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STORIES N VIDEOS

Besides these video projects there are updated stories on Bill Helin`s latest projects in the NEWS section of this site.

Totem Culture 2014 and Bill`s latest book projects

 Bill Helin`s Projects Video Gallery

3-D METAL FORMING- 20k Gold Shark Bracelet

and a Copper Mask sizzling in the Salty Ocean

A TSIMSHIAN WALKING STICK FOR EX-PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

 SPACE BLANKET MADE FOR CANADIAN ASTRONAUT BOB THIRSK

Designed by Tsimshian Artists Bill and Carole Helin and Friends

STARTING A NEW PROJECT
  When I get involved in a new creative project I look at all the different challenges that I am facing, I put together an extensive list of subject matter that I have requested from my clients.
 
BACK UP PLAN
  Sometimes there are surprises along the way, so it`s best to review those possibilities and have a backup plan, and I always discuss it with my clients.

FINISHED PRODUCT

  After I have completed my image or design I will review it two more times very closely, compare it to my clients request list and then send it for their approval.
  Nothing is finalized on the project until my clients send me a signed agreement of acceptance. Sometimes it is good to have a legal agreement from a lawyer that you can use to acknowledge a `copyright` protection.
 
COPYRIGHT LAW
  Some of my clients will want to own the copyright of my design, which gives them the legal freedom to sue it for whatever they please, within a parameter of morality. After I sign that agreement I no longer have use of it without their permission. This ownership of copyright also increases the value of the project based upon what the image will be used for.               Bill Helin
 
BRANDING SPIRIT BEAR COFFEE                                                  PROJECT STARTED IN 2008

STORYBOOK PROJECTS

  "Every storybook has a new creative challenge, based upon the topic and complexity of the illustration style. Sometimes my clients have a style preference which I love to accommodate, and it is especially fun for me when they see the way I have brought their writing to life visually".             Bill Helin           

BOOK ILLUSTRATION AND IMAGE TRANSFORMATIONS

Bill has been working with his cousin, author and business lawyer, Calvin Helin, since they both started their careers in 1980. Their latest ventures have been book projects that Calvin has written and Bill has illustrated, the first being `Dances with Dependancy` and the most recent `The Dependancy Trap`.

Calvin Helin recently took two Book Awards in the U.S.A. for self help topics, catapulting his writing reputation to an all time high. His first book was self published and was a two time best seller in Canada, the first time in history that a self published book sold out in it`s first two printing by a self publisher, and a firt time ever for an Aboriginal writer.

Congratulations to both Calvin and Bill for their fine works in `Dances with Dependancy` and the recent books. Bill has over 25 images in this first book.

2012 release of Calvin`s new book `The Empowerment Mindset`, with Bill Helin artwork throughout.

To learn more about Calvin`s latest awards, books and the future publications you can visit www.calvinhelin.com

SPIRIT BEAR COFFEE SAVES BEARS

Bill was introduced to the ambitious coffee Bears in the year 2002 when he first tried drinking their `organic fair trade` coffee, which he loved and is now mildly addicted to. Mr. Helin hadn`t tried drinking coffee since he was 8 years old, which was freeze dried Nescafe.

After the taste test, owners Paul Biglin and Sean Harding commissioned Bill`s creative services to brand their new west coast blends with his Tsimshian art designs and traditional family `Spirit Bear Legend`.

The main selling topic for Bill Helin was the concept of helping raise awareness of our B.C.s most endangered and rare bears, the Kermode. There are approximately 200 bears left now so this is a cricial timed endeavour, which has come with many dramatic challenges along the way.

Lately the S.B.C.C. signed an historical partnership with the Kitasoo First Nation and the city of Terrace, owners of the word `Spirit Bear` and `Kermode`, to work together to protect the Spirit Bears and other north coast creatures.

IMPORTANT NEWS

  Everyone should know, especially the members of the Tsimshian Nation, that the City of Terrace and the Kitasoo Band have a Government Policy, legally known as a TRADEMARK !! on the words `SPIRIT BEAR`, `KERMODEI` and the Tsimshian word for spirit bear, `MOKSGM`OL`.

   Spirit Bear Coffee and numerous other small businesses were shut down because of this bizarre policy, only in Canada of course. So beware of the lawyers who manage the TRADEMARK, they have cost the SBCC thousands of dollars to come to an agreement to work together for the protection of the endangered Spirit Bears, something that the SBCC hd set out to do in the first place.

  Unfortunately the thousands of dollars that went to the lawyers could`ve been used for the SB cause but as usual went into the lawyers pockets, who of course really don`t care about the bears. We question the sense of this but it looks like the policy was set up to protect the City of Terrace`s Spirit Bear tourism. What`s next, Grizzly Bear??

For more info go to:

www.spiritbearadventures and www.spiritbearcoffee.com

PANABO SALES

Bill Helin has been designing gift products with and for Panabo Sales since 2001, and recently started a book publishing project that will feature the production of 9 new storybooks, written and illustrated by Bill. To be released by winter of 2012, TBA.

This is a new journey for owner Ursula Mange and her family, they are extremely excited to be working with bill on this new project.

www.panabosales.com

WE HAVE or CAN CREATE:

BRANDING CONCEPTS

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

BOOKS- PAINTINGS- LIMITED EDITION PRINTS-

JEWELRY- CORP. GIFT PRESENTATIONS- ICE SULPTURES

LARGE CANOES AND TOTEM POLES

Please keep checking daily as we will be adding more of Bill`s artwork and gifts, thanks for your patience as we build this new website and add more product and update news as it happens.

                          

 

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