NANAIMO Posts

"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"

In Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.

“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.”

In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway is a collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design. Join her in "designing personal sustainability" as she talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself. 



Shining a spotlight on PechaKucha Nanaimo whose Vol. 2 event poster that pays homage to the city's rich heritage. We liked this intricate design so much, we put it on our official PechaKucha Poster tumblr! Click through to see all the other amazing poster designs we are constantly adding to it. Be inspired to design one for YOUR city's PechaKucha! 




An imaginative poster was made from Nanaimo's 1st PechaKucha Night which was held just a few days ago. Here's some food for thought: Take Nanaimos lead and consider designing a poster for your city's next instalment of PechaKucha Night. Need some inspiration? Just visit our Official PechaKucha Night Poster Tumblr!