For More Than 20 Years,
Brian Grebow Has Proven
That Design Matters.

Brian is passionate about what he does. Over the years, and in a variety of roles, he has demonstrated the importance of design in creating readable documents that help his clients better communicate and connect with their audience.

Delighted customers offer enthusiatic testimonials praising his expertise, patience, and outstanding service.

Leadership roles

  • Spearheaded creative process for four-colour posters that were used to recruit aboriginal population for 3 consecutive national censuses. Also created effective multilingual leave-behind cards and forms, black and white and full-color posters, and native/aboriginal-appropriate materials (Statistics Canada)
  • Served as Art Director for DreamScapes, a monthly tabloid newspaper on world travel, produced for American Express Travel (GlobElite Travel)
  • Created covers and/or interior book design for
    • flagship medical textbook: Essentials of Clinical Oncology (Somerset Publishing)
    • commemorative book: Irish Palatine Pioneers in Upper Canada (Ontario Genealogoical Society)
    • 216-page, full-colour art book: Panes of Glory (St. Peter’s Seminary)
    • university press (covers only) (Wilfrid Laurier University Press)
    • university level course (interior design only) (Emond Montgomery Publications)
    • large-format book: Genealogy, Geography, and Maps (Ontario Genealogical Society)
  • Designed and produced look for university catalogs, student handbooks, and daily planners (Webcom Ltd. for St. Petersburg Junior College, Slippery Rock University, SUNY Brockport, University of Baltimore, Unity College, and Emerson College)

Collaboration with large multidisciplinary teams

  • Worked as production artist/designer with a team of proofreaders, editors, and indexers to produce two 350-page books for a financial services audience (Canadian Securities Institute)
  • Worked with legal and support staff, copy editors, indexer, and other team members to produce 1200-page, 2-volume public report with about 600 tables, graphs, figures, and maps. Co-designed text templates for the report. (Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General/Walkerton Inquiry)
  • Worked with team to create multilingual leave-behind material and forms for 3 consecutive censuses (Statistics Canada)

Collaboration with authors, editors, workshop instructors
and/or advertising coordinators

  • Produced quarterly 32-page journal of articles related to the legal profession in Canada (The Advocates’ Society)
  • Created new identity for quarterly publication on genealogy (Ontario Genealogical Society)
  • Designed and produced English/French reports for federal and provincial ministry staff and provincial jurisdictions, as well as testing materials for evaluating Canadian students’ performance in mathematics, science, writing, and reading (Council of Ministers of Education, Canada)
  • Designed and produced meeting professionals' guide, including pictures of professional speakers, ads, and articles (National Capital Speakers Association, Washington, DC)
  • Designed and produced newsletter (10 issues a year), conference/seminar brochures,  and membership and resource directories (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers)
  • Produced promotional brochures for seminars, Professional Editorial Standards, and conference programs (Editors' Association of Canada)
  • Designed and produced 2 annual reports and supportive foundation material (Laidlaw Foundation)
  • Designed and produced software training manual for implementing new software package within agency (Family Services Association of Toronto)
  • Designed and produced workshop manual (Signature Style)

Solo projects (with ready-for-design copy/images provided by clients)

  • Laid out 335-page textbook and 225-page workbook for financial training company (Canadian Securities Institute)
  • Produced quarterly newsletter for worldwide audience and conference program in English, French, and Spanish (International Council for Adult Education)
  • Created 75th-anniversary program guidebook (United Church of Canada)
  • Produced English/French technical training manuals (Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada and Environment Canada)
  • Designed and produced English/French/Spanish coaches' training manuals (International Tennis Federation)
  • Designed and produced annual report and 5 external reports (Industrial Disease Standards Panel, Ontario Ministry of Labour)
  • Designed and produced two product catalogs (Know Your Body Best-massage therapists supply store)
  • Created ad and recruitment brochure (Auditor General of Ontario)
  • Produced numerous brochures and posters promoting workshops and conferences (Canadian Urban Institute)
  • Created brochure and programs for seminar (Prospectus Associates, Golin/Harris International, and Baker & McKenzie)
  • Created CD covers and disc design, physicians' survey, and other promotional materials (Cancer Care Ontario)
  • Designed workshop manual (Fulcrum Associates Inc.)