Owen Minns · Portfolio

This page presents samples of my work, and is a sample in its own right. There is a bias towards visual media and writing samples, but regardless of the task or medium, I aim for simplicity, stylization, and technical precision. Most examples are presented as images viewable in your browser (.png or .jpg) or in Portable Document Format (.pdf).

Sections of this page: Photographs, Drawn and Painted, Logos, Symbols and Graphics, Covers for CDs, Other Documents, Print Media and Posters, Written Reports, Proposals and Other Writing.

Photographs

This is a sample of the photographs I have taken, with various cameras. For travelogues, see these albums posted on Google Photos: UK Cornwall, 2014 (132 items); UK London, 2014 (79); CA Nova Scotia, 2013 (200); CA Prince Edward Island, 2012 (50); CA Newfoundland, 2010 (42); and CA Toronto, 2008 (89).

photo-mull-near-iona

photo-iona-abbey

photo-yorkshire

photo-fortune-teller

photo-shell-beach

photo-stone-dog

photo-cambridge-hallway

photo-vibrant-plant

photo-bee

photo-colourful-flowers

photo-spoon

photo-white-lake

photo-english-channel

photo-veranda

photo-stonehenge

photo-sunglasses

photo-shelf

photo-daisies

photo-fruit

photo-autumnal-maple-leaf

photo-ice-covered-branch

photo-toronto-evening-skyline

photo-frontenac-county-courthouse-kingston-ontario

photo-toronto-ttc-st-patrick-station

photo-maple-leaf-backlit-by-the-sun

photo-kitchen-in-warm-evening-light-2005-05

photo-accidentally-frozen-pitcher-water

photo-lake-ontario-in-winter-toronto-ontario

photo-lake-ontario-in-winter-toronto-ontario

photo-wedding-place-setting

photo-lake-ontario-in-winter-oakville-ontario

photo-grapefruit

photo-egg-shells

photo-bowl-of-cherries-in-water-left-to-sit

photo-travel-mug

photo-kitchen-still-life

photo-kitchen-still-life-re-re-visted.

photo-oakville-train-station-ontario

photo-parc-gatineau-ground-ice

photo-meal-preparations-2007-01

photo-the-owls-are-not-what-they-seem

photo-plastic-bottle-worldview

photo-boiling-water

photo-snowy-sunset

photo-snowy-storm-starts

photo-isabel-bader-theatre

photo-fire-hydrant

photo-bay-street

photo-tree-lights

photo-isabel-bader-theatre-coat

photo-snowy-box

photo-construction-crane

photo-toronto-cityscape

photo-york-university-residences

photo-osgoode-hall-law-school

photo-lunar-eclipse

photo-passy-gardens

photo-tree-branch

photo-fence-lichen

photo-upside-down-snail

photo-budding-maple

photo-budding-conifer

photo-dramatic-tree

photo-hawthorne-blossoms

Drawn and Painted

painted_xmas_monkey
(.jpg, 32kB)

inked_snowman
(.png, 16kB)

painted_scribble
(.png, 15kB)

painted_snowman
(.png, 31kB)

Logos, Symbols and Graphics

logo_commissions
(.pdf, 29kB)

logo_drugxpress
(.png, 4kB)

logo_gnutella
(local webpage)

logo_nojojump
(.png, 15kB)

Covers for Media

eddie-chambers-cd-ob
(.jpg, 32kB)

eddie-chambers-cd-re
(.jpg, 68kB)

Other Documents

amscard_inside
(.jpg, 40kB)

amscard_outside
(.jpg, 34kB)

booklet_drinking
(.pdf, 386kB)

businesscards
(.pdf, 25kB)

certificate_service
(.pdf, 65kB)

During the 1997-1998 academic year at Queen's, I was the Assistant Manager (Publishing) of the AMS Publishing & Copy Centre. As well as supporting a small team of other skilled graphic designers, I also had the opportunity to work with a number of clients, and I completed many graphic design and document production orders. Prior to that, I had earned an Editorial Board position at the Queen's Journal for my production work on the newspaper, where I overhauled the document template for the paper and facilited the training of section staff in online layout of the newspaper.

After this exposure to graphic design and document production, I have found that these skills are often still in high demand, and I have had much call to complete design projects, large and small.

executivethanks
(.png, 45kB)
Advert from the AMS Executive
to thank the Queen's Community.
(Horizontal tabloid half-page
for web newsprint.)

poster_copythis
(.jpg, 43kB)
A poster to promote reproduction
at the Publishing and Copy Centre.
(Horizontal letter copy bond
for photocopy duplication.)

platformreview
(.pdf, 101kB)
A print advert to review
our Executive election platform.

optoutsurvey
(.pdf, 27kB)
A print advert to solicit
student opinions.

insurance101b
(.png, 39kB)
A print advert.

amshealthdental
(.pdf, 37kB)
A print advert

poster_archiepowers
(.jpg, 59kB)
Posters to promote a
Queen's Players show.

Written Reports, Proposals and Other Writing

proposal_jducexpansion
(.pdf, 44kB)

remuneration2000-2001
(.pdf, 92kB)
First Appendix (.pdf, 12kB)
Second Appendix (.pdf, 11kB)

thumb-rule-of-recognition-in-canada-20070507r2
(.pdf, 80kB)
A brief sketch of HLA Hart's
rule of recognition in Canada.