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999 Art Direction: -- The Company

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WE BELIEVE YOU SHOULD GIVE your business the design and communication expertise and experience it really deserves. And as an aspiring home-based small business owner in the professional service sector, who has ambitions, this is key to your success.

The work we've previously done for our clients often ended up on the web first, hence why we get the reputation as web designers over the other disciplines we offer. The simple truth is, by drawing from our 20+ years of experience in the Advertising and Communications world, we can advance your business in a holistic fashion; from re-energizing your brand identity; to creating original, engaging print and web solutions; to the strategic design materials you require advance your goals -- all designed to project the credibility and desire of your business to your prospects.

Due, in part, to our love of travel in Europe (France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain) over the decades, much of our work takes inspiration from design elements we've seen through architecture, landscaping, historic artifacts, museums, art galleries, etc. Exclusive travel in these locations via public transit is also a complete eye-opener. And, as consummate visual communicators, we are always looking for unique design presentations so you can stand out, in good taste from your competition -- always with an eye to enticing your prospects to act.

Think about it. Wouldn't this expertise be a great advantage for your business? Why not put this knowledge to work for you? We invite you to contact us to arrange a time to meet. We're confident you'll be glad you did.

C.M. Läspä: -- The Person
Principal & Creative Director

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SINCE 1978, Christopher has dedicated a major proportion of his Creative career to Advertising, Design, and Corporate Marketing & Communications overseeing and/or creating Print and Web solutions. He has spent 20+ years in the downtown Toronto Advertising Agency community holding a variety of positions that include Senior Art Director and Creative Director, creating and overseeing successful national advertising campaigns and collateral materials for prolific clients in a wide range of business categories. Christopher has extensive in-depth, hands-on experience with Consumer (B2C), Dealer, Channel, and Business-to-Business (B2B) advertising campaigns. A full list of clients served is below.

Since the early commercial beginnings of the Internet in 1995, Christopher has been involved with the B2B/B2C marketing aspect of web design, spearheading several successful ground breaking international Corporate web-based initiatives for such firms as WHERE Magazines International and Teknion Furniture Systems in Canada and the U.S.A.

Christopher opened 999 Art Direction originally in 1991 as a freelance 'rapid-response' creative resource to Toronto advertising agencies. In 2003, he re-opened 999 Art Direction on a full-time basis with the sole intent of helping established Small Office/Home Office (SoHo) business owners (often of 'one') obtain the unique communication advantage and insight that is usually reserved for national clients with large enough budgets to retain a large downtown advertising agency or design firm. Christopher believes it only fair that Small Business have this insight too -- at a level (and fee) scaled to accommodate their specific needs.

Christopher is an ideal design resource for small businesses to draw upon, as he is far more than just another 'web designer' in Toronto -- he has experienced, countless numbers of unique Print and Web Marketing / Advertising scenarios within the Consumer, Corporate and B2B/C realm.

And when Christopher isn't doing his 'design magic', he can be found engaged in the historic study of late 17th/early 18th century French baroque woodwind music for 'oboe, recorder, flute, and musette'--a passion of his for the last 35+ years that has been fed through his love for European travel over the last number of decades. Christopher also spent the better part of a decade taking personal instruction in French Baroque Interpretive Performance Style at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Advertising Agency Clients (Past):
T.J. Lipton (Side Dishes, MexiCasa) * Henkell Trocken * Beck's Beer * Super Loto (OLC) * Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows * Tremco (Valspar, Tremclad, Mono Sealants) * Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics * Mitsubishi Industrial Electronics * Noritake * Sharp Consumer Electronics * CANAC Kitchens * Tupperware * Watt & Wallace (Cross Pens) * Viceroy Homes * Ontario Ministry of Health * Ontario Ministry of the Environment * External Affairs Canada * Interac (launch) * Johnson Matthey * Burns Fry * Zenith Data Systems * Mitsubishi Diamond Tel * CAE Industries * Wendy's Restaurants of Canada * Union Gas * Saab / Jaguar / Rover * Firestone * Monroe Shock Absorber * Walker Exhaust Systems * Nordair * GO Transit * Hamilton Street Railway * Electrohome Consumer Electronics * Hoover Vacuum Cleaners * Fitness Ontario * Westinghouse * Dofasco * 3Com (Canada) * Palm Canada * NEC Canada * Sun Microsystems (MOCA)

Advertising Agencies as Clients (Past):
Leo Burnett Advertising * Cundari Advertising * Spencer Francey Peters * Jack Stahl & Associates * The Sharabura Group * Doner Canada (UpClose)

Corporate Web Projects: Client Direct or During Employment (Past):
Teknion Furniture Systems (Canada & U.S.) * Canada Post (Banner Ads) * Tourism Toronto * WHERE Magazines International * Xerox Business Services (St. Mary's University) * Justice Institute of B.C. (CLCL)

Small Business Web Clients (Past):
GiroPoste * Maxine Warsh Facial Rejuvenation * Bloor West Academy For Mathematics and Science * Grace Makeup * Midtown Fine Windows & Doors * FinerFace Canada * Dodds Interiors * Interiors By Carolyn * Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors and Design Inc. * Tobi Brockway Interiors Inc * The Decision Enabler™ * Feather Our Nest * Brophy Professional Corporation * Castledale Inc.* Resilient Leaders Network * Sage Advice Restaurant Consultants * So2Speak Vocal Coach (Above past client websites can be demonstrated OFFLINE upon request.)

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Toronto Graphic Designers who specialize in: Brand, Logo & Icon, Website, Social Media, and Corporate Marketing Design.