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January 24, 2018 Posted by workingdesign in Social Media, Working Design

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Getting your archived files and web info before we close

July 15, 2016 Posted by workingdesign in Working Design

We value the work we have done together. We want to ensure your transition to your new supplier is smooth, and that you have everything you need to carry on. Print clients If we have done a print design project for you in the past five years, we have archived the digital files of the completed piece. These files may be in Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat or Photoshop. They could include photo and graphics files. If you would like us to send you any files for your own use, please let us know. We will arrange to send you a zipped archive of your materials via digital transfer. More...

Working Design is winding up

July 5, 2016 Posted by workingdesign in Clients, Featured, Working Design

by Kris Klaasen / Founder After almost 30 years in business, Working Design closed at the end of August 2016. I’m looking forward to a gap year. I’ll be taking stock after more than 40 years as a communicator in roles ranging from print, TV and radio journalist to graphic designer, art and project director, web strategist, content developer and small business owner. Elaine, who’s been a Working Designer for close to 25 years, will be seeking a position in a larger organization, where she’ll bring her considerable skills in online communications, web and identity design and communications strategy to meet new challenges. More...

Happy New Year from Working Design

January 1, 2016 Posted by workingdesign in Working Design

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How you can vote for justice for Canada’s war vets

October 16, 2015 Posted by workingdesign in Clients, Featured, Working Design

When you go to the polls on October 19, give some thought to Canada's veterans. During this marathon campaign Working Design helped out Veterans Against Conservatives with a bit of pro bono design work, developing some strong and simple social media graphics to be shared on Facebook. More...

The Versatile Union Bug

January 22, 2014 Posted by workingdesign in Arts, Featured, Working Design

A few years ago our friend and illustrator Barbara Klunder did this illustration of a “union bug” for Working Design. Traditional union bugs are used to indicate that work has been done in a union shop. It’s a guarantee that the people who worked on the project – whether it’s a website, poster, logo – have a good contract with fair wages and benefits. Working Design has been unionized for more than 20 years. We’re members of the newly formed Unifor that in September of last year brought together the CEP (Communications, Energy and Paper Workers) and CAW (Canadian Autoworkers). We like Barbara’s interpretation of Working Design’s range of abilities, dexterity and fun. Klunder is a well regarded Toronto-based illustrator and collage artist also known for her textile work, font development and wry sense of humour. Check out her site: barbaraklunder.com More...

Happy New Year to you

January 7, 2014 Posted by workingdesign in Featured, Working Design

Each year we design an original seasonal card. We also design free and unique baby birth announcements for our friends and clients. Have a look at the collection. More...

Helping your school community get organized

April 2, 2011 Posted by workingdesign in Working Design

Are you looking for a way to keep everyone in your school community informed about important dates, activities, procedures and more? Would a comprehensive source of information about all aspects of school life save school staff time answering the same questions? The Elementary School Calendar Handbook is a unique 40-page, 12-month calendar and handbook More...

What’s in a name: Working Design (and some other “working” titles)

July 9, 2010 Posted by Kris in Working Design

When we named our company more than 20 years ago, we chose Working Design because of its multiple meanings. A “working design” or drawing is a step along the way towards preparing a finished piece of art or design whether it’s for a magazine, product or something else. It refers to a work in progress. We like the name because it speaks to our approach of client collaboration as we work together to build a website, a brand, a poster or piece of direct mail. More...

Machines of Loving Grace

June 30, 2008 Posted by Kris in Working Design

Late California poet Richard Brautigan wrote in the 60s and 70s, well before personal computers became ubiquitous. Sweet vision! More...