m-design is a marketing and communications consultancy with extensive graphic design capabilities. We specialize in innovative marketing solutions, resourceful strategic thinking, imaginative creative execution and superior client service. The ‘m’ in m-design stands for marketing. It also just happens to be the last initial of our principals Barbara McGee and Barry Mortin. Barbara is an illustrator and children’s book author and Barry is our creative director. Both honed their skills at major national ad agencies. 

Bill Templeman is the newest member of our team. Bill writes text for the documents you need: reports, research studies, social media campaigns and marketing collateral. To view a portfolio of his published writing  click here. His writing has appeared in print and online across Canada and the US .  He has also worked as a copy editor for an academic publisher and as a contract faculty instructor in communications and cultural studies at Fleming College. Bill’s latest book on frontline leadership skills is available through CRC Press.

Our Services:

Ad concept and development

Copy writing

Content Development

Content Marketing

Direct mail


Corporate/brand identity



Graphic design


Logo design

Motion Graphics/Digital Signage



Photography and retouching

Point of purchase displays

Print Production management

Real Estate Photography & Video

Search Engine Optimization

Site Speed Optimization

Social media


Video editing

Website design

Website hosting


Our Clients:

Atomic Energy Canada

Brunerbiz Business Communication

Cameco Capitol Arts Centre

Canadian Bankers Association

Carswell Publishing

Conestoga College

Dalhousie University

Darling Architectural Design

de Stricker and Associates

Enigmatico Films Inc.

Gale Canada Publishing

Geo Image

Gibson Printing Ltd.


Golden Pathways

Heidi den Hartog

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts

Hinchcliff & Lee


International Reference Press


Mentor Networks Inc.

Natural Resources Canada

National Film Board of Canada

National Research Council

Oncorp Direct Inc.

People Tech Consulting Inc.

Peterborough Showplace Performance Centre

Port Hope Capitol Theatre

Sprucewood Brands

Wagner Consulting

The Epicentre