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. 

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

Sep 22/

NEW TEAM MEMBER!!! We are excited to add Sian to our team. Sian joined us in the spring as an intern from @humbergraphicdesign and we were impressed by her design sensibility, engagement and professionalism right from the jump. Hiring during COVID has been ‘interesting’ to say the least but we are thrilled that Sian is part of Hambly & Woolley. So far Dom is the only person who met Sian in person at the @glendoncampus shoot above with photographer @jalanimorgan.  
#torontodesign #typography #covid_19 #wfh #covid #besafe #socialdistancing #graphicdesign #designlife #team #quarantine #teamfamily #design #favourite #greatteam #isolation #designinspiration #typographic #newteammember #designer
#photoshoot #greatclients

Aug 25/

Arriving back from summer to a full mailbox!!! @westendphoenix's @davebidini published this mad cute New Wave Summer Playlist mini book. The book is based Dave's personal reflections on his love of the musical genre and the joy it has brought him and friends within the Canadian music scene. All supported by killer illustrations by @salini.banana.
#westendphoenix #newspaper #localnews #torontowest #westend #newspaperdesign #torontonews #newwave #newwavemusic #philcollins #englishbeat #psychedelicfurs #graphicdesign #illustration #torontoillustrator #weloveprint #printisnotdead #designlife

Aug 12/

We are very appreciative of RTOERO’s commitment to celebrate and work with Canadian talent. And illustrator @mrtomfroese is exactly that. Tom’s robust characters, and playful and sophisticated colour palette were a perfect match for this theme and cover. Besides the beautiful work, we love working with Tom because he forces process. He is nice and pleasant and firm in asking who is doing what and being clear about expectations. He helps clearly draw the lines and lanes that we as a creative team work within. We really needed to make sure we had our details sorted out and who would be reviewing and approving, before we agreed to move ahead with the job together. This sort of clarity in process helps so much in the easily subjective world of assigning illustration. Tom has been championing proper process and responsibilities within this type of relationship for a long time, and we’re so glad he does. Good creative doesn’t happen by accident. But if you set up a process that trusts everyone’s abilities, there is a greater chance of producing good work together.
#rtoero #retiredteachers #retired #teachers #tomfroese #magazinedesign #magazine #graphicdesign #typography #illustration #typedesign #greatclients #clients #editorialdesign #photography #designlife #greatclients #canada #canadian

Aug 5/

What does it mean to be Canadian? For their Summer Issue of Renaissance Magazine, our client @rtoero, asked the big and long standing question to their highly engaged members. Turns out the answer is as complicated as the question. Aside from all of the heavy news in recent months, there is also a thread of good in Canadians and the people who call North home. Canada is partially defined by the landscapes: victorious mountains, green spaces and cities and towns bustling with life. But it is also defined by the people who live in those cites, towns and countrysides. We want to be in community (even pre-pandemic). Connected to each other and thinking of the wider ‘we’. We generally want to help each other and find the common good. The connective strand between the people around us. This backdrop set the tone and our mindset as we began to build this issue.
#rtoero #retiredteachers #retired #teachers #magazinedesign #magazine #graphicdesign #typography #illustration #typedesign #greatclients #clients #editorialdesign #photography #designlife #greatclients #canada #canadian

Aug 2/

LONG WEEKEND READING!!! OUR @stackmagazines mail drop always seems to come at the right time. @dispatchesmag brings together writers, photographers, poets, scientist and all sorts of very bright contributors from around the globe to discuss a central theme per issue... this time Dispatches in its Fate of the City issue looks at the state of cities, from the locust class article about gentrification to the city themed crossword to the effect of double vaccinations...
#stackmagazines #dispatches #politics #stateoftheworld #stateofthenation #fateofthecity #cities #locustclass #independentmagazine #independent #magazine #graphicdesign #illustration #editorialdesign #independentwriter #coverdesign #typography #photography #magazinedesign

Jul 29/

Roger Martin, then of @martinprosperity @uoft was invited to speak at a ‘disruptor’ conference on Nantucket, where the world’s big thinkers gather to share ideas for positive change. “On Balance.” MPI’s book handout for conference attendees, had many arresting juxtapositions, illustrating how integrative thinking can lead to more optimal, efficient and fair solutions. The yellow and black book is both bold and tactile – with features like mirror mylar pages, die-cuts, fold-outs, and evocative illustrations and photographs that challenge conventional thinking.
#tbt #martinprosperity #celebration #universitylife #uoft #toronto #economicgrowth #university #bookdesign #magazinedesign #magazine #graphicdesign #typography #illustration #typedesign #typography #designlife #prosperityinstitute #greatclients #clients #editorialdesign #photography #gradients

Jul 27/

TYPOGRAPHIC TUESDAY!!! Today’s playful animation was a visual system that was passed on. The client really loved it but felt that another of our options was more appropriate. Hesh had been playing with the idea of built form and infrastructure within this animated type. We still really like it... The glitch is just a happy accident...
#handlettering #script #lettering #type #typedesign #logodesigners #fontsmatter #fontswelove #typographiclogo #typographic #graphicdesign #fontexploration #fontstyle #fontdesign #tuesdaypost #goodtype #typographytuesday #typedesign #typetopia #grafikfeed #designblacklist #designfeed #typographydesign #typematters #typespire #typespecimen #customtypepface #typetuesday #posterart #cutandpaste

Jul 23/

Are you ULTRA BOLD? The RGD's newest Awards Program celebrates emerging designers who are making an impact on the design community and beyond! 
H&W are proud sponsors of this year's ULTRA BOLD award!
Entrants are asked to submit three examples of their work and a designer statement (maximum 250 words).
All entrants will receive feedback from the judges.
Finalists will receive:
$1,000 cash prize
Free Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 2 years
Free attendance at DesignThinkers for 2 years
Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media, our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2021
One Winner will receive:
$1,000 cash prize
RGD Membership (Provisional RGD or RGD) for 5 years
Free attendance to DesignThinkers for 5 years
Recognition across RGD's communications channels including the RGD website, social media,  our email newsletter and at DesignThinkers 2021
Recognition in a video prepared by Storia
Opportunity to be recognized during DesignThinkers 2021.
https://www.rgd.ca/events-and-programs/ultrabold-awards/info
#DesignersOfInstagram #DesignCommunity #GraphicDesignerLife #CanadianDesigner #DesignProcess #GraphicDesign #DesignEveryDay #GraphicDesignCentral #EyeOnDesign #DesignInspiration #GraphicIndex #GraphicDesignDaily #DesignFeed #EthicalDesign #InclusiveDesign #DesignForGood #RGDAwards #MakingADifference

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