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Awards

One of Toronto’s Top, Award-Winning Designers

Launch by Design Inc. is one of the top designers in Toronto, having won many awards for our innovative and dynamic work both in Canada and Internationally. We greatly appreciate the accolades and acknowledgement from our industry peers–winning an award is always a wonderful validation of what you do–but we are most grateful for our clients for placing their faith in our abilities and presenting us with the opportunity to produce top, award-winning work.

Touch of Gold Fine Jewellers

  • RCC 2015 Excellence in Retailing Awards – Finalist

Atlantis Kids Adventures

Atlantis Dolphin Cay, Retail Lighting

  • VM & SD International Store Design Award 2007

Awards won by Ann Bada-Crema prior to Launch by Design Inc.

Freyja Collection

  • Retail Council of Canada Award 2003
  • ARC Awards 2003

Raffi Jewellers

  • VM & SD International Store Design Award 2001
  • Retail Council of Canada Award 2001
  • ICSC Canadian Shopping Centre Award 2001

Hyde Park Jewelers

  • Retail Store of the Year, Chain Store Age Magazine 2001

Sports Centre & Kiosks – Air Canada Centre

  • VM & SD International Store Design Award 2000

Press

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Marine Design Requires Nuanced Creativity

For designers, the marine industry is a specialized canvas where strict guidelines mandate creativity with specificity. 

Ann Bada-Crema featured in Cruise Times (Winter 2019)
Read the entire article: Cruise Times, 2019

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Driven by a Passion for Design

Ann Bada-Crema explains to Rebecca Gibson why Launch by Design Inc is quickly rising to success in the cruise industry..

Ann Bada-Crema featured in Cruise and Ferry Interiors (June 2019)
Read the entire article: Cruise and Ferry Interiors, 2019

KarryOn

Carnival Cruise Line Kids Play in the Ocean

Carnival Cruise Lines is adding to its young cruisers’ experience on Carnival Spirit, with a new marine-themed kids club.

Carnival Spirit featured on KarryOn Website (January 2015)
Read the entire article: KarryOn  January, 2015

Cruise Agency

Carnival’s New Ocean-Themed Camps Set to Make Waves Down Under in 2015

Australia’s leading family cruise line Carnival Cruise Lines has announced it will bring the excitement and wonder of the ocean onboard its local ship Carnival Spirit with the launch of a new marine-themed kids club.

Carnival Spirit featured on Cruise Agency Website (January 2015)
Read the entire article: Cruise Agency January, 2015

OK Magazine

Mexico’s Most Kid-Friendly Resort

The massive play area has zones set up for kids of different ages, from tots to teens.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured in OK! Magazine (July 2015)
Read the entire article: OK! Magazine July, 2015 (PDF 754 KB)

Macaroni Kid

Introducing the Coral Kidz Club at Cancun’s Grand Fiesta Americana!

From the moment they enter the Coral Kidz Club, children will be greeted by bright colors and fun patterns that are splashed on the walls along with international greetings.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Macaroni Kid website (July 2015)
Read the entire article: Macaroni Kid July, 2015

Canadian Interiors

Coral Kidz Club – designed by Toronto’s Launch by Design Inc. – opens next month in Cancun

Designed by the award-winning team at Launch by Design Inc. of Toronto, the Coral Kidz Club is like no other children’s program in Latin America with more than 40 activities.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Canadian Interiors website (July 2015)
Read the entire article: Canadian Interiors July, 2015

Dellah's Jubilation

Grand Fiesta Americana Launching of the New $ 2M EduTainment Providing KidZ Club

Designed for children ages 3 to 12 or ‘Gen Z-ers’, the new Coral KidZ Club will turn up the dial on make-believe and take the playground concept to another level.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Dellah’s Jubilation website (July 2015)
Read the entire article: Dellah’s Jubilation July, 2015

The Journey

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun brings the kids club into the 21st century.

