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 Our Team

 Our Team

Meet the Leaders of the Pack
…who with 20+ years of experience, know how to build your brand.

We have extensive creative management experience and work with a team of leading marketing professionals…
writers, photographers, programmers, illustrators, printers, and fabricators…
to make your project a cut above the competition.

robin@thebrandbear.ca
1.800.925.6913 ext 702

Robin Kachuck

Design Director

In her role as strategic and design director, Robin brings over 20 years of experience in brand building and communications design to her work. As both a left and a right brain thinker, Robin has the unique ability to translate and articulate design strategy and then to deliver on-target design solutions that result in first tier creative.

Robin’s natural abilities as curious problem solver, artist, pun lover and creative idea generator form the basis of everything that she does leading her to dig deep in the pursuit of uncovering solutions to her client’s most pressing branding and design problems.

Robin was a senior designer and creative director at Watt International for 7 years where she developed private label branding and packaging programs for national and international retailers such as Walmart, ASDA, Safeway, Kings Supermarkets and Sobey’s. She has also developed national brand packaging for such clients as Nestle Foods, General Mills, KIK Custom Products and Clorox. While presently residing in Toronto, her work as a Creative Director has taken her to such places as New York, San Francisco and London, England.

Robin has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Communications Design from the Pratt Institute in NY. She is a member of the AIGA and an oil painter. She has exhibited her work at ArtSalon 2016 and 2017 – both exhibitions of contemporary art.

jp@thebrandbear.ca
1.800.925.6913 ext 701

Jason Pivovitsch

Creative Director

Jason cares deeply about creating world-class, useful and beautiful brands that help businesses and organizations make a difference. His work ranges from logo, print, web/digital and packaging design, with UX and problem solving being central to everything he does.

He has worked in a variety of industries including advertising, educational publishing, marketing, entertainment, PR and non-profit. In Canada, he has worked for clients such as KIK Custom Products, Discount Car & Truck, Hudson Bay Company, Toyota Canada and several non-profit organizations. In the U.S, clients have included Clorox, Glad, Kingsford, Pfizer Inc., Janssen, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Inc, Scholastic, Inc., McGraw Hill, Inc., Maxell, Inc., Jose Cuervo Tequila, Guinness Beer, Coach and the New York Times.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queens College, City University of New York and a Master’s Degree in Communication/Packaging Design from Pratt Institute.

Jason Pivovitsch

Creative Director

Jason cares deeply about creating world-class, useful and beautiful brands that help businesses and organizations make a difference. His work ranges from logo, print, web/digital and packaging design, with UX and problem solving being central to everything he does.

He has worked in a variety of industries including advertising, educational publishing, marketing, entertainment, PR and non-profit. In Canada, he has worked for clients such as KIK Custom Products, Discount Car & Truck, Hudson Bay Company, Toyota Canada and several non-profit organizations. In the U.S, clients have included Clorox, Glad, Kingsford, Pfizer Inc., Janssen, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Inc, Scholastic, Inc., McGraw Hill, Inc., Maxell, Inc., Jose Cuervo Tequila, Guinness Beer, Coach and the New York Times.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queens College, City University of New York and a Master’s Degree in Communication/Packaging Design from Pratt Institute.

jp@thebrandbear.ca
1.800.925.6913 ext 701

Ted Zittell

Brand Strategist Guru

Ted is retail and consumer obsessed, consulting internationally to market leaders on branding and communications, strategy, retail, and design.

His focus is on documenting and interpreting trends, and assessing, creating and managing successful product, service and experience assets. Ted’s clients include retailers, product manufacturers and marketers, service providers, industry and trade associations, investors, design and management consultancies and not-for-profit institutions. Ted works with BrandBear on select, non-competitive client opportunities.

For 17 years, Ted was a senior partner and strategic counsel to the original Watt Design Group, developing and executing design, branding and communications and store design strategies for retail, product, and service brands around the world. As President-Managing Director of Cott Corporation’s Retail Brands International, Ted led the creation and launch of dozens of premium retailer brand and marketing programs worldwide, including extensive work in the UK, Western Europe and Asia.

Ted loves combining his insights, humour and experience, to add value through compelling customer-eye analyses of brands in their marketplace. He also offers his ‘left and right-brain’ skills as speaker and lecturer, to inspire an international who’s who of corporate, professional and academic audiences, including leading design and business schools.

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