Videos, media & castNovember 3-18, 2017The Players Theatre, New York Raymond appears in a nightly cameo as Olivia-Newton Simons, the kale eating fitness host. This fun and sexy exploration of modern-day relationships first debuted in Los Angeles before this sold-out run in off-off-Broadway. Written and directed by Joanne Piano-Mosconi.
A pop-up piano bar in front of The 519 on Church Street Community Centre. Produced by Raymond Helkio. Featured event during Nuit Rose, WorldPride 2014. ?? STIKY VINY
Written and directed by Raymond Helkio with David Bateman, music by Stewart Borden starring Keith Cole and Johnny Salib, featuring Paul Bellini, Brock Hessel and Amy J. Lester. An unconventional love story about two of the men that were arrested and how their horrific experience changed the course of LGBT history, marking the birth of […]
A gender-bending farce of never-ending happy endings. Hamlet In A Hot Tub follows Gertrude and Polonius as they secretly conspire to marry their children, Hamlet and Ophelia. But Ophelia soon discovers that Hamlet and Polonius have been keeping a secret of their own. FULL MOVIE: OFFICIAL TRAILER: Starring Paul Bellini, Brock Hessel, David Bateman, Amy […]
They recorded over six hundred songs and never released any of them. Is the world ready for Mouth Congress now? Mouth Congress is the story of Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson and Paul Bellini, who started a punk band in the late 80s. Now, three decades later, they have decided to finish what they started with a film as crazy as their band.
Linking longer eNews articles to your website with a “Read More” tag gives your team valuable statistics about which types of articles generate the most interest. As you notice patterns in what your constituents care about, and what they don’t, try and let go of expectations you have for articles going viral, instead focus on slow, incremental […]
So many men, so little time. Led by the University of Toronto, Male Call Canada conducted a cross-sectional national toll-free telephone survey of MSM to gather information on a broad spectrum of attitudes, behaviours and related social issues and determinants. The study recruited gay and bisexual men as well as other MSM who don’t identify as […]
Website and various print collateral. Shown here: storefront banners.
Social media campaign including cover photos, ad carousal, memes and infographic poster.
GRAPHIC DESIGN by Raymond Helkio. A one-day ‘think tank’ summit bringing together leading organizations and individuals involved in the presentation of queer arts, culture and heritage in Canada. The summit includes a series of discussions on the funding, distribution and preservation of queer culture. The day will focus on interactive discussions with a goal to […]
Social media memes part of a volunteer and donation campaign, 2020.
The perfect Christmas gift is waiting for you at Orbital Arts in Kensington Market. When you by a copy of my children’s book The Great Meeting Room you’ll get a free bar of My Gay Soap by Heaven Scent. This organic soap is made from coconut oil and smells as good as it looks. Beautiful […]
Fife House Foundation Annual Report designed by Raymond Helkio
Project Seahorse is small group of conservationists are having global impact on our waters. Working in over thirty countries they are celebrating over twenty years of marine conservation, including research, sustainable trade, education and outreach. Designed by Raymond Helkio this anniversary edition of their annual report combines a twenty year timeline, operations map in addition to the gorgeous one-of-kind pictures shot by their staff.
Simple, clean and looks sharp in any bathroom. All natural, handmade body products by Marguerite Arbour are available in select shops around the GTA and online. Design: Raymond Helkio
WEB DESIGN NEWS: TriAdventure and Nikibasika merge designs and come out with a mobile friendly, single-site experience. Graphic design and infrastructure support provided courtesy of Raymond Helkio. This summer by training and fundraising for the annual TriAdventure; a 3 day event involving a 3km swim (or 15km run), 15km canoe, and 140km cycle. The money raised is the used for a home and long-term education for orphaned and vulnerable youth in Kasese, Uganda.
Award-winning author John Miller gets a new website and blog in time for his third release! READ ON: http://johnmiller.ca/
Kick-ass food, serious cocktails, cheeky staff and now a website to match! Hair of the Dog’s mobile friendly upgrade is designed to…
With graphic design by Raymond Helkio Infinity Yoga + Fitness opened September 6, 2016 in Richmond Hill and carries with it the inspiring lessons from the infinity loop, it’s a perfect synergy of mind and body fit for a queen (or king) by Joanna Sherman. Also this month, Marguerite Arbour debuted HEAVEN SCENT, her latest line of handmade coconut oil based […]
QueerTransMen.org brings you great up to date info on the issues facing queer trans guys and the guys that dig them. They are looking for a few good bloggers to join them in spreading the word about trans guys and sexual health. And they pay! For more information please email them. Brought to you by the super-fine folks at the Gay Men’s […]
From Toronto’s East End to New York’s East Village we take you on an uncensored journey into the closets and behind the alter egos of our communities most beloved queers. Welcome to Closet Case. From Toronto’s East End to New York’s East Village join us as we go behind the alter egos and into the closets of our communities most beloved queers. Thursdays […]
Written by Elizabeth Verwey and cover design by Raymond Helkio, My Business Ate My Life has over 25 ideas to help you get back on track. Join us for a fun evening with other business owners and make new friends at the lovely Paintbox Bistro. This is a free event. My Business Ate My Life Book Launch Monday January 25, 2016 […]
After a pregnancy of two to four weeks, he gives birth to dozens or even many hundreds of young, depending on the species. This and other fun facts and stats are in the latest Project Seahorse Annual Report, graphic design: Raymond Helkio.
