Guy Matorin

Guy Matorin is a visual communication and web designer, college instructor, an entrepreneur, and a community advocate. Guy has over ten years of combined experience in graphic & web design, marketing & communication, and event planning & production.

Guy reviewing a large interactive touch screen at SUN media news studio.
Reviewing a large interactive touch screen at SUN media news studio.

In Business

Guy is the creative director and founder of Design Clinic and a faculty member at the School of Design of George Brown College. He is also a Provisional Member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers ( RGD ). His diverse work experience includes development and management of marketing and communication strategies, art direction and graphic design, web design and development, as well as coordination of advertising and PR campaigns, and content development and production of marketing events. Guy has participated in a range of projects for corporations and non-profit organisations. His previous clients include the University of Toronto, CIBC, Danone, Unilever and Lehman Brothers.

Guy highly values the role visual communication plays in marketing. With experience in corporate marketing, entrepreneurship, and a passion for educating Guy wanted to bring creative communication strategies and solutions to small and medium size businesses. Guy founded Design Clinic — a creative marketing and design consultancy based in Toronto, providing full creative support from graphic design to web design and development, in addition to strategic marketing solutions to small and medium size business.

Guy receiving 1st place Advertising Design Award
Receiving 1st place Advertising Design Award

In Education

As a faculty member at the School of Design at George Brown College in Toronto, Guy teaches web-design, interaction-design (UX/UI), and is an instructor at the communication design thesis program and a design research advisor. In addition, Guy has worked on developing the web-design curriculum for the School of Continuing Education, where he also teaches web-development.

Guy was awarded a diploma in Graphic Design & Advertising from the School of Design of George Brown College in 2009, where he graduated with honours as valedictorian of the Faculty of Business, Arts, and Design. He is also the winner of the Advertising-Design Award from the same institution, a competition judged by representatives of Toronto's leading design and advertising agencies.

In Rivertowne with Jack Layton, the late Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, and Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher.
In Rivertowne with Jack Layton, the late Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and Toronto City Councillor Paula Fletcher.

In The Community

Guy has a long history of community advocacy in Canada and abroad. Since 2008 Guy has been involved in the social development initiatives in Rivertowne — the first Canadian revitalization of community-housing and the establishment of a mixed-income neighbourhood. Guy took an active role in the project's steering committee and was invited by Toronto City Council to represent the community on city committees for a park development and for public art. Guy is currently spearheading a community-driven pedestrianization project that is receiving excellent support and cooperation from the City of Toronto. Guy is co-chairing the city committee that was formed to study and oversee the implementations of the project. Occasionally, Guy shares his community advocacy experience in speaking engagements.

Guy with a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Nuit-Blanche Toronto 2007.
With Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Nuit-Blanche Toronto 2007.

In The Arts

Guy has a great interest in the arts. His artistic outlets include painting, drawing, photography, and piano playing. His digital, vector-art print portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was sponsored by Scotiabank and exhibited in Nuit-Blanche Toronto 2007.