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Logo design—is it the world's second-oldest profession? It feels that way for me, after winning a logo design contest for the local cable station at 13 years old. The sad thing is that's what I liked to draw at that age - logos and fast cars. Sigh, just a design geek I guess...

Elder Moon

This recent logo is for a holistic healhcare professional recently returned to Peterborough
after running a successful collective clinic in Nova Scotia.

Dancing With The Docs

This logo was developed for Dancing With The Docs, a very successful,
Dancing With The Stars-inspired fundraising extravaganza for the PRHC Foundation.


big sky design developed this logo for the inaugural Artsweek in Peterborough in 2005. It's simplicity and vibrant colour have made it integral to the annual event ever since.


big sky design has developed several Artspace logos since 1987:
To coincide with their move out of the Market Hall to a smaller home on Hunter Street. (top)
To mark their re-emergence in their current exciting multi-use facility on Aylmer Street. (bottom)

bike recycle

big sky design worked with illustrator Jono Pye to create this grass-roots logo for Bikes Without Borders in Toronto. The Great Bike Recycle 'recycled' bikes for youth in St. James Town—a community that has been identified as one of 13 economically-deprived neighbourhoods within the city.

4th Line

This logo was part of a rebranding exercise for 4th Line Theatre in 1998, incorporating
a barn shape reminiscent of their old logo, along with a green 'spotlight' representing outdoor theatre. is the hub for everything that is going on in the area's vibrant arts, culture and sports scene. This logo has been raising the profile of this rapidly expanding website since 2007.

Square Snacks

Square Snacks are healthy, all-natural, raw food energy bars developed by a nutritionist. Awesome on bike rides. I love them. I've taken partial payment in bars on more than one occasion!


As James Allan Associates grew, the software company opted to change it's name to focus less on it's principal and more on it's products, and turned to big sky design for it's new logo and website.


The Kawartha Innovation Centre is an initiative developed by the Geomatics Department at Fleming College in Lindsay with community partners to create a 'geomatics hub' in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The logo expresses the Centre's mandate to provide a 'boost' to young geomatics professionals.

Dreams of Beans

When this popular Peterborough coffee shop changed owners there was a subtle name change from
Dreams and Beans to Dreams of Beans. The logo was introduced slowly to avoid further confusion among the regulars but is sufficiently different from the old logo to mark a clear new beginning. The logo was developed in two formats, stacked and horizontal, to accommodate it's use on everything from cups to the new storefront sign.


Rehab Network Professionals is a coalition of Registered Nurses who do rehabilitation and case management. The logo is designed to emphasize the advanced qualifications of the RNs.


The Emergency Paediatric Campaign provides assistance to families who have young children in hospital in the Peterborough area, much like similar programs at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto and in other large centers. big sky design created the original illustration and logo to reflect the compassion and peace of mind the program offers families in crisis.

Chasing THe Cheese

Specializing in gourmet cow, sheep and goat cheese, Chasing The Cheese is taking a light-hearted, grass-roots approach with their logo. big sky design also did their photography and website design.

Blue Gum Design

Blue Gum Design specializes in mid-century modern furniture that pays tribute to the innovative designs of renowned Trent University architect Ron Thom and his design team. big sky developed this logo as part of a marketing campaign that began with a retro-themed ad in atomic ranch magazine.


This logo uses Hugh MacMillan's actual signature to communicate approachability and trust.

Young's Point

"Jumping Jack" has become an identifiable stand-alone graphic element for
Young's Point Personal Training Services.


This logo, for the Trent Institute For The Study Of Popular Culture, appropriates a universal icon to capture the energy of the organization.