matter seriously and be interesting for the students to watch while they spoke about important facts and key phrases. 

We created a "Party Hero" character to follow along with during the presentation. He’s the mascot for the Good Guy Frosh Leader, and encourages you to do the right thing while you’re attending to your froshies and being looked up to for advice and information! We wanted the character to be friendly and relatable, and also neither a super-macho male, nor a hyper-sexualized female. 

A couple days after they gave the presentation, I got some really nice feedback on all the images and overall presentation. It was really encouraging to hear that my little hero character went over so well and was well received by the speakers as well as the new frosh leaders alike. 

I’m updating my portfolio website!

New features include an easier to navigate image menu, a simple top menu with links to all my work (home), an updated about me and contact section, my blog (that’s this), my Montreal Stamps shop, and my CV which is available to download in both English and en Français!

I’ve also added some of my most recent work; Yoga au Jardin logo, Brioux.TV logo and website design, and images from a “Party Hero” character design and PowerPoint.

Still need to tweak a few things, but overall it’s coming along!

Check it out over at katie.brioux.ca

Not too long ago I created a logo and brand identity design for a client friend of a friend who is running her own yoga classes in Montreal. She does personal coaching, private coaching and office yoga and was looking for a design for her latest project: Rooftop Yoga in the Garden.

I wanted the logo to really represent the warm calmness and garden space. The full name of her yoga classes is “Yoga in the Garden at Santropol Roulant” — Santropol Roulant is the name of the space where Jennifer uses the rooftop for her classes.

The first image is the final logo I created for this event. I went through several ideas for this logo, trying to really incorporate the yoga aspect but not forgetting its true appeal — the rooftop garden! 

The person seated cross-legged in blue shows serenity, sitting peacefully inside a series of circles. Circles are a pleasing and calming shape and demonstrate a cycle, or infinity. (In this particular case, the circle is also representational of a wheel, or movement, because of the ‘roulant’ name.) Blue is a relaxing colour, especially paired with a warm colour (such as yellow), it becomes a very pleasant and comforting combination. Blue and yellow are complementary colours and reinforce each other. The soft green colour acts as a secondary colour to the bold yellows and blues, and emphasizes the ‘jardin/garden’ aspect of the activity. Since the activity is ‘Rooftop Yoga in the garden’, the flowers appear above the circle, as if they are atop of a small globe, symbolizing the ‘rooftop garden’ aspect.

I ended up creating an entire branding identity document for her, including the colour palette, fonts (main and web safe), and logo construction for promotional use in print and online.

I actually had a lot of fun creating this for Jennifer and she liked it so much that I’ll be continuing to produce design work for her yoga events coming up soon!

I’m always up for a new challenge, creating a new logo or look for a company or person. Hit me up for freelance graphic design work!
katiebrx@gmail.com

One of the perks of showing at the Puces Pop artisan market this past weekend was getting to meet tons of really creative artists and like-minded people. I exchanged a ton of business cards and also got quite a few back from people who were interested in learning more, in an interview maybe, and in selling my stamps in their own boutique. 
One of these people was the creator and owner of local Montreal boutique Swell Fellow, a gift store in the Old Port which focuses on unique gift ideas, made by local Montreal artists. 
I biked over to the shop today to bring some of my stamps, ink pads and Montreal-stamped cards (available ONLY in this particular boutique!). It’s a really cool little nook of a store in the heart of the Old Port, carrying everything from postcards to home décor… and now, stamps!
Check it out if you’re ever wandering around Vieux-Montréal.

Swell Fellow is located at 340 Notre-Dame Est, Old Port, MontrealOpening hours are:Mon - Wed 11am to 6pmThurs 11am to 7pmFri 11am to 9pmSat - Sun 11am to 6pm

One of the perks of showing at the Puces Pop artisan market this past weekend was getting to meet tons of really creative artists and like-minded people. I exchanged a ton of business cards and also got quite a few back from people who were interested in learning more, in an interview maybe, and in selling my stamps in their own boutique. 

One of these people was the creator and owner of local Montreal boutique Swell Fellow, a gift store in the Old Port which focuses on unique gift ideas, made by local Montreal artists. 

I biked over to the shop today to bring some of my stamps, ink pads and Montreal-stamped cards (available ONLY in this particular boutique!). It’s a really cool little nook of a store in the heart of the Old Port, carrying everything from postcards to home décor… and now, stamps!

Check it out if you’re ever wandering around Vieux-Montréal.

Swell Fellow is located at 340 Notre-Dame Est, Old Port, Montreal
Opening hours are:
Mon - Wed 11am to 6pm
Thurs 11am to 7pm
Fri 11am to 9pm
Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm

So I finally opened up an Etsy store! Just one more place where you can get your hands on my Montreal Stamps.

I’m still new the the Etsy world so please favourite or like or share or whatever!

All the kids love my #montrealstamps 🐠
@pucespopmtl #pucespop #popmtl #montreal  (at Puces Pop)

All the kids love my #montrealstamps 🐠
@pucespopmtl #pucespop #popmtl #montreal (at Puces Pop)