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ABOUT

Founded in 2003, nineSixteen is an Ottawa-based creative studio. We solve design problems for businesses, public institutions, government organizations and agencies so they can thrive and prosper.

As professionally-accredited designers, we bring to each project a time-honoured process for creating great work that both inspires and helps make things work better in the world.

Meticulous on details, attentive on service.

Clients benefit from our decade-plus experience in creating visual brand identity, 3D exhibits and strategy to support both marketing and public engagement campaigns.

But more than access to our proven design skills, clients come back to us—again and again—because of our flexible, friendly and engaging approach to how we do business.

Work with us directly or in tandem with our creative network: we’d love to show how you can do more with print, web, exhibition and packaging design.

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YEARS IN BUSINESS

Clients benefit from our decade-plus experience in creating visual brand identity, 3D exhibits and strategy.

170+

CLIENTS

A long list of clients means we have the experience to apply our skills to a wide range of problems and markets.

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REFERRAL RATE

Clients love working with us—again and again—and love telling their friends to work with us too.

MEET YOUR CREATIVE TEAM

ILESH PARMAR
Principal / Designer
ilesh@ninesixteen.ca

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With a passion for knowledge, design and for learning by doing, Ilesh is hardwired for creativity. Professionally trained and accredited in graphic, web, industrial and exhibition design, he has successfully guided countless creative projects since founding nineSixteen over a decade ago.

“Good design constructed from sound principles holds immense value,” says Ilesh. “No matter the application, it’s what makes a business successful at meeting and even exceeding its goals.”

Ilesh’s experience and love for design extends beyond the office to the classroom. Since 2005, he’s been sharing his expertise with design students at Carleton University’s School of Industrial Design, where he has been teaching courses in Visual Communication and Packaging and Exhibition Design.

DANIELLE PARMAR
Principal / Designer
danielle@ninesixteen.ca

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With coordinating prowess, Danielle ensures that great design in the studio happens on a schedule so prompt that you can set your watch to it. A graduate with a Master of Design (MDes) degree from Carleton University, she applies her academic training daily in the operations and creative output at nineSixteen.

“More than an assignment, design is a culture,” says Danielle. “It extends to every aspect of life, challenging each of us at every turn to evolve and innovate.”

Building on her graphic design, visual presentation, spatial planning and urban design skills first honed at a successful landscape architecture firm, she also offers strong design research and writing abilities.

WILLIAM RATKE
Web Developer

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Making technology work seamlessly with innovative design: this is what is at the heart of William’s work as a web developer. He fuses an academic background in Fine Arts with a Graduate Certificate in Multimedia: putting him at the intersection of technology and creativity.

“Understanding both of these disciplines is how creativity really flourishes,” says William. “It means that I can parse the visual aspects of design and provide clients with truly elegant solutions that have emotional impact, built on code that’s as robust as it is sound.”

His development knowledge runs the full range of what clients need to establish and grow a commanding online presence: from WordPress development to mobile-enabled platforms. This includes a proven portfolio of work and applications built with PHP, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, Linux/SSH Shell, and Objective C/iOS. He is also proficient at converting Flash applications to HTML5.

CREATIVE NETWORK

Skill capacity knows no bounds with us.

In addition to our in-house team, nineSixteen clients gain access to our creative network.

This is a multidisciplinary team of talented photographers, copywriters, exhibit builders, translators, web developers and more.

Each partner has direct experience working with nineSixteen and shares our company DNA for producing bold, creative work with a steadfast focus on service excellence.

Optima Imaging
Custom Printing & Installation

CLIENTS

Doing great work, with love.

From medical and educational institutions, from new enterprise to service-sector businesses, from government departments to not-for-profits, nineSixteen clients are wide-ranging.

