Circle closes its design office after 38 years, partners with Tétro

GDC Fellow and former Manitoba Chapter President Rob Peters is stepping back, while Paul and Andrea Tétrault partner with Circle.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  7 MARCH 2014

Circle Design Incorporated (Circle) will be wrapping up day-to-day operations at its Princess Street studio in Winnipeg at the end of March, 2014. Circle will partner with Tétro Design Incorporated (Tétro) to ensure clients continuity of service and maintenance of the high quality design standards that they have come to expect.

Circle’s principal, Robert L. Peters CGC, FGDC, is stepping back from the full-time role he has held with Circle since its formation as Circle Graphics in 1976, 38 years ago. He will continue to act in a consulting and collaborative capacity through Tétro, while focusing more time on international design advocacy, writing and publishing, and personal creative projects.

Tétro is an award-winning graphic design firm formed in Winnipeg in 1998 by husband and wife team Paul and Andrea Tétrault CGD. Their stunning downtown office is located two blocks west of Circle in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. Tétro credits its success and reputation to “small-town good manners, hard work, good design, and great client relationships.” 

Prior to forming Tétro, Andrea worked as a designer with Circle for five years in the mid 1990s. “In addition to our shared history, I believe we share a common ideology, which made this a natural fit for us,” Andrea explains. “We are honoured to be entrusted to carry on the work of a firm with such high credentials,” Paul adds. “This expansion will mean an increase in both capacity and expertise that will benefit our combined client base.”

Besides the standard-setting professionalism and best practices shared by Circle and Tétro, another common trait is their commitment to and ongoing investment in the design profession. Adrian Shum CGD, a senior designer at Circle, is the current president of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC), Manitoba Chapter; Andrea Tetrault served as president from 1994-1996; and Robert L. Peters was the GDC Manitoba Chapter’s founding president from 1990-1992. 

For more information about Circle, visit www.circle.mb.ca.
For more information about Tétro, visit www.tetrodesign.com.
To view Tétro’s offices, watch a Globe & Mail video online.