Aegis is a boutique design agency
based in Toronto. We work at the
intersection of design, business strategy
and anthropology.

Aegis is a boutique design agency based
in Toronto. We work at the intersection of design,
business strategy and anthropology.

We create deeper
relationships between
organisations and people.

— What we do

We help our clients to understand who they are, why they are and what makes them stand out. We foster a conversation between organization and audience that is dynamic, honest and productive.

— How we do it

Experience has taught us that the best design comes from the bottom up. As anthropologists, we start on the ground, ask a lot of questions and observe carefully. As designers, we collectively draw on expertise in culture, semiotics and craft. No two projects are the same but our conviction remains: the real answers are more likely to be found in the field than in the boardroom.

01

Branding

We’ve helped many new ventures to better understand their market and audience, providing the traction they need to grow quickly. For clients looking to rebrand, we build on the best of what is already there – the culture and values that fostered an organization’s original success.

02

Communications

It’s not always easy for organizations to identify what exactly makes them special. By listening carefully, we will get to the heart of even the most complex value proposition, and find accessible, differentiating, and relevant ways to communicate it to an audience.

03

Strategy

Rather than trying to be all things to all people, successful organizations focus on what makes them incomparable. We will identify your organization’s uniqueness and work with you to ensure that those qualities are reflected in your decision-making and operational structure.

04

Systems

Service design is not just about making processes smooth, but also humane and enjoyable. We listen carefully to what is being said — and not said — at all levels of your organization to reach a better understanding of its needs and priorities.