Work

The Public wants what our clients want; whether that’s eradicating violence against women, fighting for labour rights, or combating homophobia, we’re devoted to creating materials that support and amplify your vision for a better world. Our services include: graphic design, web development, co-creative workshops, strategic branding, and creative campaigning. Check out some of our work below!

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A woman’s guide to money, relationships and the law
Graphic design
A woman’s guide to money, relationships and the law

We partnered with the National Association for Women and the Law to develop and publish a public legal education guide to women, money and relationships, providing them with the information and tools they need to make informed decisions and build economic independence as they enter intimate relationships.

We are the Solution
Branding, Creative campaigning
We are the Solution

The Public worked with CUPE Ontario to frame and art direct their 2009 provincial convention.

Supporting Our Youth (SOY)
Branding, Co-creation
Supporting Our Youth (SOY)

This nine-month co-creative process brought a team of LGBTQ youth together to collaboratively rebrand SOY.

50th Anniversary Timeline
Graphic design
50th Anniversary Timeline

In honour of 50 years of critical and progressive publishing, The Public teamed up with Canadian Dimension to produce this timeline poster series, drawing from the themes and artwork from past issues.

Not Lost: A Grief Writing Workshop for Youth
Graphic design
Not Lost: A Grief Writing Workshop for Youth

Not Lost was a free 10-​​week creative writing​ ​workshop in Toronto for youth living with grief through the loss of a loved one. The Public worked with mel to design a poster that welcomed youth​ ​aged 18-29 who exist within​ ​the margins ​to share a place where​ ​participants gather to​ ​share, grieve, build,​ ​and make.

Restless Precinct
Graphic design
Restless Precinct

The Public partnered with SUM° to develop the promotional creative for Restless Precinct, including a postcard, programme and map, and website.

Bowlathon
Graphic design
Bowlathon

Every year, members of our studio, our friends and community members join together to take part in the annual TRCC/MWAR Bowlathon. Proceeds from the event go to support the centre in their tireless work to eradicate violence against women.

#NDA2015
Graphic design
#NDA2015

The Day of Action invites girls and young women across the country to organize actions to engage with social justice issues. These actions are as varied and diverse as the young women invited to participate and can range from self-care, to writing or blogging, to zine-making or community organizing.

The Guide
Graphic design
The Guide

The Public worked with Black CAP to design a multi-lingual resource guide that would lend an authoritative yet conversational tone while keeping it discreet.

Clear the Air
Creative campaigning, Graphic design
Clear the Air

Clear the Air raises awareness about the the disproportionate rates of smoking in LGBTQ communities, and to get folks to start thinking about how to make these communities healthier by decreasing these trends.

Think Big / Start Small
Branding, Creative campaigning
Think Big / Start Small

The Public worked closely with the YWCA Canada on a civic engagement campaign for girls 13-29 across Canada. Together, we developed a civic engagement toolkit and social networking site addressing a wide range of issues. The Public worked with Pam Kapoor to research and develop the toolkit, copy and writing, and developed an outreach communications strategy to reach this diverse audience.

My MSG Creative Workshop
Co-creation, Facilitation
My MSG Creative Workshop

We worked with the peer youth leaders at the My MSG program to develop a calendar of affirming messages about themselves and each other. The group learned about composition, typography, image creation, and creating a design brief, culminating in this fifteen-month calendar filled with love.

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