Our Story

In 2012, designer Simon Laliberté had a crazy dream to unite graphic design and silkscreen printing in a commercial enterprise. Building on his years of experience in Montréal’s big creative agencies, he made that dream a reality with the launch of BangBang, a studio that would unite his two favourite disciplines in service of one another.

Ever since, BangBang has hit the ground running, tackling design and screen printing projects of all sizes and scopes for a wide variety of clients. Specializing in visual identity, packaging and printed media, the studio upholds a personalized collaborative approach, adapting to each client’s unique needs. Clients are kept close throughout the process, inspiring and immersing them in the studio’s passionate workflow.

It proved to be a winning formula. Today, eight years later, BangBang has become a leader in its domain, decorated with awards both local and international.

In 2016 the studio even launched an innovative event service, further cementing its position as the silkscreen specialists. Marrying traditional with modern techniques, the studio goes mobile, bringing discovery of this inspiring craft out of the office and directly to the public. Spot them at events throughout the Montréal region and beyond in their trademark 1980 Grumman step-van.

Our Team

Small though it is – for the moment – our team ensures efficient management, creation, and delivery of projects at all scale and complexity. Our services are executed with an attention to detail and dedication to achieving the absolute best results for each and every commission.

Simon Laliberté

Founder — Art Director & Screen Printer

Entrepreneur at heart, Simon founded BangBang in 2012 following his studies in graphic design at UQAM. Having worked for and in collaboration with Montréal's most celebrated creative agencies, he acquired an expertise in the creation of visual identity, packaging and print design, as well as a deep network of collaborators.

Culminating today in more than 12 years of experience in the domains of design and screen printing, his methodical approach and creative flair are deployed to full effect on every commission. Simon's work has been published and awarded both in Québec and abroad. He earned a place on 2017's Infopress 30/30 leaders of tomorrow list, and was a finalist for RBC's Emerging Canadian Designer 2019 award.

Marion Saint-Sernin

Project Manager & Coordinator

Marion's career path has covered a lot of ground, both metaphorical and physical. A desire for new horizons brought her to live in England, before she embarked on an education in cosmetology. Never did she imagine that she would develop an interest in the art of silkscreen printing. But years later while living in France, a chance encounter with the craft ignited her curiosity and opened a new chapter in her life. It was there that she began her training in manual screen printing. In 2018, compelled to develop her craft in a creative and professional environment, she packed her bags for the other side of the ocean and settled in Montréal.

Thanks to the opportunities she found at BangBang, Marion is now a screen-printing adept who can ink with the best of us. Marion's journey continues with our team, as our new Project Manager and Coordinator, for both print and creative.

Antoine Claude

Designer & Junior Printer

Graduate of the Cégep du Vieux Montréal's graphic design program, Antoine is a certified creative soul. He approaches design and its applications with both playfulness and consideration - a perfect addition to the team! As of Fall 2019, he is pursuing his bachelor's degree in Graphic Design at UQAM.

An enthusiast of manual techniques, he has developed a keen interest in silkscreen, which he practices daily in our studio. He seeks to advance the craft of print design in every project he embarks on.

Stéphanie Forcier

Business Development

Look up atypical career path and there's a good chance you'll find Stéphanie's profile. With a multidisciplinary bachelor's degree (politics, communications, and agro-economics) and a graduate certificate in Environmental Management under her belt, her expertise is broad. For the better part of the last decade she worked with the Union des Producteurs Agricoles on the economic development of supply chains in the hemp, cannabis, maple syrup and fodder crop sectors. She also co-founded the humour blog Les Filles ne Rient Jamais in 2012, having previously worked in media at Urbania and Gros Blogue (Vidéotron).

Recognized for her strong leadership, her limitless creativity and her legendary dynamism, Stéphanie has united her talents in the role as Head of Business Development, where she puts her diverse skill set, knowledge and experience to work in growing our enterprise.

Our Clients

Since the studio’s inception, we have collaborated with over 400 clients from diverse sectors both local and abroad, on projects of design and/or screen printing. Some of these clients return so often that they’re starting to feel like family! Here’s some examples:

Testimonials

The Unscented Company

“We’ve worked with BangBang since 2014 on all the visual identity and packaging for our brand The Unscented Company. It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with a team as professional and competent as BangBang. Throughout the evolution of our enterprise, they have known how to adapt our image and are the true guardians of the brand. I recommend them wholeheartedly to any company looking for unparalleled service and a coherent and well thought-out visual identity that will stand the test of time.” — Halina Torresan / Sustainable Marketing Director

ZAB Coffee

“We entrusted BangBang with the design of our new ZAB coffee bags and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Since the start of this adventure, we felt their team really listens to our needs, desires and expectations. It was easy to communicate and share feedback with them all throughout the creative process. Their pro team were able to deliver an astounding product within a fixed deadline. Basically, we couldn’t help but recommend them!” — Samuel Perreault / Co-owner

SUUM — Natural Products

“I’ve been doing business with Simon and his studio for a while now. I’ve seen a lot of people in this line of work. None have the same work ethic or discipline. The BangBang team are in a league of their own when it comes to the quality of what they deliver for their clients, and the services they offer.” — Jean-Sébastien Normandeau / Co-founder

La Fille du Boulanger

“A dynamic and creative team attentive to our ideas! Results unique to our brand. We are more than satisfied to have entrusted BangBang with the creation of the new visual identity of La Fille du Boulanger. Thank you!”— Mélissa Voghell / Owner

Ramstar

“For a long time I looked for a partner who could help with the branding of our small investment firm. BangBang met and even surpassed all our expectations, thanks to their professionalism, their creativity and their insight. I would recommend their services wholeheartedly!” — Daniel Marion / Co-founder

La Fabrik Éco.

