Designedge Canada’s latest edition is dedicated to in-house design. For our cover story we drop in on four key creatives and managers to see how they and their companies are making sense of the in-house environment. Giant Tiger Stores shows us what it really means to live a brand; Cara Operations recounts how it’s building a digital and creative services team from the ground up; The City of Toronto talks juggling stakeholders, workload and skills training; and TD Bank Group tells us how to get the good work to come to you.
Our cover features Giant Tiger senior graphic design Pat Farley, decked out as the Giant Tiger mascot with fur and stripes augmented for a tactile feel by the Scodix Digital Enhancement Press. For an extra fun cartoony effect, the mascot’s eyes were die-cut on a 40″ Highcon Euclid II+ digital die-cutting and creasing machine, the first of its kind in Canada–all courtesy of Toronto-based C.J. Graphics Inc. (Designedge’s sister company at the C.J. Group of Companies).
Also in the Spring issue:
- Deloitte’s Christopher Moorehead on information design and how his department grew by more than 500% in the last two years
- Profiling Lola Landekic and her work with Art of the Title, the definitive online resource for movie and television title sequence design
- A behind the scenes look at Drawn & Quarterly’s book design process, as the award-winning Montreal publisher readies to re-release Shigeru Mizuki’s landmark Kitaro series
- The history and business model of production shop M&H, whose services recently spread from Montreal to Toronto
- A tour of Toronto’s Arc & Co. Design Collective, who opens up about doing absolutely everything wrong
- Nicole Vallée’s handy primer on moving across the country for work
- James Wilson and Leslie Jennings of Overdrive Design debut their new regular column, The Overthink
- Tools columnist Lee Eldridge runs down how to build better brand bibles
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