About Design 2.0

We are a professional graphic design studio based in the Greater Toronto Area. Truth be told, we’re actually in Oakville and St. Catharines, which are the 2 towns that live up to the “Greater” part of the GTA.

We have over 30 years experience in the advertising, design and web business. And, to be clear, those are 30 consecutive years, not some attempt to add up all the years of experience of everyone we’ve ever worked with including the studio cats. That’s 30 years of working deep in the trenches at some of Canada’s biggest, best and most notorious agencies.

We are super easy to work with. We can work seamlessly with agencies and we can work directly with clients. We provide professional, powerful creative work. Oh, and we never miss a deadline.

Our super power is our ability to understand a Brand’s character quickly so we can produce professional artwork and content that is on brand, on time and on budget.

Our ‘unfair advantage’ over other design studios is that we have worked with many of the greatest Brands in the World. This is second-nature to us.

Over the course of our career, we have done everything from TV and radio commercials to print ads, banner ads, web videos, websites, social media, email campaigns… it’s a long list. We’ve wrapped huge steam-punk machinery in airports and we’ve created tiny ads in retail flyers – almost small enough to be printed on a grain of rice. We have done it all.

Much of the work in our portfolio has been done in full cooperation with each client’s respective main advertising agency. In a number of instances, we were given a sample design the size of a postage stamp and asked to turn it into a full campaign. Usually with more than 50 English and French pieces. We get it done – and we do it fast.

If you need a design partner you can rely on for high quality creative that is on brand, on time and on budget, please contact us.

Rick Brown

Rick has been a graphic designer for over 30 years. He started his career in traditional advertising with legendary ad agency, Vickers & Benson. After discovering the amazing potential of the internet, he moved into digital in 2,000.

Rick has won numerous awards throughout his career including a coveted “Viral Award” for creating Beer.com’s Virtual Bartender.His entrepreneurial nature allowed him to push boundaries in all of those agencies. He founded Design 2.0 in 2007.

Top Skills:
Design/Art Direction
Video Animation and Editing
Copywriting
HTML5 Animated Banner Ads
Content Creation for Social Media
Building WordPress sites

Chelsey Sneath

Chelsey is the person that keeps everything on track. She knows how to manage creative people and understands our clients’ needs. She is possibly the most organized person in the World.

Chelsey started her career in 2006 by being thrown into the deep-end of a chaotic agency that had a tendancy to over-sell their abilities. Did I mention that the deep end was also on fire and she was surrounded by sharks? Few people could survive that, never mind thrive in it. Somehow, she got everything on track. Chelsey is our secret weapon.

Top Skills:
Project Management
Managing Creative People
Client Contact
Time Management
Problem Solving
Budgeting
Quality Assurance

BRAND EXPERIENCE