Alberta Driver Guides

Alberta Driver Guides



Series of three handbooks for new Alberta drivers
Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates



Website for Energy and Environment Solutions
Creating a Future for Alberta's Historic Places

Creating a Future for Alberta's Historic Places



A series of handbooks created to assist communities with preserving their local history
Laurel's on Whyte

Laurel's on Whyte



Rebrand of an established flower and curiosity shop
Fox Flight Inc.

Fox Flight Inc.



Complete rebrand of an established air ambulance company
CBM Lawyers

CBM Lawyers



Complete rebrand of a well-established boutique law firm
Around the Kitchen Table

Around the Kitchen Table



A coffee-table book celebrating the 25th anniversary of HIV Edmonton
RGE RD -  untamed cuisine

RGE RD - untamed cuisine



Branding development for an upscale restaurant inspired by a series of community dining experiences
CMLTA

CMLTA



Complete rebrand of the regulatory body for MLTs employed in Alberta
Energy and Environment Solutions Annual Reports

Energy and Environment Solutions Annual Reports



Annual reports on progress towards helping Alberta be a leader in sustainable energy production
PM4+ Solutions Map

PM4+ Solutions Map



Workflow visualization of PCL’s internal project management system
Yellow Canary Safety

Yellow Canary Safety



Naming and logo design for a worksite safety and training services company
Jobber

Jobber



Branding of business software developed for onsite service companies
Invest in Alberta’s Tourism

Invest in Alberta’s Tourism



Marketing collateral promoting the province as a world-class tourism destination
Birkholz Homes

Birkholz Homes



Logo for a luxury custom home builder
Between the Lines (BTL) & FUEL

Between the Lines (BTL) & FUEL



Quarterly magazines for ATCO employees

Plumbheavy Design

Plumbheavy has been providing exceptional creative and graphic design services to Edmonton and area public and private sectors since 2000. We specialize in identity work, print design, websites and illustration. Our studio is a collaboration of passionate designers with complementary skills and diverse industry experience. Our philosophy is Design with Reason. It is how we work and why we work. What's your reason?

Tara Langlois

Tara Langlois

Art Director, Owner

Tara accidentally started Plumbheavy in 2000 when her freelance work became more than she could manage (which is a lot!). Passionate about great design and uncompromising about quality, not much has changed since those days. She still has her hands in all the cookie jars and to this day takes an active role in most work the studio produces.

Bernie E. Roessler

Bernie E. Roessler

Creative Director, Owner

Bernie has been bringing the yang to Plumbheavy since 2002 when he stopped working for “the man” and became “the man”. (Ironically, he is the only man currently on staff). His energy and eccentricity have become synonymous with the company culture through the years. Bernie stays busy maintaining client relationships while keeping the creative team charged.

Marilyn MacDonald

Marilyn MacDonald

Designer

You can call her tenacious, curious, and earnest, but just don’t call her ordinary. Marilyn is an energetic designer with a ton of innovative ideas and the skills to bring a project together beautifully. Her approach to design challenges is guaranteed to put a unique spin on every project she touches.

Erin Lindquist

Erin Lindquist

Production Designer

Erin once admitted to having a habit of “constantly rearranging everything in her house”. It wasn’t surprising as she is always seeking a fresh perspective and never settles for the status-quo. These qualities combined with her “get-it-done” attitude make her a perfect fit for the team.

What we're good at

Beyond building good relationships with a variety of great clients, we also have a talent for the following:

branding
Identity Work

Logos and stationery
Identity guidelines
Conference packages
Special events themes

print
Print Design

Annual reports
Magazines
Marketing collateral
Handbooks and manuals
Information graphics

web
Websites

Design and development
WordPress integration
eNewsletters
eCommerce

illustration
Illustration

Traditional and digital
Picture books

environmental
Environmental

Tradeshow displays
Signage
Wayfinding
Outdoor graphics

Ramblings of a plumb

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Working together

The two partners of Plumbheavy, Bernie Roessler and Tara Langlois were two of a few individuals interviewed for a story that ran in February’s edition of Avenue Magazine. Check out the full story.

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Info Design 2014

Our Creative Director, Bernie Roessler will be speaking at the Info Design 2014 conference in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. His talk will reflect on the business of design from his last 13 years.

http://www.infodesignudlap.com/

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Logos, Wordmarks, Icons

Maybe it’s because I’m a designer, but I tend/need to think of things in a hierarchy. When I explain to clients our process for creating a new identity and specifically a logo I try and break the pieces down into individual components so things can be understood in isolation. Then, once understood we can talk about the assemble those pieces into their order.

Why is this useful? Well there seems to be quite a bit of confusion from clients as to what the taxonomy of an logo is. Am I getting an icon or a graphic? What’s a wordmark? Is a tagline part of my logo?

So here’s a diagram of how I like to think about an logo.

 

Holiday cards

Holiday Cards are here!

Have you been a good client this year? Well even if you haven’t you can still pick up your very own set of Plumbheavy holiday cards. Drop us a line and we’ll make sure to get them to you in time to use them this year!

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Flashback Friday 2

Continuing with our flashback at gone-but-not-forgotten work, is a postcard series created for FinalEyes Communications, a company of writers, editors, and business communicators. …read more