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Now Creative Group is a studio made up of talented creatives, business professionals, design-thinkers and problem-solvers.

The team serves a diverse clientele including startups and small-medium businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, government and social innovators. Open to new challenges and opportunities to build, innovate, collaborate and create the now. Based in downtown Toronto, Canada, Now serves clients and their customers worldwide.

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Daniel Francavilla

Daniel Francavilla

Daniel works with a team of creative and business professionals to provide design, digital, marketing and media services to startups, businesses and non-profits. As part of the company, Now Digital Network is where Daniel also oversees a network of online media properties, including the Canadian Creatives video series.

Daniel is dedicated toward helping people pursue their passions; from startups to charities to revitalizing programs and products, he takes a hands-on approach and is invested in the success of each and every client. RGD Provisional MemberAfter completing a degree in Graphic Design at OCAD University, Daniel earned a certificate in Digital Strategy and Communications Management at the University of Toronto. Daniel is a Provisional Member of RGD (Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario). Daniel is passionate about helping others to create social change. After traveling to developing countries, he founded a non-profit called ACCESS to help children in the developing world receive an education and to empower local youth to become leaders. Having created DesigningForGood.ca, he works to use design for positive social change on daily basis.

Damon Pfaff

Damon Pfaff

Damon is a creative with an eye for abstraction and an ear for dissonance. With a background in both Product Design and Mechanical Engineering, he loves to find order in chaos and wants to hear from you about challenging design projects that require a helping hand. After earning his BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, he attended the BDes Industrial & Product Design program at OCAD University in order to centre his process on user experience and situate his practice within a critical framework.

In addition to his work at Now Creative Group, Damon is exploring design theory and methodology as a vehicle for social empowerment in the non-profit sector through ACCESS.

Heather Briggs

Heather Briggs

Heather Briggs is a Toronto-based marketing consultant and award-winning strategist with a background in brand development, graphic design and entrepreneurship. She loves asking big questions, discovering unifying themes and translating her clients’ ideas into engaging brand experiences. Heather is a gifted intuitive and has studied Reiki, Tarot and meditation for the past decade. She combines her analytical nature with intuitive abilities to help her clients connect to their true purpose and approach their marketing with radical authenticity. Heather began her career working for lululemon athletica in the early 2000’s where she helped the Canadian yoga retailer develop product names and design packaging and clothing graphics. In 2006, she started her own graphic design business and since then has helped hundreds of small-to-medium sized businesses discover their brand identity and position themselves for success in a noisy marketplace. Heather currently works as business coach and marketing consultant to heart-centred entrepreneurs and is building an online curriculum that teaches personal branding and authentic self-promotion. Her friendly demeanour and down-to-earth approach make her a pleasure to work with and the result is a long list of successful projects, collaborative partnerships and public recognition. As an expert in branding and business communications, I combine business strategy, creative insight and project support to help my clients shift into alignment with their purpose so they can develop a brand that radiates real. I believe that when we have a clear message everything comes into focus and it’s easier to build a business that attracts your ideal customer and embodies your core beliefs.

Andrew Ly

Andrew Ly

Andrew is a graphic designer, photographer, and maker who simply loves to create. Splitting his time between Toronto, ON and Phoenix, AZ, he seeks inspiration through his world travels and on-the-ground cultural experiences. From playing and writing music, random build projects, and explorations of all avenues of design, he finds solace in the creative process. With a love for systems design, he is perpetually creating and working on elements to strengthen the big-picture without compromising the details.

Joy Howell

Joy Howell

Joyanne has lived and breathed marketing her whole life. She has over 10 years of marketing experience with a track record of exceeding expectations. Every job I’ve ever had, from waitressing to Wall Street, has involved marketing. At its core, Joyanne's love of marketing is really about her love of connecting. Since my first job as a consultant for CIDA at 17 years old, to my current incarnation as an entrepreneur, connecting with people has been a cornerstone of my career. Joyanne has a Master of Arts from King's College in London, UK as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Western Ontario. She has also earned a Social Media Graduated Certificate from Drury University, and studied Advanced Marketing at University of Cambridge. Born in Montreal, she has lived, studied and travelled around Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, USA and South Africa – totalling 30 countries. Having the travel bug has taught me about the value of community, and of staying open and curious. I bring these values to everything I do, everyday. Joyanne has strong principles aligned with those of Now Creative Group. I believe that social media marketing is more than just a numbers game. That customers always deserve our best, not our cheapest. That People, Planet & Profit are a balance we are long overdue to get right. That building strong communities, online and off, is critical to any business’ success. Joyanne supports clients of Now Creative Group by providing Social Media Strategy and Training through Workshops and Facilitation.

