Canary, a graphic, branding and interior design studio within multi-disciplinary Gould Evans Inc, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Over the last decade, the studio has provided clients with a total brand experience, designing projects that strive to enhance the relationship between people, brand and the built environment. 

To mark this milestone, Canary is looking back at its evolution and envisioning what’s to come in the next ten years. The future embraces new projects and client types that desire creative thinking to shape communities and value positive growth. 

“We approach the future with an open mind and our eyes set on new opportunities to expand what our role as designers mean for us, our clients and community,” said Amanda Harper, Canary Director.

Canary began small in 2008 with two designers and an idea to expand the breadth of work and has since expanded into a multi-disciplinary design studio. In the last 10 years, the studio has worked with both public and private clients from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies across the nation.  

The studio has built a diverse portfolio, gaining experience in brand strategy and development, print media, environmental graphics and interior architecture and design. Recent notable projects include:

• WebPT Renovation

• Iron Chef Cat Cora/Aramark Street Eats Concept

• Young Mind Center Renovation and Brand Development

• Yosemite National Park Concession in partnership with Aramark

• Cooperstown Renovation for Equality Health

Located within the Phoenix Warehouse District, Canary and Gould Evans have engaged with the community and local businesses, helping to transform the area into the creative hub it is becoming.

“I’m encouraged by the success of our last ten years,” said Melissa Alexander, Canary Director, “and by the way our community has evolved, particularly in the Phoenix Warehouse District.” 

Canary recently held “Next,” an event that celebrated their anniversary and envisioned the future.  An interactive CMYK Eggsperience room, consisting of over 2,000 eggs contained fortunes supporting the spirit of what is “Next.”