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. 

Mar 11/

A full #tbt for the @montgomerysisam visual brand. This still stands as one of Dom's favourite logos. During the presentation process he had 1/2 hour conversation with Principal Emeritus Terry Montgomery about typography and typefaces. A conversation that rarely happens with clients. It got into the depths of British modernism, Gill Sans, drawing the perfect lowercase G and the magic in letter forms.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Mar 5/

The @bdpquadrangle notebook is an annual gift that is delivered to their clients as a recognition of a new year and a new start. This year's book has a slightly different audience. To announce their name change and new brand positioning, the notebook was designed to inspire their designers and staff in Toronto and their peers in London. We printed the gift using a mixed ink to match the bright BDP red and we were able to source a paper with a pure red core to create the custom die-cut page marker. An abstracted crop of the BDP word mark adorns the cover to signal the growth and excitement around the change for this important architecture studio.#bdpquadrangle #printisnotdead #neon #weloveprint #color #patterndesign #patterns #graphicdesign #typography #design #torontodesign #clients #clientmeeting #notebook #sketchbook #coverdesign #print #weloveprint #printisnotdead #designlife #torontoarchitecture #gift

Mar 4/

We always loved The Healthy Road logo because we got to use one of our favourite typefaces for the system, Pitch. Sadly closed now but the type of graphic patterns were used throughout the store as brand identifiers.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 25/

Type, type, type!!! Another typographic mark from our files. Lilium, Purveyors of Fine Flowers is a beautiful store and Incredibly talented floral designers near Hazelton Lanes...
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 18/

We LOVE type (as all designers do!). So it is always an amazing moment when we get playful with a logo. @ensightcanada is an Ottawa based PR firm that recognizes their client relationships in government and business are the key to their success. By taking the G in insight and turning it into an ampersand we were able to highlight the connections that Ensight enables between their team and partners.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 11/

We loved working with such an important organization has Magazine Canada on the visual identity for the National Magazine Awards @magawards. Still love this logo.
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Feb 4/

One of our favourites from the past. Papillon Cakes created beautiful, sculptural creates for weddings. Unfortunately at the time we were working on this they did not bring samples!!! #greatclients #tbt
Over the course of the next little while, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we are going to look back at some of the visual identities we've done in our history. We aren't interested in a Nostalgia trip. We are just going to look at some of the logos that Mark our past.
#logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #peelschools #pdsb #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration

Jan 29/

We are looking for new team member! Do you love magazines? Do you love digital products? Do love designing those? We would love to meet you.Do you love obsess over typography? (So much that you will crave all the kerning and tweaking Frances will make you do)Do you understand the term: Gutenberg module? Do you find that your curiosity drives you down rabbit holes of discovery that you emerge from energized, inspired and maybe a little scared? Do you have experience in a studio? (We are a Zoom studio right now, but you will have a desk one day... we hope)Do you daydream about magazines? (Well not just about them, but designing them too, oh and also making French edits ;) Have you art directed photographers and illustrators, while also making scrambled eggs and adjusting image crops, RGB colours and updating copy in CMSs? We are looking to add strength to our studio. We need designer/s that can join our group of fantastic people. We need you to feel passionate about print and giddy about digital. We want you to have experience with web platforms like wordpress and figma.We want you to love grids, photography, body text and illustration. We want you to obsess over smelling ink (not too much). We need you to feel good talking to clients about all of the above love. If this is you then we are excited to connect. Please send us your resume tohr@hamblywoolley.com#teammember #designer #designlife #graphicdesign #designpartners #toronto #nextchapter #torontodesign #graphicdesignstudio #studiolife #branding #branding101 #designstudio #digitalbranding #branddesign

Jan 22/

We are looking for a new team member.
Are you a Unicorn? An odd question, we get it, but we are looking to add to our team of excited, talented, caring and focused designers (who are people too). We need you. We are hunting for a unicorn. A few questions first... Do you love, no wait, obsess over typography? (So much that you will crave all the kerning and tweaking Frances will make you do). Do you listen to metal or techno? (Sorry, please ignore this, only Gord and Dom care...) Do you understand the term: Gutenberg module? Do you find that your curiosity drives you down rabbit holes of discovery that you emerge from energized, inspired and maybe a little scared? Do you have experience in a studio? (We are a Zoom studio right now, but you will have a desk one day... we hope) Do you daydream about magazines? (Well not just about them, but designing them too, oh and also making French edits ;) Have you art directed photographers and illustrators, while also making scrambled eggs and adjusting image crops, RGB colours and updating copy in CMSs? (Phew!) If it is a yes, to a lot of these (maybe not the scrambled eggs), then we would love to meet you! We are looking to add strength to our studio. We need designer/s that can join our group of fantastic people. We need you to feel passionate about print and giddy about digital. We want you to have experience with web platforms like wordpress and figma. We want you to love grids, photography, body text and illustration. We want you to obsess over smelling ink (not too much). We need you to feel good talking to clients about all of the above love. If this is you then we are excited to connect. Please send us your resume tohr@hamblywoolley.com#teammember #designer #designlife #graphicdesign #designpartners #toronto #nextchapter #torontodesign #graphicdesignstudio #studiolife #branding #branding101 #designstudio #digitalbranding #branddesign

Jan 14/

Dominic has been with H&W all of this millennium and remains as H&W’s incredibly talented, in-the-know, super energetic, Creative Director, designer and project lead. He continues to inspire the H&W team and is a leader in the Canadian graphic design community. Dom is thrilled to continue the lineage of H&W and is super excited for the studio's future. P.S. Dom spelled checked but missed the typo on slide 8. He apologizes to you all.
#partnership #designlife #graphicdesign #designpartners #toronto #nextchapter #torontodesign #30thanniversary #graphicdesignstudio #studiolife #branding #branding101 #designstudio #digitalbranding #branddesign

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