What we do2018-08-07T10:51:38+00:00

More often than not, we won’t know much about your industry.

But that’s a good thing. We bring objectivity and a clean slate.

We won’t begin by parroting back to you what everyone else in your sector is doing. And we’ll try to dissuade you from doing that too. Innovation and breakthroughs aren’t found in emulating old ideas. Great solutions are found in asking good questions.

We understand that design is a function of marketing. And good marketing begins by asking good questions. We’ll get to know your market and your product’s place within that market. What makes it different and what makes it better? We’ll get to know your competition too. The other products, the other companies, and the choices your people make that get in the way of sales. And of course, we’ll get to know your customers. What do they think? What do they feel? What worries them? And what do they want?

Your solution lies somewhere in all this information. And we’ll help you find it. —The creative strategy that speaks to your customer. We’ll share our thoughts via sketches, mood boards and conversation then create concepts that support what we’ve shared. Then we’ll work with you to build it all out. It may be a packaging line a new visual identity, an ad campaign or all of the above, but the road ahead will be a lot clearer.

Thanks to good questions.

Branding and Identities

A well-executed brand can be a company’s most important asset. Your brand communicates who you are and builds trust. It helps clarify your position in the market and helps support your profit margins. It makes advertising budgets more effective and builds your company’s value. Yes. They’re that important.

What is your brand saying about you? Need an overhaul? We’ll work with you to help position your product to succeed, then develop an identity and messaging platform that differentiates and supports your brand. We’re always available to have a chat.

Packaging Design

Your packaging has just seconds to capture customer attention in store. It’s your last attempt to get the sale and has to communicate your branding, your differences, your uniqueness, flavours, varieties and value. Our in-house experience in consumer packaged goods combined with our advertising background makes a huge difference in helping you arrive at the right solutions faster.

Advertising and Promotions

Advertising is expensive — especially the ineffective kind. We’ve helped some of BC’s biggest advertisers create their successful ad campaigns and we can do the same for you. We know how to stretch ad budgets and make strategic advertising that works harder.

Is your advertising working? If not, it’s time to make a change!

Music Packaging

We love working with our musician friends and the feeling seems mutual. We strive to ensure our designs are a reflection of the artists’ personality and intent. Our CDs win design awards and help build artist credibility. A professionally designed CD package can make the difference between selling dozens of CDs at your merch table or hundreds.

Got a project? Get in touch.

Books and Publishing

In self-publishing, details make the difference. Distinctive covers, suitable fonts, white space, headers, footers and easy to read design. We’d love to help you publish your manifesto, biography, work of fiction or cookbook.

Got a novel in mind? Let’s get you published!

TV Commercials and Corporate Video

Brent has created award-winning TV Commercials for the BC Ministry of Health as well as work for BC Tel (Telus), BC Lotteries, CGAs, BC Dentists and others. We also create less glamorous work in corporate video. It’s the stuff of trade shows, websites, and internal company meetings. Whatever the budget, videos are a great way to sell, demonstrate and entertain.

“Have you got experience selling banana slicers?

Scissor Lifts?”

Ummm no. But the fact that we haven’t done design and marketing work for banana slicers or scissor lifts may actually be a benefit. (see above) After all, our business is helping other businesses, not making products. That said, odds are pretty good that we’ve worked with a company similar to yours.

*Note: Some work is for direct clients and some while employed by other firms
BBDO Direct
Big House
DDB (Palmer Jarvis)
Elevator (Glennie Stamnes)
Foster Mead Advertising
Gough & Company (Australia)
Grey Advertising
Hot Shop
Juice Marketing
Myron Balagno & Associates
Now Communications
Phil Roberts & Associates

City University of Seattle (Canada)
Green Technology Education Centre
Symbols Learning Centers
Wind & Tide Preschools

Azta Management Corporation
Benndorf Verster
Certified General Accountants of BC
Certified Management Accountants of BC
Envision Financial (Delta Credit Union)
John Ross Insurance
Mortgage Mentor
VanCity Savings Credit Union

A&W Restaurants
Beaver Buzz Energy Drinks
Food Safe Program
Kellogg’s (Australia)
Mars (Australia)
Nature’s Path Foods
Que Pasa Mexican Foods
Seven-Eleven (Australia)
Unifoods (Unilever Australia)

BC Centre for Disease Control
BC Housing
BC Lottery Corporation
BC Ministry of Health
BC Tourism
Fortis BC (Terasen Gas)
Telus (BC Tel)
BC Centres for Disease Control
BC College of Dental Surgeons
BC Ministry of Health
Fraser Health Authority
Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC
Pacific Blue Cross
ABC Television
AM1040 Kicks Radio
CBC Television
Focus on the Family Magazine
Hallmark Films
Next Great Chef TV Series
Nickelodeon Films
Rogers Checkout Channel
Carol Peters
Carolyn Arends
Digital Music Alliance (DMA)
EJ Marois
Jill Hagen
Joanie Kotanen
K Dawn Music
Karyn Roy-Smith
Keith Kitchen
Michael Hart
Spencer Capier
Steven James
Whitewater Recording
Wind & Tide Preschools
Burnaby Christian Fellowship
Cedar Grove Church
City University of Seattle (Canada)
Crisis Pregnancy Centres of Vancouver
Christian Advocacy Society of Greater Vancouver
Christian Association of Pregnancy Support Services
Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC
Kenneth Copeland Ministries
7-11 Food Stores (Australia)
A&W Restaurants
End of the Roll Flooring
Sportspower (Australia)
Vancouver Auto BMW

Altan Technologies Inc.
Benndorf Verster
Dees Systems
Fort Antispam
Intrinsyc Software
Maddocks Software
OneLook Solutions
Rogers Communications
Strangeloop Networks
Telus (BC Tel)

Air Combat Experience
BC Tourism
Momoiji Gardens
Soterra Adventures
Quilchena Golf Course

Ready to make some changes?
We’re ready to help you build a great brand!

Every year, we work with a handful of businesses to build their brands and tell their stories. We’d love to include you in that group. Just ask!

Fill in the form to schedule a FREE 30-minute initial consultation.

We’ll talk about your goals, review your current issues and let you know what we can do to help. And if we can’t help, we’ll gladly refer you to someone who can.

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