December 10, 2013
My good friend and 'designer extraordinaire', Robert L. Peters, was recently recognized for his lifetime contribution to the design profession. Rob was presented with the elite award during a 50th anniversary reception for Icograda on November 17 in Montreal during 'Montréal International and Mission Design'. Icograda is the world body for professional communication design.
Rob co-founded Circle Design in 1976 and since then, he has tirelessly created and designed phenomenal work. I am proud to have had Rob and his team design all of my own identity and communication materials starting even before I launched my photography business in 1996. His elegant designs have surely contributed to my own success.
I invite you to browse the CIRCLE website to witness some of his amazing accomplishments to date, including many stunning postage stamps!
The award could not have been given to a more deserving individual. Bravo Rob!
November 29, 2012
Donovan Bergman, Customer Representative with Friesens, presented publisher Jamis Paulson and myself yesterday with a plaque commemorating the PIA Award received earlier this summer for the printing of the book ‘Prairie and Beyond’. The book placed third in the category ‘art books’ among thousands of entries submitted from across North America in the 2012 annual Premier Print Award Competition. It's a wonderful tribute to the quality and workmanship exhibited by the collaboration of an artist (yours truly), a publisher (Turnstone Press) and a printer (Friesens). The plaque will be proudly displayed at The Canadian Gallery.
"The Premier Print Award goes to those firms who demonstrate a unique ability to create visual masterpieces. Chosen from thousands of entries, each represents the unique partnership between designer and printer, need and creativity, technology and craft".
October 17, 2011
The 2011 Friesens Engagement Calendar has won a 'PIA Award of Recognition' in the category 'Diaries and Desk Calendars'. I am honored to have been the featured artist in the current edition of Friesens Engagement Calendar. The prestigious calendar, elegantly designed by Jef Burnard, showcases more than 50 of my nature images. Over the years, Friesens has masterfully printed many of the projects that I have been involved with through various publishers, including my last four coffee table books.