THE KROEGER CLOCKS HERITAGE FOUNDATION – BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND Virtual MUSEUM

'The Virtual Museum of Mennonite Clocks' is a multi-year project including the creation of an on-line museum of Mennonite timepieces with the support of Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation. The website features more than six videos, five in-depth clock stories, a community-based blog, and an exhibit of Mennonite clocks. An online database is nearing completion. Visit the virtual museum →  

 
“The clock site is just fantastic, as is the exhibition. Your work is brilliant!”

– Dr. Rosmarin Heidenreich  Founding Director, The Virtual Museum of Mennonite Clocks

 
“Stunning work, Anikó and team. This literally takes my breath away. Here's a virtual ‘high five’ for our amazing art director and all others involved.”

– Dr. Kathleen Wiens  Exhibitions Developer


CommonWord – Web Site Redesign

CommonWord is a bookstore and online resource for Christian-related material. The CommonWord website was initially created as a library database, but its growth in the intervening years has been significant. A redesign was deemed necessary to better serve the general public. This has included website reorganization, developing a new site structure and search organization, along with stronger visual brand recognition. In the final phase web developers will be art directed in implementing the revised design and complex search functions. 


Cohlmeyer Architecture – brand development

After an initial meeting to discuss the existing logo, the decision was made to re-brand Cohlmeyer Architecture and follow through with a redesigned web site. Extensive copywriting, collecting and organization of project-related assets, art directing photography and videography is underway. The new brand is scheduled to launch in 2018. 


THE FORT GARRY HORSE MUSEUM – gallery redesign

The Fort Garry Horse Museum displays the regiment’s history from its origins in 1912 to present day. The exhibition’s redesign began with a fresh coat of paint, newly constructed artifact cases, and – most importantly – rewritten gallery text and professionally designed interpretive panels. The first of three galleries is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.


CITY OF WINNIPEG – Interpretive Signage

Assiniboia Residential Schools  2018
Art direction and graphic design for nine interpretive panels and banners telling the story of survivors’ experiences in the Assiniboia Residential School from 1958 to 1973.  View project →

 
“The work you have done…will help to share a hidden local history and help educate Winnipeggers on the legacy of residential schools. Chi meegwetch!” 

– Carole Fréchette  Indigenous Relations Division Community Projects and Initiatives Assistant at City of Winnipeg

“…the easiest part of working on these interpretive projects, is working with you…cannot possibly thank you enough...we are already planning our next topic"  

– Murray Peterson  Historical Buildings Officer, City of Winnipeg

Battle of Kapyong Interpretive Signage  2016
Interpretive signage for the Planning, Property and Development Department of the City of Winnipeg promoting the education of Canadian involvement in the Battle of Kapyong.  View project →


THE UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG – Promotional Material for the centre for transnational mennonite studies

The Russian Mennonite Story  2018
Art direction and graphic design of a 106-page, full-colour book, ‘The Russian Mennonite Story’.  See Publications

 

Thanks to you for your creativity and hard work. It has been wonderful to work with you."  

– Dr. Aileen Friesen, Executive Director, D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation

“Anikó…congratulations on a most excellent book!"  

– Royden Loewen  Professor of History, Chair in Mennonite Studies, University of Winnipeg

Paul Toews Professorship in Mennonite History  2017
The design of a full-colour fundraising brochure for the University of Winnipeg's Paul Toews Professorship in Mennonite History endowment fund.

 

“Just want to let you know that we have printed the brochures and poster and they turned out beautifully. Thanks for another great job."  

– Andrea Dyck  Executive Assistant, D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation

Annual Mennonite Studies Conference  2016 – 2017
Promotional material for an annual Mennonite Studies Conference. Included a poster, brochure and on-line promotional graphics. 


MENNONITE FLOOR PATTERNS – A FIELD JOURNAL

A field journal in which historic floor patterns are recreated and featured. Pages have room for sketching and writing. This project required design, production management, photography art direction, and overseeing the print process. 2017 See Recent Work


Spirit Lines Northern outreach Program – An educational book design for the Manitoba Museum

The Spirit Lines Northern Outreach Program  involved years of collaborative work between the Manitoba Museum and the communities of Norway House and Garden Hill to create customized educational kits for those communities. One aspect of this project was a museum-based book and audio project which facilitate language teaching. The Spirit Lines project was awarded the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Museums: the History Alive! Award and showcased at the 20th Anniversary of the Interior Design Show in Toronto.  2017 View project →


WINNIPEG YOUTH CHORUS – Promotional Design

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus was steadily increasing its membership and needed an identity upgrade. Identity design including; logo, flyers, banners and business cards.  2017 See Recent Work


Henteleff park interpretive centre – Outdoor Interpretive Signage

In partnership with HTFC Planning and Design and the City of Winnipeg, graphic design services were required to produce permanent interpretive signage for the City of Winnipeg's Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre.  2016 View project →

 
“Many people at the grand opening of the interpretive centre were literally overwhelmed by what we accomplished with our story telling and displays. Thank you again for all your innovativeness and hard work. It was a delight working with you.”

