If you’re interested in working with us or would like to know more about what great design can do for your organization, we’d love to hear from you.

Known Associates Design Inc.

27 Playter Blvd. Toronto, ON, Canada M4K 2W1
416 465 6867



Our process is simple

We start by asking you questions to find out where you’ve been, where you’re going and what makes you different from everyone else.

We do research. By understanding your target audience, your competition and the latest trends in your sector, we can tailor solutions that will help you connect with the people you’re trying to reach.

After that we meet internally to get the wheels turning and develop a strategy. And then we put pencil to paper – or mouse to desktop – as we sketch, explore and refine, steadily clarifying our ideas.

Once we have an agreed creative direction, we identify the best partners to help bring it to life. And throughout the project we collaborate closely with you, seeking your insights and feedback.

In the production phase, we take care of every detail to ensure you get the full value of your design investment – and achieve the best possible results.

When a project is complete, we circle back to see how your communications tools are working for you – and to ensure that working with us has met your expectations. Because while we focus intensely on a project as it unfolds, our ultimate aim is to build a relationship and continue helping you reach your long-term goals.

Mark Koudis

Mark Koudis is well known for his creative direction and design work for clients such as Canada Post, Imax, Nike, Visa, Audi and Bell Canada, as well as his many editorial assignments, including the landmark redesign of Saturday Night magazine. A lecturer at OCAD University and competition judge, Mark graduated in design from Sheridan College, began his career at the future Cundari agency, helped build Atlanta Visual Communications (where he was a principal) and then founded his own studio, Koudis Design Office. Mark has earned more than 250 Canadian and international design awards.


Joyce Nesnadny

Joyce Nesnadny is an award-winning creative director and designer whose work has been featured in virtually every national and international publication devoted to visual communications. Joyce was a co-founder of the innovative and influential U.S. design firm Nesnadny+Schwartz, where she collaborated with high-profile clients such as the Progressive Corporation, Hearst Corporation, Vassar College and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. She has an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University.


Awards / Publications

Advertising & Design Club of Canada
Adweek Magazine
AIGA – American Institute of Graphic Arts
Applied Arts
The Black Book AR100
CA Photography Annual
CA Illustration Annual
Champion Papers Awards Program
Communication Arts
Covers and Jackets!
Creative Edge
Designing Identity
Graphic Design America
GDC – Graphic Designers of Canada
Graphic Design USA
Graphic Design Solutions
Graphis Annual Reports
Hot Graphics USA
IABC Awards
I.D. Magazine
Magazines Inside & Out
Mead Annual Reports
National Magazine Awards
Neenah Paperworks Competition
The New York Times
SPD – Society of Publication Designers
Step by Step
TDC – Type Directors Club
Unisource Litho Awards
Washington Post

Lectures / Juries

Advertising & Design Club of Canada
AIGA – American Institute of Graphic Arts
AIGA – Minneapolis
AIGA – St. Louis
American Illustration
Applied Arts
The Black Book AR100
Communication Arts
Graphis Annual Reports
Mead Annual Report Conference
Mead Annual Report Show
Ontario College of Art and Design
SPD – Society of Publication Designers
TDC – Type Directors Club