Communication is the cornerstone of every good relationship. We’re quite proud of the relationships we’ve built over the years.

  • Studios and Agencies
  • Certo Creative
  • Cinderbloc
  • Clear Space Design & Communications
  • Concrete Design Communications
  • Craib Design & Communications
  • Davis
  • Diagonal
  • Foster Interactive
  • GenesisXD
  • Jacknife
  • Montana Steele
  • Ove Brand|Design
  • Pear Interactive
  • Projektor
  • Red Box
  • Ribbons of Red
  • Riordon Design
  • Search Engine People
  • SOS Design
  • Tria
  • Zync Communications
  • Select Assignments
  • Alter Condominiums
  • Antonacci Suits
  • Appleby College
  • Armtec
  • Association of Registered Graphic Designers
  • Aviva Insurance
  • Baycrest
  • Branksome Hall
  • Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
  • Build Toronto
  • Canada Post
  • Canadian Tire
  • CCH Canadian
  • Christian Children’s Fund of Canada
  • Dillon Consulting
  • FACIT
  • Freed Developments
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • Hicks Morley
  • Invest Toronto
  • JDRF Canada: Fundraising Campaign
  • JDRF Canada: Revolution Ride
  • Michael-Angelo’s
  • My Dog Spot Pet Grooming
  • Nadège Patisserie
  • active

    Client: University of Toronto
    Project: Sport and Recreation Campaign
    Agency: Clear Space

    University of Toronto Sport & Rec was looking to raise awareness about all the physical programming available to U of T students. Many students were not aware that the sport & rec programs and facilities were open to all U of T. We created a quirky campaign to show that you didn’t have to be an athlete or a phys ed student join in the fun.

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    Client: Unisource Canada
    Project: Starbrite Paper Promotion
    Agency: Clear Space

    Superior performance at budget-friendly prices. These were the key attributes of Unisource Canada’s Starbrite line of printing papers – and it was a message we needed to get out to printers and graphic designers. We created a kitschy launch campaign that features a cast of leading performers representing the benefits of Starbrite papers. Immediately after launch, sales for the product line went “top of the pops”.

    community

    Client: Build Toronto
    Project: Annual Reports
    Agency: Clear Space

    Build Toronto was established by the City of Toronto as an arm’s-length real estate corporation to leverage the City’s surplus and underutilized real estate assets. We have worked with the organization since 2012 to help the company articulate its value to the City and highlight its commitment to City-Building through its annual reports and other communications channels.

    dream

    Client: St. Lawrence College
    Project: Recruitment Campaign

    A comparatively small educational institution, St. Lawrence College needed to sell the advantages of getting a post-secondary education in a close-knit community-based environment. We worked with the college on a recruitment campaign that highlights the real-world benefits of the school’s practical, hands-on approach to learning, presented in a hip, progressive style that speaks to our young target audience.

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    Client: Association of Registered Graphic Designers
    Project: Social Good Awards
    Agency: Clear Space

    Each year, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) invites submissions of graphic design projects from around the world done under the theme of communication design for social good. We helped the RGD with the launch of this awards competition, including creating a name for the award – the So Good Awards (a contraction of the Social Good Awards) – and producing a campaign to promote the competition to designers around the world.

    future

    Client: Branksome Hall
    Project: Capital Campaign
    Agency: Clear Space

    Branksome Hall, a Toronto independent school for girls, was launching a capital campaign to support the building of a new Athletics and Wellness Centre and its student financial aid endowment. We developed a campaign that focused on the fact that donors would be supporting more than a swimming pool or gymnasium, but rather helping to develop strong, confident young women who are fit to lead the future.

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    Client: Michael-Angelo’s
    Project: Store Launch
    Agency: Red Box

    Michael-Angelo’s, a purveyor of fine foods in the greater Toronto area, recently relaunched its brand to coincide with the opening of a new concept store. We worked with Red Box on developing various elements of the new brand identity and to extend the new brand across the store environment and other channels.

    history

    Client: YMCA of Greater Toronto
    Project: 160th Anniversary Video
    Agency: SOS

    The YMCA of Greater Toronto has been working at the heart of our community since 1853. To commemorate its 160th anniversary, we wrote the script for a video that reflects on the YMCA’s legacy of commitment and compassion – highlighting the past, present and future of the organization as it strives to build a stronger, healthier future for all.

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    Client: Sunnybrook Foundation
    Project: Donor and Campaign Communications
    Agency: Clear Space

    With 1.2 million patient visits per year, Sunnybrook is Canada’s largest single-site hospital dedicated to life-saving patient care and groundbreaking research. To continue their amazing work year after year, Sunnybrook counts on the generosity of its donors. Since 2008, we have worked with Clear Space and Sunnybrook Foundation as a strategic and creative partner to understand, appeal to, and show appreciation to the donors who make Sunnybrook’s efforts possible.

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    Client: Unisource Canada
    Project: CMYK Awards
    Agency: Clear Space

    Unisource Canada’s CMYK Awards recognizes the top print representatives from across the country, as nominated and voted on by Canada’s design community. To promote this awards competition and encourage people to vote, we drew inspiration from the imagery and vernacular of a certain U.S. president’s election campaign. Yes we did.

    knowledge

    Client: University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
    Project: Student Recruitment Campaign
    Agency: Clear Space

    U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education was looking to create a recruitment campaign that would stand out from its peers while showcasing the program’s integrated curriculum that combines biophysical, behavioural and physical cultural studies. We developed a bold and dynamic creative platform that highlights the school’s integrated, research-driven approach while representing the faculty as a small, tight-knit and supportive community within a larger university setting.

    law

    Client: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Project: Marketing Communications
    Agency: Zync

