We stand for open minds.

We question. We challenge. We take a walk around the issue to look at it from every side. We avoid the expected. Take nothing for granted. And encourage our clients to come along for the ride. Because open minds create the space for bigger ideas, bolder thinking, approaches you never would have dreamed of, but wonder now how you ever did without.

We do this because we want to give our clients the very best of our thinking. To stretch and push and to never be satisfied with good enough. Because we love what we do, and we want our clients to share that same passion, to get the same buzz we get when we know we’ve created something amazing together.

We take nothing for granted, and give our everything to our clients.

Our Principles

Empathy

It’s not a battle of wills. Or us vs. them. We always – always – appreciate what our clients are going through. Empathizing with their challenges, putting ourselves in their shoes and understanding what keeps them up at night. We like it when they can sleep well.

Courage

We believe in having the courage to let go of the reins. To challenge our own expectations and those of our clients. To push ideas farther than we imagined they could possibly go. Because that’s where you find inspired answers.

Honesty

When you’re true to your values, you can stand behind your work with absolute conviction. When you open the lines of communication with your clients, you create trusted relationships. When you’re honest with yourself, you’re never satisfied until you get it right.

If it requires creative thinking, we can do just about anything.

What We Do

Brand

Brand Strategy
Brand Positioning
Brand Guidance
Naming

Communications

Research
Stakeholder
Engagement
Content
Development
Copywriting
Copyediting
Scriptwriting
Proofreading

Design

Logo and
Visual Identity
Campaigns
Event Design
Environmental Graphics
Publications
Annual Reports CSR Reports

Digital

User Experience
Information
Architecture
Wireframing
Prototyping
Website Design

Ancillary

Production
Coordination
Project
Management
Photography
Illustration

Our People

Paul Ratchford, Principal and Director of Digital Strategy

Paul is a Principal and Co-Founder of Clear Space where he directs all digital projects, user experience design, and also leads business development for the firm. Paul is driven by a strong belief in the emotional and persuasive powers of design. For Paul, good creative is the key to attracting, engaging, and compelling people to interact with a brand. He loves to help his clients harness the vast potential of technology to achieve their business goals.

Connect with Paul

paul@clearspace.ca

Will Hum, Principal and Creative Director

Will is a Principal and Co-Founder of Clear Space, where he leads the strategic vision and creative direction for the firm. He is passionate about building great teams and driving his clients’ brands forward with creativity and fresh insights. Will is an advocate for smart and simple ideas that make a big impact while always keeping the business needs and goals of his clients in sight.

Connect with Will

will@clearspace.ca

Korneliusz Izbinski, Senior Designer

Korneliusz has a knack for producing imaginative creative solutions to any design challenge posed to him. After graduating from George Brown School of Design, he joined Clear Space where he has since applied his formidable talents to a broad range of projects encompassing print and digital media for a diverse roster of clients. When he isn’t designing, Korneliusz enjoys exercising his other creative muscles through interests such as screen printing, playing guitar and composing music.

Connect with Korneliusz

korneliusz@clearspace.ca

Tahirah Abrash, Designer

Tahirah brings a fresh perspective and diverse skill set to every project she tackles. After studying Broadcasting and Film at Centennial College she received a High Honours Certificate in Digital Graphic Design at Seneca. Her professional experience includes film editing and motion graphics animation at School Editing and visual design and front-end development at Rich Media. She is a proud owner of two cats – Fidget and Gimli – and loves everything about Japan.

Connect with Tahirah

tahirah@clearspace.ca

Eitan Zohar, Designer

Eitan believes in giving back, whether as a host and moderator of design discussions at Good Gorilla Coworking Space or volunteering his design services for Pakathon Global. Before joining Clear Space, he was the design lead at Epicater. He is a graduate of OCAD University and participated in a 1/2 year exchange program at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. Eitan is a second degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and makes a mean hummus (says his mother).

Connect with Eitan

eitan@clearspace.ca

Jim Lin, Front-end Developer

Equally comfortable in the wild as he is behind a screen, Jim finds balance developing web applications and experiencing the world in his travels. As an Engineering graduate of the University of Waterloo, Jim spent his early days as a systems developer at AMD Canada and a full-stack developer at T2VSoft in Dalian, China. At Clear Space, Jim brings his diverse expertise in C/C+, Javascript/HTML5/CSS3, JQuery, SQL, and ASP.NET to all digital projects. Jim is proud to include Adventure Tour Guide in the Yukon to his CV.

Connect with Jim

jim@clearspace.ca