Ideas

We’ve built our studio around the ability to explore, develop and follow ideas, wherever they lead.

Ideas aren’t
always big.

We’ve worked with small and medium-sized businesses from a diverse array of sectors, and they all face similar communication problems.

Sometimes it’s a startup that doesn’t have a brand presence. Sometimes it’s an established company that’s looking for a change in direction. Sometimes it’s a cluttered marketplace that’s hard to break into.

The starting point for all of these challenges is the same: communicating from a place of honesty and simplicity. Finding the nugget of wisdom underlying your vision is difficult, but it’s what makes a small idea feel big. When something truly resonates, it doesn’t need to fight to make itself be heard.

Scott Wise.

Partner, Creative Director

Scott is an award-winning designer and developer who has nearly two decades of experience working with clients of all sizes, including LCBO, Honda, Great Gulf, Sportsnet, Marketwire and the Ontario Nurses Association. His focus is distilling big ideas to their essential resonant core and delivering them in any medium, from branding and print design to animation and interactive experiences. Scott brings the same quality of design to humble startups as he does to large global brands, and he’s got an impressive collection of awards under his belt to back it up.

Elizabeth Wise.

Partner, Design Director

Elizabeth has built her reputation helping brands communicate with and reinforce their audience. She has represented Canada at the International Media Awards. With a focus on crafting compelling print, packaging and editorial applications, her clients over the past fifteen years have included York University, Oxford Properties Group, the College of Early Childhood Educators, Standardbred Canada, Georgian College and Greenhawk Equestrian. Elizabeth is also currently teaching the next generation of creatives as a design professor at Sheridan College.

Awards & Recognition.

The talent behind Wise Idea has received international recognition from the following publications and organizations.

  • Applied Arts
  • Advertising & Design Club of Canada
  • American Horse Publication Awards
  • Communication Arts
  • Coupe Magazine
  • DesignEdge Regional Design Awards
  • GDC Graphex
  • General Excellence Association Magazine
  • Gemini Awards
  • International Media Awards
  • Letterhead & Logo Design 11
  • RGD Design At Work
  • Under Consideration Quarterly
  • Unisource NUARS Awards