ideas matter

Digital and Graphic Design Services

Professional, Thoughtful Pairing of Images and Words is Part of Who We Are.

That likely comes as little surprise considering that one of our founding partners, creative leaders and names on the masthead is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and art director – Nadine Buckley.

We simply love images, colours, words, typography and so forth – for all of their magnificent possibilities. We embrace advertising, logos, brand identity systems, websites, social media graphics, collateral materials, environmental graphics, point of purchase displays, exhibits and signage.  All of it turns our collective cranks.

Steve Jobs famously said – “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Well, we make it work harder.

Well-considered design, driven by clear goals and objectives can make a measurable difference to the bottom line and success of organisations of all types. We believe that pragmatism and achieving results are part of job as designers.

Award-winning, business building capabilities

Our capabilities and talents have contributed to the communication success of hotels, law firms, national athletic associations, hospitals, museums and not for profit organisations to name but a few.

McGill Buckley’s creative work has also won awards across Ottawa, across Canada and around the world.

Strategy Comes First

Our well-established approach is one that starts with determining objectives and developing a coherent and clear strategy. Our proven approach also includes proactive planning, persuasive language and, of course, the visual elements of typography, structure, colour and imagery.

We are equally comfortable and proficient with both traditional print and digital projects.

Our work typically falls into one of the following areas:

brand design

McGill Buckley brings considerable experience in developing complete brand identity design platforms, logos and brand standard guidelines. Read More

graphic design

Print isn’t dead but for the most part it’s gone digital. McGill Buckley brings decades of experience in all manner of print. Read More

website design

In well over a decade of planning, designing and producing websites, we have formed some very strong opinions on websites. Read More