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Candace Kipta

Portfolio of Design & Traditional Work


Harper Seal Stamp, Souvenir Sheet, & First Day Cover 2012 Digital

Tasked with designing a Canadian stamp, I began to research Canadian wildlife to find our most iconic species. My research led me to discover the Harper Seal, the infamous “poster� animal of the annual Seal Hunt. Using lines of various weights, I depicted the animal in its arctic home.


Spine Designs Poster 2013 18 X 42 inches Digital

Creating my own company was an interesting experience. There was easily a hundred different types of services I could go with but I decided to create a book cover design company because of my love for reading and my own interest in how book covers are designed.


Logo Design & T-Shirt Design 2013 Small Digital

I always love seeing designs on 3D products so when I was asked to design a logo for merchandise, I jumped right on the idea of creating a T-shirt design.


Book Cover 2013 8.5 X 10 inches (Not including flaps) Digital

I guess my previous project grew on me because I found it to be amazingly fun to create a book cover of my own. I also wanted to incorporate other programs into my design, so I opened Photoshop to create the fish and water texture.


Dirt Bike 2012 61 cm X 45.7 cm Graphite on Newsprint

Machines are complex structures, so it did not surprise me that I was hesitant to do this particular life study. After I got comfortable with it, however, I began to appreciate all the textures on the dirt bike and I had fun trying to re-create all of them.


kiaSOUL 2012 42 cm X 50 cm Prismacolors on Mylar

Details should never be overlooked. I remember the hours I spent slaving over this work but I think it was well worth it. It taught me that everything should contribute to the overall unity in a piece of art and how to use a new medium.


The Play 2011 26 X 30 inches Charcoal on paper

Even a messy medium can be tamed. I was a bit unnerved when I was asked to use charcoal to shade this grid-up but I quickly learned that with careful application and a little experimentation, even charcoal can be used to render details.


Bhagavad-Gita 2012 3.5 X 7 feet Charcoal on paper

Sometimes, bigger is better. Inspired by a quote about nuclear bombs, I created this skeleton reflecting a common pose used in depictions of Hindu gods. I did not plan on the large size, but I think serves to communicate the message.

Quote: “We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remember the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says: “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.” - J. Robert Oppenheimer.


Film Noire 2009 11 X 15 inches Photograph

There is nothing wrong with a little fun, but I am not sure my friend would quite agree. After all, she was my model for this image. I had become interested in re-creating the look of old black and white films in photographs and knew that she was perfect for the look I was going for.


Beagle 2008 11 X 15 inches Photograph

I think even animals deserve good portraits. Even though I like to photograph people, my first models were my own pets. To do this day, I still like to go out and try to capture nature’s creatures (even the domesticated ones) as they go about their business.


In Paradise 2010 11 X 15 inches Photograph

This is a place where most people would like to be. As a little kid, I was always captivated by photographs where the photographer was able to capture the waves of the ocean stopped in time. When I was finally given that chance while in Mexico, I gave it a shot myself.


Needle & Box 2012 Digital

Designing for print was an eye-opening experience. Creating a vessel for a medical company to send information about their products sparked a new interest in how design and print works in me. I learned about die cuts, using 3D models to get a feel for the finished product, and how to go from concept to finished design.


Contact: Phone: 1-403-427-2488

E-mail: candace.kipta@mymhc.ca


Candace Kipta - Portfolio of Art & Design