In the summer, Compass360 had the pleasure of working together with OAHAS (Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy) to design a new identity and website. Here is a little bit about them, as stated on their site:
The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy was implemented in 1995 and has consistently evolved since then to respond to the changing epidemic within the Aboriginal population. The Strategy has embraced two fundamental principles since its inception. The first being a recognition that OAHAS is a distinct strategy based on the distinct needs of Aboriginal people.
PaperChef is at it again. Not only do they offer traditional parchment rolls of the utmost quality, they've designed and curated a line of parchment products that not only aid in producing a perfect end result, but make it look great too.
To coincide with the Beaches Jazz Festival, Bowers & Wilkins saw the opportunity to expose its high-end audio equipment to a new audience of music enthusiasts. Not yet a household name in Canada, B&W enlisted Compass360's help in planning and building a pop-up shop on the high-traffic Queen St. E, to create a showcase of their products and encourage exploration and hands-on testing.
Do things look different around here?
The website you're looking at looks exactly like the last version of the website we released. 4 years ago. In Flash.
But this website is decidedly not Flash. It's responsive and adapts to your screen, crunching itself down to display the exact same content for mobile phones, and works beautifully on a tablet without compromises. The videos play natively in your browser/device, if at all possible. The fonts look identical. The portfolios are beautiful and fluid, just like before.
So, why even bother?
What's more fulfilling than being able to provide support to those in need? Seeing its effect from halfway across the world. The Nepal Orphans Home, a volunteer-driven orphanage which gives shelter and prosperity to the children who call it home, shared with us some heartwarming photos of this year's Christmas Eve celebration - including a beautiful display of the logo we helped them craft. A couple more photos after the jump.
We're looking to add to our team. We'd like to see individuals with a keen eye for design who can think quickly, understand strategy and incorporate it into their work. The designer should have experience in a variety of media including (some of) interactive, advertising, identity, editorial, print and packaging. Applicants should have experience in art directing illustrators and photographers. We'd also like you to bring along an added, perhaps unexpected, skill (writing, photography, fixer-of-all-things-tech etc.). Applicants should have a minimum of 4 years experience and carry a strong conceptual portfolio which includes well-executed branding projects.
Please send samples of your work (PDFs under 5MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year the Design Exchange and RGD teamed up for the 20th annual Design Exchange Awards. This awards show is special, as it highlights Canadian Design across a wide spectrum of disciplines including architecture, interior and graphic design across all platforms: commercial, charity and personal. Compass360 is honoured to be included in their winners exhibition at the Design Exchange’s Bay Street gallery space. The PaperChef and Media City websites along with ‘A Meeting of the Minds,’ Kelly and Rob Sturino’s wedding invite, share the walls of the exhibition space with a diverse set of award winning firms from across the country.
As our friends at PaperChef see their products pick up steam across the continent, we’re equally thrilled to see continued strength in the brand we developed from the ground up. With a recently-launched nationwide fall advertising campaign (including transit shelters and print ads) in full swing, PaperChef is spreading its message far and wide.
The folks at PaperChef recently attended the Home and Decor Show in Vancouver, and garnered a truly incredible amount of positive feedback. But the best reward is hearing that all of our hard work is building momentum, as attendees are already familiar and receptive to the brand.