Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2016

site design / development

Responsive website for the fifth annual Vancouver Art/Book Fair.

This year's back-to-basics site incorportated ajax page transitions and an Easter egg-laden homepage.

Identity by Pete Florentini.

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Kite Studios


Identity for a Vancouver design, construction and woodworking studio.

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Swarm 16

identity / site design / development

Identity, transit shelters, printed gallery guide and responsive one-page website for the 16th annual Swarm festival, taking place in September of 2015.

Swarm is a 2-night event that marks the launch of Vancouver's artist-run centre programming season. The site's event feed is pulled from hashtagged social media, hence the # in the identity.

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Scenery Theme

Scenery Theme

Wordpress theme design / dev

Scenery is a clean, simple and scenic WordPress portfolio theme suited for artists, designers, filmmakers and writers. It was created as a solution to the lack of dead-simple, lightweight portfolio themes on the market.

This theme is currently not publicly available, but you can learn more about its features here.

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Vancouver Art/Book Fair 2015

site design / development

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

This year's site was completely re-built from the ground up, resulting in fully responsive SVG interface elements, better scrolling interaction, subtle javascript flourishes, and providing a more user-friendly administrative backend.

Identity by Pete Florentini.

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Capture Photography Festival

Capture Photography Festival

Identity / art direction / site design

Rebrand/art direction for Vancouver's international Capture Photography Festival.

We refined Capture's identity for 2015 by focusing on a simple blue and white colour palette. By removing images from the majority of the print collateral we focused on promoting brand recognition, and instead utilized the artists' names as a graphic strategy.

Creative direction/production by Assembly Digital.

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Digital illustration

Personal type exploration project, for the love of carbs.

Email if you're intersted in a print.

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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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Heard About A Place One Day

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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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 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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Don't Stop the Dance

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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"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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who needs content? [.com]

social media somethingorother

A whim project. Just share it already.

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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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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 Scarves

scarf design

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

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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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Sex Guy

digital illustration

Sex Guy online banner graphic for The Vancouver Observer.

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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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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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album cover

Album cover illustration and typesetting for Payday Millionaire.

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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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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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Self Portrait as Twins

graphite illustration

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

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self portrait


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

In addition to having red hair, she holds a Bachelor of Media Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and is a regular volunteer instructor with Women Who Code NYC and Ladies Learning Code (Canada). She is also a founding member of two artist collectives, Norma and Weekend Leisure, and will DJ karaoke upon special request. She can often be found drinking white wine in a Pantsuit or blogging about her sweatpants.


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


  • HTML5, LESS/Sass, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Git
  • Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro
  • Prototyping, 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, UBC Sauder School of Business, MONETCRISTO Magazine, Capture Photography Festival, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver Art/Book Fair, Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres