Channel

Our Channel is where you can learn more about life at H&W – see what inspires us and encourages us to share our thoughts. It usually concerns the world of design, but not always. Channels work best when there’s a back and forth, so please feel free to jump in. 

Oct 19/

MAIL DROP!!! @westendphoenix’s Mimico issue arrived yesterday and it is, as usual, packed with good things. Who does’t love the broadsheet paper size. We are happy to support local news publications for sure. Excited to see @antoniolennert featured from @surfthegreats. It was fun working with @jalanimorgan the WEP photo editor and a treat this summer to bump into their art director @aliciakow too.
#westendphoenix #newspaper #localnews #torontowest #westend #newspaperdesign #torontonews #fishandchips #mimico #baseballlife #baseball #greatlakesurfing #surfthegreats #newspapers #petofthemonth #graphicdesign #illustration #torontoillustrator #weloveprint #printisnotdead #designlife

Oct 18/

Now working at 1/2 capacity!!! One of the main things that we forgot I think is that we can get a lot more done and quicker when you have people around but also we kind of dig each other. Excited to be back with a few more of us.
#optimism #openingup #wfh #studiolife #studioculture #studio #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark #socialdistancing

Oct 12/

Meet the 2021 ULTRABOLD finalists! We are super excited to be one of this year’s sponsors...
        
The @rgdhub is proud to announce seven finalists for the ULTRABOLD Awards. This Awards Program celebrates Canadian designers 35 and under who are making an impact in their communities and beyond.
        
> Zoë Boudreau, Toronto⠀
> Jazmin Lihou, Toronto⠀
> Chris Reyes, Edmonton⠀
> Skylar Richard, Moncton⠀
> Henry Slaughter, Vancouver⠀
> Mel Sutjiadi RGD, Calgary⠀
> Claudia Yuen, Toronto
        
Swipe through to see their work!
        
We are excited to see the final winner will be announced at DesignReThinkers in November.#RGDAwards4d#DesignersOfInstagram #DesignCommunity #GraphicDesignerLife #DesignProcess #GraphicDesign #CanadianDesign #GraphicDesignCentral #EyeOnDesign #Branding #GraphicIndex #GraphicDesignDaily #DesignFeed #DesignAwards #DesignForGood

Oct 7/

WE ARE BACK! KIND OF... We are slowly opening up the studio again. We are bringing our team in in phases. Dom, Liz, Andrew and Gord to start. Doors open, distanced seating and no in office meetings yet... it is good to see everyone not in a Zoom window.
#optimism #openingup #wfh #studiolife #studioculture #studio #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark #socialdistancingTshirt by @vocaltype.co & @everpresshq

Oct 6/

UCDA AWARDS!!! We have had the privilege to work closely with York University over the past 18 months. As with any institute of their size, we have been in conversations that range from innovation at the university, creation of a new campus, through to student enrolment. We helped create the school’s new installed brand platform that went on to affect York’s marketing and communications across all faculties and departments. It is exciting to announce that elements of this work have been honoured with awards by the University and College Designer’s Association @ucdapics, based in Tennessee. York’s brand platform and Economic Social Impact Report (digital and print versions), were both recognized by this prestigious organization.
#brandplatform #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #brandmanual #graphicstandards #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #york #yorkuniversity #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #greatclients

Oct 5/

THINGS WE MISSED!!! We are (slowly) opening our studio. As we come back in we are finding the things we missed over the last 18 months. WE LOVE ARCHITECTURE!!! And have a deep fondness of brutalism too. One of our favourite books is @phaidonsnaps Atlas of Brutalist Architecture. Watch to see what else we are reminding ourselves of as we ease back to the space.
#studiolife #openingup #architecture #brutalistarchitecture #brutalism #architect #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark

Oct 1/

Working with @rtoero on Renaissance magazine is an amazing collaboration built around the exchange of ideas. This issue’s theme was around ‘prime time and living your retired life how you want to.’ Again supported by the engaged member readership, we received stories of personal triumph and lessons learned in the transition from career life to retirement and what that can look like. For our feature story, we focused on three members and had @darrenbooth illustrate their portraits. We love his work – how he plays with texture and his top-level ability to capture likenesses. We’re so happy with how these turned out, and had a lot of fun putting this issue together.
#rtoero #retiredteachers #retired #teachers #magazinedesign #magazine #graphicdesign #typography #illustration #typedesign #greatclients #clients #editorialdesign #photography #designlife #greatclients #canada #canadian

Sep 29/

THINGS WE MISSED!!! We are (slowly) opening our studio. As we come back in we are finding the things we missed over the last 18 months. One of Dom’s favourite things are his SIGNED @delasoul @nike Dunks. He won’t where them outside so basically they are his office slippers. Watch to see what else we are reminding ourselves of as we ease back to the space.
#studiolife #openingup #nike #delasoul #nikedunk #logodesign #logo  #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark

Sep 23/

Say hi to Creative Currency!!! @findcurrency Enterprise Canada one of Canada’s foremost strategic communications firms, gave us a challenge: help them to launch a new digital agency. The company will specialize in a full range of communications, digital branding, and campaign creation and would help support Enterprise’s public relations services as well as taking on its own portfolio of clients. The agency is called Creative Currency. We worked closely with the CC team through a brand discovery phase to understand their strengths and differences to help them stand out in such a saturated market. The visual identity takes cues from Canada’s advertising history with mid-century-style radial icons, while looking forward with a clean, direct typography foundation and a bright, 
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #torontoagency #agencylife #strategic #strategy #type #digitalagency #creativity #collaboration #wordmark #greatclients

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