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Morton the Magician

A few years back, Curio had a blast illustrating a children’s book called Morton the Magician, written and published by the local magician, Sheldon Casavant. The book has become such a hit, that it has evolved into other interesting projects! Morton made his debut at the St. Albert Children’s Festival recently. Based on the main character we developed…

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Adapt MC

Adapt MC is an Edmonton-based management consulting firm. We originally worked with Esther on a brand for Steeves Advisory, and her company recently acquired another partner, Chris Hartman, and went through a name change. It was great to work with this company again to develop a logo and visual identity for their new business name, Adapt MC….

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Alyson Connolly

Alyson Connolly is a voice and public speaking coach, and we worked with her to develop a brand, print collateral and social media graphics. She specializes in customized programs focused on creating clarity & authority when speaking to an audience of 1 or 1000. Out of the concepts we presented to her, she selected the lion. This…

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Courage Gala 2015

 The Courage Gala is the most significant fundraising event of the year for the Glenrose Hospital Foundation. Curio has worked with this gala for a few years, developing invites, programs, signage and print collateral. Last year, we did a re-brand of the entire event.  The evening raises both funds and the awareness to improve and…

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Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

In early 2015, Curio finished a mega project for ABMI (Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute).  What is ABMI? From their website, an overview: From the boreal forest in the north to the grasslands in the south, the ABMI monitors the state of Alberta’s biodiversity. To do this, the ABMI employs a systematic grid of 1,656 site…

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Jazzfest 2014

We’re gearing up with new creative concepts for Jazzfest 2015, take a peek at the work that we created for the festival last year!

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The Pets of Curio

It’s been alot of pet talk around the studio, given we are currently working on a project that involves dogs in costumes and that Rachel has a new puppy!  We thought we’d do a post featuring all the awesome pets that have hung out at the Curio Studio over the past 12 years: Isis was…

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Color De Vino

Color de Vino is a family-run, boutique wine shop located in Mill Creek. In the summer of 2014, we had the exciting opportunity to work with them to create a brand from the ground up, and to design additional marketing collateral. Influenced by the hands-on nature of both the business and the products that they…

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Curio Inspirations

When we started searching for the new studio name and what the brand could look like, many inspiring images came through the research. We collected images and made mood board, sparking further discussion. Many of these inspirations came from old books, vintage tools, obscure objects and scientific diagrams. Sometimes we will use this info-gathering process…

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The Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research

The Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research is a not-for-profit that exists to improve child wellbeing. The Centre works closely with Alberta’s universities, the community, and the Government of Alberta. In the Fall of 2014, we had the opportunity to design three print pieces for them; their Annual Report, “The Centre’s Story,” and…

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Teaching at MacEwan

A great perk of teaching at MacEwan is collecting material for students to help inspire them and understand what is happening in the industry. I do this through showcasing illustrator process, instructing on printing techniques and profiling rebrands as a discussion piece in the classroom. I’d like to share a few of my resources with…

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Tuun Consulting

We worked with Tuun Consulting in Fall 2014 to create a new brand and marketing collateral. Tuun is a business that provides consultancy services for the mining industy. The name for the company, Tuun, is the Mayan word for stone. Using the meaning of the brand name as a basis, we created a logo that…

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