Seek the rare magic of what is yet unseen. Unlock the beauty
hidden in every detail. With an eye for the extraordinary, we create
innovative and memorable brand stories with lasting impact.

Based on a true story

We are listeners and storytellers who combine
imaginative ideas with thoughtful design solutions to craft
and cultivate brands. Together, let’s create some magic.

1390 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6H 4C8

Practice

We are a multi-disciplinary branding consultancy of designers and creative thinkers. Our vision is for inspired results that make a lasting impact. Our passion is for compelling design. Our strength is an ability to provide innovative concepts that extend beyond the predictable. We are listeners and storytellers who combine imaginative ideas with thoughtful design solutions to craft and cultivate brands. 25 years in the making, and always steeped in that one consistency “Avoid the obvious”.

Our broad services and capabilities covers the many elements that make up a timeless brand.

Services

Brand Identity

Marketing Strategy
Name Generation
Content Creation
Packaging
Experiential/Spatial Design
Digital and Social
Branded Environments
Signages and Wayfindings
Product Design & Experience
Brand Consultation
Website Design
Art Direction
Photography
Conceptualization & Ideation
Video & Motion
UI/UX
Brand Activation

Magic happens here. This gathering of creative talent inhabits a studio which is in itself a beacon of inspiration and showpiece for the design principles we hold so dear.

Studio

Biography leads a talented team that lives and breathes design. We’re driven to make brands that matter. In unwavering pursuit of this vision, we have assembled a cadre of diverse creative thinkers and gifted design doers, each and every one dedicated to bringing our clients’ brands to life in ways that delight and deliver. We depend on our relationships with a network of partners and suppliers which we rely on dearly to execute our ideas and bring them to life in a tangible way. No creative firm can call itself strategic without a disciplined process. We are no exception. We employ a basic five-stage approach where gathered facts, objectives and points of view, become the foundation of our design.

We thrive in doing great work for exceptional clients.
Selected Clients

Our list of clients span the spectrum from small emerging companies to nationally
recognized corporations.

 

Anony Lighting
Cityscape Developments Corp.
Gairloch Developments
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (Accor Hotels)
Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts
ICONINK
INK Entertainment
Little Portugal Toronto BIA
Luloo Homes
Mas Playas Group of Restaurants
MLSE (Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment)
Nascent Developments
NVSBLE Developments
Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants
Skale Developments
Suite 22 Furniture
The Distillery Restaurant Corp.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel
Unlimited

As a strategic firm, we have earned a reputation for imaginative ideas, thoughtful execution and a commitment to deliver brand solutions that produce meaningful results. We have an ability to identify opportunities and see openings where others can’t.

We inspire clients to look beyond the obvious, reject the mundane and seek the outer edges.
Principal

Marlo delights in destroying expectations. As Founder and Creative Director of Biography Design, he has been vital to the studio’s success since its inception. A fine blend of creative vision and project objectives, Marlo is mainly responsible for the firm’s development, creative leadership and team management. Marlo pursues effective and appropriate solutions while leading clients in the areas of brand development, visual identity and strategic communications.


His passion for design is a reflection of his persona, and strives for excellence in all that he pursues. He approaches every design without preconceived notions, always allowing his design sensibilities to lead him to new and higher ground.


Marlo has sharpened his eye, earned his stripes, and built a staggering legacy in the design industry for the last 25 years.

We are fast not furious,
small but mighty.

 

Why biography?

We’re not in this to do what’s normal. Biography’s strength is an ability to provide unique solutions that are memorable, compelling and inspiring. Biography’s principle and core ethos is the art of storytelling, seeking and articulating solutions that embrace the extraordinary.

Since 1993, Biography has garnered numerous prestigious awards for design excellence. Our work has been recognized and featured in every leading design publications such as Communication Arts, The Advertising and Design Club of Canada, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Designlines Magazine, Azure Magazine, Art Directors Club, Marketing Awards, BILD Awards, Applied Arts Magazine, Type Directors Club and Print magazine (just to name a few).

We are well respected in the industry so you can be assured of quality results.

We could bore you with dry-as-bone graphs and diagrams. We could drown you in a sea of high-minded consulting jargon. Instead, why not meet the team, say hello, tell us your story and talk to us about realizing your brand vision?

1390 Dufferin Street

Toronto, Ontario

Canada M6H 4C8

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Internship:

Biography currently offers a 2-4 months paid internship program for students interested in learning and gaining that invaluable experience working in an actual studio environment.

 

As we are a small boutique studio it’s essential that we get the right mix of people that can play a fundamental role in helping other designers and overall contributing to daily tasks in the studio.

 

If you are interested please send resume and a portfolio link or PDF under 10 megs to intern@biographydesign.com

 

Portfolio drop-offs are not accepted, but dropping by just to say hello is completely ok. Gifts and Compliments are appreciated but not necessary.

 

Available Terms
Summer – March/April
Winter – September/October

Job Opportunities:

Biography is always on the hunt for talented people. Please send you resume and portfolio to careers@biographydesign.com

What matters to us:

Keen Eye

Details
Passionate
Initiative
Resourceful
50% Talent
25% Personality
25% Potential
Ambitious
Opinionated
Risk Taker
Punctual
Hands On
Personable
Independent
Humble
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Pencils
Sketches
Doer
Sense of Humour (bonus!)

 

If you have more than a couple of these attributes then it’s a good start.

Keen Eye
Details
Passionate
Initiative
Resourceful
50% Talent
25% Personality
25% Potential
Ambitious
Opinionated
Risk Taker
Punctual
Hands On
Personable
Independent
Humble
Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Pencils
Sketches
Doer
Sense of Humour (bonus!)

If you have more than a couple of these attributes then it’s a good start.