What we do - Atom Studio
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We help people understand and notice you.

Brand identity design

A successful visual brand design differentiates you from your competitors. It makes your brand easier to recognize and remember. It is made up of form, colour, texture, graphics, typestyle, and other imagery, and evokes the desired response in the viewer.

  • Discovery
  • Visual competitive analysis
  • Visual brand audit
  • Mood board
  • Logo
  • Brand exploration
  • Identity systems & guidelines

Centre for Suicide Prevention

The Alex

From annual reports to large-scale environmental design projects, I know James and his team will deliver thoughtful, gorgeous, surprising results that elevate our organization’s brand. They work to understand my needs, and provide a timely, painless path towards excellence.

Johanna Schwartz
Communications Manager, The Alex

Web design & development

No two websites should be the same. We spend time ensuring we understand the goals of your website, and work towards a plan for design & development that meets those goals.

  • Content strategy
  • Sitemap & wireframes
  • Design concept & implementation
  • Custom development
  • WordPress & Shopify
  • Email design & development
  • Maintenance

Third Factor

Material Insight

It can be hard to find a design partner that cares as much about our business as we do, but the Atom team really does. They didn’t just help us look better, they challenged and inspired our bravery so we came away with a more proud, authentic brand and website. Atom Studio delivers excellence that can be a difference maker in helping their clients grow.

Claudia Moore
Partner, Material Insight

UX design

User experience design is about looking at everything through the lens of your participants. Through proven methods, we uncover and address the desires and challenges of your users. We also ensure the interface design is working towards the same goals.

  • Research & discovery
  • Personas
  • User story mapping & prioritization
  • User flows & task flows
  • Prototyping / UI design
  • User testing
  • Design systems library

We design with impact.

  • Print materials
  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Social media
  • Presentations
  • Infographics
  • Annual reports
  • Tradeshow displays
  • Signage
  • Environmental graphics
  • Murals
  • Vehicle graphics

And can handle pretty much anything.

  • Brand strategy
  • Tagline & key messaging
  • Writing
  • Full stack development
  • Illustration / animation
  • Photography / video

Our process

We have a detailed, refined process for every type of project we take on. However, there are some major steps that occur no matter what the project. These steps provide a framework to apply creativity in a constructive way, and prevent the costly errors that happen when people leap before they look.


We’re going to ask you some questions. And then some more. Complete understanding of the goals of the project is an essential part of the creative process. Designers love constraints.


Once we know enough about you, your customers, your competitors and your goals, we can draw a line around our sandbox. Then we explore and experiment. We arrive at great ideas through hard work, not divine inspiration.


Everything we present goes through an evaluation with our team first. Does it meet the brief, and support your goals? Does it stand out enough? We ensure we’re happy with these answers before you even see it.


Execution means attention to detail. Implementing a design to completion requires care, to ensure the results we want are the ones we get. Our nerdiness is your advantage.

Big projects or small projects, we’d love to hear from you

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