A successful global ad campaign, in all its
or a brief, humorous exchange between strangers, in essence, is about communication. We are
sharing an experience, a story.
Human beings, all 7+ billion of us, are an interesting bunch. We cling to the surface of a spec
suspended in the boundless dark of the universe. A common desire for most individuals or
businesses is to share their story. The simple act of others recognizing themselves in your
story enriches life and reinforces the human bond. I can help share your story, whether you are
an individual or represent an organization.
Much of my work in recent years has been for organizations in which structure, restraint and
clarity are paramount over creativity -- Broadway shows and the United Nations Development
Programme, for example. Here in the Other World, I try not to go nuts with either structure or
creativity; both require concessions.
My services - graphic design, marketing, copywriting, web design, web admin, video editing,
audio editing, cartooning, social media and one-on-one - have expanded over the years. The
reasons: necessity, natural curiosity and the realization that more services mean more power to
tell stories, like yours.
Hard to believe the pandemic, and its
have dragged on into a second year. Humanity has suffered much physically, financially
and emotionally, and it is not over. The road to a complete recovery will be maddening
and uneven, which makes thoughtful communication especially vital. For me, a Stanley
Kubrick quote reasserts an essential truth for all of us.
Where do they come from?
Most of us have stared at a blank sheet of
paper, or have stared off into space desperately hoping that a more determined stare into
nothingness would reveal a great idea. The creative process, in one sense, is a formula:
Part, science; part, art. Ocassionally, capturing the Art can be exasperating: Good creative in
its formative stage is vaporous…light...elusive. The challenge is knowing when, and with what
measure, to mix other ideas with the first spark; and, subsequently, how to shape it.
Created this video for a website on reclaiming common
sense in the American Republic:
Tatlow & Rawlings - Apostles of Paine
believe humans first had the capcity for abstract thought 40,000-years ago or
as far back as 200,000-years ago, I say "Funny" has been treated poorly. Unlike a heart
surgeon, teacher or astrophysicist, one can't earn a degree in funny. Yet funny contributes
enormously towards the well-being of humanity.
Timeless and universal, this singularly human quality has been around for tens-of-thousands
of years. Furthermore, funny is welcomed in all races and societies, and
in every era of human existence.
Face it, Funny earned its keep over the past 2,000-years making innumerable comedic
contributions for the benefit of mankind: Whether Cicero asserting the importance of
humour in De Oratore; or the insightfully savage political cartoons which mobilized the
citizenry during the French Revolution; to the wondrous gifts of creators such as François
Rabelais, Oscar Wilde and Charles M. Schulz. And I haven't even touched on the extraordinary
contributions of stand-up comedy or black humour during war.
Funny is one of the most powerful qualities one can possess. Funny welcomes, enlightens,
warns, heals, loves, makes amends, is self deprecating educates, softens harsh realities,
empowers beats bullies, cuts through bullshit, fosters courage, belief, seals deals, lessens
tension and much, much more. Funny is no joke. It's the real deal.
Unius is dedicated to the spread of Funny
Services: Copywriting, graphics, photo composition, cartoons, video (smartphone),
audio, tips on funny.
Occasions: Work, birthdays, anniversaries, clubs, presentations, essentially
Have worked on numerous touring Broadway productions for the Artistic Producer who brings shows into
Western Canadian markets. The first show in our post-pandemic world was the Broadway hit, COME FROM AWAY,
May 10-24, 2023.
We set a single day record for ticket sales at the Royal Theatre with 12,000, then added four shows to a sold out run.
Based on COME FROM AWAY's branding guide, I produced all the print/digital/online marketing collateral as well developing
a web site, social media and web admin duties too.
We kick-started 2024 with a successful run of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Some other shows I've worked on: The Carole King musical:
Beautiful, MAMMA MIA!, CHICAGO, Jersey Boys, The King and I, Blue Man Group.
Visit Broadway in Victoria
Visit Broadway in Victoria
Tatlow & Rawlings spawned the "Common Sense
reclaim the American republic.
I originated the concept, produced all creative and graphics, wrote most of the
The first site from 2017 was taken down recently. You can review a distilled version
of Tatlow & Rawlings - Apostles of Paine by visiting
Tatlow & Rawlings
Tatlow & Rawlings
SPREZZATURA - Life
The concept for this production is based on a long-running, highly successful show in
Five-star dining, theatre and cirque all staged within a vintage Spiegeltent.
I was responsible for establishing the overall design aesthetic and creating a
show (SPREZZATURA: Life Deliciously Absurd) which was to premiere in Canada. Created a
promotional package for
investors. The package included a magazine, promotional video and temporary website.
Created a series of
pieces for the UNDP. Strict adherence to their Identity Manual.
Young & Rubicam was
hired to help
boost tourism in Prince Edward Island. Y&R contracted me to do the storyboards. I
the copywriting, most of what is seen here. However, I did have the creative freedom to
illustrate/compose the cells as I saw fit: Added a few lines of copy too. My
illustrative background includes commercial
illustration, concept sketches, cartoons and a book for kids.
Can one make incredibly gorgeous British Columbia even more gorgeous? It is possible if
you cruise the Pacific Northwest on an 86-foot custom built yacht like Amnesia IV.
I created and wrote a range of print/digital collateral to market Amnesia IV for
Eventually became friends with the owner (A stowaway is still classified as a friend,
Knew every inch of this vessel, both sober and smashed. Beautiful no matter your state
CREATIVE AND TECHNICAL CONSULTANT on Large Scale Fine Art Commission
The finished installation was a large format translucent print 87-feet wide by 15-feet
This translucent print was then applied to a floor-to-ceiling window.
The large scale file - highly complex overlapping layers of illustrations, images,
and filters - was edited, assembled and output in Photoshop.
Me and one other person
of images of a Photoshoot. The photos were part of a presentation for longstanding
Boston Pizza. The photo archive had a couple dozen different uniforms, and mulitple
for most of those uniforms. We performed post-production on raw images on models. Colour
the garments, as required, after processing. Provided mock-ups and created presentation