Hambly & Woolley offers more than just an attractive package for your product, a visual identity for your company, or a new look for your website. We invest in deep, strategic relationships with clients who return to us again and again over the years as they see the difference excellent design makes in the work that they do. And while the international recognition our work receives makes us proud, it’s our client satisfaction, repeat business, and referrals that make us happy.
Hambly & Woolley is an 11-person graphic design studio that has been quietly going about its business for more than 30 years. Our clients range from the education, health and not-for-profit sectors to interior and architectural design, retail, publishing and professional services. We make it our business to understand yours—and we love a challenge. For each project, we assemble a team of disparate thinkers to mine as many points of view as possible and achieve our goal: simple, hardworking design with clarity of purpose.
We revel in our craft and frankly shrink from boasting about ourselves. While it makes us happy that we’ve consistently won design awards, it makes us happier when our clients meet their objectives and ask us to do more—or refer us enthusiastically. Many of our clients have been with us for years, even decades; we do our best work when we are your strategic partner. We’re proud that our work is both useful, and important. Our client roster is built entirely on referrals.
Today, the firm is owned by partners Gord Woolley, Dominic Ayre and Andrew Ryther.
Our visual identity since our founding in 1990, the pig and sheep remain as a tribute to the firm’s two original founding partners—Bob Hambly and Barb Woolley.
We have the fleetness and personalized service of a small firm, but the professionalism and capabilities of a large one.
We don’t have a sales team–our projects are led by designers.
We ask a lot of questions, diving deep to gain intelligence and insight into your business objectives.
We fit the design to the problem, and not the other way around.
We do our best work when we become trusted long-term strategic partners to our clients, often over decades.
While design awards are a great recognition of our work, we believe meeting our client’s objectives—and earning the privilege of your referrals—means more.
- The Advertising and Design Club of Canada
- AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts
- Applied Arts Design Annual, Canada
- AR100 – Annual Report Awards Show, USA
- Art Directors Club, USA
- Communication Arts, USA
- Coupe International Design Awards, Canada
- FPO Awards, USA
- Graphis Annuals, USA – Design, Ephemera, Logo, Letterhead, T-shirt, Brochure
- KRW Awards, Canada
- National Magazine Awards, Canada
- Redgees, Canada
- RGD – Design at Work, Canada
- RGD – Social Good Design Awards, Canada
- UCDA Design Awards, USA
- Canadian Club Toronto
- Cindy Rendely Architexture Design
- Donald Ellis Gallery
- Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co.
- Forest Hill Orthodontics
- Greenwood College School
- Harry Rosen
- Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity
- Munk School of Global Affairs
- Peel District School Board
- Quadrangle Architects
- Roger Martin
- Toronto Botanical Garden
- Toronto Zoo
- University of Toronto Mississauga
- University of Toronto Scarborough