Pablo Mandel is a maker of images in print and pixels. His fine graphic design and art direction work has travelled the world: from Canada and the USA, to Singapore, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Australia, and Argentina.
Pablo is a canadian designer, founder of CircularStudio – an umbrella group of marketing professionals: brand strategists, copywriters, illustrators, photographers and programmers who work with Pablo to create distinctive identities for clients. Outputs come in the form of corporate image, book and publication design, websites, signage, visual strategies.
Pablo Mandel's current work is primarily focused on publishing projects: book design —primarly architecture, photography, and art—, printed and interactive. We also do develop corporate image, websites, iPad apps, and work with independent artist on music-related projects.
Who are our clients
Pablo has published projects in Canada, the United States, Singapore, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Argentina, Chile and Australia. He has worked with diverse firms, ranging from renown architecture studios, real estate developers and marketers, universities, publishers and artists: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Archpartners, Cutler Anderson Architects, Philips Farevaag Smallenberg Landscape Architects, Henriquez Partners Architects, Chris Dikeakos Architects, DiStefano Architecture, University of British Columbia, Peter Gluck and Partners, Landry Design Group, Ong&Ong, TVS, Soizick Meister, Lyle Sopel, Thomas Schworer, PapelVivo, AprilStudio ,ORO editions, Simply Read Books, BlueImprint, Rizolli, and many others
For the record: Pablo graduated from Buenos Aires University in 1995 with a degree in Graphic Design, and is a Professional Member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (www.gdc.net). In 2009, his book design for Cutler Anderson Architects "Searching for True" was the Winner of Bookbuilders West's Certificate of Excellence 2009 in the category Image Driven Trade books.
Last but not least: Pablo is an artist, a musician, a husband and a father.
What our clients say
"Pablo is our go to graphic designer for deep creative concept projects. He is a tireless perfectionist and knows his craft intimately. The recent work has has done on projects with Peter Bohlin at BCJ and Jim Cutler of Cutler Anderson is stunning and exemplary. World class artist with exceptional visionary talent. We continue to work with him creating the best of the best."
Managing Director and Publisher, ORO editions
"We’ve worked with Pablo Mandel for several years on various book projects and most recently on Bohlin Cywinski Jackson The Nature of Circumstance, published by Rizzoli in May 2010. Pablo is a terrific and energetic designer who brings extraordinary graphic design skills to the entire process. He developed a structure for the book that accommodates a variety of architectural material, from evocative conceptual sketches to photography and essays, visually linking them in an intuitive yet thoughtful way. Pablo has a thorough and grounded understanding of architecture and presents drawings and images in a graphic style that supports the conceptual ideas and tectonic aspects of the project. On a personal level, he has an extremely collaborative nature and is a pleasure to work with."
Ray Calabro AIA, Principal
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects
"I had the pleasure to work with Pablo Mandel on the design of our book "Searching For True". I found Pablo to be talented, focus and extremely proficient in the execution of his craft. If we ever assemble another book, Pablo would be the first person that I would call to aide in it's design".
James L Cutler, FAIA
Cutler Anderson Architects
"I've worked with Pablo on projects that were big (a website for graduating students, which required a full design concept) and not so big (an interactive map that had to use design cues from an existing print publication). In both cases, he did a fantastic job. He's able to take vague (and occasionally contradictory) requests and return with design concepts and mockups that make the entire team happy. At the end of the project, he also provides us with files that are easy for us to maintain, leading to a seamless transition. Pablo is flexible and easy to work with, and I hope to collaborate with him in future."
Director, Communications at University of British Columbia
Pablo Mandel was the designer for our beautiful book “BODY HEAT”. I can testify to his professionalism, patience, flexiblity and creativity. To be sure, this will be the first of many projects together, as we are already starting on new one and I am excited to see where he takes us.”
Gregory Henriquez, MAIBC, FRAIC, AIA, RCA
Managing Partner, Henriquez Partners Architects
"Pablo was the graphic designer for our book, "Grounded: The Work of Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg" published by Blue Imprint in 2010. Extremely thoughtful, creative and collaborative, Pablo has an expansive approach to design which is reflected in the way he amalgamates landscape and graphic concepts into a book experience that is richly layered, yet clean and precise. He is tireless in his drive for perfection and his attention to detail is extraordinary. On top of all this he is fun to work with! We look forward to more collaborations in the future." Kelty McKinnon CSLA
Senior Landscape Architect and Editor,
"Pablo worked with us identifying, structuring and designing our corporate identity. He is an extremely professional designer who creates beautiful work. He has helped to give us the much needed company branding necessary to help us move into a new era of growth and development. More recently, he also played a key role in our website development, heading up the design component. His ease of design and ability to transfer our ideas into the professional visuals that we need, make him an incredible asset to have as part of our team. We have enjoyed working with him and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future."
Principal, DiStefano Architcture
"CircularStudio has been responsible for the graphic design and redesign of all seven TVS websites dating back to 2003. From ecommerce websites to identity development and magazine ads, Pablo's quality and professional looking design work sets us apart from our competitors, the professional look and feel of the websites has contributed to the success of our business. The amount of new client sign ups each month is a testament in large part to Pablo's attention to detail and his ability to be create a product which is appealing to the viewer. Our association with Pablo Mandel will continue as his design capabilities is what sets him apart from everyone else in the industry and makes us better".
Marv Steier, President
TVS Group of Companies
"Pablo designed my firm's new logotyope, branding and website. He has a great eye for elegant design. He was a pleasure to work with and always strove for the highest graphic design standards. I would not hesitate to recommend him to other clients, and look forward to working with him again in future."
Lance Berelowitz AA DIPL MCIP
Principal, Urban Forum Associates