design + craft

We design + craft activation pieces, providing graphic design and crafting tangibles like signage, displays, custom notice boards and artisan gifts.

Personalized display solutions that reinforce your brand values, customizing communication pieces to speak to your clients in your space, one-of-a-kind décor that creates a unique customer experience, and signage that cuts through the noise to connect with your audience.

Your business has specific needs, and that is our specialty – working with you to offer individual solutions to help your brand communicate.

what we do

We work with wood, acrylic, vinyl, textiles and pigment to carve, etch, cut, sew, press and paint. 

Unique accents and one-of-a-kind pieces bring life into every space. Larger interactive installations and statement wall pieces are just the beginning of what we can imagine.

Tell us your goal, and let us imagine a solution for you.

signs reimagined

Indoor. Outdoor. Table-top. Wall mounted.
Stationary. Portable. Tiny. Big.

Signs that speak volumes.

Each sign is individually designed and created for your needs.

Do you create residential signs also?

We would love to work with you to create a custom sign, whatever your space may be. Send a message to thecraftytigerwood and let’s talk.

artisan gifting

Candle holder designed for personalized messaging.

Gift your clients with handcrafted pieces that invite use and appreciation.

What exact gifts can I get made to give to my customers?

If it is made out of wood, we do make it for you. Think trays, handles, sculptural items, candle sticks, hooks, boxes, holders…and thing else we can dream up.

We will design and craft small- and medium-run custom pieces.

about us

Our origin story is born out of a desire to create, to communicate, a dislike for cheap disposable stuff, and the pandemic.

Robert – a builder, gear head and life-long technology geek and Pheinixx – a graphic designer, educator and artist forged a beautiful partnership that began online and resulted in creating a new home together in Bowmanville. Tiger happily approved of this new chapter (Pheinixx’ supply of treats and endless head scratches helped considerably) and just as they unpacked their last moving box, the first lockdown hit.

What came out of this time was a desire for Robert and Pheinixx to combine their expertise of design, marketing, communication and building and extend their partnership into working together. Robert pivoted his renovation business and years of building experience into woodworking, and added cool technology that allows for extra-ordinary customization. Pheinixx focused her work in identity design and marketing into tangible brand communications and environmental design. Their aligned values of hand-crafted work, veritable materials and solution-oriented creation ignited a spark that has become The Crafty Tiger.


A second-generation builder and craftsman always diving in to new practices and tools, Robert is the consummate maker. Through purposeful building with a focus on stability, Robert takes care to build things that work, and that last. His 30+ years of experience spans estate renovation, custom cabinetry, and home décor.

By blending a love of mechanics, and an understanding of technology with traditional woodworking practices, he brings innovative and effective solutions to life.


With decades of experience as a graphic designer, Pheinixx specializes in composing the voice of a brand. This involves her in logo design, identity creation, brand development and marketing: and has worked with TD Financial, GustoTV, Warner Bros. Music, Toronto Fashion Incubator, and chef’s Rob Rossi, Rob Rainford and the spice goddess Bal Arneson.

Pheinixx is a Certified TAC Tea Sommelier® Professional with a long history steeped in tea culture, appreciation and experience working with Canadian brands.

| check out Pheinixx design portfolio |


The crafty muse that inspires us, otherwise known as the boss.