Sharing our global perspective
As designers, storytellers, programmers, and placemakers, we embrace human-centered design principles and co-design methodologies to craft accessible, engaging experiences.Our team
Connecting the world with ideas that matter.
At Forge, we work hard and play even harder. Our team regularly spends time together catching Blue Jays baseball games, solving escape room puzzles, running around the city on Amazing Race-style adventures and exploring the Niagara region’s ample wine offerings.
Forge Media + Design is a globally recognized agency established in 2005 by three principals who shared a passion for creativity and innovation. From humble beginnings, Forge quickly emerged as a trailblazer in the creative landscape. Since its inception, Forge has been located in Toronto’s vibrant Liberty Village neighbourhood.
Over the years, Forge has evolved from a traditional branding and print design firm to a full-service creative agency offering various services, including web design and development and environmental graphic design. Some of our notable projects from the early years include Old City Hall Toronto, Bay Adelaide Centre, Sears Travel and Concord Adex.
We realized that merging physical and digital realms would be critical to our success and started our journey into crafting immersive digital art installations.
Today, our expanded team comprises an array of in-house talents, ranging from design and development to illustration and research. Our commitment to collaboration sets us apart, as evidenced by our close associations with subject matter experts in accessibility, donor recognition, research, marketing, and Indigenous relations.
Our values are the cornerstone of both our creativity and dedication to design.
We believe holistic thinking creates superior outcomes. It involves maintaining a commitment to the visions of the company and of the client project, ensuring that our work is integrated across teams with a collaborative spirit.
We believe that excellence is achieved when we collectively focus on solutions, passion, commitment and growth. When combining these four pillars, we create a powerful synergy that propels us to consistently delivering our best work.
We believe that a workplace that prioritizes happiness produces great work for its clients, as well as growth and satisfaction for its team. Openness, caring, trust, respect, and support are necessary to achieve happiness within Forge.
We believe people feel more secure and challenges are more easily resolved when ethical principles are established and agreed upon. Forge’s principles are: inclusion, values alignment, respect, anti-oppression/bullying, fairness and humility.
We demand integrity of ourselves and expect it from others.
We treat everyone with respect and fairness.
We welcome and enjoy diversity.
We will speak up if we witness oppression or bullying.
We remain accountable and humble in our actions.
The pressing need to develop sustainable standards and practices for dealing with environmental issues such as global warming, packaging recyclability, and water and air quality is a constant reminder that our human practices and footprints have become invasive to the natural order and balance of our shared environment.
This emphasizes how important it is to urgently address these issues and restore the harmony between human activities and the natural environment.