I bring over 30 years of creativity and technical expertise together to provide a personalized design service to clients locally and around the world. My career began when I established Aries Publishing Inc in Vancouver in 1985 to publish a local entertainment magazine I designed, this evolved in to Dedicated Desktop, and when I moved to Ottawa in 1992 became Dedicated Desktop Creative Services. In 2008, after deciding to concentrate solely on creative design and photography, I changed my company name to Luckham Creative. Designing logos and wordmarks along with any print collateral that may be needed, or designing clean web sites with easy navigation, coded from scratch or customized from pre-existing web templates for WordPress, personalizing what would have otherwise been just another cookie cutter web site is what I’m all about… in a word – creativity –and you’ll see samples of my creativity throughout this site.
Photography has always been a big part of my life ever since my Mum gave me her Six-20 ‘Brownie’ C box camera when I was a kid. These days I’m shooting digital and going beyond the camera with Adobe Photoshop, a program I’ve been using since 1990, and you’ll see a lot of my creative photography here, whether shooting photographs for a specific job, an assignment shooting a day in the life of Waste Pickers in India, shooting Concerts, Photo Excursions or just walking in the park (sometimes with zombies – ?? – just type ‘zombies’ in the search box at the top of this page). I’ve been told my love for photography and my subject matter shows through in my work, but you be the judge. You’ll also see some of my photo illusions, creative photo manipulations where my photography, creativity and image editing skills come together to create something – entirely different. I use the term photo illusionism to indicate that what I create, though based in the world of photography, is not always real. I have a few photo books as well, which I talk about below.
I love words, and often string a few together to add some insight to my photography, my illusions, my books or my day to day work. Words on a wing is my space to write, a place I call a lost and found for people on the edge of the night, words that mean more than you might think. Here you’ll find more photographs, and words, be it poetry or works of fact or fiction inspired by them, and by the journey of a creative… on the edge of the night.
I published my first book, ‘trompe-l’œil – deceive the eye’, a small collection of creative photo manipulations in 2012 and the reaction, though small, was very positive so I decided to do another based on a 52 Week Photo Illusionism Project I wanted to do, ‘What if Weekends’, which did much better and resulted in an exhibit of my photos from the book and garnered attention from local TV – CTV’s Regional Contact. But the book I’m most proud of is my most recent, Father Daughter Perspective, that I published with my daughter Caitlin, and for that very reason has done quite well. Here’s an interview we did for AMI-tv in 2016 – AMI This Week. You’ll find these and more, as they come to fruition, here.
So, enough about me, off you go… check out the rest of the site and then give Luckham Creative a call or send me an email and see how my passion for creativity can help you!
I have worked with Julian, and Luckham Creative, for many years now. He has done a wide variety of graphic design, web development and design, and layout for our organization. He has also done some training with our partners and taken some gorgeous photos that we continue to use. We greatly appreciated his commitment to delivering high quality work. I highly recommend Julian for creative graphic design delivered on time and in budget!
Global Projects Director, WIEGO
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