Justin Close

Selected Works

Creative Direction, Brand Identity & Strategy, UX/UI Design
  • Mateina

  • Design Direction, UX/UI Design, eCommerce

  • Safe Software

  • Design Direction, Strategy, UX/UI Design, Design Systems

  • GeoComply

  • Design Direction, Strategy, UX/UI Design, Design Systems

Westside Studio

Design Direction, UX/UI Design

War Child

Design Direction, Strategy, UX/UI Design


Design Direction, UX/UI Design, Design Systems, eCommerce

Tim Hortons 🔒

Product Design, Design Direction, Design Systems

Pfizer 🔒

Service Design, Product Design, Visual Design

Metrolinx 🔒

Product Design, Service Design

CN Rail 🔒
Product Design

Parkdale Roadrunners

Creative Direction, Graphic Design



    Parkdale Roadrunners Creative Direction, Strategy, Graphic Design

    Parkdale Roadrunners (PDRR) have never missed a weekly run since 2010. I have been running with the group since 2014, and in 2018 stepped up to co-lead the group and act as its Creative Director. During that time we have evolved the brand several times and have developed partnerships with brands such as: Lululemon, Oakley, Ciele Athletics, Ruru Baked, and more.

    Since 2018 I have worked on variations iterations of the PDRR identity, singlet and merch design, social posts, and video content.

    Various iterations of the Parkdale Roadrunners logo and singlet design

    In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we collaborated with Ciele to create a fully custom collaborative hat—the first they had ever done.

    In the summer of 2023, we collaborated with Toronto-based Ruru Baked to develop our own flavour of ice cream to give out at runs and to sell (with all proceeds going to the Parkdale Food Bank). It was a riff on Rocky Road, using Chinese almond cookies in lieu of whole or chopped almonds.