Creative Interviews


I prefer to use the term commercial artist. In many ways, this encapsulates both design and illustration, and I don’t think I could ever simply be one or the other. In my thinking, I am a designer. In my feeling, my intuition, I am an illustrator.

Blok Design

Blok has always been a space for collaboration, for questioning, for exploration. I don’t believe in defining narrowly what we do since it limits the possibilities of where we can go …

The White Room

With an emphasis on art direction, TWR specializes in branding fashion, arts and culture. Our clients vary, but we have developed a following among artisans who have come to us by various routes…

Vallée Duhamel

We feel extremely lucky to have gained the trust of such amazing clients, this is a big part of what makes me love what I do.

Formerly – Kramer Design Associates. Now – Painter

I have always, for good or for ill, been an artist. At school, I made wood cuts, lithos, etching, engravings, photographs and sculpture, and informed myself in those areas. I was entranced by architecture, and always music…

Hulse & Durrell

We are both very passionate about making the world a better place and we believe design can contribute to that.

Freelance Illustrator - Jacqui Oakley

Thinking you can only be creative at a certain time of day is quite silly. You can train yourself to get into a creative mode.

Laura Stein - Bruce Mau Design
Bruce Mau Design

“I’ve had a fairly circuitous route to design and to BMD in particular. I did a Fine Art BFA and was mostly interested in conceptual work…”


Today I’m responsible for a group of 25 designers working on Core Product, Retail, Checkout and some upcoming special projects…

Usability Matters

I arrived in Toronto from Northern Ireland in 1995, when I was 18. The following year I started working for a local music magazine and helped them lay out and code their web site…

Sali Tabacchi

We are a Toronto-based branding and design boutique. Started by myself and my partner Henry Tyminski in 2007…


We do a bit of everything: art direction, branding, identity design, book and editorial design, packaging, websites. But we’re also interested in other things, like illustration, animation, photography, and believe it or not, coding…

Freelance, IB Type Inc.

I knew that what appealed to me the most, creatively, also made me happiest: lettering, logo and font design…