YVR Airport

Sky's the limit.

When global travel stood still, how could an airport move forward?

It’s no secret that Vancouver International Airport is indeed an international darling– if you want a Gucci handbag before your next flight to Cancun, you know where to go. In the midst of a pandemic, however, all of that external praise went out the window.

With passenger volumes near their lowest in decades, YVR saw the opportunity to reconnect with its home communities, and bravely took it. With inspired, visionary leaders newly at-the-helm, we had the chance to refocus the airport’s positioning and visual language to inspire pride among those who’d been there from the start.

  • Vision Storytelling
  • Brand Copywriting
  • Creative Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Custom Illustration
  • Communications Toolbox
  • Facilitated Community Engagement
  • Brand Ecosystem Mapping
  • Organizational Discovery
Collaborators: Lindsay Elliott Photography, Christopher Richards, Kate Swaney and Marcomms. Musqueam Blanket Design by Felecia Stogan and Sandra Fossella

Working with Harc was such a collaborative, fun, and creative process. From the start, Harc demonstrated their ability to work quickly while having a keen eye for detail. The team was responsive and engaging throughout the design process and delivered on-time, taking our loosely-defined ideas and producing graphics that captured our vision perfectly.

Andy Margolis, VP Airport Capacity & Systems Design

#25 - 1306 Bidwell St.

Vancouver, BC

Our Place in the World

As settlers on these shores, we take life-long responsibility for unstringing our inherited (mis)understandings of history, territory, and identity. As a small part of this work, Harc humbly acknowledges the sovereignty of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose traditional, unceded and occupied territories we live and create.