– Yude Henteleff, President of the Henteleff Park Foundation, CM, QUC, LLD (Hons.)


Tatami Studio – web site and identity design

When Maria and Ama approached me about opening an Aikido, Dru Yoga and Dru Meditation studio we began the branding process. This included; generating a business name, securing a domain name, logo and stationery design, copywriting and content development, competitive marketing analysis, photo shoot direction and planning, web site design, and signage fabrication.  2016 See Web Site and Identity Design

 
“Anikó took the time to get to know us and developed an understanding of what our business meant to us by listening and offering creative ideas and insight. She is very professional, capable, has an excellent eye for detail, a sense of humour and more importantly, she is very kind. Thank you Anikó, for all your patience, guidance and creativity!”

– Ama Mann, Founder, Tatami Studio

“Anikó walked us through every step of the branding process with ease. She works with a team of beautiful people who all helped us within their area of expertise – she even arranged a meeting with an acquaintance which resulted in securing the perfect location for our business. Many people have commented on our beautiful, simple and comprehensive web site. She is a one stop shop and one gifted and creative lady. Thank you taking care of us every step of the way!”

– Maria Ferraro, Founder, Tatami Studio


Joanne Martin – web site and identity design

Joanne Martin is an award-winning Canadian musician and composer, internationally recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of Suzuki music education. Joanne's goals included raising her on-line profile to meet her renowned reputation, increase accessibility for teachers and musicians to purchase her published music and provide information for Suzuki colleagues about workshops and teacher training seminars. A beautiful bilingual web site was created which accomplished her goals. New publications will be added as they are published.  2016  See Web Site and Identity Design


Winnipeg Youth Chorus – marketing material

The Winnipeg Youth Chorus required an updated logo design to reflect the contemporary nature of it's young choir members. The logo design needed to be versatile and simple for application to the WYC web site, automotive decals, clothing and letterhead. After the logo was complete, a new set of marketing material was completed which included a pop-up banner, concert and promotional poster, brochure and business cards.  2016 – Present See Recent Work


Luminous String Quartet – web site and identity design

The Luminous String Quartet required marketing material which included determining a business name, securing a domain address, logo and stationery design, art directing photo shoots, content development and a web site on which they now operate their business. Sound bytes were uploaded to the site providing a listening experience for potential clients.  2015 See Web Site and Identity Design

 
When you see Anikó's work, there is a love and passion behind it that not everyone is capable of achieving in the capacity that she does. Her integrity and work ethic are undeniable. Anyone wishing to boost their business needs to pick her beautiful, imaginative mind. Work with Anikó...you won’t regret it!”

– Karen Barg, Artistic Director, Luminous String Quartet


the university of winnipeg – publication design for the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation

Awarded the Art Direction contract to design and produce a ten volume educational series called 'Mennonite History for Young People', which is being published by the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. The books will be used in the education system to teach children about Mennonite History.  2015 – Present See Publications

 

“Anikó provided an excellent balance of listening carefully to my vision of the history reader for young people that I was working on, encouraging my own creative thinking, providing clear guidance around matters of what would and would not work design-wise, and then applying her talent, creativity, expertise and common sense to designing a very satisfactory product. "  

– Rosabel Fast,  M.Ed.  M.Ed., Project Manager and Writer


‘A Collected History’ – PUBLICATION DESIGN

Art Direction and Graphic Design for the 50th Anniversary Souvenir book for the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba. This large scale project required detailed drawings prior to working with the photographer to create custom layouts. The history of Mennonites is conveyed through the use of historic objects that belong to the museum collection. Distributed internationally to museums and booksellers.  2014 See Publications


WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY – Newsletter and marketing material

Winnipeg Humane Society Annual Report  2015
Graphic Design and production for the Winnipeg Humane Society Annual Report along with promotional material for the 2015 Annual General Meeting. See Publications

Winnipeg Humane Society Newsletter Design  2014 – 2016
Re-design of the WHS Newsletter. Design and produce the newsletter tri-annually. On-going graphic design support for the WHS Communications Department including; mail-out envelopes, newspaper advertising, posters and promotional rack cards. See Publications

 
“Anikó is not only extremely creative, she is thorough and detail oriented; thinking through the project and suggesting way to improve. Her experience, talent and eye for design is an asset to any project she works on.”

