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. 

Apr 1/

One of the greatest strengths of humanity is our diversity. At the same time, it presents one of the most challenging design problems.
#designprocess #accessibility #responsibility #connections #accessible design #integrative design

Mar 4/

‘Constraint’ is somewhat of a strange word to me. On a superficial level the word seems to connote such negativity – all about limits and restrictions.
#learning #designlife #designprocess #creativity

Feb 5/

The inescapable dilemma of business development through the black hole of procurement.
#learning #designprocess #RFPs #business development #procurement

Jan 8/

I don’t think there is a magic formula for keeping your creative team inspired. If it existed, everyone would use it.
#inspiration #learning #designlife #creativity #teams #motivation

Dec 4/

In the early years of the Internet, if a person wanted to update content on their website, they would either need to be a programmer or hire one to do the work. Today, it’s almost unheard of to have a website which cannot be easily updated by practically anyone. 
#design #interactive

Nov 1/

This past spring, I visited the small town of Marfa, Texas to see the work of one of my favourite artists, Donald Judd.
#designthinkers #minimalism #minimalart #simplicity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #branding #designprocess

Oct 2/


How we partner with in-house teamsWhen I moved to Toronto 25 years ago, there was a very different belief about in-house designers than exists today.
#designthinkers

Feb 5/


Acorn Magazine, Spring 2018  Architectural Conservancy Ontario For as long as I can remember I’ve been drawn to the photography of Walker Evans.

Jan 5/


Uppercase Magazine #37: The CMYK Issue, January 2018I grew up in a house that had a green refrigerator and stove.

Feb 12/


Communication Arts, January-February 2016Have you ever had clients who, after the presentation of your initial design concepts, became quiet, nervous or even afraid of what they were looking at?
#communicationarts #learning

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