Make it powerful. Make it painless.

You want that from the design process, whether you’re the mind behind a new start‐up or an experienced brand manager. David Thorne has delivered both for 25 years, as principal of his boutique graphic design studio, Thorne Branding and Design.

Beginning with his iconic 1994 identity for TV’s LIFE network, clients have ranged from the e‐commerce site Chapters.ca to a regional hospital network, an early music group, a fashion retailer, a wedding photographer, and the salon down the street. In every case, David remains passionately committed to providing creative, thoughtful solutions — and making clients feel respected, understood, and impressed.

He shares his expertise as an OCAD University instructor and as a writer on branding and design for Canada's visual communications magazine, Applied Arts. The proof: powerful brands and happy clients.

Thorne Branding & Design. All of the passion, none of the thorns.

In the words of others:

“A seasoned and sensitive designer.”
Will Novosedlik, Editor, Applied Arts Magazine
“Remarkable ability to understand our very complex businesses.”
Tim Kastelic, former VP, Corporate Services and Marketing, Scotia Capital
“Strategically smart.”
John Lin Quan Zhang, Managing Director, Asimeto
“A wonderful design sense, creative and thoughtful ideas…and completely professional.”
Tim Kastelic, former VP, Corporate Services and Marketing, Scotia Capital
“He has great creative ability, but he also cares about his clients, and their entire business.”
Mary Beth Currie, Founder/Designer, Ralston Williams
“We were thrilled with David throughout the entire project.”
Mary Ellen Armstrong, Former Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs, TGLN


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