    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is one of Canada’s top firms specializing in business law. Osler has a team of over 400 lawyers in offices across Canada and in New York, who represent industry and business leaders in all segments of the market. We have supported the firm’s agency Zync on a range of marketing and brand communications to reinforce the law firm’s innovative and client-centred approach to business law.

    matter

    Client: Seneca College
    Project: Student Recruitment Campaign
    Agency: SOS

    Developed by SOS, Seneca College’s “Because It Matters” recruitment campaign conveys the importance of making the right educational choices in order for students to acquire the skills to graduate career-ready. We worked with SOS to develop messaging for the campaign. This work included profiling individual students for the campaign microsite, as well as extending the campaign messaging to the Seneca viewbook and other communications.

    becauseitmatters.ca

    names

    Client: Various
    Project: Name Development

    What’s in a name? A lot. Whether it’s introducing a new company, reinvigorating a brand or launching a new product line, a great name can help you stand out, send the right message, or stay top of mind. We have helped organizations of all sizes develop distinct and memorable names that support their business goals.

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    Client: Red Box
    Project: Brand Story

    Smart, fresh, fun. That’s what comes across when you meet the design team at Red Box. And it’s the personality we wanted to capture when Spellingbee helped the company develop its brand story. We collaborated with Red Box to create a theme that revolves around the concept of “open” – be it opening minds, opening doors or helping clients open up their business to new possibilities.

    principles

    Client: Dillon Consulting
    Project: Employee Communications
    Agency: Clear Space

    Dillon is an international, Canadian-owned professional consulting organization that advises clients in the application of science, technology and management. The company abides by a set of operating principles covering areas such as health & safety, technical quality and financial operations. We created a set of 27 cards to illustrate each of the company’s principles in a playful way that would engage employees.

    quality

    Client: Antonacci Suits
    Project: Brand Story
    Agency: Red Box

    A maker of fine custom-fitted handmade suits, Antonacci exemplifies quality with its commitment to old-world artistry and craftsmanship. It’s no wonder many of the city’s top bespoke tailors turn to Antonacci to produce their garments. With a rebranding by Red Box underway, we were enlisted to create a brand story that would encapsulate the company’s uncompromising dedication to creating the perfect suit.

    revolution

    Client: JDRF Canada
    Project: Ride for Diabetes Research
    Agency: Clear Space

    The JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research has raised over $50 million for diabetes research since its start in 1988. The JDRF Ride is a stationary bike event involving teams riding in a high-energy, fun-filled atmosphere. We worked with Clear Space to develop a fresh campaign – including a new name and brand identity – that would help JDRF engage new audiences and establish the Ride as one of the leading fundraising events in Canada.

    solve

    Client: Isaac Operations Limited
    Project: Website
    Agency: Zync

    Isaac specializes in front-line operational and financial performance improvement. The team of engineers works closely with companies to improve their
operations and supply chain. We helped Isaac develop the content for its website – foregoing the typical consultant speak to present the Isaac team as pragmatic problem solvers that will get in there and work with their clients on the shop floor to deliver measurable results.

    isaacteam.com

    team

    Client: Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
    Project: Employee “Corporate Culture” Book
    Agency: Zync

    In addition to being one of Canada’s most successful pension plans, HOOPP is also an organization with an award-winning corporate culture. In a year when HOOPP celebrated its 50th anniversary and introduced a new brand, we worked with Zync to create a unique book that showcases HOOPP’s strong internal culture, instills pride among its employees and reinforces their role in living the HOOPP brand.

    urgent

    Client: JDRF Canada
    Project: Fundraising Campaign
    Agency: Clear Space

    JDRF Canada has embarked on a 5-year $55 million fundraising campaign to accelerate type 1 diabetes research in Canada and around the world and lead the charge to find a cure. We developed a theme for the campaign that creates a sense of urgency while highlighting to donors the challenges of living with this disease.

    values

    Client: Toronto Community Housing Corporation
    Project: Annual Report
    Agency: Clear Space

    Toronto Community Housing is Canada’s largest social housing provider and a key part of the city’s infrastructure. We helped the corporation create an annual report that highlights the accomplishments and good work it does in providing homes for nearly 60,000 households with low and moderate incomes across the city, and helping to build vibrant communities and a better city for all.

    win

    Client: Navigator Ltd.
    Project: Brand Development
    Agency: Clear Space

    Navigator is a high stakes communications firm that advises some of the world’s most influential people and brands. The firm’s reputation has grown along with the company. What wasn’t keeping up was its brand image. We worked with Clear Space to create a brand that better reflects the Navigator story – conveying the idea that clients should never feel boxed in, that there is always an opportunity to reframe the conversation, and a way forward to ensure their story is heard.

    xmas

    Client: Spellingbee
    Project: Holiday Cards
    Agency: Clear Space / Sali Tabacchi

    We love bringing a smile to people’s faces. Every Christmas season, we’re known to send out a fun little card as our way of spreading some holiday cheer while also giving us a chance to exercise our creative muscles. Here are few of our favourites.

    youth

    Client: YMCA of Greater Toronto
    Corporate Communications
    Agency: SOS

    The YMCA of Greater Toronto is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan focused on building communities that are home to the healthiest children, youth and young adults. Over the past few years, we have worked with the YMCA to help tell its story and express its vision to build a strong, vibrant community that includes and involves all.

    zest

    Client: Toronto Eaton Centre
    Urban Eatery
    Agency: Ove Brand | Design

    As part of a major revitalization of Toronto Eaton Centre, the Urban Eatery set a new standard for food court dining, offering an upscale experience unlike anything found in Canadian shopping centres at the time. We worked with Ove on a series of marketing and communications pieces to introduce and showcase this fresh new approach to dining in the heart of downtown Toronto.