221A

site design / development

Responsive website redesign/build for Vancouver Artist Run Centre 221A.

Though visually quite similar to 221A's previous site, this new iteration boasts a completely reworked administrative backend, allowing content to be easily added and cross-referenced.

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Swarm 15

site design / development

Responsive website for 15th annual arts event.

Swarm is Vancouver's launch of the Artist Run Centre (ARC) programming season. Fearing the multi-day event had merely become a party in recent years, the site's purpose was to remind the public of the importance of ARCs, and the significant impact they have on the cultural ecology in Canada and around the world.

Swarm identity by Jaz Halloran.

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Nokomis Craft Ales

Heard About a Place One Day

Publication design

Cover design and typesetting for limited-edition artist publication by Devon Knowles, accompanying the Properites exhibition at the Western Front gallery.

Images courtesy of Or Gallery.

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River Market

site design / development

Responsive website for New Westminster's riverside oasis, River Market.

The third iteration of their site required brighter visuals, smarter information architecture, and redeveloping the backend to consolidate content and administrative tasks. The finished product makes finding info a snap, and takes full advantage of the fun, cheerful colour palette.

Co-developed with Blue Lime Media.

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Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2014

site design / development

Responsive one-page website for the third annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair.

This year's site was simply a re-skin of the 2013 frame, with added navigation functionality in the ever-expanding Program section, and more efficient administrative features.

Identity by Pete Florentini.

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Nokomis Craft Ales

Nokomis Craft Ales

Identity

Identity for Saskatchewan brewery Nokomis Craft Ales.

The branding draws inspiration from Canada Parks Board signage, topographic area maps, recreation and local folklore.

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Nokomis Craft Ales

Don't Stop the Dance

Poster & Site Design / Development

Identity and website for the Or Gallery's 2014 danceathon fundraiser, Don't Stop the Dance.

Contrasting vector lines with scanned brush strokes, the poster was designed to take advantage of a two-colour Risograph print process.

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Blind Tiger Comedy

Identity & Site Design / Development

A logo and website for a brand-new Vancouver comedy school. All-seeing, un-seeing and fierce, all at once! "You're gonna hear it roar!" - Katy Perry

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Assembly Digital

Brand Identity

It's a sawhorse! It's a swingset! It's a logo! This punchy identity was inspired by running shoes and watermelons, and encourages endless power-clashing colour combinations.

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The Lonely End of the Rink

Book Illustrations

10 interior illustrations for Grant Lawrence's second book, The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie. Ink on paper with digital halftone. Published by Douglas & McIntyre.

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Studio Scenery

identity design / site

Brand identity for soon-to-be-launched project studio.

Combining the scenic symbols of a cloud, rainbow, waterfall and reflective sea with a pencil, this logo suggests that creativity is born out of our surroundings. Can you believe it?!

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Wild Rice

site design / development

Responsive website for local Asian-fusion restaurant, Wild Rice.

Wild Rice needed a website to match their newly-updated identity, highlight their farm-to-table philosophy, and clearly identify their two separate locations (although they have since closed the Vancouver restaurant).

The solution rested in a punchy, bright design to emphasize their slogan, "fun fresh flavours", while still keeping focus on their beautiful dishes and restaurant interiors.

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Homeworking

homeworking.christynyiri.com

"Ten feet from closet to computer: a freelancer's life & style blog."

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Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2013

site design / development

Responsive one-page website for the second annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair.

Custom built from the ground up, the challenge was to create a Wordpress theme for content that was constantly evolving. The final incarnation manages to be word-heavy, yet punchy, image-rich and easy to navigate.

Identity by Pete Florentini.

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ora-web

Ora Bags Site

site design / development

Design update for Ora Bags' website and online shop.

Due to time and budget constraints, we bypassed responsiveness and chose to instead focus on creating a clear sales-focused homepage with large imagery and fresh splashes of colour.

The refreshed shop is simply a default Big Cartel theme skinned with Ora's header and footer, allowing the goods to be the star attraction.

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Wasserman + Partners

site design / development

Responsive website for (and produced at) Vancouver agency Wasserman + Partners Advertising.

Long overdue for a makeover, I revived W+P's web presence for 2013. The new site is optimized for any mobile device, and also got a CMS overhaul, making administration a breeze. (Also.)

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Preventable.ca

art direction

Website for the non-profit group The Community Against Preventable Injuries.

Preventable needed a bold, in-your-face online presence to grab people's attention. The straightforward, persuasive content and strong contrasting colours accomplish this mission.

Produced at Wasserman + Partners Advertising.

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Groove is in the Art

Fundraiser creative

Identity, flyers and custom web graphics for Access Gallery's 2012 annual live-auction fundraising event.

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MONTECRISTO Magazine

site design

Responsive website revamp for upscale lifestyle mag MONTECRISTO Magazine.

Winner of Best Online Magazine, 2014 Western Magazine Awards.

The mandate was to keep a minimal, artisanal feel across all platforms so as to let the content do the talking, and to encourage social media sharing to bring their world-class brand to the interwebs.

Developed by Assembly Digital.

