Circle is pleased to play a role in the launch of Concordia’s largest fundraising campaign to date… unveiling a drive to raise $45 Million for a new world-class health and fitness centre in the north-east corner of Winnipeg. The campaign went public last Friday, at Concordia Foundation’s 30th Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner.
Circle was engaged to design an identity for the state-of-the-art facility, as well as to create marketing tools (literature, exhibit, etc.) and a website for the initiative. Learn more about this exciting project here.
Images (top down) – The Concordia Health & Fitness Centre identity designed by Circle. Conceptual renderings by LM Architectural Group of the exterior, lobby atria, and gym areas. The website design features a “responsive” interface designed to optimize user experience based on the specific viewing device being used.
Circle has recently completed the design of a trade exhibit display and a suite of marketing tools (presentation folder, a capabilities brochure, and a library of technical literature) for the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre (OIC). This work built on the branding and website developed a year ago.
The OIC is conveniently located in Winnipeg, Canada (the geographic center of North America). OIC’s facilities are situated in the Concordia Hip & Knee Institute. With their team of technologists, engineers, and scientists, they offer a unique combination of testing capabilities and scientific expertise. The OIC supports the medical device industry with product development services, product testing and validation capabilities, clinical research, and small-scale additive manufacturing.
The Circle team is proud to congratulate our designer colleague Adrian J.K. Shum, CGD, who has just taken on the mantle of President of GDC Manitoba (see a listing of other GDC Chapter executive members across Canada here).
Founded in 1956, the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC ) is Canada’s national certification body for graphic and communication designers, establishing professional standards and actively regulating professional conduct. The GDC is a member-based organization of design professionals, educators, administrators, students and affiliates in communications, marketing, media and design-related fields. The GDC’s members come together to network, grow professionally, mentor each other, show off their work, and enjoy professional fellowship and camaraderie.
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website we recently designed for long-time Circle client, the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre (MHRC). The new website represents the first phase of an overall corporate communications and marketing update that Circle has been engaged to assist with.
MHRC is a world leader in power system simulation and applied services, creating advanced technologies and applied solutions for the power systems industry. The new website features the broad range of products and services offered by MHRC, and introduces a new colour-coordinated “brand palette” for the company’s marketing collateral. (Website design by Circle; code development by Visual Lizard).
Images: a sampling of the new Manitoba HVDC Research Centre website; an alternate view of the new website as it appears on a tablet device.
It’s the final day of Movember! Congratulations to all the Mo Bros and Mo Sistas who’ve supported this year’s campaign. Total funds raised for this year’s Movember campaign exceed $102,711,000 — with Canada once again leading “donations by nation” with a whopping $32,611,833+ !!!
We’re very pleased to report that the 4-man, GDC Manitoba Movember team (comprised of Adrian J.K. Shum, Robert L. Peters, Evan Kuz, and Kirk Warren) raised over $2500! http://ca.movember.com/team/633289 — thanks again for all of your support!
Images (top to bottom): 3 out of 4 members of the GDC Manitoba Movember Team (from left to right – Evan Kuz, Kirk Warren, Adrian Shum); Carisa Romans (Sugarcrumb Confections) our Mo’Sista who showed her support by baking the team “tasteful” moustaches; the gents behind their edible ‘staches; and a composite of “past ‘staches” from Robert L. Peters (who happened to be in Europe on the final day when the other team members gathered for the end-of-Movember lunch).
Yesterday evening, Adrian J.K. Shum gave a presentation at GDC Manitoba’s Pecha Kucha Night Winnipeg – Volume 12. Adrian’s presentation was about Kyokushin Karate, and featured a live demonstration with students from the Guardian Dojo, culminating in a Tameshiwari (breaking) demonstration.
In addition to being a Senior Designer at Circle, Adrian is also actively involved with the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), and is the current Manitoba Chapter Vice President and National Representative. Adrian recently also assumed ownership and operations for Guardian Dojo – Kyokushin Karate Canada, where he began his Kyokushin training not long after entering into the design industry.
A video (posted to Facebook via Jeope Wolfe) of his Pecha Kucha Night Winnipeg – Volume 12 presentation has been embedded below (sorry, it’s Flash)…
Images (top to bottom): Adrian meditating before the Tameshiwari (breaking) demonstration, performing a Yoko Geri (side kick – photo via Oliver Oike), embedded Flash video of the presentation (via Jeope Wolfe).
On 9 October 2012, Circle’s founder/principal, Robert L. Peters, had the privilege to present Walter Jungkind (Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and Icograda President 1974-1977) with the Icograda Achievement Award at an evening event in Edmonton organized in his honour by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada / Alberta North Chapter.
Created in 2001, the Icograda Achievement Award honours an outstanding career. The Award may be presented to an individual or a team in recognition of outstanding and consistent achievement in the practice, education, or promotion of communication design. Recipients receive a signed certificate and an engraved trophy.
Read more about the award and Walter Jungkind via Icograda here and the GDC here.
We’re very pleased to announce the launch of a new website for Seccuris — seccuris.com/ Circle recently completed a “brand refresh” for Seccuris, along with input to their strategic marketing planning, the development of key messaging, updating of visual assets, and design of a suite of marketing / communication literature.
Images (top to bottom): the new Seccuris website, and the Seccuris “Context” newsletter.
We recently designed a “welcome” sign for the reception area of the West Central Women’s Resource Centre—a community-based initiative in the ethnically diverse West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. The sign incorporates 20 of the most common languages used by the centre’s constituents (Canada offers a remarkably multicultural milieu).
Earlier, Circle designed the West Central Women’s Resource Centre’s new graphic identity, stationery, interior and exterior signage, and various promotional materials.
Image: the multilingual “Welcome” we designed for WCWRC.