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 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.

Kat Bowlby
Director of Operations & Expert Shopper

Kat has a diverse background in Creative Resourcing and Operations, Account and Project Management, and Integrated Production for Advertising and Design.

With over half of her 17 years of experience in Creative Services spent at DDB, Zulu Alpha Kilo, Cundari, john st., and most recently in-house at Tokyo Smoke, Kat is a lifelong student of efficiency and a lover of organization. And cats, naturally.

In off hours, Kat is usually obsessively re-organizing her home, planning the next cure for her insatiable wanderlust, listening to bands that start with “The” and snuggling aforementioned cats.

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.

Ben Lory
Senior Designer & Part-Time Brewery Owner

Benjamin is a Senior Designer specializing in brand and communication projects.

Before joining Public Address, he worked at Bruce Mau Design, john st., and New-York based studio Karlssonwilker. His clients include the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Samsung, Hullmark, Hverfisgallerí, and the LA 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Originally from France, Ben is also the co-owner of the microbrewery Brasserie Uncle, which he co-founded in 2016.

Jack Curtis
Senior Designer & Resident Typographer

Jack Curtis is a designer and typographer with a specialization in branding, type design, and concept-driven work.

He has worked with a variety of clients ranging from artists and designers to global companies; including, MGM Studios, Stella Artois and the Toronto Raptors.

Jack lives in London, UK, where he enjoys an occasional pint, cheers for Tottenham Hotspur, and designs illegible typefaces.

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