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I’m Richard Dao, an independent designer and art director based in Toronto. I specialize in conceptualizing brand stories and creating unique visual expressions in the realm branding, graphic design & art direction. I’ve been grateful to have worked with amazing artists, clients and agencies such as clients including Facet.ai, Hatecopy, Birdo, Dispatch Coffee, Ovarian Cancer Society of Canada, GREY, Rad.

If you have questions, want to work together, hang out or just have tea, get in touch at
hello@richarddao.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

R.DAO DESIGN 2008–Present
Design + Brand Consultant


RAD AGENCY 2016–2018
Partner + Art Director

MIRUM 2015–2016
Art Director  

GREY CANADA 2012–2015
Art Director + Designer

BIRTHPLACE INC. 2012
Graphic Designer

BRAND EXPERIENCE

— Coppertone
— Facet
— Dairy Farmers of Canada
— Dispatch Coffee
— Elliot Technologies
— GlaxoSmithKlein
— Hatecopy
— Herradura

— Minto Developments
— Montreal Canadiens
— Ovarian Cancer Society Canada
— Metrolinx
— P&G Beauty
— Post Cereals
— Salvation Army

— TD Canada Trust
— Yellowtail Wines

EXPERTISE

— 360º Brand Architecture
— Ideation & Creative Concepts
— Brand Strategy & Positioning
— Brand Guideline Writing
— Brand Identity Design
— Book & Editorial Design
— Digital Design & Production
— Illustration
— Iconography Language
— Photo & Film Direction
— Print Production

SOCIAL

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