Designing Like I Give a Damn.
Upwards & Onwards is the design practice of Tobias Ottahal.
I work with socially and environmentally progressive people for powerful positive change.
My Process ⇒
Three Reasons to Hire Me
You understand that when everyone does better, everyone does better. Improving the world around us is neither naïve nor boring. I have chosen to apply my passion and competence to make this place better than I found it. If you have too, then let's talk.
I listen, observe and craft solutions according to real user needs. If you believe that in order to make something that people want to use, you need to understand how people experience that something, then we should chat.
Design is a process of understanding and creating new solutions to real-world challenges. It is not about polishing turds. If you share the notion that design can bring fundamental change to what you do, get in touch.
Designed the new online brand presence for green venture capital firm.
UX Lead for the next-generation music collaboration platform.
Designed branding, strategy and visual identity system for learning environment building developer.
UX/UI Lead for wireless water quality measurements app.
Designed an identification system for sustainably produced seafood.
Lead the brand refresh for the Students Union of VCC.
Designed the identity system for Emily Carr Students' Union brand refresh.
Art-directed campaign against the Tar Sands during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.