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Acme is a multidisciplinary design studio in Toronto. Acme collaborates with clients in the education, creative, and cultural sectors.

Acme collaborates closely with clients to create work that embraces both the conceptual and cultural dimensions of each project, while meticulously attending to production details. Our portfolio spans diverse projects, from visual identities and annual reports to creative campaigns, websites, magazines, exhibition catalogues, and books.

Past clients include Against the Grain Theatre, Amplified Opera, Mammalian Diving Reflex, New College, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, University of Toronto, Vtape, and YYZ Books.

Michael Barker, the creative director of Acme, founded the studio in 2008. Beginning his career at Bruce Mau Design in 1999, Michael has since worked with diverse institutions in the public, creative, and cultural sectors. His experience includes serving as an in-house designer for the University of Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Toronto Wildlife Centre. Michael approaches design as a method to explore his deep curiosity about the world and to drive positive change.”

Michael is a Certified Designer (RGD) with the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, a professional organization that promotes professional standards and best practices in the graphic design industry.