The five-star property will launch a new, $2 million kids club next month, dubbed “Coral KidZ Club” that was specifically designed for “Gen Z-ers” or children ages three to 12 who have grown up in the world of instant Internet access.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on The Journey website (July 2015)
Read the entire article: The Journey July, 2015

Monchi Time

Deja que tus hijos disfruten de Coral Kidz Club en el Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún

El nuevo Coral KidZ Club emocionará a los huéspedes más jóvenes del resort con más de 40 actividades tanto de salón como al aire libre.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Monchi Time website (July 2015)
Read the entire article: Monchi Time July, 2015

Travel Agent Central

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun: Unparalleled Luxury for Families

At the new Coral KidZ Club young guests can delve into a unique world of fun and entertainment, culinary encounters, games, songs and dances, all with a Mexican flair.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Travel Agent Central website (July 2015)
Read the entire article: Travel Agent Central July, 2015

Buyer Interactive

Meet The New $2 Million, 40,000 Sq Ft Coral KidZ Club At Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

Catering Specifically to Generation Z’s Unique Needs, The New Coral KidZ Club is poised to Be Best in Latin America.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Buyer Interactive website (June 2015)
Read the entire article: Buyer Interactive June, 2015

Travel Pulse

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Debuts $2 M Coral Kidz Club

The addition of the 40,000-square-foot Coral KidZ Club at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach will further cement Fiesta Americana’s reputation as one of Mexico’s leaders in the family travel market.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Travel Pulse website (June 2015)
Read the entire article: Travel Pulse June, 2015

Hotel Business Review

Meet the New $2 Million, 40,000 SQ FT Coral Kidz Club

Designed for children ages of 3 to 12 or ‘Gen Z-ers,’ the new Coral KidZ Club will turn up the dial on make-believe and take the playground concept to another level.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Hotel Business Review website (June 2015)
Read the entire article: Hotel Business Review June, 2015

Examiner

‘Kidz’ can have fun too while adults play at Cancun’s Fiesta Americana

The Club’s use of cutting edge technology is designed to encourage interaction with other children as well with parents.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Examiner website (June 2015)
Read the entire article: Examiner June, 2015

The Naptime Reviewer

Coral KidZ Club At Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Check out the new renovations that the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun has done for children ages 3 to 12. I’m pretty sure my daughters would have a BLAST at this place.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on The NapTime Reviewer website (June 2015)
Read the entire article: The NapTime Reviewer June, 2015

Sophie Mathewson Photography

Grand Fiesta Americana Event

New York City Press Conference Gallery

Coral KidZ Club Cancun featured on Sophie Mathewson Photography website (June 2015)
Read the entire article: Sophie Mathewson Photography June, 2015

The New York Times

A New Club For Kids in Cancun

Hotels with lavish kids’ amenities are nothing new, but the all-suite, 602-room Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun Mexico, is being especially attentive to the junior set with a $2 million kids’ club scheduled to open in July.

Coral KidZ Club Cancun mentioned on The New York Times website (May 2015)
Read the entire article: The New York Times May, 2015

Smart Pants Mama

Carnival Freedom for Adventurous FUN

Yes, cruising is all about family time together. 

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Smart Pants Mama website (August 2014)
Read the entire article: Smarty Pants Mama August, 2014

Mommy Musings

A Look Inside Camp Ocean on Carnival Freedom

Camp Ocean features more than 200 new ocean-inspired activities for children ages 2-11.

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Mommy Musings website (July 2014)
Read the entire article: Mommy Musings July, 2014

Cruise Radio.Net

Carnival Caters To Little Cruisers

Families are a very important market for Carnival Cruise Lines.

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Cruiser Radio website (July 2014)
Read the entire article: Cruiser Radio July, 2014

Cruise Critic

A Closer Look: 5 Things to Know about Carnival’s New Kids Program, Camp Ocean

Camp Ocean thoughtfully blends education and entertainment through more than 200 activities, all of which adhere to the marine theme.

