2018

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Web design of the internal reporting solution for a minor government agency.

Wild Writers

I designed and developed an e-commerce website for the Wild Writers Literary Festival. Their new website was designed to look like their festival program, but thanks to its flexible back-end — with the ability to let attendees customize their own ticket bundles — it has vastly lowered the time spent on the festival’s administrative tasks. Full case study coming soon.

Every Home for Christ

A digital framework that allows EHC to quickly and easily deploy visually cohesive websites. Each website includes a custom e-commerce solution designed with the needs of a non-profit in mind. EHC is using these frameworks on their corporate site, their church partnership site, and their subsidiary’s outreach site. The framework is designed to easily change and grow over time. Read the case study.

BLP Law

I designed the brand identity and website for a boutique corporate and securities law firm in Toronto. The messaging is simple: legal issues are already complicated enough, and BLP Law wants to keep things simple.  The branding and black and white visual aesthetic is designed to match. Read the case study.

2017

Terraflow Geomatics

A bespoke website for a GIS firm that aims to de-mystify what they do, list all their data integrations and collection tools, and generate business with clear calls to action throughout. The project was such a success that I have been sub-contracted to do design work for this client’s clients!

Finding the Hope

I designed a new brand identity, with a comprehensive brand guide, for a major evangelism subsidiary of Every Home for Christ. Their new logo is multilingual in many languages — even languages with script-based characters. The new branding is in use on the Finding the Hope website. Case study coming soon.

CanDo Pro

Developed a striking new identity for use on business cards and trucks for a construction and renovation firm. The identity is unique, in that CanDo Pro is the umbrella organization for CanDo Pro Roofing, CanDo Pro Renovations, CanDo Pro Construction, and more. The new identity system flexibly adapts to all those needs. View the logo on Dribbble.

2016

The New Quarterly

The digital edition of one of Canada’s longest-running and most prestigious literary magazines. Readers can purchase subscriptions and swag, manage their existing subscriptions and read most of the magazines from The New Quarterly‘s rich history on one websiteTNQ‘s monthly visits have tripled since launch, and their digital subscribers now number in the thousands. Read the case study.

Risolv IT Solutions

A new brand identity and website designed to work cohesively and tell the story of a productivity-boosting IT company. After launching, the owner said: “We are now able to easily communicate who we are and what we do to as broad a base as possible.” Read the case study.

Unsung Sundays

A side project where I recommended several new records every week on a Tumblr blog. Once I outgrew Tumblr, I designed and developed a fancy magazine-like website for Unsung instead. As a result, the website’s traffic grew by 900%, major labels started emailing me every week, and I received an acquisition offer. Read the case study.

The Spark Initiative

I partnered with Christa Hesselink and BIC again to help them launch another Squarespace website focused on mentoring and financing Christian social entrepreneurs. Many students graduate from this program every year.

Dewart Gleason, LLP

Part of a team that designed and developed the mobile and tablet versions of Dewart Gleason’s website. (Check out their website, but make sure to resize your browser window if you’re using a traditional PC.)

2015

Christa Hesselink

I helped Christa Hesslink launch the website for her book, Life’s Great Dare. To keep costs low, the website was built with Squarespace and tweaked using their built-in CSS editor. Despite its humble origins, sales for Life’s Great Dare smashed Christa’s expectations. “Working with Nathan was a great experience,” Christa detailed. “His detailed, transparent and “get-er-done” approach was so appreciated!”

Forward Health

I designed and developed the first website for what was later voted one of Guelph’s best chiropractic practices in 2015.

Keith McLaren, CPA

A mobile-first responsive website for an accounting firm with a lot of personality. Their website has the personality to match. Read the case study.

Irene Szabo

A highly visual and interactive real estate website that included a bold colour scheme, video testimonials, and flashy stats on home sales. When it went live, Irene said it was the first website for her business she was ever happy with.

2014

ProMinent Fluid Controls

Over the course of two years, I helped the Canadian division of a large multinational industrial company get their story online. I developed a cohesive visual aesthetic that married ProMinent’s web and digital marketing efforts. Their Vice President said: “If you need a company to handle marketing, web and social networking challenges, call Wildfire.” Read the case study.

The Modern Producer

Designed the app for an iPad-exclusive music production magazine. With multiple story templates and a reader-first design, The Modern Producer was one of the finest reading experiences available on Apple’s Newsstand app. (Rest in peace.)