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. 

Dec 5/

A Creative Director, Design Director and Senior Designer walk into a boardroom….

Nov 5/

The work that fuels our studio.
#design #designlife

Oct 8/

Longevity is a matter of context. The average NHL career is merely 5 years.1 The average duration of marriages in Canada remains around 14 years.2 While there might not be statistical data to validate the claim, having a client relationship for 18 years feels like rarefied air.
#design #designprocess #clientmeetings #clients

Sep 4/

“How long will this logo last?” isn’t an easy question to answer. But clients love to ask it. Even the very best fortune-teller would say it’s hard to know.
#design #branding #logo #brand strategy

Aug 1/

In the 10 years I’ve worked at H&W, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of great development partners on the websites and apps we’ve created for clients.
#interactive #teams

Jul 3/

I’m fascinated with colour. But it’s a complex subject. Like the game of baseball, the more you understand it, the more you realize how little you know.
#accessibility #colour #emotions #psychology

Jun 4/

I am often asked by designers and colleagues how it is that I love going into first meetings or pitch situations. I find designers experience a massive amount of anxiety on that first face-to-face — they self-impose pressure. I understand why.
#designlife #designprocess #firstimpressions #clientmeetings #clients

Apr 30/

Starting this year, and running for the first four months of 2019, Hambly & Woolley initiated an internship program. 
#inspiration #design #teams #internship #interview #work placement #experience

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

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