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is built around a simple mission:
Make your best work possible.

To make it happen,
we follow a few rules:

No Walls We work across disciplines, sectors, time zones, and dimensions. We look for ideas that don’t fit neatly into existing categories.
No Clients We’re not vendors or consultants. We’re collaborators and co-conspirators. Great brands are built when everyone is on the same side.

No Style There is no house style, or pre-defined solution. We take every project as an opportunity to create and learn something new.

No End We design brands that grow. They anticipate scale, respond to context, and maximize creative potential.
No Good If it’s good, it’s not great.

Christa Muio
Co-Founder & CEO

With leadership roles on both agency and client-side, Christa has nearly two decades of expertise building lasting partnerships and creative teams that yield world-class work.

In co-founding Public Address, Christa has translated her experience across marketing, design, and advertising to establish and grow our internal teams, our network of collaborators, and our external partners both locally and internationally.

Christa has partnered with some of the world’s leading organizations to build and launch their brands, including: Netflix, ASICS, LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Audi, Google, and E&J Gallo. She also has firsthand experience creating a brand and business, in her spare time she launched and operated a bar next to the historic El Mocambo in Toronto.

Chris Braden
Co-Founder & CCO

After 10 years at Bruce Mau Design, where Chris served as Creative Director, he took a leap and co-founded Public Address.

He’s led strategic design initiatives for global organizations such as ASICS, Netflix, Virgin, the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and MGM Studios. His work has been awarded and published internationally.

Chris has also been a member of the Faculty of Design at OCAD University, teaching typography and design.

Jacqueline Lane
Executive Creative Director & Jeweller

For more than 14 years, Jacqueline has been crafting meaningful concepts and strategic narratives for global companies through design. She’s built distinctive brands and scalable systems by asking why—and working to answer her own question with creative research and problem-solving.

Jacqueline has worked with the Hirshhorn Museum, General Electric, Holt Renfrew, No Frills, CANNOE, MGM Studios, Mitsubishi, Gillette, and Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus, producing award-winning, dynamic work.

She’s obsessed with color and typography, and attempts to transmit that passion telepathically to her students at the Miami Ad School.

Mike Dudek
Design Director & Farmer

Mike has a proven ability to translate strategy into compelling visuals and scalable systems. Over the last decade, he has worked with international studios and clients designing award-winning identities.

His clients have included Harvard Graduate School of Design, OCAD University, Sonos, Netflix, Google, Gillette, Orin Swift Cellars, CBC, Aurora Cannabis, 6 Degrees Citizen Space, and WayHome Music & Arts Festival.

He has a hard time identifying with “Mike.” And a hard time identifying as a “designer.” His search for noble work has drawn him out of the city and into the country to practice regenerative agriculture, “believing that the commons could, and should, increase with us being here”¹.

¹ Joel Salatin, The Lunatic Farmer, 2010

Elliot Vredenburg
Design Director & Cool Cat

In 2014, Elliot was mistakenly sent an MFA instead of an MA by the California Institute of the Arts, so he decided to continue working in graphic design. For the past decade, he’s worked as a multidisciplinary designer with a wide range of organizations and individuals, creating powerful, concept-driven work.

He’s led and contributed to collaborative projects with notable artists, cultural institutions, and global companies, including Netflix, MGM Studios, Alex Israel, and Universal Music Group. Sometimes he’s a copywriter, too.

Elliot has been legally certified as a genius by the United States government. He lives in Los Angeles.

Kyosuke Nishida
Design Director & Coffee Aficionado

Kyo is a cross-cultural and cross-disciplined director, who is specialized in visual identity systems, activations, experiences and physical environments for various types of organizations across the world.

He’s worked for clients, such as ASICS, Audi, Design Society, Lululemon, Netflix and Onitsuka Tiger and has created award-winning works.

He has a BA in theatre and films from Waseda University (Tokyo), as well as a MA in graphic design from Concordia University (Montreal).

Hannah Siklos
Account Manager & Mother of Plants

Hannah is gorgeous and poised. She’s been working in client service and project management in design for a cumulative 6 years that have rivalled the productivity of 10. Hannah brings a keen emotional intelligence to managing projects for a wide range of organizations including CBC, Cannoe, and Gillette.

Outside of work, you can find Hannah breaking (and fixing) her sewing machine.

John Pichette
Senior Business Lead & Budding Florophile

John brings a decade of experience helping brands launch and grow. As our Senior Business Lead, he works with our partners to ensure a great experience, smooth process. With a background in brand planning at Concrete and account management at Bruce Mau design, John elevates strong relationships with strategic thinking. Recently, he has led projects with Audi, Lululemon, Gallo Wines, and FIFA. John lives on Canada’s east coast, where he practices the art of cultivating and managing gardens, and relentlessly spoiling an intensely cute chihuahua named Dottie.

Ivy Nkatha
Business Lead & Amateur Ceramist 

Ivy has five years of experience working in marketing, public relations, and design.

Prior to joining the team at Public Address, she worked on brand and spatial design projects for local and international clients at Bruce Mau Design. 

Outside of the studio, Ivy is pursuing studies in Interior Design. She loves building things by hand and glazing uniquely (and unintentionally) imperfect pottery.