WHITE MOOSE

I commissioned this line of furniture to kick-start Fat Crow Design, Inc. in 2007 (here's a link to the White Moose website).  I was the creative director, working with other great designers in the likes of Joanna Goszczynski, Joel Harding, Mark Oswald and Kendel Vreeling.

I don't know if people realize how crazy it was for us to take on this project.  Within two months we went from literally a couple of sketches in a basement to exhibiting prototypes with printed catalogs in Las Vegas.

In addition to leading the crew and managing the details, I also designed the dining table, coffee table, hanging/mounted silhouette and collaborated with Joel on a room divider and coasters.  In 2012 I organized a pop-up exhibition of the line for 3 weeks in the historic McLeod Building in downtown Edmonton.  The photos you see here were taken during that time by Brock Kryton.

In 2013, the White Moose line became part of the Art Rental and Sales Gallery collection at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

 

ATB FINANCIAL

Early in 2012 I designed a chair through Fat Crow Design, Inc. for a photoshoot of ATB Financial's 50 or so executives.  The Cashman chair is named after Tony Cashman, a writer / historian from Edmonton.  The chair was fabricated by GC Custom Metal, and upholstered by Benchmark Upholstery.  The photo was graciously provided by Aminah Syed.  Contact me for access to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Cashman Chair.

Late in 2013, Fat Crow Design, Inc. was asked to design and build 3 tables / seat groupings for ATB Financial's new corporate office on the 21st Floor of the Telus building in Edmonton.  I was creative director (working on all 3 tables, but taking responsibility for the Mountain table), and I brought on Teng Chong (who mostly worked on the Prairie table) and Mike Buss (who mostly worked on the Hoodoos) to help with design.  Mike Lam Design, Inc. fabricated the Prairie table, Chris Kubash was the craftsman behind the Hoodoos, and GC Custom Metal along with Concrete Cat Inc. helped realize the Mountain table.

 

EXPLORATION

Early works from between 2004 and 2011.  Some were self-directed, others were to satisfy various courses I was enrolled in.  I made every one of them.