– Aileen White, Director, Communications and Public Affairs

“Thanks as always for your hard work, enthusiasm and talent. It is a pleasure working with you!”

– Laina Hughes, Former Communications Coordinator, WHS


TruServ Canada – Flyer and Store Signage Design

Store signage design  2015 – 2016
Graphic design and production for various in-store signage systems for Tru Hardware and Ace Hardware Canada stores throughout Canada.

'Value and Savings' Flyer re-design  2014
Redesign TruSev’s nationally distributed ‘Value and Savings’ grocery flyers. Present creative concepts to the design and marketing team for review. Apply approved concept and graphics to the new layout and create a contemporary brand identity for their target market. 


Anna Magazine – Magazine and Web Site Design

Art direction for ANNA magazine, advertising design and e-commerce web site design and development, in collaboration with creative director Mari Loewen.  2014


Prana Yoga Studio – Web Site and Stationery Design

Creation of a graphic identity for Prana Yoga Studio including logo design, promotional brochures, design and development of a web site with on-going web design support.  2014 – Present See Web Site and Identity Design


ST. JOSEPH MUSEUM – Interpretive Panel Design

A French and English interpretive panel design for the St. Joseph Museum in Manitoba outlining the history of the Sarrasin family.  2014 See Interpretive Panels for Independent Museums

 

“ I thought I would drop you a line to say that we have received the Sarrasin panel and we are really impressed!!! Thank you so much for all your help on this project. Your expertise was invaluable. We took the panel to the St. Joseph Museum and the new curator was also, most impressed. We will have a family ‘unveiling’, likely in the spring.”

– Janelle Reynolds, Information and Privacy Policy Secretariat, Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection 


CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA – Logo and Marketing Material Design

In 2013, the Cerebral Palsy Stationery Bike Race logo was redesigned for their 25th Anniversary after which, CPAM allocated a significant amount of their marketing budget to print advertising to promote the race. Design has included; digital ads, posters, bus and bus shelter ads, Facebook ads and newspaper promotion. A significant increase in fundraising results have been seen since the increase in advertising.  2013 – Present


Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – PUblication Design

Art direction and graphic design of two documents, a 65-page report assessing health equity in Winnipeg, printed and posted as a PDF file on the WRHA web site, and a 74-page companion document which included charts, maps, and graphs.  2013 See Publications


‘Kroeger Clocks’ – Publication Design

Design, art direction and print management of a full-colour book on historic Kroeger clocks. Distributed internationally to museums and booksellers.  2013 See Publications

 
“Anikó has produced design work for a number of projects at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) over the last several years. She was hired to design ‘Kroeger Clocks’, a book MHV published in 2012. This glossy coffee-table book includes many photos and stories about a significant element of Mennonite culture. The quality of the typeface, layout, and reproduction of photographs has contributed to the popularity of the book.”

– Barry Dyck, Executive Director, Mennonite Heritage Village


HTFC Planning and Design – Museum Graphic Design

Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre  2016
In partnership with HTFC Planning and Design and the City of Winnipeg, graphic design services were required to produce permanent interpretive signage for the City of Winnipeg's Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre. Services included design development, planning and cost estimating of fabrication and installation of signage and co-ordination with the City of Winnipeg. View project →

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame  2013
Design of custom vinyl text, gallery panels and artifact case labels for a permanent museum in the new Sports For Life Complex in downtown Winnipeg. View project →

 
“During the creation of the exhibits at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Anikó demonstrated to me her commitment to the detail and integrity of the interpretative text and assurance that every word would be exactly as we wanted it to be in the final product.”

– Candace Hogue, Project Curator, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Cultural Centre, Haines Junction, Yukon  2011 – 2013
Creation of interpretive graphic panels for the museum portion of the new Aboriginal cultural centre.

Fort Frances Heritage Tourism and The Fort Frances Museum  2011
Design and development of permanent outdoor Interpretive signage along an interpretive historic river walk in Fort Frances, Ontario. View project →

The Manitoba Music Experience Temporary Exhibit ‘Shakin’ All Over’  2010
Suspended banners, interpretive panels, and 42-ft long fabric surrounds were designed for a temporary exhibit featuring the history of music in Manitoba and showcased at the Manitoba Museum. View project →

 
“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Anikó on this highly successful exhibit, mounted by The Manitoba Music Experience Committee. Anikó was hired to prepare the vast array of graphic visual material and handled her task, daunting as it was, with utmost professionalism. Her work was the key to making the exhibit so appealing. Anikó’s responsibilities were handled thoroughly, on time, and she was both creative and cooperative in working with our group. She attended our meetings, provided input, and endeavoured to make all our goals and objectives a reality. Indeed, it was a wonderful experience having Anikó as part of our creative team and I would not hesitate to work with her again.”

