Popular design services

Brand design

We create contemporary, clean, minimal logo and brand design systems with accompanying style guide toolkits and related digital assets and design templates.


Web design

High-performing Wordpress websites that easily evolve over time and that your department can easily update. Google Analytics and SEO ensure your website can be analyzed and found. Also, of course, beautiful modern UX design, accessible and AODA compliant, with multilingual function as needed.


Report design

Research reports, annual reports, academic papers, and research publication designs for U of T and Toronto Metropolitan University, as well as many other Ontario think tanks, non-profit departments and public policy researchers. We create reports with:

  • a unique visual identity
  • logo + branding creation for report series
  • original photography, graphic art, illustrations + infographics whenever possible (see below!)
  • AODA-compliant (accessible) designs

Data Visualization, Infographics + Illustrations

Infographics and illustrations are a fantastic way to visualize a concept and make key data immediately communicated to your audience. They can be added to reports or used on social media or as stand alone pieces.


Graphic Design

Our general and main work is in graphic design. The term graphic design applies to pretty much everything required in print and digital communications. Starting with a strong brand design, the visual identity is applied to all assets needed for social, email marketing, web and print promotion material.


Our latest projects

Canadian Caregiving Summit


Aardvark Book Club


Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub


The Social Finance Fund Hub


U of T Centre for the Study of Pain

Wendy Wong


The Diversity Institute


Financial Accountability Office of Ontario

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"If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail"

– Benjamin Franklin

Our clients

Industries and client types we most commonly work with:

University + Education Support . Think Tanks . Research Departments . Public Policy Departments + Academics . Survey Data Institutes . Non-Profit Organizations . Diversity + Future Skills Departments . Social Capital Groups . Government Departments . Law and Lawyers . Healthcare Centres

We provide full branding, graphic + web design support for:

Conferences + events

Research series

Communication campaigns

Academic portfolios


Interested in a more creative and contemporary branding style?

Check out our sister brand, UNIVERSE CREATIVE for edgier brand designs for a diverse assortment of clients and products.

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Our core values


Before we design anything we strategize with you to understand your goals and how we can best communicate them.


We have spent years studying efficient ways to collect and organize information to save you time and make your design project easy.


From websites to brand designs, our minimal aesthetic ensures your messaging is clear and concise.


Accessibility and sustainability are standard in our work. Your designs need to evolve with you over time and allow for all to view them with ease.


Accessibility considered designs

AODA compliance and accessibility best practices are applied to all of our projects, from report design to web design and development. When you have accessibility in mind from the beginning of a design, is not difficult to incorporate effectively. Accessibility is an ethical best practice that UNIVERSE is proud to build into every project we work on.

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Ontario branding, graphic, and web design services

logo design
brand design
graphic design
website design
search engine optimization
accessible graphic & web design

report designs
eNewsletter templates
eBlasts campaign designs
promo + media kits
promotional flyers
social media management
social media image design

business cards
conference banners
Word letterhead customization
PowerPoint presentation template design

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Get in touch if our work speaks to you and if we can help with your project.

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