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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 29/

Wow. Amazing news. Great clients produce great work. We have been honoured with a design nomination from the @magawards for the work we do with @hillstrath.
The article 'The Game Changer' has been nominated in the category Best Art Direction: Single Article. Congrats to CD Barb Woolley and AD Taylor Kristan.
#magazinedesign #graphicdesign #designawards #editorialdesign #greatclients #designlife #torontodesign #studiolife #designlife #schoollife #artdirection #creativedirection

Apr 28/

THAT WAS FUN... Creative Directions, the @rgdhub virtual conference for emerging designers was a big success yesterday. Dom loved hosting and even built a typographic set in his kitchen... make sure you sign up for day two on Wednesday (April 29th) and Friday (May 1st)...
#rgd #rgdhub #creativedirections #designthinkers #type #typography #grapgicdesign #design #MC #typographicdesign #graphicdesign #designlife #handlettering #handmade #studiolife #playful #play #designevent #experimentaltypography #designtalk #designstudent #rgdCD

Apr 27/

Hey Frances Over the next few weeks we are going to get an insight to our designer's about the things that are close to them, and helping them get through days of isolation. Watch our stories...
#torontodesign #typography #favmovie #covid_19 #wfh #covid #besafe #socialdistancing #graphicdesign #designlife #team #quarantine #teamfamily #design #favourite #flattenthecurve #greatteam #isolation #designinspiration #typographic #cultmovies

Apr 24/

OSCAR DID A PODCAST. @oooohscar is the first guest on @edtechxd new podcast 'How'd We Get Here?' A great interview for students to hear from a recent graduate about his transition from design school into the beginning of his career.
#podcastlife #podcast #podcasts #podcastshow #student #designthinking #designlife #storytelling #radio #newradio #show #designtalks #interview #graphicdesign #studentlife #graphicdesignstudent #newjob
#newdesigner #howdwegetherepodcast

Apr 23/

We are becoming super obsessed with the oddness of Jeff Goldblum in this @disneyplus show. The first episode of the World According to @jeffgoldblum is all about sneakers...
#covid_19 #isolation #wfh #trainers #sneakerlife #flattenthecurve #covid #besafe #socialdistancing #graphicdesign #designlife #sneakers #team #quarantine #teamfamily #replyall #tv #sneakerhead #disneyplus #jeffgoldblum

Apr 22/

Next week the @rgdhub are hosting 3 days of Creative Directions. An online conference for students and emerging designers. Dom will be the MC on day one (expect hats)... in this time of uncertainty this features great talks from the industry's best and should be super interesting...
#rgd #rgdhub #creativedirections #designthinkers #type #typography #grapgicdesign #design #MC #typographicdesign #graphicdesign #designlife #handlettering #handmade #studiolife #playful #play #designevent #experimentaltypography #designtalk #designstudent

Apr 21/

Over the course of our 30th anniversary there are going to be some interesting projects coming out. The development of one of them is happening in Dom's SketchBook.
#graphicdesign #briefing #design #process #graphicdesigner #webdev #strategy #typography #designlife #studiolife #webdesign #designteam #process #designprocess #torontodesign #uiux #greatclients #inthezone #designbrief #intern #designintern #inspiring #sketching #sketchbook #lettering

Apr 20/

It's Dom. Over the next few weeks we are going to get an insight to our designer's about the things that are close to them, and helping them get through days of isolation. Watch our stories...
#torontodesign #typography #favmovie #covid_19 #wfh #covid #besafe #socialdistancing #graphicdesign #designlife #team #quarantine #teamfamily #design #favourite #flattenthecurve #greatteam #isolation #designinspiration #typographic #cultmovies

Apr 15/

What’s your new normal? Through strange times our creative industry persists. With our series #ADCChomeoffice @theadcc we explore the current office spaces designers are working and creating from.⁠⠀
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Today's guest is Dominic Ayre (@lovexheight), Creative Director at @hamblywoolley and creator of @quarantinezineto.⁠⠀
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MATES⁠⠀
Balancing Hambly & Woolley needs with family needs is an ongoing juggling act. It takes some shuffling when I jump on one of 17 video calls I have a day... This has been a really rough period for a lot of people and we are very lucky. I do think that this time in history will actually be something that we will remember in our family story. ⁠⠀
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HOME LIBRARY⁠⠀
I keep the majority of my design books at Hambly & Woolley. As we have had to vacate the studio for the unforeseen future I am reliant on my home library of publications for physical inspiration.⁠⠀
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VIDEO GAME DESIGN⁠⠀
Some of the things that my children are working on right now are pretty awesome. My son took a class on designing a platform video game. It has been a joy to be around to watch both my son and daughter work at home. ⁠⠀
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@quarantinezineto ⁠⠀
I think that a lot of creatives are looking for an outlet in these times. A place to use their skills of design and storytelling to address stress, uncertainty and anxiety about what the world is going through. I created a black and white Instagram feed called @quarantinezineto. I have been receiving contributions of photography, typography, etc. The community seem really interested. If you want to be involved please DM me there.⁠⠀
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ALLEY BALL⁠⠀
It has been a huge relief that we have a laneway behind our house. We are super lucky to have this separated space. Last year I mounted a basketball net on our garage (Raptors wagon jumpers). It has helped to get out and play 21 or HORSE with my children to make sure we aren't just attached to screens all day. ⁠#quarantine #quarantinelife #quarantineandchill #graphicdesign #illustration #photography #sketch #sketchbook #design #designlife #zine #zinelife #socialdistancing #fun #ideas #typography #designinspiration #typographyinspired #ilovetypography

Apr 14/

Founding Partner Bob Hambly loves podcasts. He loves to share his finds too. Bob is putting together a mailing list of these shows. OVERHEARD is his newsletter round up of his favourite shows. Please DM for sign up details.
#podcastlife #podcast #podcasts #podcastshow #newsletter #overheard #designthinking #designlife #storytelling #radio #newradio #show #designtalks #interview #graphicdesign

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