Our Team

The list is a long one, but the variety of disciplines our team draws from is an essential part of our success. Be it areas within fine art, graphic design, industrial design, interior design or environmental graphic design, it's our diversity that gives our work impact.

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BOND Creative's team is a diverse and brilliant group. Take some time to get know the minds behind the magic.

Nando DeGirolamo, Principal

Nando is co-founder and creative director of BOND Creative Inc. He began his extensive experience in corporate identity and environmental graphic design during his time at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. He has worked for prestigious firms such as Signals Design Group, KARO, Chris Dahl Design Communication and Kent Allan Design Group. He has designed and led complex signage programs for clients such as SAIT Polytechnic, Red Deer College, Calgary Stampede, Town of Cochrane, BC Ferries, Norske Skog (global), Catalyst Paper, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, Rocky Ridge Recreation Centre, Quarry Park Recreation Centre, WinSport Canada, University of Lethbridge, and Calgary Transit...

Nando is responsible for designing the master brand and sub brand designs for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, as well as brand implementation of signage and pageantry on site. These programs entail not only excellent design, detailed wayfinding and project management, but also intense scheduling and supplier coordination.

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Bonnie O’Neill, Principal

Bonnie is co-founder and manager of BOND Creative Inc. Bonnie is a management specialist. Her highly developed planning and organizational skills allow her to consistently deliver commitments on time and within budget. She is flexible in terms of reprioritization, coordinating commitments and recommending strategies to address various business needs. Bonnie also manages scheduling, budgeting and securing specialists...

Bonnie has managed and assisted in various visual identity and environmental graphic design projects over the years for clients such as Between Friends, CADME, JOP (Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia), Terell Stafford, Keynote Urban Village, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Red Deer College, University of Lethbridge, BC Ferries, and many more.

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Jaime Janko-Stafford, Project Management

As an integral member of BOND Creative, Jaime brings a unique background that combines project management and interior design. She has managed complex programs for clients from the initial stages of discovery, through design and implementation. Jaime has been involved in this process for a multitude of projects that have included identity, wayfinding, interior and exterior spaces, for residential, commercial and retail settings...

Jaime is responsible for hiring, scheduling and coordination of trades as well as day to day onsite construction management. She provides documentation and detailed instructions, drawings and specifications to illustrate fabrication, construction and alterations of buildings and furnishings.

Jaime has the ability to address the functionality and aesthetics of a space to better meet the needs of our clients, while building a relationship with them. With a solid relationship in place, we are able to better understand the client’s needs, desires, habits, tastes and budget.

Jaime’s previous experience has allowed her to hone her skills in the conception, design, and execution of multi-faceted projects. A highly effective project manager, Jaime consistently exceeds expectations. Some related projects she has worked on are ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia), Keynote residential and office towers, Red Deer College, SAIT Polytechnic, Olds Collge, BC Ferries, Calgary Transit, Town of Cochrane, Calgary Co-operative Association, and many more.

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Christopher Patton, Industrial Designer

Chris began his career in design as a Historical Tinsmith specializing in historic reproductions, restorations, and custom design and fabrication. He holds a BA from the University of Lethbridge where he studied fine art and philosophy. During his undergraduate degree he focused on sculpture and printmaking, drawing major influence from the Constructivist movement. His final projects attempted to express the concepts of existentialism through the sculpted form....

Chris holds a Masters of Environmental Design in Industrial Design from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design. His research and design work involves approaching technology and design from a philosophical background. By understanding the essence of technology we can adjust our design approach and practices to create more appropriate and sustainable solutions. Realizations in his research have brought Chris into the field of wayfinding design. Technology is a form of existential wayfinding, and traditional wayfinding concepts can be viewed through the lens of technology studies. As human beings we make our way through the world and understand it by virtue of the objects we design.

Chris has worked on several projects in the Calgary area including: the design of the signage and wayfinding program for Sunterra Market's flagship location, the design of the signage and wayfinding program for the new Calgary Board of Education building, and the RiverWalk Phase 1 project in the East Village with the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation. Other projects that Chris has worked on are; SAIT Polytechnic, BC Ferries, Town of Cochrane, Quarry Park and Rocky Ridge Recreational Centres.

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Paolo Navarro, Graphic Designer

Pao’s history extends the globe, with graphic design experience in the U.S., Philippines, and Canada. With a BA from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he started out with a marketing firm in Los Angeles where he branded LA and area small businesses. In addition to branding, Pao also designed event posters, flyers and other promotional materials for musicians within the city....

Upon moving to the Philippines, Pao worked at B+C Design where he was heavily involved with various environmental graphic design projects around the country. His projects included a signage and wayfinding programme for the Beach and Nature Club at Anvaya Cove (of AyalaLand Premiere), interactive informational graphics and pageantry for the College of St. Benilde - School for Design and Art, a wayfinding system for the Pancake House Group Headquarters, and several event collateral for Pondersa Villas of LandCo. Philippines and AyalaLand Premiere.

Pao worked more independently when he moved to Canada, focusing on designing print materials including several rock concert posters for shows around Southern Alberta and event collateral for the 2009 Alberta International Airshow. At BOND Creative, Pao continues to work on identity, signage and wayfinding programs such as Winsport, Calgary Transit, Between Friends, CADME, Terell Stafford, JOP (Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia), Edmonton Public Library, and Edmonton Valley Zoo. Pao contributes his diverse understanding of visual culture from different areas around the world.

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Shaw Kinjo, Industrial Designer

Working as an Industrial Designer for the BOND Creative team, Shaw is a creative individual with well-rounded education in wayfinding and design. Shaw holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Culture and a Masters in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary...

Spending his time at BOND designing signage and wayfinding systems that enable individuals to understand and navigate institutions, architectural spaces and the built environment. Some of the projects that Shaw has worked on are Calgary Stampede, BC Ferries, Medicine Hat College, Olds College, and Calgary Co-operative Association. Previously, he was involved with designing a wayfinding and signage program at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus and the Foothills Medical Campus.

Shaw’s past accomplishments include assisting in establishing the course curriculum and teaching the introductory course in Industrial Design at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. Shaw grew up in a large family made up of diverse individuals each with various interests, talents and professions. His father is Japanese and mother is Canadian; the mixed cultural influences and unique diversity has greatly influenced and impacted his understanding of design and interpretation of the built environment. Sketching products, spaces, and buildings is a favourite past time of Shaw’s besides travelling the world.

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Matt Low, Graphic Designer

Matt’s career began after earning his Bachelor of Design degree from the Alberta College of Art & Design becoming a young Art Director for Preston Stuart Communications doing everything from corporate branding, to watercolor paintings, to radio commercials. He took this experience into the corporate sector developing in-house marketing materials for EnCana and TransCanada Pipelines....

Matt’s previous experience includes developing several signage and wayfinding systems, information design, donor walls, and custom art installations. Bond welcomed Matt in 2014 bringing his broad and artistic skillset to Bond’s creative team. Currently, for BOND Creative, Matt is working on various projects for the Calgary Co-operative Association.

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