Who is behind ZOOM

ZOOM is designed and published every quarter by Spiderplus Graphics, a locally owned, one-person design studio founded in Vancouver in 1998.  The Spiderplus office is located in Garden Bay, BC.

Spiderplus provides design solutions that include corporate and product branding, websites, print advertising, posters and brochures.  Clients include small to mid-sized companies from diverse fields such as interior design, arts and photography, building construction, day spas, travel, biotech research, management consulting, manufacturing and real estate. In addition to serving clients in Canada, Spiderplus works on design projects for businesses in the United States and Australia.

To know more about Spiderplus Graphics, visit www.spiderplus.com

Edmund Arceo, Designer and Publisher

Edmund is a self-taught graphic designer. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University (one of the top universities in the Philippines) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering (an honors business course) and pursued a solid fifteen-year career in marketing with various multinational corporations based in the Philippines. He nurtured his interest in the creative arts through involvement in advertising, product development and branding, promotions, merchandising, and events management.

Unable to find work in his field after moving to Canada in 1998—potential employers cited his lack of experience with a Canadian company as his “weakness”—Edmund decided to switch gears. He developed his graphic-design skills by learning design software on his own and became the sole proprietor of Spiderplus Graphics. This one-man design studio, which initially focused on designing websites, saw a quick growth among clients who also turned to Edmund for print design. ZOOM Magazine is his personal project.

Three things draw me to any visual piece: simplicity, beauty, and clarity. I therefore aspire to create designs that embody these same ideals. We live in a fast-moving world, and attention spans are getting shorter amidst the ever-increasing visual stimuli. I enjoy the challenge of capturing people’s attention and keeping their focus on what the project has to say.

 

Use and Re-use

ZOOM is printed in British Columbia using FSC-certified paper. We know that you like to keep copies of ZOOM, but old issues may also be used by schoolchildren as material for making collages, paper crafts and other art projects!

Advertising Support

Production and free distribution of ZOOM is made possible by advertising support from local businesses and contributions from groups and private individuals. If you love ZOOM, please let our advertisers know that you appreciate their support for ZOOM.

Disclaimer

ZOOM is not responsible for any text, documents or photos submitted. Pages or photos in the magazine may not be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form without prior written permission of the publisher.