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 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.

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

Mar 17/

Applied Arts, March 2015One of the best lessons I have learned as a designer is that it’s difficult creating something simple, something impactful. Saying a lot with a little is a challenge. The design of logos, stamps and flags comes to mind.
#appliedarts #learning

Jan 10/

Communication Arts, January-February 2015Over the years, I’ve learned that when it comes to riddles, the world is split into two types of people—those who live for a good riddle and those who abhor them. 
#communicationarts #designthinkers

Dec 19/

Applied Arts, December 2014Mobile billboards and their all-uppercase, badly kerned, scratched plastic letters do have a place in the advertising world
#appliedarts #inspiration

Sep 1/

Applied Arts Magazine, September-October 2013I experienced something on the internet recently that I’m convinced has its origins in a little-known 16th century phenomenon. 

Mar 5/

Communication ArtsExcellent observational skills make us better designers—but like most things, they need practice.

Jul 11/

Applied Arts, July 2012Curiosity. If “innovation” is the new mantra of business, then we must learn to nurture curiosity and creativity at an early age.
#appliedarts #curiosity

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