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Fun in the Snow

By James Caldwell | Published: December 9th, 2012

Usually my day is filled with similar strategy and branding issues for various companies. But things are slowing down as Christmas approaches even if the snow has yet to fall. For the last two years I have produced a children’s book for my nephew Nathan about the life and times of a snowflake. The first book was about the Life of a Snowflake, and the second dealt with his dreams. Now I am no illustrator but I do the best I can and I think that this year’s book and my third in the series turned out better than ever.

Fun in the Snow Book Excerp

Fun in the Snow Book Excerpt – Snowmen always seem friendly to me.

Strategically speaking

By James Caldwell | Published: May 16th, 2012

I was asked the other day about strategy and what that meant for client engagements. Obviously an open ended question, with few parameters. There was no use case study to help construct a foundation nor was there any sense of timeline for this imaginary engagement. So I gave my best response at the time but I have been thinking about ever since.

A layout and design critique

By James Caldwell | Published: April 27th, 2012

I have never included anyone else’s thoughts on 418QE before but after reading my very good friend and mentor Keith Branscombe’s rant, I could hardly resist. I asked him if I could publish it. His ‘rant’ makes some obviously valid points and it is certainly food for thought – enjoy!

Charter Clip Art

Charter Clip Art

“nationals” it is!

By James Caldwell | Published: March 13th, 2012

Showchoir Canada were interested in a name change for their event. 2011 was their inaugural year and they learned a lot from their experience. Show Choir management were surer of themselves and certain of some changes they needed for 2012.

Nationals, final logo

Nationals, final logo

My Dream Time

By James Caldwell | Published: December 2nd, 2011

Well it’s that time of year again and even if the snow hasn’t fallen, Christmas is around the corner. Last year and around this time I made a children’s book for my nephew Nathan about the life of a snowflake. This was the first time I ever attempted to make a book of this type. Influenced by a friend and motivated by my love for my nephew I spent a few weeks coming up with an idea for a series of books. This year I continue the snowflake series.

Dreamtime Book Excerpt

Dreamtime Book Excerpt – This is where it gets strange...

Question what you ask

By James Caldwell | Published: October 20th, 2011

In life we ask questions to elicit information we need. But the questions we ask may not motivate people to deeply reflect, or inspire a careful response. The idea of exchanging information through questions and answers is something that we take for granted. We don’t always think if the question is the right one or if the answer needs more thought. It is unfortunate because great questions can be the inspiration for groundbreaking or alternative solutions, especially in design.

Questions Issues

Questions Issues

Show Choir Canada’s Glee

By James Caldwell | Published: May 3rd, 2011

Show Choir Canada’s mission is to play a vital role in the development and support of show choirs in Canada by creating opportunities, including live competition-format presentations, that inspire youth participants to not only work together through song and dance to achieve a common goal of excellence but also grow and develop as individuals while sharing in the creative process.