12thirteen is an ambitious, nimble design studio obsessed with helping not-for-profits, small businesses and the public sector transform our world and our future through effective, inspiring and healthy design.
12thirteen Design Inc. was founded by Randal Boutilier, a graduate of York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Upon graduation, Randal started freelance design in 2000 while working at a small design studio and print shop. In 2003, due to demand, Randal established 12thirteen Design, and developed a client base that has steadily grown by word-of-mouth, thanks in large part to a strong working relationship with organizations within the fine arts and not-for-profit communities.
In 2009, as demand for online communications grew, Shelley Williams joined the studio to handle the ever-developing realm of web design and social media. In 2010, 12thirteen Design was incorporated, and Vichai Thienapirak was added to the team, bringing a fresh perspective and an illustrative hand to the studio’s offerings. In 2014, Orane Anderson arrived on 12thirteen’s doorstep with ideas to help firm up our studio’s management. In 2016, Corey Nokham brought his experience with both print and digital media to extend 12thirteen’s reach into photography and motion graphics.