Gretchen Romin

Gretchen Romin

Gretchen is a Graphic Design graduate from OCAD University. She lives in Toronto, which thrives in its diversity and uniqueness, where she constantly explores and discovers new things.

"Graphic Design has always been my first love – my passion." She is intrigued by the ability of strong branding to literally engrave itself into the memory of an individual. "Drawing allows me to freely express myself, style and creativity in various forms of media." Photography is one of her hobbies that she picked up and learned over the past few years. "I cannot begin to express the feeling that I get when I walk around my city and capture exactly that perfect moment."

Shine Chung

Shine Chung

Manager / For Youth Initiative

Thank you to the wonderful Now team! We are so glad that we've had several opportunities to work together and collaborate — Now has been my go-to ally/partner whenever we need professional communication services. Our team has been absolutely enjoying working with the Now team that offers quality, timely services. Importantly, Now always goes above and beyond without hassle, so I'm always impressed by Now team's timely, professional services. Such a fantastic team!

Louroz Mercader

Louroz Mercader

Community Outreach Coordinator, Grassroots Growth / Volunteer Toronto

Now designed a report that captured our brand attributes with a strong attention to detail. The service was delivered in a professional manner with a commitment to deadlines and a focus on customer expectation. We look forward to working with Now Creative Group again!

Bobby Umar

Bobby Umar

President / Raeallan Leadership

Dependability means a lot to me personally. As a busy entrepreneur, I never have to worry about deliverables getting done right, on time, with great quality. They deliver that. I also love their no nonsense approach, strategic insight and streamlining efficiency when one could easily get caught up in all the minutiae of digital marketing. DYPB benefited greatly from their work, insight and professionalism. I hope to continue working, collaborating and creating big things with Now.

Vanessa Pfaff & Suriya Veerappan

Vanessa Pfaff & Suriya Veerappan

Board of Directors / Mandela Legacy Canada

Now Creative Group are excellent, creative and skilled collaborators. They're able to listen, empathize and give strategic advice and deliver top notch creative. They have a strong understanding of the market and the challenges non-for-profits face trying to break through all the white noise. I recommend them highly!

Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Founder / Small World, Moving Millennials

Now has played an integral role in helping me develop 3 different brands. I love the process they take me through, and always know I’m going to be excited by the result. They’re fun to collaborate with, highly professional, and offer fair pricing. I encourage anyone looking to craft a compelling and cohesive brand to consider Now's services.

Rebecca Grieb

Rebecca Grieb

PR & Digital Strategist / Beccomm

Working with Now on my website was a fantastic experience. I knew exactly what I wanted but wasn’t sure I would find someone to execute my ideas. They completed everything from designing my logo to registering my website. If you are looking for a supportive team to provide impeccable results, I strongly suggest Now.

Lucy & Pina Santoro

Lucy & Pina Santoro

Co-Founders / The Kra Co.

The Now team is a great match for Kra Co.! They worked so diligently for our re-branding. They respect and understand our brand and story, and we have worked well together to launch all of the components of Kra Co. We are very grateful they have been able to commit to our tight timelines, and work within our financial plan.

Rokham Fard

Rokham Fard

Co-Founder & CMO / TheRedPin.com

Now Creative Group is consistent with their work and is very responsive when questions or concerns come up. They made our company's visions come to life and even recommended really great additions to the original concepts.

Mathew Goss

Mathew Goss

Co-Director / MirraMirra

The team provided a level of service and commitment to our project that is simply fantastic. They have a 'can do attitude' and work long hours to ensure deadlines are achieved, sometimes at short notice.

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