– John Einarson, Music Historian, Author and Curator of Shakin’ All Over: The Manitoba Music Experience

Manitoba Métis Federation  2011
Interpretive panel designs for a proposed permanent exhibit space. See Interpretive Panels for Independent Museums

Manitoba Council for International Cooperation  2010
Design and production of interpretive panels, customized maps, and free-standing banners for a travelling exhibit that toured throughout Canada. View project →

Oral History Maps, York Factory First Nations  2011
Creation of maps based on oral history interviews including detailed drawings of trade and travel routes with custom drawn icons, colour-coded legends, and quotes from interviewees.


Onyx Property Management – Property signage, brand development and web site design

Creation of a visual identity and web site for a Winnipeg-based property-management company. On-going signage creation, web site maintenance and advertising design.  2011 – Present

 
“Anikó created a ‘brand identity’ for our business. She worked closely with us throughout the entire process from logo design, letterhead, forms, marketing material, production, right through to website development. She is a rare resource – a modern, consumer focused designer. She had a complete understanding of my business and its marketing needs. Anikó has a fantastic eye for detail and a unique ability as a project manager. She is generous with her time and knowledge, adheres to deadline requirements and creates beautiful work. I couldn’t be happier.”

– Corol Dyck, Onyx Property Manager


Canadian Student Health Research Forum – Promotional material

Annual design and production of promotional material for an international research forum for the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, hosted by the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.  2002 – Present View project →

 
“I coordinate a large national event and have benefitted from Anikó’s creative graphics and print support for over eight years. She asks the right questions to understand the essential themes being developed and finds visual expression in design solutions that are consistently fresh, thought-provoking, and effective. It’s a pleasure to work with Anikó – she’s conscientious, always on schedule, takes great pride in the quality of output and very reasonably priced – a wonderful combination!”

– Edwin A. Kroeger PhD, Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Coordinator, Canadian Student Health Research Forum


Mennonite Heritage Village – Outdoor Interpretive Signage, Temporary Exhibit and publication Design

‘A Collected History’  2014
Art Direction and Graphic Design for the 50th Anniversary Souvenir book for the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba. The history of Mennonites is conveyed through the use of historic objects that belong to the museum collection. Distributed internationally to museums and booksellers. See Publications

‘Kroeger Clocks’  2013
Design, art direction and print management of a full-colour book on historic Kroeger clocks. Distributed internationally to museums and booksellers. See Publications

Outdoor Interpretive Signage  2003 – Present
Creation and development of a permanent outdoor interpretive signage system. View project →

Temporary Exhibit Design  2001 – Present
Exhibit panels for numerous temporary and travelling exhibits as well as corporate identity and marketing design. View project →

 
“Anikó has produced design work for a number of projects at Mennonite Heritage Village (MHV) over the last several years. MHV is a world-class village museum which educates and entertains over 40,000 guests from more than 50 countries every year. We value excellence in all areas of our work and public presentation. Anikó Szabó’s work clearly meets our requirements for quality and excellence. She has designed numerous interpretive panels for exhibits in our galleries as well as outdoor interpretive signage.

– Barry Dyck, Executive Director, Mennonite Heritage Village

Anikó brings an attention to detail, valuable insight into how a design will best communicate our message, thoughtful feedback on content, and enthusiastic creativity, which has made her a joy to work with." 

– Andrea Dyck, Senior Curator, MHV


Manitoba Lung Transplant Association

Patient Handbook and logo design.  2009


Rural Week

Three clearly organized handbooks were needed for Rural Week, a one week learning experience for all first year medical students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.  2009


Neubergthal National Historic Site

Outdoor interpretive and permanent indoor photographic panels.  2009


Immigrant Women’s Association of Manitoba – Publication Design

Design and layout of a 42 page book, front cover illustration and art direction.  2009


Canada’s National History Magazine – Publication Design

Full-colour magazine article layouts and magazine redesign consultation.  2004 See Publications


The Manitoba Museum – Art Director and GAllery Design

Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer  1994 – 2003
Held
 the position of Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer for eight years. Responsible for the design and production of all corporate and promotional print material for the institution. See Publications

The Manitoba Museum’s Hudson’s Bay Company Museum Collection Exhibition  2000
Exhibit graphic design included interpretive panels, artifact and case labels, and curatorial notebooks for this stunning gallery. View project →