Acme is a multidisciplinary design studio in Toronto, Canada, providing creative strategy and design solutions for digital and print projects. Acme consciously focuses its client list on non-profits, educational, and cultural institutions.
Services include branding and visual identity development, creative strategy, social media strategy, web design, graphic design, photography, photo illustration, and production management.
Past clients include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Against the Grain Theatre, Emmanuel College, Images Festival, Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, New College, OISE, Shakespeare in the Ruff, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Toronto Animated Image Society, University of Toronto, and Victoria College.
About Michael Barker, Creative Director
A graduate of OCAD University’s Sculpture and Installation program, Michael Barker began his career as a design professional with Bruce Mau Design in 1999. Since then he has worked for the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, the University of Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Globe and Mail, and the Toronto Wildlife Centre. He founded his design practice Acme Art and Design in 2008. He is passionate about the potential of design to help non-profits and cultural organizations that don’t always have access to professional design resources or creative strategy.
Michael is a Registered Graphic Designer (RGD) with the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, a professional organization that promotes professional standards and best practices in the graphic design industry.