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About Us

DAVE FARENICK

PARTNER, CLIENT SERVICES

A highly organized, goal-oriented professional, Dave takes care of business at Faren. He is the curator of the project file and ensures scheduling and deliverables are kept on track. He is the primary contact during the quoting and contractual period, and will provide strategy, budgets, critical paths and detailed progress reports.

With over 30 years of experience in delivering effective communications, his contribution to design direction and advertising execution is of great value to the team. He has a unique ability to identify and solve problems, develop strategies and communicate with Faren’s clients.

Dave prides himself on his commitment to service, clearly evidenced by his more than 20+ year relationships with some of Faren’s customers. To further his career in communications and advertising he attended the Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional program with the Institute of Communications and Advertising in Toronto, and studied photography at Sheridan College.

DAVE FARENICK

PARTNER, CLIENT SERVICES

A highly organized, goal-oriented professional, Dave takes care of business at Faren. He is the curator of the project file and ensures scheduling and deliverables are kept on track. He is the primary contact during the quoting and contractual period, and will provide strategy, budgets, critical paths and detailed progress reports.

With over 30 years of experience in delivering effective communications, his contribution to design direction and advertising execution is of great value to the team. He has a unique ability to identify and solve problems, develop strategies and communicate with Faren’s clients.

Dave prides himself on his commitment to service, clearly evidenced by his more than 20+ year relationships with some of Faren’s customers. To further his career in communications and advertising he attended the Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional program with the Institute of Communications and Advertising in Toronto, and studied photography at Sheridan College.

STEVE GARWOOD

PARTNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

A brilliant creative talent, Steve art directs everything produced at Faren. With a background of design strategy from the ground up in print, web and interactive user experience, and over 15 years of experience in the industry, Steve is capable of designing and executing complex projects across all media.

Steve has a particular talent for uncovering many points of view for each project, stimulating the design process. He pushes the studio designers to flourish within the boundaries of a specific brief, but also to go a bit further to expand the possibilities. This design strategy is Faren’s “added-value”.

When it comes to online properties, where speed and style are paramount to keep the viewer engaged, Steve ensures every user experience is as intuitive and flawless as possible. His skills developing HTML5 animated ads and illustrations, and knowledge of the digital landscape, is invaluable to Faren. Steve also excels at photography and really knows how to capture the subject, whether it be a product or lifestyle shot.

Steve has worked with some of the top creative directors in Toronto, winning gold for Canadian Underwriter magazine covers and accolades from the Type Director’s Club. He also held the position of Senior Designer and brand ambassador for Colliers Canada, overseeing a national team of marketing professionals and designers.

STEVE GARWOOD

PARTNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

A brilliant creative talent, Steve art directs everything produced at Faren. With a background of design strategy from the ground up in print, web and interactive user experience, and over 15 years of experience in the industry, Steve is capable of designing and executing complex projects across all media.

Steve has a particular talent for uncovering many points of view for each project, stimulating the design process. He pushes the studio designers to flourish within the boundaries of a specific brief, but also to go a bit further to expand the possibilities. This design strategy is Faren’s “added-value”.

When it comes to online properties, where speed and style are paramount to keep the viewer engaged, Steve ensures every user experience is as intuitive and flawless as possible. His skills developing HTML5 animated ads and illustrations, and knowledge of the digital landscape, is invaluable to Faren. Steve also excels at photography and really knows how to capture the subject, whether it be a product or lifestyle shot.

Steve has worked with some of the top creative directors in Toronto, winning gold for Canadian Underwriter magazine covers and accolades from the Type Director’s Club. He also held the position of Senior Designer and brand ambassador for Colliers Canada, overseeing a national team of marketing professionals and designers.

AMBER THOMPSON

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Amber graduated with honours from the Graphic Design Advanced Diploma program at Humber College. As a design recruit, she is a quick study with fresh ideas and a youthful perspective. A hard-working and enthusiastic member of the Faren design team, Amber is customarily the first in the office and the last to leave.

Amber grew up working and creating with her hands. This lifestyle offers an alternative way of thinking and solving problems, which is why with her quirky approach, simplistic design and passion, Amber will soon be a dominating force in the design industry. Amber has been with Faren since 2013.

AMBER THOMPSON

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Amber graduated with honours from the Graphic Design Advanced Diploma program at Humber College. As a design recruit, she is a quick study with fresh ideas and a youthful perspective. A hard-working and enthusiastic member of the Faren design team, Amber is customarily the first in the office and the last to leave.

Amber grew up working and creating with her hands. This lifestyle offers an alternative way of thinking and solving problems, which is why with her quirky approach, simplistic design and passion, Amber will soon be a dominating force in the design industry. Amber has been with Faren since 2013.

JAMES MORRIS

STRATEGIST

James is a well-established brand and communications consultant whose unique approach often surprises clients. He believes that all communications come down to the alignment of intentions on one side and interests on the other, the goal being to bridge the gap that separates the two. The solutions that James has wrought from this simple concept have helped clients from a variety of business sectors, on a scale from multinational corporations to start-ups and not-for profits. James has also lectured and taught communications strategy and tactics through industry associations and numerous post-secondary institutions.

Clients considering working with James can expect to have some of their assumptions challenged, to hear some interesting thoughts and notions regarding their business and how others may regard it, and some compelling insights on how to connect with the people they want to reach. As well, they can expect him to approach their time together with humour and a genuine sense of partnership.

JAMES MORRIS

STRATEGIST

James is a well-established brand and communications consultant whose unique approach often surprises clients. He believes that all communications come down to the alignment of intentions on one side and interests on the other, the goal being to bridge the gap that separates the two. The solutions that James has wrought from this simple concept have helped clients from a variety of business sectors, on a scale from multinational corporations to start-ups and not-for profits. James has also lectured and taught communications strategy and tactics through industry associations and numerous post-secondary institutions.

Clients considering working with James can expect to have some of their assumptions challenged, to hear some interesting thoughts and notions regarding their business and how others may regard it, and some compelling insights on how to connect with the people they want to reach. As well, they can expect him to approach their time together with humour and a genuine sense of partnership.