Working with Curio: Open Minds and Open Communication

Virtually everybody involved in design (clients and creatives) will have an idea of what they expect the final result to look like, and this vision will be coloured by each person’s experiences, preferences, and opinions. This is why, before Curio develops any design, we write a brief to keep everyone in check throughout the project.…

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Tools of the Trade

Digital printing techniques have become increasingly sophisticated, but the process still owes much to the handiwork that defines the craft. Tools of the Trade celebrates the tangible nature of the printed format, utilizing techniques that are both contemporary and traditional. A custom Black wrapper – printed in white ink, and sealed with a custom sticker –…

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Working with Curio: A Clear Approval Process

A good client is naturally very invested in the design process. When many people become invested, however, the process can become drawn-out, and the result can easily devolve to a diluted imitation of the original vision. To keep this from happening to you, we suggest establishing a clear approval process (i.e. having the ultimate decision-maker…

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Working with Curio: Project Timelines

Different clients have different projects, and different projects have different timelines. To a great extent, our success depends on being as respectful as possible of our clients’ time, and that means being as precise as possible with regards to scheduling. Early in the planning process, we will work with you to establish a realistic timeline…

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Working with Curio: Asset Requirements

Great design is the result of a million little things done right. Vector logo files. 300 dpi photography. Content that is approved and finalized. All of this may or may not be in your wheelhouse, and regardless, we’re happy to explain in further detail (or to work with your writers, designers, and photographers directly). If…

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Working with Curio: A Healthy Relationship

Whether we’re just getting to know you or we’ve gotten along famously for years, Curio wants to be a good friend to our client. To know what makes you unique and special. To be honest and dutiful. And to visually show the world how amazing you are. Of course, we realize it takes time to…

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Working with Curio

Over the years, we have worked on countless design projects. The Working with Curio booklet shares the tips we have learned along the way that help a project to be both successful and enjoyable for everyone involved. Whether you are new to collaborating with a design team or this is a familiar process, we’re so…

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Alberta Airshed Council Animation

The Alberta Airsheds Council is a government organization whose mandate is to monitor and improve the quality of air in the province. Part of their mandate also includes educating the public on the importance of their role. Curio assisted them with scripting and animating an educational video, aimed at elementary-aged children. It outlines what the…

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Royal Alberta Museum – Footprints

This project is a whimsical representation of Alberta animal species. The Royal Alberta museum commissioned Curio to create footprint illustrations of different animal footprints to run along the floor of the Children’s museum. We worked closely with the RAM team to develop sizing that is accurate to the paw print and stride of each animal.…

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Royal Alberta Museum – Trees & Grains

This project celebrates the tree and grain species in Alberta, Canada. The Royal Alberta Museum commissioned Curio to develop a series of tree and grain illustrations for the children’s museum. These illustrations are placed within an interactive exhibition where patrons can examine and touch a corresponding tree trunk or observe a tube of dried grains.

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Mosquito’s Wedding

Mosquito’s Wedding (All We Need Is Love), produced by Shumka Dance, is a new production inspired by a traditional Ukrainian folk song. The all-ages dance theatre production will feature a number of insect characters from various “regions” of Ukraine The theme of the production is poignant, being one of acceptance, diversity, and overcoming stereotypes. The…

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Transform Your City Mural

In partnership with Make Something Edmonton, Edmonton Public Library and the City of Edmonton, Curio was hired to develop a unique art installation in the downtown core. The Transform Your City Fence Installation represents how a small scale, tactile DIY intervention can contribute to beautifying a public space. We targeted the sidewalk opposite the fenced…

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