Who: PBC Group started in 1956 when Peris Bouzanis began to construct housing for CMHC in Ottawa – swiftly branching out into virtually every sector of the construction industry. In 1985, Peris’s son Paul Bouzanis took over and refocused PBC Group to specialize in project development and construction management. He also developed investment and asset management divisions of the company, which are a product of PBC’s development experience over the last 30 years. PBC Group’s focus is now to service our institutional clients’ real estate investment needs.
How: Baytek rebuilt PBC’s brand from the ground up – including key messaging, logo design and website design. The colour scheme we chose is a classy, modern palette aimed at the target audiences. We used monochromatic colours for the primary scheme to help give the idea of style, subtlety and understated elegance. Using the three shades of the Cool Gray in the logo mark meant we could simulate a steely metal look, which gives the feeling of sturdy structures. The logo mark itself combines a number of ideas – the idea of structure, paths and bar charts, all combining to create a solid mark and a general feeling of what PBC Group are about. The website followed PBC’s sense of a personal touch, combining unique imagery and dynamic font styling to give the user an interesting yet informative experience.
“We approached Baytek to help us redevelop our logo and website. Not knowing exactly what it was that we were looking for, we relied heavily on Sebastien and Jim to guide us, and we could not be more pleased with the results.
From the very beginning, they asked all the right questions – gaining a clear understanding of our company, our people and our audience – and from there, the entire process was seamless. At every stage of the project, they made themselves available to us, providing great insight and thoughtfully answering every question. The collaboration between our team and theirs has resulted in a logo and website that we are very proud of and the feedback we have received since has been overwhelmingly positive.
Overall, our experience with Baytek was excellent. Their team is professional, knowledgeable, and reliable, and we look forward to working with them in the many years to come.”
President & CEO
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Who: The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) is an association intended for all air carriers facing similar regulatory and policy issues. All passenger air carriers are eligible for NACC membership, provided that they hold the certifications and licenses required in our by-laws.
How: Baytek did a complete rebrand of their identity, print materials and bilingual website. The result was a clean, fresh new brand which clearly stated their status as the voice of Canada’s largest airlines. The logo mark for the NACC was created to represent a number of ideas – being a Canadian association, an association advocating for the airline industry, and connecting people across the globe. The Canadian part of the mark is represented by the maple leaf, which is a very common symbol associated with Canada. The airline part is symbolized through the darker part of the logo, and also the negative space in the leaf, creating a plane-like structure. The final part is the line in the leaf, representing connections, a path, a horizon line and a journey.
“It was our first foray into such a project and it quickly became apparent that we were in good hands. Sebastien, Jim and team provided us with the practical guidance we needed and then let their creative juices go to work. I was particularly impressed with their ability to meet our launch deadline as we headed on the home stretch. The result is a user-friendly, visually appealing and fantastic website.”
Executive Director, National Airlines Council of Canada
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Deprescribing.org is a new initiative by the Bruyere Research Institute to support health care providers and patients in reducing or stopping medications that may be harmful or no longer needed. Baytek was brought in to create key messages, a new identity, print materials and a responsive website.
Our ultimate goal was to achieve an abstract shape that had its grounding in something related to deprescribing (a pill). However, we didn’t want the final logo mark to be too literal, because the issue in hand can be a sensitive topic. Anything too obvious could have potential negative connotations. The final shape exudes a sense of calmness and regeneration, and leaves the audience with a positive feeling.
The deprescribing.org project was unique in the respect that it not only did it need to cater to doctors and physicians, but also to the patients themselves. This meant a very careful and deliberate balance was needed for the design of the website – using custom iconography and unique photography treatment, the result is a beautiful, user-friendly website for all ages.
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We’ve been busy at Baytek working on same great new projects. We can’t wait for them to be out in the wild! Here’s a quick look at a couple of print pieces that we had recently produced for Nutrients For Life:
Baytek Systems designed the new Royal Ottawa Golf Club’s membership package. Using a unique design including elastic bound inserts and a foil stamp, this beautiful piece helps The Royal stand head and shoulders above the rest of the golf courses in the area. The design shows off the rich heritage of the club, as well as the prestige associated with such a historic club. The versatility of the design also meant that The Royal could print their own inserts on ready-made pages to include in the booklet.
More photos after the jump.
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For this year’s Royal Ottawa Golf Club Globe & Mail insert, we tried something a little different than previous efforts. Using a four-panel design, the piece was aimed to entice new members to The Royal, using family friendly imagery and visually appealing design. The branding colours and fonts were kept consistent with The Royal’s marketing materials, and show The Royal in the light it deserves – Ottawa’s premier golf club since 1891.
More photos after the jump.
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Klocwork provides source code analysis solutions that boost development productivity. Klocwork required a refresh to their homepage, in order to tie in with the new branding and look that Baytek had created. The new home-page is now more compact, modern and works as a dynamic hub to highlight other areas of the site.
This button/badge was designed for use at CAIR’s (Canadian Association of Interns and Residents) Resident Awareness Day, in February 2011.
Printed on recycled card stock, Duncan’s card was designed to focus on the new branding and presenting him in an environmental light.
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These brochures were designed by the Baytek design team – they are a large format tri-fold design, with modern aesthetics and a continuation of the NorthStar and MeterSense brands.
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