We create the full suite of graphic design, branding, web development, social media, and marketing communication designs for Canadian think tanks, non-profits, academic departments, and universities.

Who we are

Elaine creates and manages all work at UNIVERSE. Elaine is a visual designer and a front-end developer. She studies current best practices in web design and accessibility.

Before launching UNIVERSE Elaine had a 10 year career working at think tanks and strategic communication departments at both Toronto Metropolitan University and the University of Toronto.

She also created Toronto Logo Design, an earlier version of UNIVERSE where she focused on branding specifically.

View Elaine’s full work experience and specializations via her LinkedIn profile:

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Owner + Creator

Where we are

Our studio is in located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the King West neighbourhood, near Liberty Village, Queen Street West, and Trinity Bellwoods.

King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

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.

Ready to get started?

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

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