OWNERSHIP

National Brand Communications is a designer founded, owned and operated branding company in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Established in 2015 by agency veteran and proud Métis graphic designer Colin McFadyen. In 2017, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Investment Management Corporation (MLCN-IMC) became a partner in the company. Together our strengths are diverse offering a wealth of knowledge in branding, marketing, digital design, business development, management, indigenous relations, strategy and governance.

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COLIN MCFADYEN / Founder / Brand Director

Colin McFadyen is a lifelong resident of Saskatoon and graduate of Medicine Hat College. For 22 years he has been a major influencer in the paths of many corporations and organizations within Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and abroad. His work has garnered many awards for both brilliant design and strategic effectiveness. Colin has been a leader in the design community serving as President of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Sask North and launching the first ever GDC Elevators Award Show. Besides 14 stellar years at the Marketing Den he has also been a V.P. Creative at Refresh Inc. and Marketing Manager/Brand Manager at FFUN Motor Group before forming National Brand in 2015. From national award winning city bus passes to record sell-out Toronto Home Lotteries, Colin’s work has spanned local, provincial and national accounts.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

2016 - 2017
GDC Elevators Awards
Broadcast Advertising
Citizen’s Climate Lobby PSA Series

2016 - 2017
GDC Elevators Awards
Outdoor Advertising
Kavia Auto Body Reflective Billboard

2012 - 2013
Design Council of Saskatchewan
Premiers Award
Award of Merit - Graphic Design
Ness Creek Music Festival Visual Identity

2010 - 2011
Canadian Juno Awards Judge

2009 - 2010
Saskatchewan Ace Award
Award of Excellence -
Marketing Communication
SaskPower Eneraction 2009
Residential Lighting Campaign

2009 - 2010
Saskatchewan Ace Award
Award of Merit -
Communication Management
SaskTel 2009 Student Campaign

2009 - 2010
GDC Elevators Awards
Judge’s Choice Award
Saskatoon Transit 2009 High School Bus Passes

2009 - 2010
GDC Elevators Awards
Award of Merit -
Outdoor Advertising
SaskTel 2009 Student
Campaign Outdoor

2009 - 2010
GDC Elevators Awards
Award of Excellence -
Design Misc.
Saskatoon Transit 2009 High
School Bus Passes

2008 - 2009
Saskatchewan Ace Award
Award of Excellence - Print Design Brochures
Seed Hawk Corporate Brochure

2008 - 2009
Sammy Awards
Best Broadcast Commercial
SecurTek Television - Crime in the Kingdom

2008 - 2009
CAMA Awards
Award of Merit -
Single Piece Literature
Seed Hawk Product Guide

2007 - 2008
GDC Graphex
Award of Distinction
Saskatoon Transit Services High
School Student Bus Passes

2007 - 2008
GDC Elevators Award
Student Website
SaskTel

2007 - 2008
GDC Elevator Award
Design Misc.
High School Bus Passes

2006 - 2007
Applied Arts Design Annual
Design Misc.
High School Bus Passes
Saskatoon Transit Services

2005 - 2006
High School Bus Passes
featured in Communication Arts

2005 - 2006
GDC Frontiers
Unanimous Best of Show
Saskatoon Transit High School Bus Passes

2004 - 2005
Trans Canada Advertising
Agency Network
Platinum Award
Saskatoon Transit High School Bus Passes

2003 - 2004
Trans Canada Advertising
Agency Network
Platinum Award
Great Western Brewing The Fine
Art of Judging Beer Poster

2003 - 2004
Saskatchewan Ace Award
Award of Excellence -
Digital Media
Oceanfront Home Lottery Web Site

2003 - 2004
Saskatchewan ACE Award
Award of Merit - Brochures
City of Saskatoon Respectful Workplace Brochure

2002 - 2003
Saskatchewan Ace Award
Award of Merit –
Graphic Design Logo
Saskatoon Shines! Branding

2002 - 2003
Saskatchewan Ace Award
Award of Merit – Communications Plan
Saskatoon Shines! Media Kit

2002 - 2003
Saskatchewan Ace Award
Award of Merit – Direct Mail
Pegasus Super Smooth Invitation
Unisource / Fraser Papers Invite

1998 - 1999
Trans Canada Advertising
Agency Network
Gold Award
1999 Royal University Hospital Foundation AR

1998 - 1999
Trans Canada Advertising
Agency Network
Gold Award
Saskatchewan Wheat Pool
Quality Seeds Display

1998 - 1999
Health Care Public Relations
Association Hygeia Award
3rd Place, 4 colour Annual Report
1999 Royal University Hospital Foundation AR

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MLCN-IMC / Partner

MLCN Investment Management Corporation is governed by an independent Board of Directors. The Board ensures corporate governance, strategic planning and goal setting for the organization, oversees management, and reports to the shareholder.
Management is responsible for achieving the goals and financial targets set out by the Board of Directors. Management is also responsible for reporting the results and developments of the corporations to the Board.

Vision
MLCN-IMC strives for economic self-sufficiency for future generations of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.

Mission / Scope of business
To be a leader in business – committed to employment, economic growth, and positive relationships in order to sustain profitable and proven success.

www.mlcninvestment.ca