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Be the best at what you do

HARTMAN DESIGN STUDIO inc. is an independent full service design studio. We opened our doors in 1990 and yes, a lot has happened since then! The Studio has strong roots in the print arena. We started here and have designed and produced a large range of work from identities and branding, brochures and catalogues, books and magazines, newsletters and annual reports, direct mailers and packaging… we could go on. Our goal is to deliver design solutions targeted to address each client’s unique business challenge. And we do it well.
We are in the business of communications so this is key to us. We work hard to create and maintain relationships, to understand our clients and their businesses and deliver solutions entrenched in sound research and clear reasoning. HDS works with a talented pool of creative and versatile partners allowing the Studio to manage any project from start to completion.
That brings us to today. It is important to adapt, change and grow. To understand our current culture, technology and environment. As things progress and change, so does the Studio. We continue to maintain a personal, boutique-style Studio but our mindset is far from small!

“Kelly Hartman (Hartman Design Studio Inc) was instrumental in strategically rebranding Hoffman Institute Canada. She was able to clarify who we were, what made us unique, and how we could tell our story in a clear, informative and meaningful way. The brand was repositioned so all elements not only resonated with our past clients but helped open the door to many new clients. It was approachable, accessible and very appropriate.”

– Darren Weeks, Owner, Hoffman Institute Canada


Design vs. Style – the Design Advantage

A true Design Studio is rooted in producing strong solutions to communication challenges. Research an understanding of the Client’s service or product, an understanding of the target audience, cultural awareness, cultural appropriateness, and a strategic communication plan all lead to strong communication solutions. Style is merely the window dressing or packaging for which the solution is presented.

What Sets Hartman Design Studio Apart

Hartman Design Studio’s competitive advantage is its ability to deliver business-focused agency results – with the benefits of being a smaller studio. Small can be better. It allows us the flexibility to work with our partners and suppliers when needed and where appropriate. We can source from suppliers that may not be related industries to create unique solutions for clients. Often the greater the challenge, the greater the gift.

Strong Process

The benefits to working with us also extends to our Studio’s Design Process. Hartman Design Studio has also developed a proprietary magazine design/production process that allows for all ranges and sizes of magazines to be developed with high-quality solutions-based design – complimented with value added pricing. We can handle a large scale project with ease. This finely crafted approach can be tailored to any type of marketing/communication challenge a client may have. It’s through years of experience and strong relationships that we can bring a small team to the table with big results.

Art Direction + Styling

Having executed a large number of photoshoots for various projects – and in particular, editorial design – we have the ability to stage small to very large photoshoots for clients with efficient and exceptional results. Our styling and implementation of all the details in capturing quality images is second to none.

“It’s a gift to be able to say that I LOVE solving problems and designing killer solutions as much today as I did 20 years ago. This is a passion that continues to evolve, change and challenge me. How lucky am I!”
– Kelly Hartman
Kelly Hartman Portrait