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Raymond Helkio Join us for a discussion & debate with representatives of all four major parties on key issues for LGBTQ communities in Canada. The event features representatives from all four major Canadian political parties running candidates in Ontario with the discussion moderated by Brenda Cossman, from the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. Unlike […]
“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it” -Erik Qualman Posting to social media from your website means that your charity gets to keep the counts (likes, shares, retweets), drive traffic back to your website and earn credibility as an information source. It’s not frequency that counts, it’s the brevity of your content. Keep them short, […]
The LPSAC logo mimics the complexity of Ledbury Park students while giving a nod to the building’s architecture. Ledbury Park School Advisory Council adopted a new before launching their hugely successful capitol campaign a little over two years ago. Their Believe Campaign has raised over $28,000 and funds resources such as SMART Boards, athletic uniforms, literacy and numeracy resources plus the Brick by Brick fundraising campaign which bridged […]
Every year the KM Hunter Foundation awards six grants of $8000.00 to artists in the areas of Visual Art, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Film and Video and Music. Recipients are recommended for this award by the Ontario Arts Council juries who put names forward from their own individual juries. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio // KM Hunter Foundation Logo // […]
In June 2014, over 500 activists, academics, lawyers and policymakers from across Canada and around the world came together in Toronto, Ontario for the WorldPride Human Rights Conference which raised the level of awareness of global LGBTI issues in Toronto and Canada and provided a launch pad for the Dignity Initiative. There is currently no framework […]
PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is the use of anti-HIV medication (a blue pill by Gilead Sciences called Truvada) which keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. This is not a smart strategy for STD prevention because it’s is only effective against HIV and so while our community watches HIV rates decline, we are now facing soaring rates of Syphilis and other STDs. Is this […]
This free service is available in the Hamilton area. Please check the Men4Men website for times and locations. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio
This past summer the LGBT Giving Network partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Inclusive Giving program for the 4th annual Philanthropy Conference at The 519 Church Street Community Centre. Just wait until next year! Graphic design: Raymond Helkio
Syphilis rates among the MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) in the Hamilton area haven’t been this high since the 1980’s. Not the comeback we were hoping for. This Public Health initiative is in cooperation with The Hamilton AIDS Network and launches today in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant and online through Squirt, Men4MenTalk and Grindr to […]
PWA’s annual report is fun spin on the traditional infographic poster. Concept and copy: Mike Twamley, design: Raymond Helkio
Dr. Amanda Vincent: “The world needs more people committed to marine conservation. In an era marked by the exponential decline of coral reefs and other ecosystems, this is one of the foremost challenges we face, one that Project Seahorse is always trying to address through our work. The question is, how do you do it? How […]
In 30 days, 40 senior creatives from around the globe crafted this spectacular issue of W|A magazine. For team 3: Sarah Allworth, Rick Duncan, Chris Elkerton and Raymond Helkio (pages 14-17). Read the article by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. For the online version or to download a PDF copy.
LGBT Giving Netwok Philanthropy Conference from Raymond Helkio on Vimeo.
Latest HIV testing campaign targeted at gay men 40+ from The Hamilton AIDS Network. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio, Concept & Copy: Dane Griffiths, PosterVirus graphics: AIDS Action Now!
Innovative, African Solutions for Africa’s Health Problems “AMREF has shown that indigenous solutions based on international science can address the toughest problems in the world, and serve as a beacon for Africa and for the world.” Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio AMREF Case for Support (PDF)
In 30 days, 40 senior creatives from around the globe crafted the spectacular November issue of Wayward Arts Magazine and we did more than just write about the future of collaboration, we are brought it to you: have a look or read the article by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. Raymond Helkio, Team 3, […]
Project Seahorse’s latest annual report, graphic design by Raymond Helkio. Download the full report here.
This year the LGBT communities major donor thank you reception is being held at the Integral House – one of Canada’s most fascinating and beautiful private homes. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio. For more information, visit the LGBT Giving Network’s website.
“This Will Go Viral!” Is A Disease Of The Ego How does a video go viral? There are a lot of techniques that will help boost your YouTube views but the definition of “viral” is to reach epidemic proportions, quickly. Is that one million views in two days? Fifteen million in a week? Five hundred […]
Altus Dynamics is a trusted adviser and technology leader providing innovative business solutions for the not-for-profit, government and education sectors. Together for the greater good. Design package: Raymond Helkio.
