15+ years of experience Designing and Illustrating Brand Elements, Print, Packaging, POS/POP, Products, Wearables and On Premise Materials.

Dinner Bell Design Co. is the brainchild of Toronto graphic designer and illustrator, Jay Holz
After studying at Sheridan College and exploring the animation industry, Jay found a home at a boutique marketing and promotions firm attracting a wide variety of projects through a unique process. Merging his traditional and digital skills allows him to attack every challenge from a fresh perspective. Brand identity, print, packaging, product concepts and design, signage and point of sale are his day to day, always with a focus on what’s new, unique and trend-forward.
From Junior Graphic Designer to Senior, Art Director and then Creative Director, Jay’s career has been a steady ride. Contributing to national campaigns and managing projects overseas, from concept to port, Jay’s work through Dinner Bell Design co., JP Group and Source Promotions includes accolades from Molson/Coors, Labatt, Beam/Suntory (formerly Beam Global and Maxxium), Sleeman/Sapporo and much more.
Keeping up with his traditional skills, Jay still manages to find the time to give back to the community providing art classes for kids from 6-16 at the Toronto Public Library.
The two priorities in Jay’s life are simple; equal parts creativity and family, a recipe for true happiness.

Jay’s work through Dinner Bell Design Co., JP Group and Source Promotions includes accolades from Molson/Coors, Labatt, Beam/Suntory (formerly Beam Global and Maxxium), Sleeman/Sapporo and much more.

Software

Day to Day Creative

Jay's background in traditional creative will always give him a creative edge.

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Skills

Graphic Design

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Illustration

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Concept & Ideation

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Print Ready Layout and Pre-Press

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Project Management

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Print and Production management (Domestically and Overseas)

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Knowledge of Materials & Substrates vs Brand Decoration

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Problem Solving & Creative Thinking

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Leadership & Team Building

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Testimonials

"I had the pleasure of working with Jay, the creative director at Dinner Bell Design Co., on numerous projects during my time at Molson Coors. He is very passionate about his work and it shows. The quality of this designs and his creativity behind each one is amazing. He is wonderful to work with and he always respects any deadline given. Jay would be an asset to any team or project! "

− Sarah Stradiotto - Molson/Coors

"Jay, the founder of Dinner Bell Design Co., is my go-to graphic designer. He works tirelessly, is chalk-full of originality and functions at a level of professionalism that exceeds my - and, more importantly - my clients' expectations."

− Cameron Clark - Phantom Owl Digital

"Dinner Bell Design Co. has done several custom art projects for me including logos and graphics for various applications. He was great to work with, creating many high-quality options quickly and professionally. I highly recommend his work as an artist and illustrator!"

− Michelle Hotchin - K2 Digital

"Finding Dinner Bell Design Co. for my graphic work was like finding my artistic soul mate. Jay understands what you want. He asks questions and is in complete sync with my creative vision. "

− Basil Andrews - Tirox Motorsports

Come see what Jay has cooked up for our clients.     Portfolio