UNIVERSE is a brand design studio passionate about brand design and working with clients to craft unique logo designs and accompanying identity systems that represent our clients with pride. We also specialize in web design and development and handle all areas of social media, email marketing and graphic design needs for many clients.

Who we are

Elaine StamOwner + Creative Director

Elaine creates and manages all work for UNIVERSE Design Studio. She is an artist first and created UNIVERSE through a desire to work on meaningful work for interesting clients and to be able to craft unique designs in her own style and have creative freedom in her work. More about her work history and experience below.

When not at her computer you will find Elaine outdoors, enjoying Toronto’s parks and beaches or finding an adventure. She creates contemporary digital art and almost always has a painting on the go. Constant creation.

Before starting UNIVERSE Elaine had a professional career in corporate academic graphic design. She worked at think tanks and strategic communication departments at both Toronto Metropolitan University [Ryerson] and the University of Toronto and was a lead designer on U of T’s utoronto.ca redesign in 2019. She has also worked for many more government and institutional Ontario organizations. View her full work experience via her Linkedin profile.

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Where we are

Our studio in located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the King West neighbourhood, near Liberty Village, Queen Street West, and Trinity Bellwoods.

King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Our Clients

Our Core Principles


We want to know what you are thinking. Lets talk and strategize a plan to suit your specific needs.


We have spent years studying efficient ways to collect and organize information to save you time and make your design project easy.


From websites to brand designs, our minimal aesthetic ensures your messaging is clear and concise.


Accessibility and sustainability are standard in our work. Your designs need to evolve with you over time and allow for all to view them with ease.

Ready to get started?

Let’s chat and we can learn about what you need.

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