The attention to details requires discipline. There is no room for sloppiness, for carelessness, for procrastination. Every detail is important because the end result is the sum of all the details involved in the creative process, no matter what we are doing. There are no hierarchies when it comes to quality. Quality is there or is not there. Massimo Vignelli
Do what you love. Love what you do.
DesignStudio knows that every business and institutional stakeholder relies on quality, distinctiveness and sound design decisions to build its brand. Independent and seasoned design professionals enable your organization to achieve effective, high-quality results at a very reasonable cost. DesignStudio has formed working alliances with writers, translators, programmers, social media experts, printers and promotional product suppliers in order to most effectively deliver your message.
DesignStudio is committed to technical and aesthetic excellence. We tailor solutions to our clients' print and digital requirements with a keen eye on visual trends while honouring classic design principles. We pride ourselves on savvy concept development, polished designs, technical expertise and quality service delivery — all in a "has to have it yesterday" marketplace.
See Our Work
Pet Portraits and Fine Art
Custom drawings and paintings of your family pet, home or cottage from your supplied photographs
Brochures and Advertising
Everything you need to communicate your message: brochures, posters, postcards, direct mail and more.
Displays and Packaging
From packaging to billboards to trade show displays, we will make your products and services stand out.
Books and Magazines
DesignStudio will bring professional polish to annual reports, newsletters and special publications.
Announce your event with eye-catching print promotions with social media and digital banners to match.
Logos and Branding
Create the best first impression you can using the seasoned guidance of a graphics professional. Logos, business cards, stationery and more.
Illustrations and Infographics
Custom illustrations for your print and digital publications ranging from scientific diagrams to architectural renderings to infographics and charts.
Comprehensive design services for all your communication needs
There is no project too small or too large for DesignStudio, from designing letterhead, business cards and brochures to annual reports, trade show displays and billboards.
What People Say
A commitment to excellence in design and service
"From our first meeting until the last, Mary treated our project with the upmost respect and professionalism. She took the time to understand our needs, to bring our ideas to fruition and to offer her expert opinion along the way. Mary provided design ideas and solutions that resulted in an extensive and comprehensive suite of promotional materials that exceeded our expectations. There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to our new look and materials. We look forward to working with Mary Read DesignStudio in the future."
Director, School of Social Work
King’s University College
"We are very pleased with the level of professionalism and results we consistently receive from Mary’s design services. As our needs are constantly changing, Mary is always happy and more than capable of conveying our ideas and visions into visually appealing and effective marketing pieces that are a true representation of our brand. We highly recommend Mary for your next design project."
Fayez Tamba, Owner
"Mary is a pleasure to work with and she regularly exceeds our expectations. From large campaigns to small graphic needs, Mary consistently delivers projects on time, providing visually creative solutions to complex ideas. A true creative, her passion and skills in graphic design is evident in her work. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Mary Read DesignStudio."
Manager, Communications & Publications, Student Services
"Mary’s name came up when we were starting to organize our museum exhibit about Albert Einstein’s life and the lasting value of his theories and their relationship to philosophy. Once she was involved, she immediately helped us conceptualize the museum space and fine tune our design needs. Based on our budget, we thought we were looking at template posters, but instead, Mary designed dozens of colourful and visually interesting posters on various aspects of Einstein’s life and career, as well as supplemental materials such as window signs and posters advertising the exhibit. The exhibit was an outstanding success, and we have Mary to thank for much of that success!"
Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University
"Mary has worked on a variety of projects for us over the years in both print and digital formats. She has a keen eye for detail and always goes above and beyond with her design. She is incredibly quick, thorough and extremely accommodating. I continue to recommend Mary's services to colleagues as we have always been thrilled with the results."
Communications Officer, Faculty of Arts & Humanities
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