Established in 1991, Bhandari & Plater is a Toronto-based branding and design agency with a multidisciplinary team that is equally comfortable working online or in print, or solving problems in three dimensions with packaging, signage, and wayfinding systems.

We work across multiple sectors, managing successful projects for high-profile clients in manufacturing, financial services, retailing, media and hospitality, as well as professional firms, cultural organizations and educational institutions.

Our creative solutions have one element in common: thinking. To get a message across in a clear, fresh, compelling way, you have to start by thinking strategically about the communications challenge and the specific goals you’re hoping to achieve. It’s not enough to design something that looks good – there has to be a strong idea driving it.

We understand why clients appreciate working with a partner-led firm – because we feel the same way.

Throughout a project, you deal directly with Bhandari & Plater’s principals, who respond directly to each client request quickly and cost-effectively. We bring our innovative ideas and depth of experience to every stage of the process, from creative development to implementation. Every step of the way we’re in charge, quick to respond and totally accountable.

Sunil Bhandari
Design Director, AOCA

Drawing on more than two decades of experience, Sunil turns business strategies into design solutions for clients across the spectrum, from Concord Adex to the Bata Shoe Museum to the Royal Conservatory of Music. With a design sensibility attuned to thinking in three dimensions, he has partnered with prominent architectural firms on projects in Canada and abroad.

Laurie Plater
Creative Director, AOCA

Laurie’s work is informed by her passion for all areas of design, drawing creative influences and interconnections from architecture as well as industrial, landscape and interior design. Tackling creative problems with a keen attention to detail, she has collaborated on complex and challenging projects with a wide range of clients, including the LCBO, Delta Hotels, Janssen-Ortho and Domtar.



  • Brand strategy
  • Identity design
  • Naming
  • Brand audit and analysis
  • Graphic standard manuals


  • Integrated marketing programs
  • Brochures
  • Print collateral
  • Advertising
  • Sales and media kits
  • Point-of-purchase materials


  • Website design and development (content management systems and e-commerce)
  • Electronic newsletters
  • Search engine optimization
  • Email marketing campaigns


  • Annual reports
  • Sustainability reports
  • Corporate brochures
  • Investor communications
  • Executive presentations

Wayfinding & Signage

  • Exterior and interior signage
  • Donor recognition programmes
  • Wayfinding systems
  • Municipal addressing
  • Banners and environmental graphics
  • Displays and exhibits


  • Exhibit design and development
  • Catalogues
  • Marketing collateral


  • 155 Cumberland
  • Alcan Inc.
  • Ambit Search
  • Anglo American
  • Anstey Book Binding Inc.
  • Appleby College
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Bata
  • Batawa Corporation
  • Bayview Glen
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Cambridge Libraries & Galleries
  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canada’s National Ballet School
  • Canadian Tourism Commission
  • Casey House Foundation
  • Cecconi Simone
  • Celernus
  • Cobi Ladner
  • Concord Adex
  • Corus Entertainment
  • The Counselling Foundation of Canada
  • Dalhousie University
  • Delta Hotels
  • Domtar Inc.
  • Drechsel Business Interiors
  • EastDell Estates
  • Edward Burtynsky
  • Fordis
  • Fox River Paper Company
  • Janssen-Ortho Inc.
  • Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate
  • Ken Fukushima Architecture
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.
  • KPMB Architects
  • LCBO
  • Manulife Financial
  • Molson
  • Moriyama and Teshima Architects
  • Nuvo Research Inc.
  • Petro Canada
  • The Power Plant
  • Quadrangle Architects Limited
  • Rolland Inc.
  • Rosenswig Carere McRae
  • Royal Conservatory of Music
  • Schulich School of Business
  • St. Andrew’s College
  • Sony Music
  • Tesma International Inc.
  • Trafalgar Castle School
  • Unisource Canada
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Wheatley School
  • Woodcliffe Corporation