We are dedicated to exploring and generating visually remarkable, culturally significant and long term beneficial design outcomes, enabling us to create deeper, more meaningful and memorable communications. We are passionate about trying new things and are dedicated practitioners of the human-centric design process. With International experience working with diverse cultures worldwide, we have the ability to function well in ambiguous, collaborative and dynamic environments. We are loyal to our community and environment and pride ourselves on reliable accountability to always produce insightful and distinctive work, on time. We are commited to life long learning, and always up for a design adventure! Bring us your project and lets get started! Come run with us….
Owner, Communication Designer & Creative Facilitator Perceptive listener, big hearted problem solver and collaborator, Co-Founder of the Nanaimo Design Nerds and a certified Graphic Designer with the Graphic Designers Society of Canada. Jackie has held positions as a Sessional Professor at VIU, NSCAD University and Capilano University, was the PechaKucha Night Nanaimo City Organizer for 2.5 years, Entrepreneurial Lead with Start up Nanaimo, a Yogi, and Mother – with over 13 years of design industry experience and a practitioner of a human centred approach (Design Thinking) in every aspect of work and life.
Growing up in South Africa, studying in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada, Jackie completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Followed by a Graduate degree at NSCAD University, Jackie has dedicated her design skills to teach, learn and practice the distinctions of design for positive impact, working with both local non-profit cultural organizations, start ups and mid size companies.
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Born and raised in Germany and now calling Canada’s West Coast home, Andrej is a passionate freelance graphic designer bringing a much valued new and old world perspective and aesthetic to his design projects. Andrej holds a Communication Design Post Graduate Degree from the University of Mannheim in Germany and a Bachelor of Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Andrej specializes in developing in conceptually strong, clean and refined designs for corporate literature, branding, packaging design and websites.
Extensively experienced in hand renderings and concept development, Sarita is enthusiastic and exceptional at pushing beyond the boundaries of “the box” to produce striking and effective results; an avid outdoors woman who rides waves, slopes, and streets with skill and flair.
Web Developer, Copywriter & Editor
Sean is a writer, developer and content strategist. He carries extensive knowledge of online platforms and communications mediums coupled with an impressive portfolio as a professional writer. Sean currently works as a hired gun for agencies, bringing with him considerable expertise in sales and marketing from nearly 20 years’ experience working for a variety of agencies and organizations. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, he’s lived in every community and loves them all. He currently writes and creates content on several websites about the local food movement, sustainability, travel and tourism. He’s a passionate problem solver, an aspiring Lego™ Master Builder, modern Renaissance man, and avid gardener. When he’s not building websites, writing, or tending his tomato patch, he’s experimenting with the latest trends in online software and service.
“One cannot, not communicate” – Watzlawick’s First Axiom of Communication
With a broad skill set, a keen eye for detail, and a critical mind, Rio is a versatile designer who produces creative and professional solutions. He is a conceptual thinker with penchant for artistic exploration and the unorthodox