branding & packaging design company


One of the most powerful effects of design is it’s ability to excite people. This is always most effective in printed form, where we can touch and connect with design directly. We are so humbled by how excited our industry peers feel about our work and their inclusion of our work in their printed publication. Our work has been featured in: Taschen’s Packaging Design Book, Communication Arts Magazine, Multiple Applied Arts Magazines, Idn Magazine, Choi’s Package Book, Hightone Packaging Book, Pattern-Base Book, Georgia Straight, Fashion Magazine, among many others.

September, 2015: The Pattern Base

We are over the moon happy that three of our custom textile designs were published in The Pattern Base Textile Book.


July, 2015: Building Branded Stories

Margherita Porra, Creative Director of Arithmetic Interviewed by Simon Fraser University - Dutch Design

A discussion on type, design and how arithmetic came to be. “My goal in my designs is to create some sort of visual poetry”Whether we are designers or not, we are all exposed to typography.”

January 30th, 2015: Arithmetic awarded the coveted Canadian AACE Award for Design by Applied Arts Magazine.

We are beyond pleased to announce that we are the 2014 AACE Award Winner for the Design Category by Applied Arts. The project that caught the judges attention was our branding and packaging design for Amola Salts. Awarded in Toronto Canada.


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December, 2014: Arithmetic awarded the Communication Arts Award for Amola Salt Packaging Design

It’s a great source of happiness to be recognized by our American neighbours! Our type based design solution for Amola Salts won the prestigious Communication Arts award for excellence in Typography.

October 9th, 2014: Arithmetic awarded the prestigious Pentaward for Packaging Design

We had the pleasure of visiting Tokyo to accept our Silver Pentaward for the branding and packaging that we created for Granville Island Pet Treatery.


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August 2014: Arithmetic awarded two Applied Arts Awards for Packaging Design

We are excited to announce that our branding and packaging design for Vancouver based Amola Salts & The Granville Island Pet Treatery are winners of Applied Arts Design Awards, an extra bonus is that the projects are featured in their magazine.

We are thrilled to be a recipient of the Communication Arts Magazine 2014 Award for excellence in Typography for Packaging Design!

Two of our clients; Granville Island Pet Treatery & Amola Salts were featured on Shaw TV, plus we got a little name action in there too!

Our bread bag packaging design was featured in Chois Package Design publication

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media and press

Getting attention is great PR for our clients’ products and services, and it confirms our excellence in strategy and design.

Arithmetic’s work has received numerous national awards. Here are just a few.


Silver Pentaward for Granville Island Pet Treatery Packaging Design - Pentaward - October 2014

We were presented with a Silver Pentaward for our Packaging Design of the Granville Island Pet Treatery Dog Cookies in Tokyo. Our work was selected from designs from over 53 countries.


Winner of Applied Arts Packaging Design for Amola Salts - Applied Arts Magazine - 2014


Winner of Applied Arts Packaging Design for Granville Island Pet Treatery - Applied Arts Magazine - 2014


Award of Excellence, Typography Annual; Amola Salts Packaging Design - Communication Arts - 2014


Column Contributor to Applied Arts Magazine - Applied Arts Magazine - September 2014

Invited to write an article for the Applied Arts autumn publication on any subject of our selection. The article is called "The Working Class Hero" - it is a celebration of the Maker and how to create an authentic voice through branding and packaging design.


Additional Honors & Awards

Communication Arts Typography Award of Excellence

Two Projects Published in IdN Magazine, February 2015

Four Projects published in Big Packaging Book, 2013

Work Published in Chois Packaging Periodical 2013

International Gallery of Superb Printing 2005 - 2008

International Gallery 2008 Gold
International Gallery 2008 Silver
International Gallery 2007 Silver
International Gallery 2006
International Gallery 2005
International Gallery 2004
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Our design work is also featured in various design publications.