Open Access Energy

1.4 billion people in the world do not have access to reliable, affordable electricity. How can scientists help local people create low voltage, affordable, and reliable electricity? If we can find viable solutions we could revolutionize the lives and societies of so many countries around the world. This could literally change the world.

The Open Access Energy summit hosted at he world renowned Perimeter Institute attempted to set roadmaps on how to fix this in a bottom up manner. The Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) challenged Intent to create a brand, a visual identity, print materials, signage and more to bring this concept to life.

Our team worked in close collaboration with our client to create the Open Access brand in time for the Paris Climate Conference in November 2015. The brand symbolizes “Global Change”; the O of Open references the globe, the Delta symbol of Access references change. The design was brought to life using dynamic colour gradations and real life images found using Creative Commons on Flickr.

In 2017 we also produced a 72-pageBlueprint document that outlines the path towards energy self-sufficiency. You can review the entire document here.


  • Banners and Event Materials
  • Brand Development
  • Brand Identity
  • Brochure Design
  • Custom Illustration
  • Display Materials
  • Infographic
  • Logo Design
  • Naming
  • Print