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Cruise Critic website (July 2014)
Read the entire article: Cruise Critic July, 2014

Baby Gizmo

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean Review (VIDEO)

Before you read what I have to say about the program, take a peek at what the kids thought of it in our Baby Gizmo Travel Video…

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Baby Gizmo website (July 2014)
Read the entire article: Baby Gizmo July, 2014

Carrie With Children Travels

Carnival’s New Camp Ocean – Waves of Fun! 

‘Did your kids enjoy the children’s programs?’  —   And here’s my answer…. Y-E-S!

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Carrie With Children Travels website (July 2014)
Read the entire article: Carrie With Children Travels July, 2014

BrandIndex

No. 1 Improver Among All U.S. Brands

BrandIndex ranks Carnival Cruise Lines no. 1 improver among all U.S. brands in its mid-year buzz report

Carnival Cruise Lines is the number one improver among brands through the U.S. as reported by BrandIndex (July 2014)
Read the entire article: BrandIndex July, 2014 (PDF 230 KB)

The Palm Beach Post

‘Camp Ocean’: New marine-themed children’s program onboard Carnival ships

“Camp Ocean” is the new marine-themed children’s program coming to the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet.

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on The Palm Beach Post website (April 2014)
Read the entire article: The Palm Beach Post April, 2014

Carnival

Carnival Cruise Lines Introduces New Marine-Themed ‘Camp Ocean’ Children’s Program

An exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Carnival website (April 2014)
Read the entire article: Carnival April, 2014

DisneyEveryDay

First Look Inside Camp Ocean and Dr. Seuss Bookville on the Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship

Carnival really listened to guest feedback when reimagining these spaces.

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on Disney Every Day website (April 2014)
Read the entire article: Disney Every Day April, 2014

The Exhausted Mom

The New Camp Ocean Aboard The Carnival Freedom

Camp Ocean did not disappoint! 

Carnival Freedom Camp Ocean featured on The Exhausted Mom website (April 2014)
Read the entire article: The Exhausted Mom April, 2014

HL magazine

Design Focus

Designing for children allows creative types to lose their inhibitions and re-live their own childhoods

Located in Paradise Island, Bahamas, this space was featured on hlmagazine.co.uk (November 2011)
Read the entire article: HLMagazine, November 2011 (PDF 564 KB)

Metro

Kids Rule In Atlantis

The Atlantis Kids Adventure Club is for kids only, and will make most parents jealous they aren’t 10 again

Located in Paradise Island, Bahamas, this space was featured in the Metro newspaper (October 2010)
Read the entire article: Metro October, 2010 (PDF 295 KB)

Kid Sophisticate

Kid Sophisticate Article

State-Of-The-Art Kids Club Offers Cutting Edge Technology and Personalized Experiences

Located in Paradise Island, Bahamas, this space was featured in the Resort And Recreation magazine (October 2010)
Read the entire article: Resort-Recreation October, 2010 (PDF 783 KB)

Hospitality Design Awards

Hospitality Design Award Winner

Open Category Winner

Atlantis Kids Adventures was the winner of the Hospitality Awards (May/June 2010)
Read the entire article: HD Awards Winner May/June, 2010 (PDF 646 KB)

The Wall Street Journal

‘AKA’ Wall Street Journal Article

Sun, Sand, Surf and a Pop Quiz!

Located in Paradise Island, Bahamas, this space was featured in the Wall Street Journal newspaper (April 2010)
Read the entire article: Wall Street Journal April, 2010 (PDF 1241 KB)

Toronto Star

Cooking Up Some Crazy Fun for Kids

Innovate club gives young adventurers loads of high-tech hijinks

Located in Paradise Island, Bahamas, this space was featured in the Toronto Star newspaper (February 2010)
Read the entire article: Toronto Star February, 2010 (PDF 295 KB)

Usa Today

Super-duper Kids Club Rises in Atlantis Resort

Atlantis Kids Adventures

Featured in the “Hotel Check-In” of USA Today (January 2010)
Read the entire article: USA Today January, 2010

