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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. 

Oct 18/

Now working at 1/2 capacity!!! One of the main things that we forgot I think is that we can get a lot more done and quicker when you have people around but also we kind of dig each other. Excited to be back with a few more of us.
#optimism #openingup #wfh #studiolife #studioculture #studio #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark #socialdistancing

Oct 7/

WE ARE BACK! KIND OF... We are slowly opening up the studio again. We are bringing our team in in phases. Dom, Liz, Andrew and Gord to start. Doors open, distanced seating and no in office meetings yet... it is good to see everyone not in a Zoom window.
#optimism #openingup #wfh #studiolife #studioculture #studio #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark #socialdistancingTshirt by @vocaltype.co & @everpresshq

Oct 6/

UCDA AWARDS!!! We have had the privilege to work closely with York University over the past 18 months. As with any institute of their size, we have been in conversations that range from innovation at the university, creation of a new campus, through to student enrolment. We helped create the school’s new installed brand platform that went on to affect York’s marketing and communications across all faculties and departments. It is exciting to announce that elements of this work have been honoured with awards by the University and College Designer’s Association @ucdapics, based in Tennessee. York’s brand platform and Economic Social Impact Report (digital and print versions), were both recognized by this prestigious organization.
#brandplatform #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #brandmanual #graphicstandards #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #york #yorkuniversity #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #greatclients

Oct 5/

THINGS WE MISSED!!! We are (slowly) opening our studio. As we come back in we are finding the things we missed over the last 18 months. WE LOVE ARCHITECTURE!!! And have a deep fondness of brutalism too. One of our favourite books is @phaidonsnaps Atlas of Brutalist Architecture. Watch to see what else we are reminding ourselves of as we ease back to the space.
#studiolife #openingup #architecture #brutalistarchitecture #brutalism #architect #logodesign #logo #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark

Sep 29/

THINGS WE MISSED!!! We are (slowly) opening our studio. As we come back in we are finding the things we missed over the last 18 months. One of Dom’s favourite things are his SIGNED @delasoul @nike Dunks. He won’t where them outside so basically they are his office slippers. Watch to see what else we are reminding ourselves of as we ease back to the space.
#studiolife #openingup #nike #delasoul #nikedunk #logodesign #logo  #branding #branding101 #visualidentity #graphicdesign #design #designlife #toronto #typography #torontodesign #strategic #strategy #architects #type #userinterface #creativity #collaboration #wordmark

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

Jul 22/

Advocating on behalf of the best interests and needs of the English public school system, the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association @opsba_official is a crucial voice for public education in the province. In a challenging period of pandemic learning, their work is more vital than ever. Earlier in the year, H&W created new reports for OPSBA, and were again tasked with developing the 2020/2021 Annual Report. At a time when we aren’t able to produce new photography, we leveraged the bold design, colour and shapes from our recent work to create a striking report.#annualreport #publicationdesign #annualreportdesign #graphicdesign #design #editorialdesign #annualreportdesign #typography #typographic #greatclients #torontodesign #utam #designlife #studiolife #weloveprint #printed

Jul 16/

Happy Friendship Friday!!! So one of our favourite designers and type nerds is @tackytypegurl. TTG has always made us smile with here compositions and we were thrilled when she jumped in on doing a piece for our 31st celebration. TTG says: I was inspired by Angel Numbers which are basically the name for when you see repeated number sequences in your daily life. Each set of numbers corresponds to a special meaning that you are supposed to take with you as a sign of what is ahead.  I searched up the number 31 and thought that the meaning behind the number 31 really reflected this new chapter for Hambly & Woolley! Angel number 31 is a message from your angels full of hope and optimism for the future. You have the power to attract anything that you want into your life and the creative ability to manifest anything that comes into your mind.Thank you Tacky Type Girl.
#friendshipfriday #friends #designcommunity #designers #design #graphicdesign #illustration #torontodesign #designlife #studiolife #typography #typographic #photography #canadadesign #torontodesign #community #branding #designer #digitalart #graphicdesigndaily #graphicdesigncommunity #branding101 #graphicdesignersclub #happybirthday #happyanniversary #behindthescenes #stopmoation #animation

Jul 9/

FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY Y’ALL!!! We LOVE @sdionisi and love that she made this and said this: In 1764, French astronomer Charles Messier cataloged the great spiral galaxy known as Andromeda Galaxy as part of The Messier objects, a set of astronomical objects, from star clusters and nebulae to galaxies.The Andromeda Galaxy, known as Messier 31 or M31, was formed roughly 10 billion years ago from the collision and subsequent merger of smaller protogalaxies.Seems like a fitting analogy regarding the original founding of H&W by Barb and Bob (except for the collision part, of course) and its creative, or should I say galactic, evolution over the last 31 years.
#friendshipfriday #friends #designcommunity #designers #design #graphicdesign #illustration #torontodesign #designlife #studiolife #typography #typographic #photography #canadadesign #torontodesign #community #branding #designer #digitalart #graphicdesigndaily #graphicdesigncommunity #branding101 #graphicdesignersclub #happybirthday #happyanniversary #behindthescenes #stopmoation #animation

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