Running with scissors since 2012.

We specialize in the cosmetics saké chocolate aviation luxury butt wipes stadium hotel shampoo travel beer festival art gallery bourbon gaming wine wedding sports car fashion gin industry.

Don’t take our word for it.

Here are a few ambitious brands that know that you can’t stand out by blending in:

Partial client list

3Form / Anxiety Canada / Arts Club Theatre / Bard on the Beach / BC Place / Blumaan/
Box Interior Design / Butt Wipes / CDm2 Lightworks / Collaborative Companies /
Electronic Arts / Four Fox Saké / Four Seasons Hotel / Genuine Guide Gear /
Interstyle Glass / Kamloops Stills Co. / Kate Duncan Woodworking / LaGuardia Airport /
Light Art / Lynden Pindling International Airport / Moraine Lake Lodge /
Paxson Fay / Place des Arts / Port Authority of NY and NJ / SeaChange Seafoods /
St Helena Government / Taymor Industries Ltd. / Telus / The Wickaninnish Inn /
Whistler Real Estate Company / YVR – Vancouver Airport Authority

Reach

CALGARY / CHARLOTTE / DUBAI / HONG KONG / LONDON / LOS ANGELES / MEXICO CITY / MIAMI / MONCTON
/ NASSAU / NEW JERSEY / NEW YORK / OTTAWA / ROME / SALT LAKE CITY / SAN FRANCISCO / SAUDI ARABIA /
SEATTLE / ST. HELENA / TOFINO / TORONTO / VANCOUVER

Humblebrag

Because we design for your success, not self-indulgence, we’re not falsely modest about our more than 350 industry awards.

Lurzers Archive – Permanent Collection / PentawardsC / The Dieline awards / New York Festivals / ADCC / Applied Arts / Graphex / Cranes International Letterhead Competition / HOW Magazine International Design Competition / Graphis – Design Annual / Graphis – Branding Annual / Graphis – Poster Annual / Graphis – Brochures Annual / Graphis – Letterhead Annual / Design Edge / Neenah / German Design Award Nomination / Domtar Craft / Island Paper Craft / Fraser Design / French Paper / Gilbert Graphic Greatness / Capic Rodeo / Lotus Awards / Veritiv UVU / Summit / West Coast Art Directors / Unisource Nuar’s

What our clients will tell you

“Working with the branding agency team at Carter Hales is like solving a problem with a really good friend who is also supremely talented, original and inspired. What I have enjoyed the most is the process of arriving at a design, (imagine enjoying a process!). It is a conversation in the best sense of the word, questions leading to ideas, more examination and deeper questions about what you want to say and how to say it visually. I love their work and equally as important, I love working with them.”

Hal Wake

Former Artistic Director
Vancouver Writers Festival

 “You guys have created something truly spectacular – iconic – a complete and genuine work of art – you are gentlemen, gurus and geniuses. From the logo to the chrome to the swords to the light – there is not a bottle on earth that can hold a flame. Bathe in the wonder of your creation, bask in its glory for you have made the world more beautiful. I hope the fucking saké doesn’t taste like piss.”

Neil Hosie

Co-Founder
Four Fox Saké

“Back in 1995 when the Wickaninnish Inn was in its infancy—before ground was even broken—Sean Carter created our original voice through branding, imagery and consistent attention to detail, perfectly reflecting our vision for the Inn. Through the years we have evolved together and to this day continue to enjoy a warm and productive partnership with Sean through the Carter Hales team. The Carter Hales branding agency has kept us “On Pointe,” ensuring our external voice matches who we are and what we offer beautifully, in a way that resonates with our guests. We’ve observed many milestones with Sean and Carter Hales, and we look forward to many more celebrating “Rustic Elegance on Nature’s Edge.”

Charles McDiarmid

Managing Director
Wickaninnish Inn