“A wonderful design and print studio led by some extremely professional and talented individuals. Can’t wait to work with you again!” — Pénélope St-Cyr Robitaille / Co-founder

Chanhda

” Bang Bang team was able to quickly and exactly identify our essence when it came time to redefine our brand image. Simon and his team have renewed the visual imagery of Chanhda restaurant while respecting what has been done since we start. Thank you for everything! ” — Olivier Parent / Co-founder

Awards

2019
APPLIED ARTS — LOUSCO — SMALL BUSINESS DESIGN PROGRAM — CAMPAIGN
APPLIED ARTS — ZAB — COFFEE BAG PACKAGING ILLUSTRATION — SERIES
RBC CANADIAN EMERGING DESIGNER — FINALIST

2018
APPLIED ARTS — IDOINE — ENTIRE DESIGN PROGRAM — SERIE
GRAFIKA — HEXAREM — IDENTITÉ

2017
ADOBE LIVE — GRAPHIC DESIGN & SCREENPRINTING — WORKSHOP
APPLIED ARTS — ATELIER BANGBANG — REBRAND IDENTITY — SERIES
APPLIED ARTS — ATELIER BANGBANG — DESIGN FIRM PROMOTIONS
APPLIED ARTS — HAUSSMANN PARK — IDENTITY — SERIES

2016
APPLIED ARTS — BOUFFE MAG — MAGAZINE COVER — SERIES
APPLIED ARTS — BOUFFE MAG — COMPLETE MAGAZINE DESIGN — SERIES
APPLIED ARTS — FISTON – COMPLETE BOOK DESIGN
APPLIED ARTS — BOUFFE MAG #2 — COVER PHOTOGRAPHY SINGLE
APPLIED ARTS — BOUFFE MAG #1 — COVER — SERIES
COMMUNICATION ARTS — BOUFFE MAG #1 — EDITORIAL MAGAZINE COVER
GRAFIKA — FISTON — LIVRE COMPLET
GRAND PRIX LUX — BOUFFE MAG #1

2015
GRAFIKA — LA REVANCHE DES MOCHES — LIVRE COMPLET

2014
GRAFIKA — DISSOLVE — EMBALLAGE

2013
BIC SPECIAL PRIZE — POILU — PACKAGING
GOLD PENTAWARDS — POILU — PACKAGING
GRAFIKA — ATELIER BANGBANG — IDENTITÉ
PRIX GAÏA — MENTION — PÉPÈRMAN — EMBALLAGE

2012
REMARKABLE PACKAGING & ALTERNATIVE — 3e position — DISSOLVE — PACKAGING

Publications

MODERN HERALDRY — VOLUME 2 — COUNTER PRINT CO.
PALETTE MINI SERIES NO.2 — MULTICOLOUR — VICTIONARY
PALETTE MINI SERIES NO.1 — BLACK & WHITE — VICTIONARY
LE DESIGN GRAPHIQUE, ÇA BOUGE! — ÉDITION SOMME TOUTE
ASIA PACIFIC DESIGN No.15 — SANDU PUBLISHING
ASIA PACIFIC DESIGN No.14 — SANDU PUBLISHING
DESIGN ANNUAL — APPLIED ARTS — SUMMER 2018
BRAND MAG No.37 — JUST MY TYPE — SENDPOINTS PUBLISHING CO.
FOOD PACKAGING DESIGN — DESIGN MEDIA PUBLISHING LIMITED
A FAIRY TALE ABOUT LOVE — WEDDING GRAPHIC DESIGN – ARTPOWER INT. PUBLISHING CO.
THE MODERN WEDDING — FROM GRAPHICS TO STYLING — SANDU PUBLISHING
GRAPHIC DESIGN ELEMENTS — OPTICAL ILLUSIONS — SANDU PUBLISHING
PICA MAGAZINE — #7
COLOR MATCHING — SANDU PUBLISHING
PAGE MAG — #325
MAKE ME SMILE — INDEX BOOK
THE PACKAGE 3 DESIGN BOOK — TASCHEN
BEYOND ILLUSTRATION — SENDPOINTS PUBLISHING CO.
IDN V21N2 — MINIMALIST ISSUE
MONOCHROME BLACK & WHITE IN BRANDING — SANDU PUBLISHING
100% FUN PACKAGING — PACKAGE DESIGNS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
L’EMPATHIE OU L’EXPÉRIENCE DE L’AUTRE — BIENNALE INT. DESIGN DE SAINT-ÉTIENNE
MAKEMAKE MAG — ISSUE 2
PALETTE No.02 MULTICOLOR — VICTIONARY
PALETTE No.01 BLACK & WHITE — VICTIONARY
GALLERY VOL.10 — CHOI’S
ASIA PACIFIQUE DESIGN No.8 — SANDU PUBLISHING