Kingston Wolfe Island Culture Festival

Kingston & Wolfe Island Culture Festival promotional materials In 2017, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper hosted the first Kingston & Wolfe Island Culture Festival to celebrate the area where the vision for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water started and of course, the people who made it happen. For seven weeks, events ranging from beach cleanups, a locally sourced three-course dinner, […]

Kingston Wolfe Island Culture Festival

Eating Lake Ontario 2

Eating Lake Ontario 2 poster Eating Lake Ontario is a really cool event that happens in the Kingston-Wolfe Island area. The featured food is sourced from Lake Ontario and its watershed. I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural event in 2016 and everything tasted amazing! I love this event. It’s super educational and you […]

Eating Lake Ontario 2

Swim Guide app

Swim Guide app redesign After Swim Guide’s website redesign, the next step was redesigning the app. Unlike the website however, the goal wasn’t to do a complete overhaul. The main focus for the team was to update the skin. The Challenge By using the Drink Guide app as a template for this update, design-wise, there […]

Swim Guide app

Waterkeeper Gala

Waterkeeper Gala sponsorship deck The Waterkeeper Gala is the annual fundraiser for Swim Drink Fish Canada / Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. Leaders and influencers from across the country gather for this highly-anticipated event and celebrate swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for one night with great art, entertainment, and locally sourced food. Since the event’s inauguration in 2011, artists have […]

Waterkeeper Gala

Swim Drink Fish Community

Swim Drink Fish Canada pop-up banner RBC Blue Water Day is a day that the company reserves for their employees. By introducing their employees to some of the many not-for-profits supported by RBC, employees are provided with opportunities to give back to their community. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has been one of the recipients of RBC’s support since 2007. And […]

Swim Drink Fish Community

Swim Guide website

Swim Guide website redesign Swim Guide is a publicly available website and a free mobile app that delivers real time water quality information to over 1,000,000 users for over 7,000 beaches, lakes, rivers, and swimming holes in 4 different countries (Canada, the US, Mexico, and New Zealand). The water quality info is pulled from government and […]

Swim Guide website

Microplastics

Microplastics mini brochure An infographic created to explain the main types of microplastics found throughout the Great Lakes. This wallet-sized two-fold brochure was originally created for print, but was also adapted for web. The Challenge: One of the hopes for this brochure was to provide people with a guide that could easily fit into a wallet. In its […]

Microplastics

Watermark Project

Watermark Project infographic The Watermark Project is an online archive of stories where people share personal memories that took place in or around a specific body of water. Over time, it’s interesting to see how relationships with water change. Each story not only serves as a record of a person’s connection to water, but also […]

Watermark Project

Jimmy’s Coffee

Jimmy’s Coffee T-shirt design I enjoy illustrating. I wish I was better at it, so I tend to take a stab at illustrating when the stakes are low. This T-shirt design competition for Jimmy’s Coffee is a good example. I submitted six ideas, but while working on the first five I had the idea to draw iconic Jimmy’s […]

Jimmy’s Coffee

Drink Guide app

Drink Guide app Drink Guide is a smartphone app that alerts the public of all of the drinking water advisories across Canada every day. The app is designed and maintained by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and the advisories are updated daily by Water Today based on official government sources. The Challenge Since this was my first mobile app design, start to […]

Drink Guide app

Preacher

Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher, Bible version concept mock-up I love the Preacher graphic novel. It’s stands out as one of my favourite stories and to this day I treasure the books. Reading this series reminded me about how entertaining and fun comics can be when they’re done well. Preacher inspired me so much […]

Preacher

Annual Report

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper annual report It’s common for charities to reach out to their donors and ask for donations. Because the organization didn’t have an annual report that was publicly available, in 2014 the idea was to provide donors with facts on Waterkeeper’s successes, inform donors on the issues Waterkeeper is focused on, and illustrate […]

Annual Report

Water Leadership

Water Leadership poster Canada is surrounded by water and historically, Canadians have a very strong connection with water. Major cities are built around rivers, lakes, and oceans. We celebrate water through sport and culture. So it should be surprising that in 2016, Canada ranked last when it came to environmental protection amongst developed countries. And based on […]

Water Leadership

Marian Jago

Marian Jago poster and business card This project was a little different for me, mostly because these items were for a friend. Marian was working towards her PhD in Music Theory at the time and wrote a paper on the jazz musician, Lennie Tristano. She was asked to present her paper at a conference in […]

Marian Jago