The MDG Times - Issue 10 - Spring/Summer '15


To commemorate all of the updates to our team and events here at the studio (which are all detailed below!), we've updated our homepage with this cool time-lapse video below (click the image to go to our website) - what do you think?

As always, we look forward to your feedback - so feel free to get social with our newsletter!


We are very excited to share the Spring/Summer collection from Ivan Meade's signature line. This launch includes recolourings of some of our favourites (such as Cubo, Mariposa and Vista Hermosa) with soft, feminine tones inspired by the city of love, and a couple of new additions: Textura II and Marmol. We took the collection with us on our trip to Paris to photograph them in settings where we felt they would be perfectly at home.

You can see the new collection in its entirety at

Which brings us to our next fabric-related announcement:

In addition to producing and designing the fabrics themselves, the Meade Design Group team did all of the branding, photo shoot direction, and marketing. The line has been a great success with multiple sales and international media attention.

Such a huge success, in fact, that we have been receiving requests from graphic design clients to produce their very own customized fabrics. We can also do custom colourings of the Ivan Meade collection to be the perfect match for your design project.

Meade Design Group has affectionately been titled as 'the designer to the designers', helping interior designers create high-value brands for themselves. It wasn't long before these clients took notice and wanted a similar product offering for their own studio. From there, Meade Design Group helped several designers with their very own signature fabric, using pattern repeats of each firm's logo.

This was a beautiful exercise, but the fun doesn't have to stop here.

Meade Design Group is now offering a specialized service, helping clients develop and produce their very own fabric lines. Whether it's just one signature fabric, or a whole collection launch and branding, the design team is here to help clients expand their brand awareness and leave a unique signature in their projects or studio that no one else will have.

Contact us today at to discover how we can help you express your style or brand with your very own fabric.


Here we've highlighted some teasers of our recent projects, keep checking our website for full project gallery updates.

(Clockwise from top left: Hollywood Crescent Residence, Gitsegukla Logo - rebranding package, LeAnne Bunnell Website - part of a complete branding package, 
Campbell Construction Logo - rebranding package)

The Meade Design team was in Paris during May of 2015 to take on an extra special project. While there, the team didn’t miss the opportunity to explore as much of the sights, history, tastes, exhibitions and activities the city had to offer as possible (and yes, Ivan even gave in and he and Echo went to Disneyland!). 

We also offered previews via our social media pages, feel free to sneak a peak via our social links!


As many of you may know, June 5th marked Jordan Clarke’s, last day. Jordan is moving on to independent graphic design endeavours. We wish our 'Hipstercito' all the best in the future! 

On the plus side, we are pleased to welcome a new Jordan to our team, Jordan Mitchell! 

Jordan is excited to add to his 7 years of design experience with the Meade Design Group team. In his previous graphic design roles, Jordan worked with clients to implement their businesses’ logos and identities, redesign and launch websites, create beautifully printed materials, and publish novels.

In his spare time, Jordan enjoys everything that the island and Victoria has to offer. He is as happy taking his bike out for a long ride around the Saanich Peninsula, as he is sitting on a patio with friends in the inner harbour enjoying one of the many local micro-brews.

Welcome to the team, Jordan!


In other studio news, Echo has done her part to add to the Meade Design Team, she (shown here with her husband, Nic) will be welcoming a new baby girl, due at the end of November!

Taking Echo's position while she is on maternity leave will be Vanessa Lloyd. Some of you may have met Vanessa when she did an internship with us a few years back. She is now done school and has also taken some carpentry to further her construction knowledge. We are very excited to have her back in the studio and will be sure to give a more formal introduction once she starts in the coming months!



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April was Testicular Cancer Awareness month, so the 2nd round of the 'Save Those Nuts' campaign was back in full force. This time around, in addition to dispersing the info cards, there was a heavy social media presence on multiple platforms to get the word out.

We also received the great feedback that the campaign reached a young man who actually checked himself using information within the 'Save Those Nuts' campaign and was able to get an early diagnosis which of course, means a better prognosis. 
RECENT MEDIA - online here - '15 Restaurants Where you can Dine in Ultimate Style'. Sister-site to Elle Decor, Dering Hall, featured our Village Restaurant project as one of the top restaurants across the globe! - online here - 'Designer Insights with Ivan Meade'. It was so flattering to be invited to participate in this feature from across the pond. It is always exciting to share design insights and trend forecasting. - online here - We've been thrilled at the response to the launch of the ivan Meade fabric line, check out the website's media section for all of the features we've received since our last issue! Here's a couple of features to preview:

Y.A.M. Magazine - March/April 2015 and online here - 'Of Life & Luxury' - Ivan was the feature of Y.A.M.'s 'In person' series, a two-page spread with highlights of his life and style.

City Life Magazine - April 2015 and online here - 'Iván Meade: Talento Potosino en Canadá' - A magazine from Ivan Meade's hometown examines the success of their homegrown boy in Canada.

Western Living Magazine - online here - 'Designers of the Year: 2015' - The Ivan Meade fabric line was short-listed for the industrial category of this prestigious award. We were very honoured and excited just to be nominated!

SONG: Ivan is currently going through an Iggy Azalea obsession - with this as his primary addiction: Work (warning - explicit version)

DESIGN FIND: Porcelain slabs. They have the beauty of using natural stone at a fraction of the cost and with so many more application opportunities due to their thin profile.

PASSTIME: Ivan and Jeff may have binge-watched a whole season of Outlander in one weekend... we're all allowed our guilty pleasures!

SWEET INDULGENCE: Blood Orange Tea from Silk Road makes absolutely delicious margaritas!
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