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typotherapy is a boutique creative direction and graphic design studio based in Toronto, that specializes in brand identities and visual communications. 

We work with local and international clients across a diverse range of sectors. We produce captivating and effective design solutions, in print and digital, with a strong emphasis on typography, attention to detail, conceptual thinking and innovative production.

At typotherapy, our design is clean, modern, and flexible. Our work is beautiful. It also produces results and delivers value for brands and businesses like yours. From brand identity to editorial design, packaging, and interactive design, our belief is that anything is possible.

Our services

What we can do for you?
We make your ideas real. We produce captivating and effective design solutions. Of equal importance, we help brands and businesses stand out and connect with their audiences.

Our approach is client centered and personal. We listen to your needs, become attuned to what you are looking for, become familiarized with the needs of your customers and apply our extensive experience with creative direction and graphic design.

For each project, we research, explore, investigate and discover; develop modular concepts, and help establish design priorities while incorporating new ideas that will offer visually appealing, clear and well organized content. And to a greater extent, we specifically develop custom typefaces and marques to provide our clients with even more uniqueness and distinction. Our collaborative approach, combined with our extensive experience and experimental spirit will produce graphic design solutions that will push beyond the expected every time.

No longer a traditional design studio, our work is intended to function in diverse sectors across all applications – in print, on screen and in physical environments to help businesses grow.

Our experience and services include producing and managing graphic design projects such as:

Brand Identity
Books/Publications
Magazines/Catalogues/
Editorial Design
Print & Communications/
Corporate Reports/
Marketing Materials/
Brochure Design
Packaging/Retail Design
Posters
Exhibition Graphics Environmental Graphics
Signage Systems
Interactive Website Design
Typography
Typeface Design
Motion Graphics
Art Direction

Please contact us to find out more.

Biography

Creative Director 
Noël Nanton
typotherapy is headed and founded by Creative Director Noël Nanton — a member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario whose branding, design and typographic work has received national and international recognition throughout his career.

Noël has more than two decades of experience as a senior designer, thirteen of those years as a Creative Director. He has worked on many projects from such diverse sectors as architecture, arts and entertainment, education, fashion, financial services, government, health and medical, not-for-profit and retail. His distinguished list of clients and projects include:

Alliance Atlantis, Betty Hemmings Leathergoods, The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies—University of Toronto, C-Living Inc., Coax Records, Crossey Engineering Ltd., David Occhipinti, Department of English—University of Toronto, eHealth Ontario, Faculty of Music—University of Toronto, Greenpeace Canada, Green World Lumber, Inigo Food Restaurant, Innis College—University of Toronto, Integrated Display Group, Jay Manuel, JDBrownfields, Jean Machine, Jim Norton Photography, L’Oreal, Marcel Dion Lighting Design, Miloka, MIX Magazine, MRP/Universal Music, Nadia Molinari Photographer, New College—University of Toronto, New Democratic Party of Ontario (NDP), Nike Canada, Obsidian Theatre Company, Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, Oxford Properties Group, PMA Landscape Architects, Reigo and Bauer Architects, RPM Fitness, Shang Restaurant NYC (Susur Lee/Thompson Hotels), SO&Co Real Estate Group, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, UNION Restaurant, University College—University of Toronto, WVRST Restaurant, Wintrip Wolkoff Shin Inc. Forensic Accounting and Valuation Consultants, and xdesign inc.

Throughout the years, Noël has lectured on inspiration, participated as a judge for design awards, and showcased his graphic design and typographic work at numerous exhibitions including the International Type Symposium, Type Club of Toronto, and the Festival of Architecture and Design.

His unparalleled, award-winning graphic design and typography have been documented in many design anthologies around the world. Some of these anthologies include:

Asia-Pacific Design NO.6,  NO.9, and NO.14, ADCC Directions 2016, Los Logos Compass, Playful Type, Los Logos, Dos Logos, Tres Logos, Los Logos 4, New Logo and Trademark Design, New Typographics 2, and together with photographer Nadia Molinari, his limited edition book, typotherapy: A book of creative thoughts, received overwhelming accolades.

Under the guidance of his mentor, Theo Dimson, Noël graduated with honours in Graphic Arts from Seneca College in 1995. The year before, he completed a one-year foundation course in Art Fundamentals at Sheridan College.

Prior to opening his own design studio in 2002, Noël worked as a Senior Designer at Amoeba Corp and Terrelonge Design, and as an Art Director at Word Magazine.

In addition, Noël is also an accomplished music producer and DJ, with over 30 releases. Over the years, he has produced and remixed music for a half a dozen local and international record labels and his full-length album, fu.cha cul.cha under the UK record label, NRK/Honchos Music had a number one hit in Brazil titled, El Rey.

