About me

I am a Graphic Designer with more than six years of experience in a Communications role. I am creative and passionate about design, accessibility and interested in helping people communicate through the web, video and photography.

Get in Touch

I am looking for new projects and employment opportunities and I would love to hear from you. Send me an email – stuartlawler@gmail.com

Denise Cruz

This site showcases the academic projects of Denise Cruz, whose work relates to fashion, gender and sexuality. Initially the site was to be inspired by the show Mad Men, however the photos that Denise wanted to use were much more glamorous than Madison Avenue. The site became about showcasing these archival fashion photos and the result is a visually striking website that stands out in academia.

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Draft Reading Series

This long running and eclectic reading series needed a new website and I was happy to help them. The logo they provided played heavily on the idea of copyediting and typewriters, meaning the colour scheme of black, white and red was quickly decided upon. The typewriter style was used in the headings and paired with a clear sans-serif typeface for their body copy.

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Leslieville Feldenkrais

This is one of the first responsive websites that I made. Creating responsive sites was new to me then, however this was not the only challenge that I faced. I also did not know what the Feldenkrais method was, meaning  I had to work very closely on the content design with the site’s stakeholder. The homepage content introduces Feldenkrais,  how people could benefit from it and shows testimonials from people who have benefited from this practice.

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Projects and Interests

I am really interested in how motion-graphics can be used to convey messages effectively, especially now that short-form video and YouTube have become such important ways to communicate. I started using After Effects part way through a #26letters challenge on instagram and I am really excited to create more motion-graphics.

I understand that Graphic Designers need to keep up with industry trends and requirements. As part of a recent website re-design I did, I had to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. I learned how visually-impaired people use the internet and how important accessibility is for everyone.