Eri Ishii Artist

Freelance Graphic Designer and Web Developer

January 2015
Eri Ishii is a former studiomate of mine who has become a very close friend over the years. In 2014, after learning about front-end web development, I was eager to put my skills into practice. Previously, Eri had a site that was developed using Flash, and was now realizing the need to update her site to be mobile friendly, and also refresh her brand.

With a minimal and modern brand, highlighting the playful and modern (pink colour) approach to what might look on the surface to be more traditional (serif typeface) landscape and figurative work. The gradient values of the wordmark bring attention to the process and feel of her work, that being the delicately applied layers of paint building rich and textured pieces.

The website design has been an evolving and collaborative process between Eri and myself. Receiving and interpreting feedback from her admirers and clients, has pushed us to better understand the users and their needs.   

More Experience

Fine Art
Abstract Painter & Printmaker
September 2008 – January 2011
Vancouver English Centre
In-house graphic designer and web developer
May 2015 – August 2016
Freelance Art Director and Designer
DEC 2016
Medicine Hat College
Visual Communications Student
2004 – 2007
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Interaction Design Essentials Student
October 2013 – March 2014
Push Pull Cafe
Freelance Graphic Designer
Jan 2017
Freelance Graphic Designer
July 2013
Kaldor Brand Strategy & Design
Graphic Designer
October 2014 – February 2015
Guoman Liao Photographer
Freelance Graphic Designer and Web Developer
April 2015