Sampson McDougall

Sampson McDougall is the largest lawfirm in Sydney, so in order to tackle this project I brought a gang along. The new website at sampsonmcdougall.com features portraits of the lawyers, shot by Corey Katz, and a brand new logo, designed by Josh Adams.

The portraits are full of character, so there’s lots of white space to give them room to breathe. And the logo provided a solid foundation (not to mention colour scheme) for a minimal, modern design.

J. P. Cormier

“I didn’t write nothin’, I just held the pen,” says J. P. Cormier in response to fan adoration. You might say he can’t take a compliment. Then again, it’s probably his way of saying that his fans inspire him as much as he inspires them.

A multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with the ability to “make the brilliant appear effortless”, he’s been described as the quintessential Maritime musician, for his songs about love lost, towns disbanded, fishermen killed by their trade. But his music — played on every instrument imaginable, with a precision that seems impossible, let alone at such speeds — is also about joy, hope, and love that survives. He’s a “mountain of a man” who certainly contains multitudes.

J. P.’s new website was made by the collective known as 12 Eyes: Yours Truly, web; Josh Adams, design; and Darcy Campbell, content.

Governors Pub & Eatery

Governors’ new website includes updates to the design (with a little help from Josh at Mod Creative) and the functionality. The changes — it looks better and it’s easier to get around — basically mirror the recent renovations to the pub itself.

In addition to the restaurant, the traditional-style pub has live music throughout the week, including an Irish session every Wednesday and an “Afternoon Ceilidh” on Saturdays. A patio with a harbour-view, Guinness on tap, it’s no wonder Governors has become the destination of choice for IDEAS: Powered By Passion attendees to continue the conversation.