Innovation Award

Stores and Retail Spaces “Innovation Award”

Atlantis Dolphin Cay Granted 2009 Innovation Award
Specialty Store, Sales Area

Located in Dolphin Cay, Atlantis, Bahamas, this space was granted a 2009 Innovation Award by Stores and Retail Spaces Vol 10.
Read the entire article: Stores and Retail Spaces Vol. 10 2009 (PDF 216 KB)

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VM & SD Magazine Feature

See and Swim Adventure
Dolphin sanctuary’s retail space lets shoppers relive their visit

Located in Dolphin Cay, Atlantis, Bahamas, this space was featured in VM & SD Magazine (February 2008)
Read the entire article: VM+SD magazine February, 2008 (PDF 207 KB)

Testimonials

…Ann and “Launch by Design” have consistently produced high quality work for Kerzner and I have always enjoyed working with Ann on these new projects.

Sol Kerzner, Chairman and CE
Kerzner International

…I am so fortunate to have found Ann Bada Crema to create my dream vision… an incredible talent and exceptional sense of creativity… attention to detail goes beyond anyone’s imagination. With tremendous patience and perseverance, she helped me create such a unique magical environment for both children and teens alike that even the most anxious ones forget their fear and feel immediately at ease. The overwhelming response from enthusiastic parents and patients visiting my practice on a daily basis makes it inevitably clear to me that my desired goals have been accomplished thanks to Ann and her excellent team…

Dr. Mandana Nikoui
Kids & Teens Dentistry

…I’ve been tremendously impressed with Launch By Design Inc… Ann and her team excel at quickly grasping and translating a client’s business strategy into impactful, creative design. She always designs with the end user in mind, ensuring that spaces not only function well operationally but really wow the guest. We put Ann’s team under a very tight timeline and she delivered flawlessly, exceeding our expectations by presenting not only drawings but renderings in record time. Finally, Ann and her team are simply a pleasure to work with. They remain cool and calm despite challenges that come their way.

Caroline Lombardi, Director of Youth Experience
Carnival Cruise Line

…incredibly creative … thinks outside the box … ability to take into account any constraints dictated by business … delivered on time and on budget.

E.Cohen, V.P. Retail Development
Atlantis Resort + Casino, Bahamas

…Ann took the time to understand our business, our clients, and our philosophy before she ever put pen to paper. Her initial design ideas were more than we expected. She looked at our space and business in many different ways and gave us possibilities we never imagines. Ann clearly understands the challenges of today’s retail environment and brings ideas to her clients that give them a competitive advantage. We will use LBD on our next project.

Mike Foran, Owner
Touch of Gold Fine Jewellery

…Launch by Design originally designed our showroom and recently handled a fairly complex extension to our jewellery store. It involved integrating a Rolex and Tag Heuer build-out into our existing store. The challenge was not only blending these brands into our environment but also communicating with the brands on priorities, who naturally wanted most things their way. Ann and her team confidently guided me through the process and handled 99% of the communication relieving me of that task. The results were simply wonderful and I can honestly say the whole effort was almost stress free.

Pat Thompson, Owner
Diamond Design

…took our vision and created a design that exceeded our expectations.

M. Malec, President
Freyja Collection

…exposure to worldwide retail concepts … innovative … Considerable experience … challenges existing frontiers with a bold imagination.

J.E. West, Sales & Marketing Director
Goldsmith’s Group PLC

…innate design sense … attention to details and strong commitment.

H.Zepp, V.P. & CEO
YM Inc.

…from conceptualization to build out … great creativity and enthusiasm … thinks outside the box. Dependable – great capacity for adaptation.

M-L Ah-You, Director of Quality
One & Only – Le Saint Geran

…excellent team … always available … went above and beyond … the personal touch, they truly care.

J.Retivo & C.Bozzo Partners
Desiree China and Gifts

…friendly, creative, and extremely dedicated to their projects.

J.A. Bacardi
Bristol’s Wine and Spirits