I do all kinds of stuff

Making ordinary awesome.

Clients can expect a people-centred approach that considers the multiple dimensions to the organization or project, and that leverages opportunities to turn ordinary into awesome. The results are outstanding creative work: pieces that are not only beautiful and humane, but that are also valuable tools, crafted to client needs for social, environmental, and marketing impact.

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Ticklebelly Hill

Challenge: Develop a branding idea for a rural wedding venue that is neither rustic, nor rural, nor about weddings…per se.

History:

Ticklebelly Hill owners Craig and Sarah Conley had a dream of turning the beautiful, 150-year-old barn …

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Fresh Community Face.

Challenge: Develop a community’s visual identity without the trappings of a commercial brand.

History:

St. Croix Vineyard Church wanted to develop some print collateral, both for new members to find out about them, and for recent attenders …

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Jordan’s Resume Rebrand.

Challenge: Repackage Jordan’s carpentry and construction experience into management material.

History:

After over ten years in carpentry and construction, Jordan was considering new employment options and looking at further education. He wanted to present his professional history …

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Still no “i”, but several fresh icons.

Challenge: Develop a system of icons and value propositions that complement the website and reach Kim’s audience.

History:

WorshipTeam.com owner Kim Gentes contacted me about a full-page print ad for his online service with an immediate deadline. …

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A School for the Arts in St. Stephen

Challenge: Develop campaign collateral for a vision in progress, based around a building in extreme disrepair.

History:

St. Stephen’s University owned a circa 1875 mansion built by William Frederick Todd, former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick (1923-1928). The …

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Making a Logo into an Identity

Challenge: Turn a previously-designed web logo into full identity print package.

History:

St. Stephen’s University had just gone through a small-scale branding exercise with another web design agency who produced an expensive vector graphic and a few …

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Nine Years of News

Challenge: Move an older desktop method of producing communications into an outsourced printing model. Turn an erratic journal-style communication tool into a communication method that connects supporters regularly.

History:

Until 2002, St. Stephen’s University had produced 100% …

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“Tidepool” Booklets Series

Challenge: develop a broad-appeal resource that demonstrates a non-profit’s social value and expertise.

History:

Working with non-/social-profits requires a great deal of time and effort in seeking, developing and maintaining the contributions and support of others, many …

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Fast Forward Foreword

Challenge: Write a foreword to an undergraduate-level, Art History resource that does justice to a year of Patricia’s work. You have 24-hours.

History:

Patricia asked me to write a foreword to her guide to the Galleries and …

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Improv: Tribute to Nathan.

Friend Jonathan Baker and I did two hours of musical improvisation based on a few themes. The music was part of a community gathering in remembrance of  our friend, Nathan Alberts.

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About

Matt Frise is a design and communications freelancer with nine years experience in branding, print, and social media for higher education, small business, social-profits and bright-idea-start-ups.