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totebag

221A Totebag

totebag design

Custom design for 221A gallery's first edition of totebags, two-colour screen printed on blue cotton.

The lyrics are non-lexical vocables from the Sound Choice Karaoke version of "No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature" by The Guess Who.

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Kino für Kinder

site design / development

Responsive website for a travelling series of international artists' films for children.

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dmal

MagScene on Main

site design / development

Website for the Magazine Association of BC's annual Vancouver event. Mandatories included online ticket sales, an interactive event schedule map, and a media gallery.

The site inspiration was culled from Jaz Halloran's initial event identity and poster design.

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Lately...

Some recent projects I've made

Material Arrangement →
Participation in a group art exhibition at 221A Artist Run Centre, Vancouver. Each artist also designed an accompanying publication poster and text for OCW Magazine. pics

Public Access: 1999 & Beyond →
Curatorial endeavour with Weekend Leisure at Helen/Pitt Projects, resulting in a half-hour public access television show aired on Novus TV. I designed and developed the site, as well as designed a 136-page exhibition catalogue.

Crowmotion →
Design and development of online portfolio for UK-based motion graphics studio.

giants-site

GIANTS Comedy

site design / development

Website for a Vancouver comedy series presented with The Cultch. The GIANTS identity was a collaboration with Mark Stuckert.

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svf

STEEL VIPER FORCE

executive producer /
production designer
identity / titles / site

A Vancouver-based action feature film. Hold on to your asses... and your dicks.

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hb

Hip.Bang! Improv

Identity design

Identity and promotional materials for Vancouver improv comedy group.

Wordmark includes hand-lettered custom text. To create visual impact for their tour promotions, three colourways of posters and flyers were provided for each of three separate festivals in North America.

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pantsuits

Pantsuits!

video series / co-creator
identity / titles / site

A comedic video series for career women, by career women. Created with and co-starring Amber Daniels.

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whoneeds

Who needs content? [.com]

social media somethingorother

A whim project. Just share it already.

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icons

Unemployment Icon Set

icon design

Alternately titled "Freelancer's Icon Set", this is a series of icons for the working homebody.

I started making graphics for my new business card but gradually became more and more inspired by my job situation and sweatpants.

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adventures1

Adventures in Solitude

book illustrations

29 interior illustrations for Grant Lawrence's award-winning debut book, Adventures in Solitude. Ink on paper with digital halftone. Published by Harbour Publishing.

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norma

Norma Scarves

scarf design

Scarves created for a performance by the Norma artist collective. Produced with Artspeak Gallery.

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karaoke

Weekend Leisure Karaoke

fun times

We've KJ'd for several groups and events including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Olympics, PuSh Fest, Fringe and the Jazz Fest, as well as events in Seattle and Portland.

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sexguy

Sex Guy

digital illustration

Sex Guy online banner graphic for The Vancouver Observer.

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grant

Grant Lawrence

site design / development

Site for CBC broadcaster Grant Lawrence.

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twins

Self Portrait as Conjoined Twins I

graphite illustration

Series of five drawings for a group drawing exhibition at Nouvelle Nouvelle, Vancouver. Curated by Lief Hall.

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number

A Number of Things

book illustrations

13 illustrations for A Number of Things, a colouring book by artist Micah Lexier. Ink on paper. Published by Artspeak Gallery.

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mw08

Music Waste Poster

poster illustration

A 2-colour poster for the 2008 Music Waste festival. Perhaps this poster is somewhat old, but I still really like it.

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cheque

cheque-to-cheque

album cover

Album cover illustration and typesetting for Payday Millionaire.

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twin-full

Self Portrait as Conjoined Twins II

graphite illustration

Drawing for the group exhibition 1001 at Lucky's Comics, Vancouver. Curated by Francesca Bennett.

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wl

Weekend Leisure

art collective / active member

Weekend Leisure is a 3-person video/art/comedy/karaoke collective. We make lots of videos, which you can find through our site.

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twins2

Self Portrait as Twins

graphite illustration

Personal work exploring the idea of myself and family as twins.

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Filters
self portrait

About

Christy Nyiri is an independent art director, designer and developer who makes websites, designs, drawings and the sporadic wedding cake in Vancouver and Toronto.

In addition to having red hair, she holds a Bachelor of Media Arts from Emily Carr University and regularly mentors with Ladies Learning Code. She is also a founding member of two artist collectives, Norma and Weekend Leisure, and DJs karaoke most Mondays. Sometimes she wears a Pantsuit or blogs about working from home.

Services

  • Art direction
  • Identity & branding
  • Interaction & communication design
  • Front-end development
  • Illustration

Tools

  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Git
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro
  • Responsive & mobile first development, cross-browser compatibility & SEO optimization
  • Wordpress, Tumblr, Indexhibit, Shopify & Big Cartel CMS front-end development

Select Clients

SunRype, Vancity, London Drugs, ICBC, Granville Island Brewing, Wasserman & Partners Advertising, Sauder School of Business, River Market, Grant Lawrence, Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Or Gallery, Project Space, 221A Artist Run Centre

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