Author Archives: Shayne Letain

Kodiak Cakes Animation for TV Campaign

I recently had the chance to work with the lovely people at Kodiak Cakes on their latest TV campaign. I was asked to create two animations of their packaging coming to life and then a brief outdoor adventure featuring a boy and a girl. Take a look at the results below.

GS Best of Vancouver Cover Illustration

My friends at the Georgia Straight magazine have published their annual Best of Vancouver (26th annual!) edition. Again, I was asked to create a cover – this one featuring the “Dr. Bonnie Approved” events that we all long to engage in again.  

Some Old Georgia Straight Covers

Here are a few of my favourite Georgia Straight cover illustrations from very long ago.

Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver 2020 Cover Illustration

I was happy to be asked to illustrate the cover for The Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver issue for the second year in a row! Of course our subject was the pandemic, but I was asked to create something that felt inspiring. I thought this was a suitably defiant pose. BTW – Wuxtry is holding… Continue reading →

2020 Summer Reading Club Website and Animation

This year’s edition of the BC Library Association’s Summer Reading Club’s website is now live. This year’s featured illustrator is Bambi Edlund, a wonderful illustrator and animator. Take a look at the website.   I also created a short animation featuring Bambi’s illustrations. Take a look at it below. I’m excited to say I also… Continue reading →

Richmond Cares Mascot Illustrations

I recently worked with Opacity Design Group to help update the mascot used by the local charity organization Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. Take a look a the Opacity Design’s detailed description of the project.  

Best Movies of 2019 Cover Illustration

I recently illustrated the cover of The Georgia Straight’s Best Movies of 2019 issue. The usual deadline (2 days) made this only partly complete. Still I like being able to do Yoda.  

Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Cover Illlustration

I was asked to illustrate this year’s Georgia Straight cover illustration for their annual Best of Vancouver issue with an interior illustration.    

How a Canadian Boy Becomes a Man

This animation was created for the Canadian themed website, wowcanada.ca (still in development!). It’s also a birthday present for my son Kai, on his 13th birthday.

Georgia Straight Cover December 2018

I recently illustrated the cover of the Georgia Straight Magazine for an article about the effects of online Christmas shopping on bricks and mortar shops. Click to enlarge.