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INSTITUTION/EDUCATION

AY Jackson Secondary School
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian War Museum
School of Industrial Design
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

NOT-FOR-PROFIT/NGO

Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network
Dancing with the Docs
Eczema Society of Canada
Norway Bay Historical Society
Ontario Association of Architects
Women in Defence & Security
World University Services of Canada

HEALTHCARE/MEDICAL

Barrhaven Optometric Centre
Department of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics (CHEO)
Department of Surgery
Dermaworks
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Dr. Patricia Gerviaze
Foot Solutions Ottawa
Jill Taylor DMD
Ottawa Blood Disease Centre
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Oueis Dentistry
Red Maple Trials
Sensory Evolution Technique
The Sound Room
Yang Medicine

GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC

Assembly of First Nations
Canadian Heritage
City of Ottawa
Gomery Commission
Health Canada
Industry Canada
Investment Canada
National Council of Welfare
National Capital Commission
Parks Canada
Passport Canada
Prime Minister’s Office
Privy Council Office
Transport Canada

CORPORATE/PRIVATE

ADGA
AUVSI
Cinefocus Canada
ECOSOL
Enabled Success
General Dynamics
L’Oreal Canada
NAV Canada
Power Athletics Limited
Rivard Enterprises
Scouts Canada
Standard Innovation
Staybowlizer
Stinson Analytical
St. John Ambulance

PROFESSIONAL/SERVICE

Art Walls
Dalton Corporation
Gisele Poirier Real Estate
Isthmus Legal
John Shea Insurance
Just Basements
Lake Monro Real Estate
Lashley & Associates
Luc Crawford Design Inc.
Possibilities Design Inc.
Royal Eastern Beverage Company
SheSpoke
Thinkit Creative
The Wedding Group
Wendy Williamson
Zone 5 Inc.

RETAIL/RESTAURANT

Foodsmith’s
Fresco Bistro Italiano
The Guest Room
HoneyBar Products International
LAGO Bar/Grill/View
Par-Fyum
Primal Endurance
Restaurant E18hteen
Smith’s Market
SOCIAL
Twiss & Weber
The Wellington Gastropub

COLLABORATION

Achia Design
Banfield Seguin
McGill Buckley
National Printers
Optima Communication
Thinkit Creative

INSTITUTION/EDUCATION

AY Jackson Secondary School
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian War Museum
School of Industrial Design
University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

NOT-FOR-PROFIT/NGO

Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network
Dancing with the Docs
Eczema Society of Canada
Norway Bay Historical Society
Ontario Association of Architects
Women in Defence & Security
World University Services of Canada

HEALTHCARE/MEDICAL

Barrhaven Optometric Centre
Department of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics (CHEO)
Department of Surgery
Dermaworks
Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism
Dr. Patricia Gerviaze
Foot Solutions Ottawa
Jill Taylor DMD
Ottawa Blood Disease Centre
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Oueis Dentistry
Red Maple Trials
Sensory Evolution Technique
The Sound Room
Yang Medicine

GOVERNMENT/PUBLIC

Assembly of First Nations
Canadian Heritage
City of Ottawa
Gomery Commission
Health Canada
Industry Canada
Investment Canada
National Council of Welfare
National Capital Commission
Parks Canada
Passport Canada
Prime Minister’s Office
Privy Council Office
Transport Canada

CORPORATE/PRIVATE

ADGA
AUVSI
Cinefocus Canada
ECOSOL
Enabled Success
General Dynamics
L’Oreal Canada
NAV Canada
Power Athletics Limited
Rivard Enterprises
Scouts Canada
Standard Innovation
Staybowlizer
Stinson Analytical
St. John Ambulance

PROFESSIONAL/SERVICE

Art Walls
Dalton Corporation
Gisele Poirier Real Estate
Isthmus Legal
John Shea Insurance
Just Basements
Lake Monro Real Estate
Lashley & Associates
Luc Crawford Design Inc.
Possibilities Design Inc.
Royal Eastern Beverage Company
SheSpoke
Thinkit Creative
The Wedding Group
Wendy Williamson
Zone 5 Inc.

RETAIL/RESTAURANT

Foodsmith’s
Fresco Bistro Italiano
The Guest Room
HoneyBar Products International
LAGO Bar/Grill/View
Par-Fyum
Primal Endurance
Restaurant E18hteen
Smith’s Market
SOCIAL
Twiss & Weber
The Wellington Gastropub

COLLABORATION

Achia Design
Banfield Seguin
McGill Buckley
National Printers
Optima Communication
Thinkit Creative

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nineSixteen’s execution of our requirements consistently exceeds our expectations, and I have seen a significant reduction in the amount of rework since partnering with them. Deliverables are always on time, their research is spot-on, and their ability to translate the abstract into the tangible is remarkable. It is a pleasure to work with professionals who bring not only new ideas to the table, but the right ideas. I wholly recommend their services.

— Lorena Collette —
Marketing Communications Manager
General Dynamics Canada