city of oshawa: development insider

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The Brief

The City of Oshawa was ready to produce the 2012 edition of their award-winning brochure. The city is in the midst of an exciting economic transformation, with many sectors maturing at the same time.

The Concept

I worked closely with a graphic designer to ensure the copy suited the new design, bringing the “mosaic” theme into proper focus.

evergreen brick works: green design exhibit

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The Challenge

This exhibit attempts to explain to a general audience the elements of adaptive re-use and engineering that went into making Evergreen Brick Works, including the LEED Platinum Centre For Green Cities building.

The Solution

The project involved a close collaboration between the writer (me!), artists, graphic designers and sustainability gurus.

Using careful wordsmithing, diagrams, photography and illustration, we created wall-sized panels that flank the main floor hallway at Evergreen Brick Works.

Read more about the exhibit on the Evergreen Brick Works website.

the story of evergreen brick works

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The Challenge

Evergreen needed to tell the story of how their organization transformed Evergreen Brick Works from a wild idea to a world-class environmental education centre.

The Solution

I worked closely with a film-maker to research and interview key members of the project from philanthropists to architects to staff. I then transcribed all interviews, created the outline, and then co-wrote the final report with Evergreen’s Seana Irvine.

To watch the six videos, click here.

For a copy of this report, please write to me: hello@erinelliott.ca and I will send you the PDF.