BMD is a multidisciplinary brand and design studio.

Go Further

At BMD, we are here to move organizations forward, enabling them to achieve their most ambitious goals. Whether we are creating brand identities, signage and wayfinding, digital or physical spaces, we make design one of the most powerful instruments of change.

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  • Design for Distinction

    Work that is true to our clients and unique to the world. We listen deeply and sketch broadly so we can deliver strategically relevant and extraordinary design.

  • Rally Communities

    Design that inspires audiences across cultures and communities. We bring together clear ideas and strong signals so that the work resonates with the people you want to connect with.

  • Anticipate the Future

    Systems and tools that stretch across channels and evolve over time. We build dynamic brands for right now and for what is to come.

  • Integrate Seamlessly

    Strategists, writers, graphic, motion, ux, spatial designers work together seamlessly to deliver richly developed brands and experiences.

  • Get Everyone on Board

    Collaborative leadership that builds consensus. We design engagement processes for every scale of organization, inspiring and galvanizing the whole team.

Selected Clients and Collaborators

We work with organizations who are leaders, creators, and disruptors in their respective fields. From innovative multinationals to ambitious non-profits, to passionate city builders, our clients are invested in making transformational change. They have included:




Art Gallery of Ontario

City of Santa Monica

Foster + Partners

Gagosian Gallery

Gehry Partners

Harvard University


JW Marriott

Kennedy Center for Performing Arts





Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates



Olson Kundig

Oprah Winfrey Network

Pulitzer Arts Foundation


Seattle Public Library



Steven Holl Architects

The National Ballet of Canada


University of Toronto

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Zayed National Museum

Our Roots

Bruce Mau is a designer, educator and writer. He founded Bruce Mau Design in Toronto in 1985. Since that time, BMD has grown, evolved and gained international recognition for its expertise and innovation across a wide range of projects achieved in collaboration with some of the world’s leading architects and institutions, artists and entrepreneurs, academics and businesses.

BMD’s design practice continues to be guided and inspired by the design thinking methods articulated by Bruce Mau and his approach to creativity in The Incomplete Manifesto for Growth. He continues to be a leading voice in design – speaking, writing and inspiring through a variety of new projects.


Read:  Incomplete Manifesto for Growth.