We are passionate, creative, artistic, strategic, but most importantly we're human beings just like you.

– read our story

Meet the team

Blacksmith Design Co. is a small Creative Agency based in Ajax and Collingwood Ontario. We opened our doors in 2014 and were founded by long time creative team Elton Clemente and Sean Zaffino.

We have over a decade of experience crafting creative solutions for some of our favourite brands and love seeing our work being enjoyed by people across North America (and beyond).

Elton Clemente

Elton Clemente


Elton comes from a Graphic Design and Creative Advertising background, and launched his Professional Design career in 2005 at a leading Craft Brewer in Toronto. In 2012, Elton began freelancing at some of the city’s Top Agencies designing award-winning ads and packaging in collaborative and creative Agency settings. Elton now applies his artistic skill and real-life agency experience as Creative Director at Blacksmith Design Co.

Sean Zaffino


Sean's background is rooted in fine art and creative advertising. He launched his career in 2005 working for one of Toronto's largest advertising agencies before joining the creative team with Elton at a leading craft brewer. With a foundation in print design, he has expanded his skill-set and experience into the online realm, designing and developing interactive experiences for clients large and small. At Blacksmith Design Co. he brings his expanding skill set and experience as Co-Founder and Creative Director (Digital).

Sean Zaffino

Our Services

Large or small projects, we can support your marketing efforts at all levels.

Concept Development

We can help develop your creative idea into something tangible. From Brand Packages and Creative Strategy for Entrepreneurs and Start Ups, to designing prototypes for product line extensions for established brands, we help build strong brands from day one.

Brand Consulting

At any stage of your product life cycle, our team can help review, analyze and make recommendations on how to make the most of your unique brand position.

Creative Strategy

We help define and identify your Brand’s Voice, Story and overall Creative Strategy. How do you want your customers to perceive your brand and product on the shelf? What role does the Brand play in the market compared to its peers? What makes you unique?

Identity & Logos

We custom-build comprehensive identity packages for our clients. From logo design to full Brand Guidelines Packages, we can help support the development of your Brand’s Identity.

Graphic Design + Art Direction

Professionally designed Art Direction and Design for your Digital Ads, Billboards, POS, Packaging, Vehicle Graphics and promotional campaigns. We go beyond signs and posters (but we do that too!).

Web & App Development

Customize your Digital launch - from a cost-effective single-page site for simplicity, to robust sites with video, Content Management Systems and E-store support - we help design, build and launch your Website so you get exactly what you want.

Advertising & Marketing

Drive sales and build a relationship with your customer by refreshing your next ad campaign with a new creative idea. Tell a story, inform your customer, or just generate awareness - we can help you figure out what works best for your Communication Strategy.

Internal Team Support

We can collaborate with your internal creative team, or take more off your plate and lead the way - we are here to help every step along the way.