Now Creative Group is a creative services studio based in Toronto.
CSI aspires to be the best place on earth to be a social innovator, offering coworking, community and acceleration services to people who are changing the world. Since 2004, CSI has been providing people in the social mission sector with the spaces, tools, resources, and connections they need to succeed. Now is a proud member.
Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1400 companies, from startups to scale-ups to large global players. Now Creative Group is a proud member.
As members, we support the work of BBOT who supports a thriving local economy by working with key stakeholders to encourage a business-friendly environment. They work with governments of all levels to encourage pro-business regulations and policies, provide businesses with a competitive edge through business development opportunities and cost savings programs, and help businesses connect on a local, national and global scale and build strategic partnerships.
The Association of Registered Graphic Designers represents over 3,800 design practitioners, including firm owners, freelancers, managers, educators and students; including some of Now's. Through RGD, Canadian designers exchange ideas, educate and inspire, set professional standards and build a strong, supportive community dedicated to advocating for the value of design.
Now Common is our collaborative space and community event space located in the heart of Toronto. Our free bi-weekly events attract entrepreneurs, creatives, marketing and sales professionals, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to name a few. Now built this space so other entrepreneurs, students, creatives, and young professionals would have a flexible, affordable place to use for events, shoots, meetings and more, and to come together share knowledge, develop ideas to solve real problems.
Proud parters of Toronto's most active startup community. Toronto Starts and Startup Toronto are connecting the city's startup community of entrepreneurs, visionaries, hustlers, disruptors, hackers and risk-takers through countless events, training, networking events, mentorship and more. Now Creative Group is an in-kind sponsor, created the new logos and visual identity, and ongoing partner.
Designing for clearer communications on social services and public policies. Now is the proud design partner of Ottawa-based Design For Citizens, working to make quality design accessible to the individuals and organizations who need it most.
The Upside Foundation offers an exciting opportunity for Canadian startups, together with the entire tech industry in Canada, to rally together in support of our community and those in need. They enable companies to give back by donating equity to charity. Supported by Now Creative Group, along with leading investors, influencers, and entrepreneurs in Canada.
Supporting bright ideas and enabling young change-makers. For every new client who works with Now Creative Group, we donate toward youth entrepreneurship and non-profit projects through ACCESS Innovation. You're supporting bright ideas that have a positive social impact and enable youth to make a difference in their community and abroad.
ANIMATION | TECHNOLOGY & REAL-ESTATE
Buying and selling a home is typically considered two separate transactions, with two separate commissions. Toronto’s innovative brokerage TheRedPin found a way to eliminate one. Through an animated online video and TV spot, Now worked with TheRedPin team to help launch TheRedPin One, communicating this new concept.
BRANDING & DESIGN | PRODUCT
After a CrossFit Coach and Olympic Weightlifting Nationals Athlete from Alberta injured himself, he came up with an accessible solution. Sidekick's mission is to provide people with the physical tools and knowledge to relieve minor muscle pain anytime, anywhere. As dedicated athletes and health enthusiasts, they believe that you should be able to perform basic maintenance on yourself, an stay free of pain.
REPORT DESIGN | NON-PROFIT
Young people are an important part of the entrepreneurship landscape. Organizations across the country are helping youth to learn about entrepreneurship, develop skills and launch new businesses. Our clients at Openly discovered through a recent evaluation project that experience and exposure to entrepreneurship education can have a transformative impact on the lives of young people.
RE-BRANDING | NON-PROFIT
Taking an established organization and developing a new look to reflect their positive impact and strong presence in their community. After 24 years, the choir worked collaboratively with Now Creative Group to rename the organization and give them a refreshed visual identity that truly represents the organization today. This undertaking consisted of a complete re-brand that would involve a new name, a new visual identity and a new website.
Posting, replies and customized outreach campaigns Daily FB, TW, LD posts Daily IG posts, including stories Content creation, strategy and calendar 2-4 blog posts 10-20 graphics 1 photo shoot (20-30 edited) 1 video shoot (half day - up to one 1 minute video and three mini clips) Reporting SEO
Posting and replies Daily Posts for FB, TW or LD 4-6 IG posts a week Custom content and content calendar created 2 blog posts 10-20 graphics 1 photo shoot, with up to 20 edited photos Reporting
Profile setup and graphics Up to 10 graphics per month Posting and replies to comments Up to 5 posts per week for any of Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn 3-5 Instagram posts per week Content Creation and Curation 2 blog posts per month
Starter Solo Package
Profile Setup and graphics (one time) Posting Only (no management) 3-5 weekly posts for any of Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin 3 weekly posts for Instagram Client provides content Now can also do Content Curation
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Team Now has an extensive background in design and development, but we don't stop there. Now Creative Group is ready to launch, promote and distribute your project, product, or organization.
We know that you're busy running your business, or focused on the logistics of launching a new one. Now Creative Group's Strategists and Consultants will work with you to develop your brand, marketing plan and launch strategy.
We won't leave you hanging. Team Now has experts in a variety of topics that can help improve your business, and enable you to take action and fully utilize your new branding and marketing materials.
Countless blogs and social media posts are shared every day. Craft your message effectively and get it in front of the right eyes.
What makes a great brand? This workshop covers the elements of developing and showcasing your company or organization's brand.
The Selling Something from Nothing and Growing Your Audience workshop topics are part of Now's Step-Up Series.
From Profile Setup to Strategy. Sessions specifically for non-profits and youth-led groups also available.
Audio Recording, Podcasts
Animation & Motion Graphics
Marketing & Launch Plans
Campaigns & Concepts
Press Kits/Media Packages
Social Media Strategy
Social Media Management
Campaigns & Video Production
Content Marketing, Blogs
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Visual Identity Design
Print Collateral (Postcards, Flyers, Reports, Catalogues)
Design for Social Media (Custom Profiles & Graphics)