Christen Dokk Smith is a carver based on the far west coast of Vancouver Island. He's renowned for his unique style which incorporates traditional viking carving learned in Norway with British Columbia's first nation's art. This was truly a project of passion. Getting to capture his artwork with photography and video, and then integrating this content into a fully functional, eCommerce website was truly fulfilling.
A design approach is a general philosophy that may or may not include a guide for specific methods. Some are to guide the overall goal of the design. Other approaches are to guide the tendencies of the designer.
I spent a series of days working with Christen in his carving shed, capturing how he designed and articulated his vision on the wood.