Publications

typotherapy: A book of creative thoughts
Asia-Pacific Design Number 9
Asia-Pacific Design NO. 14
Hardcover, 464 Pages
Publisher: (Sandu Cultural Media)
Hong Kong 2018
ISBN: 9789887852858

Directions 2016
An Annual Showcase of Advertising & Design
Hardcover, 156
Publisher: The Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
Toronto, Canada 2016

typotherapy: A book of creative thoughts
Wayward Arts Studio Series Issue 01
Softcover, 74 Pages
Publisher: (Wayward Arts)
Toronto, Canada  2013/14
ISSN: 2291-1944

Asia-Pacific Design NO. 9
Hardcover, 464 Pages
Publisher: (Sandu Cultural Media)
Hong Kong 2013
ISBN: 9789881263421

Los Logos 5: Compass
Hardcover, 408 Pages
Publisher: (Gestalten)
Berlin, Germany 2010
ISBN: 978-3-89955-320-8

Asia-Pacific Design NO. 6
Hardcover, 464 Pages
Publisher: (Sandu Cultural Media)
Hong Kong 2010
ISBN: 9789881901897

Los Logos 4
Linen Hardcover,
568 Pages Publisher: (Gestalten)
Berlin, Germany 2008
ISBN: 978-3-89955-222-5

Playful Type
Hardcover, 240 Pages
Publisher: (Gestalten)
Berlin, Germany 2008
ISBN: 978-3-89955-220-1

Tres Logos
Linen Hardcover, 508 Pages
Publisher: (Gestalten)
Berlin, Germany 2006
ISBN: 978-3-89955-158-7

Coupe 2004 International
Design + Image Awards

Publisher: (Coupe)
Toronto, Canada 2004

Dos Logos
Linen Hardcover, 444 Pages
Publisher: (Gestalten)
Berlin, Germany 2004
ISBN: 978-3-89955-055-9

Los Logos
Linen Hardcover, 444 Pages
Publisher: (Gestalten)
Berlin, Germany 2002
ISBN: 978-3-931126-92-6

Zoo 13
Publisher: (Purple House)
London, UK, 2002

New Business Card Graphics
Hardcover, 215 Pages
Publisher: (P I E Books)
Tokyo, Japan, 1999
ISBN: 13: 978-4894440043

New Logo and Trademark Design
Hardcover, 270 Pages
Publisher: (P I E Books)
Tokyo, Japan, 1999
ISBN: 13: 9784894440814

New Typographics 2
Hardcover, 217 Pages
Publisher: (P I E Books)
Tokyo, Japan, 1998
ISBN: 13: 9784894440562

Lectures / Awards / Exhibitions

  • MyType Exhibition
  • MyType Exhibition
  • Deconstructing Inspiration
  • Deconstructing Inspiration
Type Culture

Lectures / Talks

STANCE: Design Against Fascism
SUR Gallery, 2018

MyType Exhibition
As part of the Festival of
Architecture and Design
Keep Six Contemporary Gallery, 2008

Deconstructing Inspiration
George Brown College, 2005

Deconstructing Inspiration
5th annual Speakers Night
Toronto Type Club, 2005

Awards

Asia-Pacific Design NO. 14
2018

Asia-Pacific Design NO. 9
2013

Asia-Pacific Design NO. 6
2010

Unisource Litho Awards
2006

Unisource Litho Awards
2004

Exhibitions

STANCE: Design Against Fascism
SUR Gallery, 2018

Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Poster Exhibit
The Drake Hotel, Underground, 2018

Wayward Arts, Studio Series
Open Studio, 2014

Inaugural Wayward Arts, Studio Series
Revival, 2013

International Decorated Eco-Bag (DECOB) Exhibit
Keep Six Contemporary Gallery, 2008

MyType Exhibition
Part of the Festival of Architecture and Design
Keep Six Contemporary Gallery, 2008

Speak Easy 
1999

Tin Fruit
52 Inc., 1998

Surge
Surge Productions, 1998

Type Culture
As part of The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Typographic Exposition. An international type symposium and exhibition at the Design Exchange, 1996

Contact details

typotherapy

214—80 Ward Street

Toronto Canada M6H 4A6

studio line +1 416 260 6284

contact@typotherapy.com

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If you’d like to learn more about us, our work or what we can do for you, please call, email or write to:

New business enquiries:
studio@typotherapy.com

Press enquiries:
studio@typotherapy.com

General enquiries:
contact@typotherapy.com

Recruitment
There are currently no positions available, but we are always happy to hear from talented designers.
PDF and online portfolios are welcome, however we cannot guarantee a reply.

Please send details to:
contact@typotherapy.com