“Are You Being Served?”: How 3 Century-Old Stores are Fighting to Stay Relevant for the Modern Customer

Here we outline three mature British and North American brands that are living proof of how agility in customer service, and keeping the client and their experience and product desires top of mind, can help a brand squeak past the Century mark, even in the most troubling of economic times. The main takeaway?: There’s a lot of work to do.

Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

So happy to see this man, and his principles for kindness, humour, and openness making a resounding comeback in 2018. Made with Adobe Draw on iPad, with the Apple Pencil. … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbour?

Happy Birthday, America.

Red, white and blue is a delicious colour scheme, no? Created with: iPad, Apple Pencil, three colours, and one pen type.

Movies

Stunt Queen: Stephannie Hawkins on Moving in the Movies, Part II #VisualPeople

In Part II of this extended Q&A, Stephannie Hawkins talks stunt coordinating, behind-the-scenes artistes, and stunts-gone-slapstick. Scroll down to see her performing brave feats on set! Read Part I here.  … Continue reading Stunt Queen: Stephannie Hawkins on Moving in the Movies, Part II #VisualPeople

Serious Slapstick: Stephannie Hawkins on the Illusory Art of the Stunt #VisualPeople

This article, Part I of II, appears as part of Visual People, a Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries. Subscribe or follow … Continue reading Serious Slapstick: Stephannie Hawkins on the Illusory Art of the Stunt #VisualPeople

Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

The movement in Hokusai’s iconic painting, The Great Wave off Kanazawa, has given our eyes a workout for decades. The presence of its several prints in Western collections (the Met … Continue reading Visual Adventure: A Digital Study of Hokusai’s Wave

Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.

If you’re a child of the ’80s, you may recall The Littlest Hobo, a charming Canadian television series airing on CTV starring, well, a dog. It’s a cult favourite and, … Continue reading Google Doodle? Meet The Littlest Hobo.

Don’t Blink: “We Eat With Our Eyes” – Chef Alison Iannarelli on the Value of Visuals in the Culinary World #VisualPeople

by Samantha Mehra This article appears as part of Visual People, a weekly Q&A series devoted to profiling visually in-tune folks who work in a diversity of industries (such as … Continue reading Don’t Blink: “We Eat With Our Eyes” – Chef Alison Iannarelli on the Value of Visuals in the Culinary World #VisualPeople

Visual Memo: Digital vs. Traditional – Part I – “All in Good Time”

As part of my freelance digital content writing work, I contribute to a Canadian media company based in Toronto: Moxy Planet Media. We’ve been working on a Digital vs. Traditional … Continue reading Visual Memo: Digital vs. Traditional – Part I – “All in Good Time”