Ledbury Park School Advisory Council adopts a new logo reflecting the schools architecture. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio
RISE UP! Calling all Toronto queer artists, activists, and superstars! We’re making a promotional video for The WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 and you can be a part of it! Tell us what global LGBT human rights mean to you and be part of history! Drop us an email or look for us at Toronto […]
So many men, so little time. Thank you so much to all the guys that participated in this landmark survey. The results of the Male Call Canada are out and you can have a peek at one of twenty survey fact sheets or for the more adventurous you can download the full 70 page technical […]
Every year, the Greater Toronto Area design community showcases its ingenuity by creating structures built entirely of canned and packaged food for the benefit of the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto. CANstruction demonstrates the commitment of design professionals to local communities by utilizing their skills to alleviate hunger in a unique and creative way. Our […]
HIMBO! Sex, Drugs, Celebrity, The Law of Attraction & Other Adventures is a life love letter from a man learning to live authentically without apology. A time capsule of sparkling yet gritty modern life, Shaun’s book debut includes no-holds-barred provocative selections from his many contributions to the likes of The Globe & Mail and Xtra!, […]
Inside page samples from Project Seahorse’s annual report. Design: Raymond Helkio
PositiveLite.com and the OHTN have teamed up to start the smoking cession discussion among AIDS Service Organizations and similar healthcare providers. PHAs (People Living With HIV/AIDS) may face greater challenges to quitting smoking due to a unique set of social, economic, psychiatric, and medical needs that may affect their smoking habits and their ability to […]
What’s Moral Courage? Do I have it? Do you? Moral Courage is the willingness to speak truth to power and risk backlash for a greater good. And now there’s an App we’ve designed that guide you through your moral courage journey. Currently the App can support 17 languages and counting. As Robert F. Kennedy told […]
Architect Theatre As part of winning the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Indie Producers Package (Art Attack), Architect Theatre won a new logo & stationary set in time for their opening season. Architect Theatre is a Resident Company of Theatre Passe Muraille. Logo design: Raymond Helkio
Queers for Social Justice logo: Raymond Helkio Queers for Social Justice is a coalition of queer community groups, organizations and causes. The group was formed at a community town hall meeting for queers on May 27, 2012. We have come together to bring a unified message of social justice and politics to Pride 2012. Drawing […]
Please join me Thursday May 24th at 10PM (EST) on Blog Talk Radio with host Roy Mitchell for the show ROYNATION. We’ll be talking about The Great Meeting Room, Free Speech, Moral Courage, the Rob Ford: Prove It! campaign and Roy’s trending fashion. It’s going to be lively! Blog Talk Radio is free and you […]
Please join me for this year’s amazing line-up of films at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. This year I have sponsored the film August which is showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday May 18th, 2012 (7:15pm) and I hope you’ll be able to join me for another year of incredible LGBT […]
A real story of a man wrongfully imprisoned and facing possible execution. This video by Hailey does a great job explaining a very unfortunate situation and through her Free Hamid campaign we hope to bring Hamid back to his family. You can help by watching and sharing this video with your friends and colleagues. Thank […]
The AIDS Committee of Toronto’s winter/spring newsletter is out. The theme is ACT Gay and this particular issue is dedicated to gay men – you can get your copy here. ACT’s Executive Director says “Our Gay Men’s Community Health Programs have taken this to heart, with a campaign launched at Pride to celebrate the resilience […]
Launched this past September, Male Call is the most comprehensive national survey of men who have had sex with men in Canadian history. For the final few weeks of the campaign, professional soccer player and former Montreal Impact most-valuable-player David Testo is joining us to encourage gay and bisexual men across the country to participate […]
He’s part of the team behind those witty “Fact or Phallusy” sex survey ads you may have seen on Facebook. Or not, depending on if the social media site banned them. Raymond Helkio is our new Man of the Hour, explains Male Call Canada, and then takes our TMI Questionnaire to reveal the accidental boiling […]
Please give generously to the Toronto PWA Foundation’s 5th annual PROUD FM JOY DRIVE. You can help by dropping off non-perishable food items. Details at Proud FM. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio
Male Call Canada is a national university-community collaboration that surveys men who have had sex with men. Participation goes a long way in helping create effective community health programs. Read the story in xtra! about about our recent facebook ban and then come join our fanpage! Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio
Friends of the Foundation award 2010-2011 Outstanding Volunteer Support: Raymond Helkio Presented by: Murray Jose, Executive Director, Toronto PWA Foundation
Event Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio The AIDS Committee of Toronto is all over the city urging people to get out there and WALK! This ad creative can be seen in newsprint, TTC vehicles, building banners, posters and postcards around Toronto until the event. Click here to register or donate to the Walk.
LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 3 Raymond Helkio: Universities Without Walls (UWW) logo, page 100. This is a collection of 3,000 original logos, collected and selected by the renowned LogoLounge. Organized thematically with the broader focus of Shapes and Symbols, the collection features logos that cover all categories of logo design, including typographic, illustrative, pattern-driven, and […]
With some help, I captured 29 of the 704 pixel art space invaders installed around Paris. They are made of tiles inspired by the 80s Rubiks Cubes. They have these cool installations in 30+ cities around the globe. Unfortunately, Toronto isn’t one of them, but let’s hope that changes. Also burning in Paris was the […]
The end of space. Well, not really, the end of the double space after a period, I hope. I used to think that the double space was a by-product of the typewriter because on those prehistoric machines I got one font and depending on how hard I tapped the keys, periods and commas were often […]