Visual Communication

Peter de Gannes Design is a full-service contract business that extends the art of graphic design, illustration and photography beyond images to ideas. From conception to execution, we focus on expanding on the story you want to tell. Our work reflects imagination and attention to detail, providing a creative, distinctive look for your corporation, product or publication.


Bold, distinctive design — whether for display purposes, print or online — is the hallmark of Peter de Gannes Design. Specializing in high-impact visual identities for corporations, products and publications, our services include identity/logo development, web design and trade show displays. When you need to make a statement, we add the exclamation mark.


Good illustration brings ideas to life. Translating words or concepts to visual imagery is a specialty of Peter de Gannes Design. With an extensive background in both magazine design and high technology, our portfolio includes award-winning editorial illustration, product illustration and network diagrams. Our illustrations breathe life into the most-complex concepts.


Expressive photography goes beyond camera technique and technology. An award-winning art director, Peter de Gannes is an artist behind the lens, using composition, light and texture to create photographs that capture a moment and tell a story. Our portfolio extends from corporate executive portraits to product photography, interiors and landscapes. book illustration
Ericsson: Product photography
Beliar Networks: Branding
Horse at Sunset
Rusted Pickup
BelAir Networks: Network Diagram
Naples Car Show
Epiphan: Product Illustration
Viva Networks: Branding
Naples Florida Branding
Robustion Technologies: Branding
Art2Wave: Product design and Photography
Egg Farmers of Canada: Book design Book illustration
Curtiss Wright: Illustration
Peter de Gannes, Principal


For more than 35 years, Peter de Gannes, RGD, has created powerful communications vehicles for a wide range of clients. His designs, illustrations and photography have helped establish corporate identities, communicated complex ideas and told memorable stories. Prior to founding Peter de Gannes Design, his vision helped shape the image of many high-quality publications, including This Country Canada, Ottawa Magazine, Legion Magazine and more. As a partner in Aragona Communications Inc., he worked with clients such as Nortel Networks, McRobie Architects, Natural Resources Canada, NAV Canada and others.

Peter has won numerous awards for graphic design, editorial design, art direction and advertising design. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Concordia University, a Diploma in Commercial Art from Dawson College, and is a member of The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) and AOE Arts Council.