Norm has never really been one to seek out praise through awards competitions. Despite that lack of effort, Norm still has been both nominated (by other colleagues) and won industry awards for his work.
Over the years n. design has become a multi-award winning company winning both industry and community awards. n. design takes great pride and truly appreciates the continued support and votes received from our clients and community.
Norm is now a Best Selling Published Author! Along with 18 other business professionals he co-authored the book "The Entrepreneurs Toolkit" available for sale on Amazon in Hard Cover and Paperback
All of n. design's creative team are graduates of an accredited graphic design program.
Norm is a member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.
n. design is a Certified WIX Legend Level Partner.
Norm is a Certified Branding Expert with The Business Advisory Centre Durham.
Norm is a member of the Whitby Chamber of Commerce.
n. design is a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses.
AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
OVER 50 YEARS OF COMBINED GRAPHIC DESIGN & BRAND DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE!
n. design was founded by award winning creative director Norm Jolin in 2007 after a successful career working in the Toronto design scene for his first 15+ years. When n. design first started, almost every client was a Toronto based business since that is where Norm’s network was established – but after ten years of networking and building relationships within the Durham business community, many of the clients n. design works with today are Durham based companies. With that said, n. design is not limited to only Durham or Toronto based companies. We are an international company when it comes to building great brands and websites for our clients. Because of the advancements in technology, we don’t have to be in the same city as our clients which is why we have had the opportunity to work with businesses throughout Canada and the United States! We also work internationally with clients outside of North America!
“WHITE SPACE IS LIKE AIR: IT IS NECESSARY FOR DESIGN TO BREATHE”
Graduated from Durham Collage for Graphic Design in 2003 and went on to do two Web Programming and Design courses through Humber Collage and Toronto Image Works. Since then, she has worked as a Graphic Designer in both corporate and studio settings as well as a Marketing Coordinator.
She just joined the n. design team in March 2021 and is very excited for the opportunity.
“FIND SOMETHING YOU LOVE TO DO AND YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE”
AN OLD TIMER
A graphic designer that started as an intern with n. design at the beginning of 2018 and was hired by n. design at the completion of her internship.
Katlyn is a graduate of the Durham College Graphic Design Program and was awarded the Visual Art Diploma in her high school special arts program.
“DESIGN CAN BE ART. DESIGN CAN BE SIMPLE.
THAT'S WHY IT IS SO COMPLICATED”
NORM JOLIN • RGD
Graduated with honours from the graphic design program at Durham College in 1992. He has held Creative Director and Design Director level positions for several reputable design agencies before creating n. design in 2007.
Norm is a member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario since 1998. He has specialized as a brand expert for over 20 years and his work has won multiple industry awards. He has co-authored a book for entrepreneurs and has been a guest speaker at multiple business events talking about branding and brand strategy.
“SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION”
LEONARDO DA VINCI
At n. design we have all been touched in some way or form by the efforts of Sick Kids Hospital. Several members within my extended family and many of my friends have children that wouldn’t be here today if not for Sick Kids Hospital. My designer Katlyn and one of my intern designers Lindsay would not be here today if it weren’t for the efforts of Sick Kids Hospital.
When you choose to work with n. design, you are not only supporting a local business, you are working with an award winning graphic design and branding team who are excited and passionate about helping you develop your brand and company brand - you are also contributing to Sick Kids Hospital as we donate a percentage of our earnings every month to this amazing organization.
n. design is also a proud supporter of many other community charities and organizations. We’ve donated both our time and contributed financially to organizations and charities like Feed The Need Durham, Brooklyn VS, Samaritan’s Purse, Love Boxes, Wounded Warriors, Oshawa Generals just to name a few.